Essential Guidelines To Choose Anti-Virus Program

Now-a-days with the increase in use of internet the probability of your computer system getting infected by viruses and other malware attack increases.

If the system is not protected from virus then it may cause severe damage to the computer and may affect data, system registry files, boot sector and other confidential data. There are various types of viruses that may infect the system in different ways causing severe damage to the computer. So it is important that you install appropriate anti-virus program that ensures complete protection against all kind of malware attacks.

Know More About Virus To Remove It Effectively

Virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer. The term “virus” is also commonly
used to refer to other type of malware, spyware and adware programs.  We all know that viruses infect our system which can be in any form.

But it is necessary to have knowledge about various viruses and how we can avoid those from infecting our system. Viruses infect one system to another system only when its host is taken to target system. Malware Viruses are: Worms, Trojan horse, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, crime ware and other malicious and unwanted software.

Worms is a self-replicating program that sends copies of itself to other nodes through network without user intervention. Worm causes some harm to the system by consuming the bandwidth of the network.

Trojan horse is a non-self-replicating malware that appears to perform its function for the user but it gains unauthorized access to the user’s system and obtains the internal information of the system. Rootkits is a type of malware that is designed to gain administrator level of access over computer system without being detected. Rootkits can be installed in hardware or software targeting the BIOS, boot loader, kernel or other applications.

Tips To Choose Proper Computer Anti-Virus Program

Selection of anti-virus program should be done on the criteria like operating system installed on your computer, type of users like if you are continuous web surfer, game player or the different uses of computer. While selecting the anti-virus program it is important to check whether the product can detect and remove various malicious codes like virus, worm, and Trojan.

The anti-virus program should be user friendly and easy to handle with easy menus and settings to be handled. The program should have easy manual and guides to follow so that it becomes easy to start the scanner to detect viruses. The program should contain update facility as everyday new viruses emerges which may make it difficult to trace such viruses. Before selecting anti-virus program make sure that it offers daily virus database update to protect your computer from newly introduced viruses and their signatures.

The program should also offer real time scanning so that your system remains protected even when you are surfing web sites using internet, Wi-Fi or LAN. Select such a program that it will consume less system resources as some of the anti-virus program consumes more system resources and ultimately slowdowns the scanning process. Always go for free trials before purchasing the program so that you don’t have to spend more time and money on worthless product.