Security, Antivirus, Information, Out of date software notice

Windows or my anti-virus software is notifying me that my anti-virus software is out of date.

If your anti-virus software or Windows is prompting you that your anti-virus software is out of date, please do the following.

Note: Please be aware that internet popups and advertisements often attempt to appear to be system messages that claim your software is out of date. If you are browsing the internet, please quit your browser to see if the message persists. Never click on a popup that wants to update your antivirus software. You will more than likely install a virus, spyware, or malware onto your computer. If your software is truly out of date, do the following:
  1. Run Windows Update - Click on "Start" - Click on "All Programs" - Click on "Windows Update" If this updates your software, skip the remaining steps. You should no longer get a message saying your software is out of date. Otherwise go to Step 2.
  2. Go to the manufacturer's webpage and see if there are manual update files available. If this works, skip the remaining steps. You should no longer get a message saying your software is out of date. Otherwise go to step 3.
  3. If you are still getting an error after doing all of the above steps, then another possible problem might be that your system clock is incorrect. Since anti-virus software checks the system clock to see if your anti-virus is updated, if you have the wrong time, it will think that it is outdated even though it is not. A simple fix is to reset your clock to the correct date and time.



Keywords:Antivirus out of date   Doc ID:48265
Owner:Scott B.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-03-04 14:29 CSTUpdated:2016-12-19 15:29 CST
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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