Information About Virus Protection For A Computer

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What are the methods to protect your computer from a virus or any other type of attack? Are these methods same as those applied for protection from a Trojan Horse?

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Information About Virus Protection For A Computer



The most primitive way to protect your PC from any type of virus attack is installing virus protection software/ anti-virus software. The anti-virus software is designed to perform automatic scans on the computer and detect any virus present if any. Also, as new virus tries to enter, the software immediately gives the user a warning making him aware of the virus. Also, they help in preventing the virus from functioning. These methods are somewhat similar to the methods applied for protection of the computer from a Trojan Horse.

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Information About Virus Protection For A Computer


There is no other way to protect your computer from different threats such as viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, adware, keyloggers, and others but to use security protection applications like antivirus or internet security. Both types of security programs protect you from different types of malware but they differ in some aspects. An antivirus program protects only the system.

It scans your system in real-time against malicious programs especially the ones you download from websites. When a program is launched, it checks if it loads to protected areas in the memory and blocks it. The problem comes when you visit a website. It doesn’t monitor or check which websites are known for fraud or for offering malicious programs or contents.

If a website sends your computer a malicious traffic, it will not be visible to the antivirus. With an internet security application, you have both an antivirus and an internet security program. It offers what an antivirus offers plus the capacity to protect you from rogue websites.

When you visit a website known for offering malicious contents, the internet security application will block your connection or displays a notification on the screen saying you are visiting a dangerous website. To protect your computer, you can try Norton Security Deluxe. It is the combination of Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security.

Aside from that, you can also try ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security.

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