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Why Antivirus Software is Important and What is its Role
« on: November 23, 2017, 06:55:14 AM »
Antivirus applications are the programs designed to provide the protection to the users’ devices from the virus and other online infections that may get into your device after breaching its vulnerable dense layer.


The purpose of creating antivirus software is providing protection to the users’ device and by detecting, neutralizing or eradicating malware (malicious software). Antivirus applications are designed to identify the virus and similar applications present in your system and counter their effects. Antivirus applications are specifically designed to fight off threats like phishing attacks, Trojan horses, worms, rootkits, spyware, and more. To get the protection against almost all kinds of online threats, you need to install them in first place on your device.

How does Antivirus Application Work?

After getting antivirus application installed on your device, you need to keep it running and to detect the available threats on your device, run the scan either automatic or manual to check the computer’s files and programs if they have any infections attached to them. Antivirus application make its virus detection decision as per its virus dictionary so one need to update it as soon as new updates are available. A potential and updated antivirus application detected the suspicious program installed on the computer and make sure that it doesn’t infect the other programs and files staying and running on the device.

There are numerous antivirus applications available with different capabilities including finding out viruses and such other infections and neutralize them. To do so, the antivirus application scans the computer’s hard drive as well as external drives. One important thing that you need to take care is, you keep it updated by installing regular updates so that it can efficiently detect and pounced upon not only exiting infections, but also emerging ones. Considering the present scenario, there is so much risk for the online computer users because of prevalent cyber-crime.     

Malware and other online infections are active than ever. They are evolving rapidly and becoming savvier. So, IT security engineers are making their best efforts to counter the effects of malware and other present threats and infections that trick the users using various ways that may include unintentional downloads, infected attachment in an e-mail, etc. Every year, the rate of infections is getting increased and the answer to all such problem is, install antivirus, keep it updated and upgrade it to its full-version. It will prevent most infections as long as you have it and keep it updated and active.

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Why Antivirus Software is Important and What is its Role
« on: November 23, 2017, 06:55:14 AM »