Antivirus software is a program that is designed and developed to protect, detect, and remove software viruses, and other malicious software like worms, adware, and more. It’s also known as anti-malware, abbreviated to AV software.

Antivirus programs’ function is to scan, detect and remove viruses from your computer.

In case you happen to not have any kind of protection software installed in your system, you could be at risk of picking up a virus or being targeted by other malicious software that can remain undetected and wreak havoc on your computer and mobile devices.

Antivirus software is designed to protect:

  • Viruses
  • Worms: spreading copies between computers
  • Spyware: stealing sensitive information
  • Adware: advertising
  • Spam: spreading unwanted email
  • Ransomware: extorting money
  • Trojans: promising one thing but delivering another

Antivirus software perform some essential functions:

  • Scan specific files for any viruses
  • It allows you to schedule scans to automatically run for you
  • Allow  you to initiate a scan of a particular file at any time.
  • Remove any malevolent code detected –sometimes you will be notified of an infection and asked if you want to clean the file, other programs will automatically do this behind the scenes.
  • Show you the ‘health’ of your computer

Always be sure you have the best, up-to-date security software installed to protect your computer and other devices.

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