do you update your antivirus regularlly?

India
December 21, 2009 10:44am CST
how often do you update ur antivirus? do you update it every day? but i am having a limited MB data transfer plan so i am not able to update it regularly. so is it necessary to update antivirus regularlly?
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@yinmm007 (605)
• China
22 Dec 09
I think it's not necessary to update antivirus regularlly.I usually update the antivirus every weekend.The difference between updating everyday and every week is that the new data of updating every week is more than updating everyday.And we needn't update the database everday as our sysytem is safe enough in our daily use.
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@livewyre (2455)
22 Dec 09
surely though, logic says IF you are using your quote up, you are doing a LOT of downloading therefore you MUST update your anti-virus regularly. Viruses come out all the time and catch the unprepared and unsuspecting - if you wait a week before updating, then you risk a weeks worth of new viruses. Also consider this... If you download a few new anti-virus definitions a day, surely that is not going to use that much more bandwidth than if you download them all at the end of the week.
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@livewyre (2455)
22 Dec 09
I use AVG and it automatically updates daily - I also use malware bytes but I have to manually update that every so often. I never thought about limited accounts preventing updates, but I guess you should DEFINITELY make your anti-virus a priority if you are downloading so much stuff that you are near your limit...
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@cream97 (29164)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi, ramas. Yes, my husband is the administrator for this laptop, so he is the one that does all of the updating. I am not authorized to update it. I wished that I could update it because many sites try to attack our computer..
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@onida143 (118)
• India
22 Dec 09
Hello rama it's mandatory to update your antivirus becoz daily u will be visting many websites how ever known to me i think you dont not download but still it's mandatory to update ur antivirus for getting full protection from virus some time hackers will try to enter your pc if u dont have proper firewall or anti virus i even chnage the virus software for every 15 days for better protection and i test all most popular anti virus programe
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• China
22 Dec 09
Sorry ,i don't even care how many MBs it update. And i think to setup an anti-virus software is rather necessary , at least for me.I use Kaspersky KAV and set it update every day when the new virus data releases. So if i see the icon of Kaspersky in my tray repeatly showing a green global images, i know it's updating.
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• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Most anti-virus has the capabilities to update every day. So as my antivirus I do however upgrade to new version every time there is new version available on the net. In your case it is sad that you have limited data transfer plan I thought interent today is unlimited. Anyway you still need to update regularly don't worry for the bandwidth because anti-virus programs doesn't always download when they check for updates on their respective server it only downloads when there new update which doesn't likely everyday.
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@key2write (493)
• India
21 Dec 09
It is very important that you should update your antivirus regularly. I regularly update my antivirus. It takes very limited disk space. If you have limited space in your hard disk than try to manage your computer. Remove those programs which are of no use. If you are not expert in this field than don't do it yourself. Another option for you is install a GB disk. Happy mylotting.
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@nautilus33 (1831)
21 Dec 09
Hi! Yes, I do. It actually updates by itself, automatic, just because so is easier and I can forget sometime. The best antivirus for me is McAfee, it detects more than 93% from the known viruses!
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@aadi_87 (347)
• India
21 Dec 09
Hi!! I use Avira Freeware Anti-virus and it automatically downloads the updates whenever they are available making it easy for me lol.I have an unlimited internet connection at my home so it doesn't affect my usage nor the charges.Its not necessary to update the anti-virus regularly,you can do it once every 3 weeks.I used to do that initially when I had a limited internet connection.An updated anti-virus can help you trace the new viruses which cannot be detected by the old updated version.
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@KompitaPita (2053)
• Bulgaria
21 Dec 09
Hello, Rama. My Anti-virus program is making automatically updates everyday. I think it's necessary to update your anti-virus, so if the new virus is attacking your computer, the anti-virus to be able to 'catch' the infection.
• Bulgaria
22 Dec 09
Hello, Rama and thank you so much about Best Response I wish you Merry Christmas and happy My Lot-ting.
25 Dec 09
I don't need to update my anti virus since it updates itself when a new update is available from the developers. My anti virus updates at least 2 times a day to help me prevent attacks from the newest viruses out there. If you are having a limited plan I suggest that you download all of the available updates as early as you can then just update every week. So that you can lessen the update to be downloaded every week.
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
Yes I do update my anti-virus everyday. Actually it is set to auto update on a scheduled basis for as long as I am linked to the internet. It is very important to update our anti virus to have a good protection considering that there are lot of new viruses out there.