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    How to check if antivirus is outdated on windows 7 powered Dell notebook?

    I seriously doubt that the antivirus installed on my windows 7 powered Dell notebook is out dated. How can I check whether my doubt is correct or not? Please provide adequate details on it.



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    Aniruddha Array
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    Re: How to check if antivirus is outdated on windows 7 powered Dell notebook?

    Hi,

    You can check the Antivirus validity or wheather it is outdated by checking the version of the software.

    Click the "Help" menu and select "About....." to know the details of the installed software,

    Tally that with the current version and decide.

    Actually every antivirus is systematically and periodically updated to aquire latest virus definition and that makes the antivirus updated.

    Don`t you update the antivirus? If you do then dont worry, else !!!

    Thanks.

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    Aryan Anand Array
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    Re: How to check if antivirus is outdated on windows 7 powered Dell notebook?

    Dear Friend!!
    Its simple to check it out.Just open the antivirus and then there are option of "Maintenance" and there would be written the current virus database.check the date and if its more than a week old, its outdated.
    Its good to keep the updates automatically updated so you dont need to check this out time to time.

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    Satya Praveen Array
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    Re: How to check if antivirus is outdated on windows 7 powered Dell notebook?

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say.....

    1.Firstly if your Antivirus is outdated it will only inform you.

    2.You get the repeated messages on your computer screen that your antivirus is expired.

    3.It will always show the red colour icon at the taskbar.

    4.It will always ask for the update.

    If you did not got any type of messages even you are thinking it is outdated you open the Antivirus.
    Then you go to the option 'Help and Support' and then click on 'About' and you can all the details about your Antivirus.

    i hope this information is helpful to you to solve your problem.

    Have a nice day.............

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    savneybillford Array
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    Re: How to check if antivirus is outdated on windows 7 powered Dell notebook?

    Sir,

    First your notification will depend on what anti-virus you will use... There are certain antiviruses that are free and are to be updated manually like ZenOk anti-virus.
    Such antiviruses never show that the are out of date.. I recommend you to get a paid one.

    And there are anti-viruses which are not free and get updated whenever you connect to the internet. They actually notify... Probably the moment you switch on your computer and followed by regular intervals.
    You can also check if your antivirus is updated or not just open your antivirus software. Anywhere you may spot a "update" button. Click on it if it shows a threat sign or even a '!'. Nevertheless just click it.

    If its outdated it will start an update, provided you are connected to the internet. If its already up to date then it won't show any action.
    But I still recommed you read the help and support column of your antivirus.

    Hope this post helped you.. Thank you...

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