Why Antivirus??

Protect your system with antivirus software

Prior to the introduction of the internet, the need for antivirus security was practically non-existent. Thanks to the fact that anyone can get in touch with anyone in the world that has a computer no matter where they are the transmission of viruses which can cause serious issues to your computer and cause not only problems with your software but also cause your hardware to become unusable has been on the rise. As a result, it has become increasingly necessary to make use of antivirus security applications in order to protect your data and your system from the damage that can be caused by the wide range of viruses.

Emails are one of the most common ways that viruses are transmitted. What makes a virus a virus is that it is a small program usually only a few lines of code that create a particular situation within the operating system. In other words, it tells the computer to do something when you do something on the computer. It could be when you open a certain type of file, when you go online, or it may just be written to attack a particular part of the computer as soon as it is activated, usually by opening. In order to protect against this antivirus security applications were created to scan emails and detect these viruses.

Downloadable files and file sharing has also opened an entirely new realm of danger for those behind the development of antivirus security to consider. It is now possible to spread a virus along multiple routes. To assist with this antivirus security now offers the ability to scan files before the file is downloaded and shell scans, which allow you to scan a single folder or file rather than the entire computer.

This is to help prevent the spread of viruses, which can lay dormant within files and activate when the program is installed. Antivirus security is not foolproof in fact, there are many ways that a virus can still make it onto your computer bypassing your security and your attempts. However, it is considerably less likely if you have, your computer protected that you are going to miss a virus. Those that activate on installation are usually picked up during scheduled scans.

When using an antivirus security program it is important to make use of the routine scheduled scan feature. This will help to ensure that you can enjoy a worry free experience when it comes to your computer and viruses. This scan should be of your entire computer. Smaller scans of incoming emails, links you visit and any incoming file download, no matter what their source should also be scanned. These scans are usually separate and part of the spot scanning for the antivirus security application. Viruses come in all different sizes and types and can have an effect on a broad spectrum of functions in regards to your computer and no matter what the type or what effect it is suppose to have all viruses can have a negative and harmful effect on your computer.


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Imroz Baig wrote 95 articles for Techstarz.

He is one of the founder members of Techstarz. He holds an engineering degree in computer science and an mba in systems. Imroz is based in mumbai and works for a privately owned software development firm. He blogs at techstarz and his personal blog at imrozbaig.com

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