Antivirus software is a most common term which is been used along with the desktops, laptops, mobiles, tablets and other computer systems. Unistal been a pioneer in data recovery and data security products always recommend use of antivirus software in any sought of computer device which provides protection against any sought of viruses, spyware, malware, root kits, phishing attacks, spam attacks and other online cyber threats.
But there is always a question which arises in the mind of the computer user as how antivirus software is capable of detecting these virus and other online threats. People around the world are using antivirus software in one or other forms like total security or complete security antivirus, but they actually never care about how antivirus detects and removes the viruses present in your computer systems and those who are trying to get into it.
Unistal is among the industry leaders in the field of data security or antivirus software and our expert professionals continuously work to develop new features which can be incorporated in our data security products on a regular basis making them robust enough to detect new viruses and removing the same from the computer system.
Now we are going to explain you, how antivirus detects and removes viruses.
Antivirus Software works with the help of the database server and software upgrades which present at the development center of the company and is accessible to all the antiviruses installed in the computer system. When any virus gets into the computer system, the antivirus software checks the signature of the same in its virus definition database server. If the software is able to find the virus definition in the database, it deducts the same as virus & removes the same from the computer and store in its quarantine (Quarantine is the space where antivirus keeps the files and other data which seems infected to it). User can later on restore the files or data from the quarantine in case he/she thinks that the data moved to the quarantine by the antivirus is actually not infected.
As total security antivirus software features low foot prints, it also check the versions and other details of files which can be detected as virus. Antiviruses also check the virus definitions of the past detected viruses and compared the virus definitions with all the files present in the computer system. If virus definitions match with the past virus detected, then antivirus removes that virus from computer system making it safe for use.
Virus definitions are the signatures which are used to detect virus programs and is always keeps on updating on the database server at the developers end. You could think that antivirus software would not be able to detect new viruses, malware and other online threats program if the virus definition from the database server is not updated in it. So it is very essential that antivirus software should be developed in such a way that it automatically updates the virus definition from the database server making it capable of detecting new virus programs.
You can’t imagine using a computer system without knowing that any data security product (Antivirus Software) is installed in it or not? No user would want to compromise on credential he/she is going to enter without been confident enough that the computers they are going to use have some virus protection software.
Antivirus software also includes a firewall which protects your computer from any sought of phishing attacks, spam attacks, denial of service attack and other online cyber threats making your financial transactions extremely secured.
At the end, we would recommend use of antivirus software in any kind to computer system to protect from viruses, spyware, malware and various other forms of unknown threats.
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