What is an Antivirus Software?
Antivirus Software is used to detect and remove Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses, Ad-ware and Spyware etc. from a computer system. Antivirus Software has identifying information about known viruses. It has power to remove known viruses from the computer system, too. It runs all the time in computer memory. Therefore, as soon as, the antivirus software smells a security threat, it will identify the virus and alert the user about the virus. Antivirus Software will ask the user to opt for some action or automatically will try to clean the infection as soon as possible.
Examples of Antivirus Software:
- AVAST ANTIVIRUS (TOP Free Antivitus)
- SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS
- ESET NOD32 ANTIVIRUS
- AVG ANTIVIRUS
- AVIRA ANTIVIRUS
- KASPERSKY ANTIVIRUS
- BITDEFENDER ANTIVIRUS
- F-SECURE ANTIVIRUS
Virus Definitions / Antivirus Updates / Virus Signatures
Virus definitions contain the information about identification of the viruses, worms, Trojan horses, adware or spyware etc. Antivirus software uses these virus definitions to detect and remove viruses from computer system.
Managing the Antivirus Software
Antivirus Software is very important to keep the computer system healthy and work properly. As the virus can disturb normal working of the computer system, therefore, A suitable antivirus software must be installed in computer system. Moreover, new viruses appear day by day, the antivirus software installed in the computer must be updated on daily basis. So that, it can handle new viruses. For this purpose, most of the antivirus programs get updated virus definitions, automatically, from their respective websites through internet. Virus definitions must be updated regularly, so that no new virus can by pass the antivirus software and destroy your precious data or software.