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Security I: How the 2007 Office system helps you to stay safer

Computer protected by antivirus software

Antivirus software helps protect your computer from known viruses.

Your most important defense against viruses is antivirus software.

Install it, use it, and keep it up to date.

If your computer is on a network, your network administrator is probably looking after this for you. This software is essential as a defense against viruses.

Antivirus software is designed to detect known viruses. Because new viruses are always being written, it's essential to keep your antivirus software up to date. When a new virus hits the world, the antivirus software manufacturers normally have an update available for download on their Web sites within hours.

For more antivirus resources, see the Quick Reference Card at the end of the course.

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