What is antivirus software?

M Antivirus software (abbreviated to AV software), also known as anti-malware, is a computer program used to prevent, detect, and remove malware. read more at wikipedia.

Antivirus software was originally developed to detect and remove computer viruses, hence the name. However, with the proliferation of other malware, antivirus software started to protect against other computer threats. Some products also include protection from malicious URLs, spam, and phishing.

Malware types

Malicious Softwares

Ransomware

What does antivirus do?

Basic antivirus software scans your device for known viruses. Typically, free antivirus only offers the minimum layer of protection against classic viruses like keyloggers and worms, while premium versions will protect against more advanced threats and even feature malware removal tools.

Do You Need Antivirus and Antimalware?

Think of antivirus as proactive protection against threats infecting your device while antimalware roots and destroys activated malware. Having both applications maximizes protection against the increasing threat of malware attacks.