Virus definitions updating

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- copy the downloaded virus definition files on a USB stick, CD-ROM or another portable media storage device (it is not necessary to extract the ZIP file).

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These viral particles, also known as virions, consist of two or three parts: (i) the genetic material made from either DNA or RNA, long molecules that carry genetic information; (ii) a protein coat, called the capsid, which surrounds and protects the genetic material; and in some cases (iii) an envelope of lipids that surrounds the protein coat when they are outside a cell.

The shapes of these virus particles range from simple helical and icosahedral forms for some virus species to more complex structures for others.

It also keeps track of actions executed by users or the operating system and takes measures (repair, delete, block, rename and quarantine) when a threat is detected.

It is also able to detect boot-sector viruses, alerting you in case of boot sectors suspicious formats.

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of other organisms.

Viruses can infect all types of life forms, from animals and plants to microorganisms, including bacteria and archaea.

Antivirus software was originally developed to detect and remove computer viruses, hence the name.

However, with the proliferation of other kinds of malware, antivirus software started to provide protection from other computer threats.

- start Avira Anti Vir Personal Edition Classic/Premium and go to the “Update” menu and select “Manual Update” - choose the virus definition file you just downloaded from your media storage and click “Open”.

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