Protect Against Viruses and Spyware - Part II

Tip:

Enable protection against viruses and spyware

  1. On the main console, click the Settings button.
  2. Under Security & Tuneup Controls > Scan Preferences, select the Scan for threats when opening, saving, or downloading files check box.
  3. Also mark the Display a warning after detecting viruses, spyware, or suspicious behavior check box.
  4. Click OK.

    Warnings will then appear when necessary.

Verify that your protection works

Visit http://www.eicar.org/download/eicar.com.txt. Your security software will recognize this file as a virus and display a warning message that it handled the threat.

Note:

Although your security software recognizes this file as a virus, it actually poses no threat to your computer and can be used safely for testing purposes.