How to Know If Your Computer Has Virus Protection

By Kefa Olang

The web is filled with malicious threats such as viruses, spyware, malware, worms, Trojans and adware that threaten the functioning of your computer system and deter performance. Anti-virus protection programs scan, delete and solve threat problems as they arise. They scan databases, file root systems and monitor computer process to protect your computer from the latest threats. Finding out if your computer has a virus protection program is a really simple task anyone can perform.

Things You'll Need

  • ComputerAnti-virus software

Step 1

Click "Start" on your computer screen and click the "Control Panel."

Step 2

Double-click "Security Center" on the control panel window.

Step 3

Click "Virus Protection" under "Security Essentials" title. If it says "ON" and is highlighted with a green light, then you have an Anti-virus protection software on your computer. If it is marked "NOT FOUND" with a red light, you do not have an Anti-virus program on your computer.