What is Antivirus and how can it help on protecting my system?

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What is a Antivirus? I know its a lame question but would need help from you experts.

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What is Antivirus and how can it help on protecting my system?

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Hi Asish,

What is  Anti-Virus?

You have asked a good question and as well as a great answer posted here. Antivirus protects computers  from Virus, Trojan and any related computer bugs on the Internet.

Wikipedia explains: This software can remove malware and other computer related bugs that infects computer hard drive and prevent further damage.This should give us an idea how important it is to have this software installed in our computers. This protects us and saves our files without risk.

Macafee, Avast, AVG, Norton, Kaspersky are good examples of Antivirus software that promises protection to our computers at home. This should give us confidence to access Internet without hesitations.

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What is Antivirus and how can it help on protecting my system?

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It is a nice question. I think, Antivirus is a program like another computer programs. This program prevents our computer from virus. There are many bad programs that damage our computer. Antivirus is a program against that program. Antivirus searches that programs and take proper step. Antivirus is a helpful program.

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What is Antivirus and how can it help on protecting my system?

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Hi! Asish,

You have a great question, and I'm sure a lot of other people needs answers to the same question.

Antivirus is a protective software or program designed to find,  remove & protects your computer from virus which slows down, distracts operation of your computer. Antivirus is very helpful because most of them also updates, reminds you that it needs to be updated & if your computer has virus. Your anti virus should always be updated so it recognizes new kinds of viruses or malicious software.

When people use antivirus they're referring to a benign virus that is released and spread over the internet to combat malicious viruses. This is a very unusual use of the term 'antivirus' and you will hardly ever hear it.

There are several available antiviruses in the market and on the Internet like: Symantec, McAfee, Avira and AVG are all popular sources. Most computers come with some protection, but its recommended that you have an antivirus operating on your computer at all times.

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There are different types of antivirus in terms of definition and function. The descriptions are as follows:

a. ICT: Antivirus is a computer program/ software that are used to defend and protect the computer system/ network from virus/ malware/ worm/ trojan/ spyware/ adware (which are also computer program/ software). Several methods of which the antivirus software uses to identify threats are Signature Based Detection, Heuristic Based Detection, Rootkit Detection, etc.

Some major antivirus software are Norton, Mcafee, AVG, Avast, Kaspersky, Trustport, etc. It is recommended to use effective antivirus software to prevent your computer/ network from any software based threat keeping it updated on a regular basis.

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