The first step in installing an antivirus software that is simple for PC is downloading it. Once the program has been downloaded, double-click it to start the installation process. The installer should walk you through the steps to install the program, which includes acceptance of the terms and conditions, and determining where the antivirus will be saved on your computer. Depending on the program, you may be required to sign a form or create an online account.
Activate the antivirus program to begin scanning for malicious programs. As part of activation the majority of antivirus programs will ask you to register or provide personal details. This is typically optional. Once you’ve registered, a confirmation message or email should confirm that the antivirus program has been activated.
Depending on the anti-virus program you are using, you might be prompted to perform a complete system scan or select a particular file or folder to scan. During the scan, the program will check for and delete any folders or files that contain malware. Some programs run regular or automated scans in order to identify any new malware and keep the computer free of any threats.
Macworld’s team of experts recommend Intego VirusBarrier if you are looking for a reliable macOS antivirus. It’s a robust suite that includes VirusBarrier and NetBarrier, two tools that can detect malware and fake software samples before they’re downloaded and launched on your Mac. In our testing, VirusBarrier caught all the malware samples we sent to it, and it warns you when you’re downloading or running suspicious-looking software.