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Pc Security Guide On Selecting Your Antivirus And Antispyware Programs

Jan 30, 2008
The number of antivirus and antispyware programs present on the Internet is truly immense nowadays. In fact, an average purchaser of these programs is sure to be confused, and might even end up making the wrong purchase. At the same time, the free download antivirus and antispyware programs have restricted features and hence they might not give complete protection. That means we must be very careful when we buy them. Internet security technologies, the repair and protection solutions system has two good utility in this regard, which might be considered. These are protects computer antivirus and system mechanic. Based on these, we can outline the features that good antivirus and antispyware applications must have.

You must remember that an antivirus is not just for removing viruses. That is because there are many other malicious codes that can attack your computer apart from the viruses. These are the Trojan files, worms, root kits and much more than that. In fact, some files can reside on your computer and while not doing any visible harm, they might use up your resources and make your computer function slowly. These are the parasites. Your antivirus must be able to protect your computer from all of these.

Another very significant feature of the antivirus is that it must run continuously in the background when you are using your computer, without you having anything to do to start it. If you forget to launch the antivirus, then there could be an attack. Your antivirus must launch automatically and work relentlessly at scanning your PC. This includes scanning the email attachments and downloads you are taking from the Internet.

Virus definitions change; new viruses are constantly being made by mischief mongers from across the world. Hence, you need to have an antivirus that can keep itself updated often. Nowadays you can even find antivirus programs that have hourly updates. The internet protection software antivirus has it.

Speaking of spyware protection, you need an antispyware program that can do much more than just spyware removal. A good antispyware program will remove malware, adware and key loggers who seek unlawful entry into your PC and cause different kinds of havoc. An antispyware should also be able to remove parasites, which empty the resources of you r computer.

Your antispyware should be intelligent. Since spyware comes into your system quite stealthily (the coders make it especially like that), your antispyware must be one step ahead of them at all times. The way to do this is by detecting security flaws and any unauthorized system changes. These must be immediately detected by the antispyware you are using and fixed. Spyware can enter your computer when you click on pop-ups. Hence, it is good if your antispyware has an inbuilt pop-up blocker too. Browsers nowadays have pop-up blockers, but a specially made pop-up blocker would do a better job.
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