How does an antivirus detect a virus?
I know there are a lot of techs here on HB. I just wanna find out how an antivirus can detect a virus.
One way is by finding a unique piece of code within the virus and comparing it.
Much like a real-life doctor, at the time of designing, antivirus are "taught" how most "viruses" are coded, and how they work. Sorta like a doctor knows how certain symptoms equate to certain illnesses. Antiviruses have a database of "viruses" which they compare suspicious software with and offer their results/diagnosis. Every now and then, antivirus update themselves so they can be able to detect new "viruses".
by bunmi2501 8 years ago
Windows computers require protection from common viruses, spyware, and rootkits. A software application is needed that will monitor a system for infections, continually update itself, effectively prevent and remove infections when found, and not overly cannibalize system resources. Is Norton...
by yshashikant 10 months ago
Which is the best free antivirus software?I have tried a lot of free antivirus available today in the market and I like avast. Because of its frequent short updates and the easy to use user interface. What do you prefer to use and why?
by tech_savy 8 years ago
Try AVG Antivirus 9. It is the best one I have used ever.
by Debra Allen 9 years ago
How do I remove it without buying a program to remove it?I tried doing a search and deleting the files,,,,,,but it is still on my laptop computer asking me to register it!!
by Romel Tarroza 5 years ago
What is the best Anti-virus that help protect PC or Laptop?
by tinkerer 8 years ago
How do you get rid of the Antivirus 2009 trojan?
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