Importance of Antivirus

Trojans

Similar to the story about the Trojan horse, this is a program that often masks itself as a safe download or piggybacks on another desirable program, then proceeds to do a variety of harmful things to your computer.

Spyware

Software that collects data and steals information based while the computer is in use. It runs in the background and is usually undetected unless an anti-virus is installed.

Rootkits

These are particularly tricky ninjas of the virus world, hiding themselves from computer users. Not only do they mask their own presence, but they mask the presence of other malware that become installed after it.

All of these are harmful to anyone using the internet, whether they are a single person or a large business. Anti-virus software should be installed on every computer used personally or on a network to protect against malicious software. The best protection is prevention, and a good anti-virus program can help alert you to these viruses as soon as you download them or even when you visit a known website full of them.

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