Security Basics: Install Antivirus and Scan Your Computer

Being online is risky, plain and simple. There’s more behind your information and your wallet than you think, from phishing scams to ransomware, malicious apps to malware.

That’s why it’s so important to protect yourself and your devices properly. When it comes to your computer, tablet and phone, you need a strong security suite.

Sure, you can find “free” antivirus software online or in the various app stores, but can you really trust it? Remember that when something is free, you are the product. At best, these free solutions just don’t work that well. At worst, these are the malicious software you should be concerned about.

Kim’s choice for antivirus

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TotalAV’s leading security suite is easy to use and offers the best protection in the industry. In fact, they’ve won the acclaimed VB100 award for detecting over 99% of malware samples in the last three years in a row.

And not only do you get continuous protection against the latest threats, but their AI-powered Web Shield browser extension automatically blocks dangerous websites, and their Junk Cleaner can help you quickly clean up your old files.

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How to install antivirus software

Step one is to sign up for an account. To sign up for TotalAV, go to: Fill in your details and payment details and you’re done. You get a year of protection on five devices for just $19.

After that, you will be prompted to install the TotalAV software. From here you are just a few clicks away from protecting your Windows PC, Mac, Android or iPhone.

During the whole process, you have to grant full access to your system. This allows TotalAV to thoroughly scan for malware, junk files, and more. This step is also easy. The on-screen prompts show you what permissions to allow along the way.

After you have followed all the steps on the screen and granted the appropriate permissions, you can scan your system. Open TotalAV and from the Dashboard click Run a smart scan. Before long, TotalAV will scan for malware, junk files, duplicate files, startup programs, web browser data, data leaks, and tracking cookies.

After the scan is complete, you can click to learn more about suspected threats. Then you are ready to go. TotalAV works in the background to protect your devices and you can run a scan whenever you want.


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