We all love our computers, right? I don’t care if you punching the keyboard of an IBM ThinkPad or a Mac PowerBook, chances are this is your best buddy. I have no problem saying that I can’t survive without mine. Hey, I work on the thing for a living. What’d you expect?
I’m certain there are many others who share my opinion/viewpoint. We’ve pretty much conformed to the computer age. It’s all about Papa John’s online and emails. I don’t want to revert back to the old-school methods. This is exactly why I take my computer’s health seriously. No way do I want my baby to be attacked by a virus. So, this is where virus scanners come in handy. Are you doing a regular scan on your PC? If not, it’s time to start.
Back in the day, literally translated as pre-2000, most people knew nothing of computer virus scanners. The truth is most people knew nothing about computers in general. Most people now know the difference hardware and software, and gigabytes and megabytes. We all should know these things nowadays. Computers are way too great an asset to be left in the dark on this topic.
Anyway, I currently have both IBM and Mac notebook computers and a Mac desktop computer, using all on a daily basis. Although my Macs seem to never have even the slightest issues with viruses, I can’t say the same regarding my PC. Every now and then something will pop up. It’s typically my virus scanner software letting me know that some random virus has just been quarantined. I’m glad that my IBM has up-to-date software with effective virus scanners, but sad that it’s affected by viruses. Why can’t it be more like my Mac?
Well, luckily it keeps the bad out. My job as the user is to simply update the software when needed. You can do the same on your computer just by selecting the program and clicking UPDATE. This should be done at least once each week or when instructed by the virus program.
Once in a while I take advantage of my virus scanners and do the entire system. This allows your virus software to scan your entire hard drive for problems. It takes a little bit of time, so don’t expect it to be completed within a few seconds. Take care of your PC or suffer the consequences of a crashed system.