Advantages of Using Antivirus Software

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Antivirus Software is data security utility which is installed in a computer system/PC with a purpose of protection from viruses, spyware, malware, root kits, Trojans, phishing attacks, spam attack and other online cyber threats. With an increased use of computer system across the world, there are many threats which are also increasing along with it resulting in risk of data security for individual and organizations.

Data is the most crucial and essential component of every organization and no one would want to risk the confidential data to the viruses approaching the computer system. Antivirus Software are recommended for every computer system to keep it secure from any unknown threats approaching your computer system from internet, external drives, CD/DVDs, etc and keeps your confidential data secured.

Today we are going to list down various advantages of using antivirus software in your computer system:

1.      Protection from Viruses & Spyware
Antivirus software has the primary job of detecting any sought of viruses, spyware, malware and other unknown threats and removing the same before they can do any harm to the data present in computer system.

2.      Protection from Phishing Attacks
Phishing is termed as an unauthorized attempt by any third person or hacker to access the data present in the computer system with an intention of stealing the same or infect the data so that it can’t be usable to the user.

3.      Provides Robust Web Protection
With the increase use of internet, there are various online cyber threats affecting the data security of the computer. Antivirus software takes control of the web activities limiting unauthorized access of any online threat.

4.      Provides quick scan of removable device
Antivirus Software provides the advantage of quick scanning of any removable device connect to the computer system and scans it for any unknown threats. The external derives are opened automatically after complete scanning of the removable devices and removing any unknown threats present in it.

5.      Two-Way Firewall
Antivirus Software provides two-way firewall protection which puts a check in every incoming and outgoing data/mail through the internet and blocks the same if it finds something suspicious during transmission.

6.      Block Ads and Spam Website
At the present, most of the viruses and spam attacks are executed from the pop-up ads and other spam website whose prime intention is to steal confidential information from user’s computer which could result in big financial losses.

7.      Provides Password Protection
Some advance antivirus software provides the feature of password protection which protects them from getting stolen by any third person or hackers.

8.      Parental Control
Antivirus Software also works as a monitoring tool for parents to monitoring what their children are doing on their computer. They can get the activity logs of their children‘s activities and according talk to them. This monitoring tool could be a big advantage for all the employers and allows their employee’s efficiency to be increased by up to 30%.

9.      Speed Up Your PC
Now days, antivirus software are developed in such a way that they don’t hamper the system performance. Rather they come with built in modules which automatically deleted unwanted files and folders from the computer system, thus increasing its performance speed.

That’s it in today’s discussion about “Advantages of Using Antivirus Software”?
The information which is mentioned above is correct as per our research and knowledge. We would be happy and privileged if readers wish to provide suggestion and comments on the above discussion.

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Author: Harshit Gupta

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