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Why is Antivirus software crucial for your PC’s health?

Updated on August 17, 2012

Antivirus tips

Because it is known that a computer is needed for every job, people everywhere in the world use computers for different purposes. It may look awkward to anyone, but the computer as a unit is a helpful tool. Why do I say that? The computer is capable of storing your personal information, valuable data from your work processes, will ease up the calculations for your work, and has many other purposes. However, the computer must be properly maintained in order to serve us well. As you all know, the computer consists of hardware and software. The hardware is basically all those cool flashing lights inside and outside, and also the electronics inside, technically called semiconductor technology. However, the software is that what is crucial to keep healthy. Beware, not everyone is honest and kind like you. There are people who are mean and want to harm others. Those guys are called the hackers or crackers. These guys are skilled programmers who are capable of writing tons of programming codes, just to intrude in other computers either for fun or to steel something from them. But the computer industry, especially the software industry is constantly growing and announces new products every day. These good guys are always here to help people in protecting their PC’s healthy, secure and always reliable. In order to inform you about these software products we first must describe what are computer viruses, malware and Trojans. If you do a simple research about these harmful programs things will clear up.

First of all we must define what a Computer Virus is. It is defined as a computer program that can replicate itself and spread among computers. This term is common for non-technical experts and widely used for all types of malware that can interrupt normal computers work.

The other harmful software known as Malware, derives from the term malicious software, is actually software created to disrupt normal computer operation, to gather some sensitive information from the computer, or to access private computer systems. It appears in form of code, scripts, active content, and other software.

A Trojan horse, or the widely known term Trojan, is a malware that is masked as a legitimate file or helpful program. The purpose of this software is to grant access of the hacker to the. Trojans do not work like computer viruses. They can make copies of them, steal valuable information, or can even harm their host computer systems. Users mainly infect with Trojans by drive-by downloads or can even install them via online games or internet driven applications.

All of this content can really harm your computer or steal valuable information from it. However, any intrusion could be stopped if you use good antivirus software or Internet security software. Because of the wide choice of antivirus software, it is crucial to know what is best for your computer. First of all, you must know what kind of software exists on the market. There are many companies like Kaspersky, Avast, Symantec, AVG, Eset, Avira, McAfee, BitDefender, Microsoft Security Essentials, Trend Micro and many others. All of the previous listed companies are rated as the best from users everywhere in the world. All of them offer free versions also known as trial versions, where the software offers limited or full functionalities for a limited time. Paid versions have no restrictions and offer full protection of the computer system. It is important to know that every cent paid for this kind of product is surely worth.


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