Antivirus software or antivirus software (abbreviated as AV software), also known as anti-malware, is a computer program for preventing, detecting and removing malware.

Antivirus software was originally developed to detect and remove computer viruses, hence the name. However, with the spread of other types of malware, antivirus software offers protection against other computer threats. Modern software can protect users in particular from malicious browser support objects (BHO), browser hijackers, ransomware, keyloggers, backdoors, rootkits, Trojans.

Worms, malicious LSPs, dialers, fraudulent tools, adware and spyware. Some products also offer protection against other computer threats such as infected and malicious URLs, spam, fraud and phishing attacks, online identity (privacy), online banking attacks and social engineering techniques, advanced persistent threats (APT) and botnet DDoS attacks.

From the bank to baby photos, a large part of our professional and personal data lives on our devices. If it were physically stored, it would be a breeze to pay for a security solution. Unfortunately, we often expect our online data to remain secure without lifting a finger or spending a cent. The companies that claim to do this for free are of course partly responsible for the confusion. However, consumers should also highlight features like identity theft protection, mobile security, and data security support options, features that free solutions generally lack.

Many software programs always download malware definitions directly to your device and scan your files for matches. As mentioned earlier, most malware’s appearance changes regularly to avoid detection. However, Webroot works differently. Instead of storing samples of detected malware on your device, malware definitions are stored in the cloud. This allows us to use less storage space, analyze it faster, and manage a more robust threat library.

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