An overwhelming number of new viruses and other malware are being created and released on a daily basis. With over 200,000 new samples of malware or variants detected each day, it is little wonder that malware has grown exponentially during the last few years.
Having a good anti-virus program protecting your computer is very important. But equally important is making sure that your AV software and virus signatures are up to date. Most AV programs have the capability of downloading updates automatically.
To be safe, make sure you are receiving the latest updates (check at least once a week). If you are unsure, browse your AV vendor’s Website for details.