Get Started Today!  (415) 295-4898

croom new

415 IT Blog

Here is How Antivirus Keeps a Business Safe

Here is How Antivirus Keeps a Business Safe

A lot is made about antivirus as a part of a comprehensive network security platform, but how does the system really work to eliminate threats? Today, we will take a look at an antivirus solution to show you how it goes about removing unwanted files and other code.

What is an Antivirus?
Antivirus software was developed as a tool to scan for malware or software with malicious patterns and remove it from your system. Since there are several companies that create antivirus programs, some are more effective than others at identifying and removing certain nefarious programs. One universal truth, however, is that with the seemingly endless wave of malware and other unwanted code being shared from the Internet, having a system in place that will help you identify and eliminate malware is crucial for the sustainability of any computing network.

What Exactly Does Antivirus Do?
As was mentioned above, there are a lot of different types of malware, so antiviruses are created to mitigate the problems computing systems have rendering this malicious code. They do the following things:

  • Allow the user to schedule scans
  • Allow the user to initiate scans of a file or part of a computer or network.
  • Scan, identify, and remove any malicious code.
  • Show the health of the computer construct as it pertains to malware and efficiency.

How Does Antivirus Work?
The antivirus program will download threat definitions and scan your files to search for matching code. Today there are options that store all permutations of available malware in the cloud, improving the effectiveness (since it has a comprehensive list) as compared to locally-hosted antivirus.

All executable files that enter the system enters the scan, if they meet the definitions the program has as being a virus, they are blacklisted, blocked, and quarantined. Of course, the user can override the antivirus at any time, but if it blocks a program, there’s a good chance that you're dealing with malware.

Should I Pay for Antivirus?
Antivirus is typically available both for free and as a paid service. While titles don’t seem to have a high level of disparity, the paid services are usually better at identifying newer threats. Since any threat could be the one that makes your life a living hell, paying a couple of bucks a year to protect your data and infrastructure is suggested.

If you are looking for some information about antivirus, or any other network security strategies, don’t hesitate to contact the IT professionals at 415 IT. Our expert technicians can help you put your business in the best position to protect itself from all of the many threats found on the Internet. Call us today at (415) 295-4898.

Developers Are Building Blockchain-Based App for H...
Protect Your Business This Year with a BDR
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Monday, December 17 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Data Backup Productivity Privacy Tech Term Cloud Malware Data Recovery Hosted Solutions Outsourced IT Business Computing Email Software Network Security Data IT Support Business Internet IT Services Hackers Managed IT Services Ransomware Innovation Cloud Computing Mobile Devices Small Business Vulnerability Computer Encryption Managed Service Provider Android User Tips Business Management Applications Artificial Intelligence Business Continuity Google Backup Windows 10 Managed IT services Browser Paperless Office Remote Monitoring Data Management Managed IT Project Management Collaboration Antivirus Healthcare Smartphones Hardware Wi-Fi Government VoIp Internet of Things Server Microsoft Bandwidth Tip of the week Efficiency Smartphone Managed Service IT Management Blockchain Office 365 Information Router Customer Relationship Management Infrastructure Disaster Recovery Two-factor Authentication Scam Saving Money Holiday Social Media Upgrade Workplace Tips Website Compliance Mobile Device Cybersecurity Document Management BDR Passwords Phishing Data Security Communication BYOD The Internet of Things Gmail Storage Assessment HIPAA Business Technology Data Loss Save Money Alert Network Management Employer-Employee Relationship Machine Learning Redundancy Maintenance VPN Internet Exlporer Remote Monitoring and Management Facebook Smart Technology Chrome Files Unified Threat Management Virtual Private Network Mobile Security Regulations IoT Unified Communications Network Word Remote Workers Server Management Patch Management Vendor Management MSP Finance Identity Theft Enterprise Resource Planning Managed IT Service Point of Sale Tech Terms App Downloads Risk Management Conferencing Cache Black Friday Cooperation RMM Address Geography WiFi Avoiding Downtime Websites Utility Computing Mouse Language Human Error Social Networking Bring Your Own Device Money Software as a Service Net Neutrality Proactive Authentication Identity Techology Users Break Fix E-Commerce Theft Screen Reader Quick Tips Permissions Meetings Remote Computing Consultation Cyber Monday Staff Monitoring Electronic Medical Records Modem High-Speed Internet SaaS Tech Support Tablet Computing Infrastructure OneNote Permission G Suite Technology Laws Microsoft Excel Help Desk Authorization Outlook Mobile Disaster Resistance Dark Web Augmented Reality Features Financial Smart Tech Emergency Multi-Factor Security Touchscreen Hacking Google Calendar Fraud Politics Recycling Networking Operating System Development Printer Time Management Office IT Technicians Search Cost Management Computing Alerts How To Test Motherboard Chromebook Unified Threat Management Heating/Cooling Travel WPA3 Employees Shortcut Company Culture Proactive IT Analytics Virtual Reality Electronic Health Records Connectivity Trending Instant Messaging Migration eWaste Firewall Consulting Downtime Cookies Cables Access Control Statistics Bookmarks Microsoft Office Lenovo Comparison Licensing Employee-Employer Relationship Communications Vulnerabilities Servers Mobility Technology Tips Fleet Tracking Zero-Day Threat Windows Managing Stress IT Consulting Data Warehousing Flexibility Cyberattacks Samsung Legislation Customer Service Chatbots Management Recovery Distributed Denial of Service Managed Services Provider Mobile Device Management Nanotechnology Wires SharePoint Bluetooth Favorites Mirgation Hard Drive Superfish Specifications Wireless Mobile Computing Mail Merge File Sharing User Error Automation Digital Payment Hotspot Asset Tracking Backup and Disaster Recovery Spam Enterprise Content Management Data Breach Operations Read Only Wearable Technology Star Wars Gadgets Printers Procurement Regulation Twitter Marketing

Latest Blog

As the modern gift certificate, the gift card has become an institution, especially around the holidays. Thousands of companies offer statically-priced and reloadable gift cards. With that much cheddar flying around it isn’t a surprise that there is big business in gift card...

Latest News

415 IT is proud to announce the launch of our new website at www.415it.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for ...