T2022_13 Antivirus Solutions (24th June 2022) 

What is Antivirus software 

As the name implies, antivirus software is a program that detects and removes viruses. It detects or recognizes the virus and then works to remove it from the computer system after detecting its presence. Antivirus software acts as a preventative measure, not only to remove viruses but also preventing new viruses from infecting your computer in the future.  

The importance of having an Antivirus Solution 

Antivirus protection is critical for any company that wants to keep its data and computers from being compromised. Antivirus software acts as a security guard, preventing intruders from entering. Antivirus software examines each file and piece of software that attempts to install or execute on your computer to determine whether it is malicious. Having a system in place that is designed to detect and prevent virus attacks is much preferable than having to spend time and money repairing and restoring infected machines. 

Recommended Main Features that an Antivirus Solution should have

  1. Behavior-based detection: This means that the software can detect viruses and malware even if they aren't already in existing databases. 

  1. Scans: Most software includes on-demand and on-access scans that you can schedule, run continuously, or run whenever you want. 

  1. Virus quarantine and removal: If the software detects a virus, it will quarantine it so that it does not infect the rest of your device and will completely remove it. 

  1. Web browsing protection: Antivirus software protects you both online and locally on your device, from phishing emails to malicious websites. 

  1. It is recommended that your Antivirus Software is always up to date. 

The Guyana National CIRT advises users and administrators to always install and use an industry graded antivirus software on devices.  

 

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