What is a Virus, Spyware, Trojan, etc?
MALicious softWARE is ‘ MALWARE ‘ and encompasses all of the title above and in addition worms, rootkits, key-loggers, dialers or any other form of nasty software. It is not a ‘ Bug ‘ in a piece of software, however it can often utilise them. This type of bugs is known as a Vulnerability and Malware can exploit it for an easy route into a computer or network.
What is Anti-Malware or Anti-Virus Software?
Anti-Malware software is a tool set installed on your system that tries to keep Malware out. Exactly what it does is heavily dependent on the type of protection the vendor offers but all try to keep infections out or clean up afterwards using various techniques. In a perfect world one tool should do the job for all types of Malware, in ours most do not..
What does an Anti-Malware/Virus Protection do?
It protects you to the best of its ability as long as you keep it up to date. It’ll try to quarantine anything that does get through and then clean up if possible.
Many have peculiar names for the same kind of function in their tool set. Some have certain feature inactive (the Free versions particularly ) or just not present through design.
Why do we need Anti-Virus?
Because you just do, take it from us with many years of front-line experience!
Protection goes hand in hand with a ‘ Proactive and Preventative ‘ approach, as well as being part of Computer Best Practices
Protecting yourself protects others, if your not protected you are part of the problem. Bit harsh? Thing is, its probably true.
Not keeping your computer protected and up to date makes you a likely infection spreader, potential node for ‘ Electronic Warfare ‘ or a ‘ Cyber Crime ‘ ring, or WORSE.
Some products are better than others at certain tasks but none will keep 100% of Malware out.
The only way to truly remain totally protected is to not connect anything to your computer,
including the internet.
The best we can do is minimize risk and we’re pretty good at that.
We’ve trawled the Internet & tested many.
Below are the brands we are happy to offer.
HELPING THE WORLD ENJOY SAFER TECHNOLOGY™
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26+ years of proven research and development
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Managed Antivirus powered by Bitdefender combines one of the best-in-class protection against malware and viruses with excellent performance in minimizing false positives and low system overhead so we can deliver robust, reliable protection with the lowest possible user effort.
Fine tuned protection policies or Self managed, Managed quarantine or self release, accompanying malware removal service, used on tens of thousands of networks worldwide.