When you first install or update an anti-virus utility, be sure to check all files on your computer.
It is common for newly-installed anti-virus software to default to check only program files. While this may speed the testing process, it often leaves many files unchecked. When you first install or update an anti-virus utility, be sure to check all files on the computer (including things like document macros). This may take a considerable amount of time depending on the number of files on your system. Once the system has checked “clean”, you may reset the anti-virus utility to check new or changed files (as well as program files).
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