Anti-virus software is used to protect your computer from harmful viruses that can do real damage not only to your files and software but your hardware as well.
Anti-virus software searches the contents of a file to see if it matches specific patterns called virus signatures, which are listed in the definition file. When a match is found, users are usually presented with the options to remove, quarantine or delete the infected file.
There are variety of anti-virus software on the market today, such as McAfee VirusScan Enterprise which CCS has made available for download at no cost to registered U of G students, faculty and staff.
Please note: you must regularly update your anti virus software's definition files in order to get maximum protection!