July 19, 2012

How to Secure your Computer Using McAfee Antivirus

McAfee antivirus is one of the pioneer security programs that allows users to protect their PCs from various types of viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, worms, and bugs among other malicious infections and prevent their data from being lost or stolen. Users who are unaware how McAfee antivirus works often feels deserted and madly look around for information.
Though online McAfee knowledge base is there for help, they often want to know more about McAfee antivirus, McAfee antivirus problems, and their possible fixes etc. that can be performed by self. Let me discuss how you can protect your stylish computer against threats with the McAfee antivirus software. 
1. First purchase (if you haven’t already purchased) McAfee antivirus from your vendor or download it from McAfee’s website. If you have a program disc, insert it in the disc drive of your computer and follow the wizard’s instructions to install McAfee on your computer. If you have downloaded McAfee from the Internet, then save the file to your desktop or choice of location and run the setup to begin the installation. Accept the license agreement, enter the product key, and follow rest of the instructions to complete installation.
2. When the installation has finished, you will be prompted to reboot your computer. Wait until the computer has rebooted and loaded the Windows. You will now see McAfee antivirus’ icon at the bottom right hand corner of your desktop. If you want, you can run a full or custom scan or set automatic scan options. The automatic scan feature will automatically run scan on the scheduled time (that you have set) and save you from the tension of manually running it. Even if you have forgotten to run the scan, the automatic scan feature will start the scan on the pre-decided time so that your computer doesn’t miss on the protection from daily threats.
3. Use the Update feature to update the program with latest virus definitions. These definitions are actually small files that when installed make the program know about the behavior of potentially dangerous viruses or other infections. You can set updates to be downloaded automatically whenever these are available. This will save you from manually downloading updates.
4. Now let's understand how your McAfee antivirus works. Whenever it detects an infected file, it displays an alert on your computer. This alert can be in any of these colors like red, green, or yellow. Red color indicates that a file is infected and need to be cleaned up immediately. Yellow color indicates that the file is potentially risky while the Green color indicates it is safe to open and use it. There is a real time monitoring also that monitors your online activities and keep infections away. In case you face issues, you can repair your McAfee antivirus program also.
***You must check that your system meets the minimum requirements for installing McAfee antivirus.
***If the McAfee antivirus came pre-installed with your computer, then just locate the icon of the program to start using it. The first time use may require you to register with McAfee, accept the license terms & conditions, update and run a virus scan etc. 

Feel free to get online technical support to fix your computer problems. Just Call on Toll-Free number(1-866-541-1792) & get 24*7 expert help for online diagnostic and troubleshooting.

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