Antivirus Software

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Antivirus Software

A computer program designed to find, remove, and protect against malicious software such as viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Antivirus software has become especially important for businesses as their activities have become increasingly reliant on the Internet.
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Fellow security firmIntegowarned that it was necessary to make sure you keep all software, not just anti-virus programs, updated, as though this attack seemed to be targeted, it could be adapted for use against other OS X systems.
It detected over 711,912 new threats during the year, taking the total number of malicious programs its anti-virus programs have detected to 1,122,311.
The AV Comparatives organisation, an independent group based in Austria, said OneCare spotted 82.4% of the 500,000 viruses it was subjected to and was the one failure among 17 anti-virus programs tested.
The computer and network security awareness course is designed to teach SMEs with little or no computer security experience about many different threats such as anti-virus programs, firewalls, anti-spyware, identity theft, phishing, how to create strong passwords and more.
This trend is due to economic expediency: developing such programs is incomparably cheaper and easier than creating fully-fledged network worms, while the same Trojan can be easily hidden from the watchful eye of anti-virus programs by using a multitude of different compression utilities.
Unlike most other electric appliances, the cause of a failure in a computer can lie in many places, including the system software and installed applications like anti-virus programs.
There are currently many good anti-virus programs on the market.
It is frustrating to have to keep running anti-virus programs and download patches all the time--especially as the patches become available only after the virus has done its worst.
The invaders are identified, the anti-virus programs quickly raised to avert further disaster.
9 Install a reliable firewall, a software application that complements anti-virus programs in order to provide maximum online security.
Why do anti-virus programs work on a subscription model, paying so much a year?
Some of our clients are running up to four different intrusion detection systems, they have several firewall systems, a number of anti-virus programs. Basically, it's a data problem."