If you’re wondering whether you really need to install an antivirus software, the answer is yes.
Antivirus is a type of software used to prevent, scan, detect, and delete viruses from a computer, per a report from Verizon. Once installed, most programs run in the background of a device to protect against virus attacks automatically.
“The threat landscape has evolved, and antivirus software is critical,” said TNTMAX President Frederic Farcy.
WHAT ANTIVIRUS CAN PROTECT AGAINST
There are several ways a good software can assist in protecting a computer with data on it, according to Norton.
Here are just a few examples:
- Antivirus: As the name suggests, the product will protect against computer viruses, or attacks meant to damage a computer.
- Rootkit protection: This prevents rootkits, which are imbedded deep inside a computer in order to mask other malware, from establishing in a computer.
- Bot protection: This alerts a subscriber when a cybercriminal is attempting to remotely take over a computer to use a source for automatic spamming and other crimes.
- Spyware: It can detect when a computer has been infected with spyware which is meant to either collect data of usage or steal information
- Message protection: It can warn users when instant messages or emails contain dangerous attachments or fraudulent links.
Though having any antivirus software is better than nothing, it is important to note that some are better than others.
Below are TNTMAX curated lists of the best options for both business and home use:
- Sophos Intercept X with XDR
- Bitdefender GravityZone
- Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
- Sophos Home Premium
- Bitdefender Antivirus
- Windows Defender
For more information on antivirus software, or any other cybersecurity questions, call us at 201-891-8686 or email [email protected].