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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If you can't implement everything in this article, at least remember these critical points: Buy an antivirus program and update it weekly, and back up your files weekly.
For years, home and office computer users have feared computer viruses, and most use antivirus programs.
rtf" extension is not one that the antivirus programs bother to check, unless you specifically tell them to.
Some antivirus programs can monitor a computer system for viruslike behavior, such as making a file bigger without adding new data, but such systems are prone to false alarms and virus makers can take steps to evade such detection systems.
False identification occurs when an antivirus program incorrectly identifies an uninfected program as being infected.
Malware will become much more sophisticated in 2010 and many antivirus programs will be slow to treat infected computers due to advanced file infection methods and rootkit technologies," stated Alex Gostev, director of Kaspersky Lab's Global Research & Analysis Team.
Recognizing their limitations, many companies that develop signature-based antivirus programs have begun to invest in ways to provide broader solutions.
Marine says that an antivirus program, which searches for and protects against any known or potential viruses, can cost from $20 to $30 for a one-year license per station.
An antivirus program can be downloaded from their website at www.
50, a major upgrade to Romania's leading antivirus program.
Despite the positive news, users are still advised to obtain a good antivirus program if they want to boost their line of defense against attacks and malware.
In general, if you want to run an antivirus program on your PC, you have a choice: run Microsoft's built-in Windows Defender, or something else.