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What Is Antivirus Software?

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An antivirus program works in the background to identify and remove viruses and other forms of suspicious malware from your device. Once the threat is identified, antivirus software works to remove it from your computer and or laptop. Not only does it work to remove known viruses, but it works preemptively to prevent any virus from infecting your computer.


What is a Computer Virus?

A computer virus is any program that enters your system without your knowledge. A virus, like a cold, can spread from computer to computer, performing unwanted and malicious actions that can affect your system’s performance, such as slowing it down, damaging or deleting files, and preventing you from using your computer. These viruses, spyware, and other malicious software are called malware, which can be downloaded onto your computer without you knowing. But a computer virus can have larger consequences than just file damage. It can enable hackers to have access to your personal information, possibly leading to identity theft.

How Does My Computer Get Infected by Malware?

Hackers typically use a malware or virus program to access and infect their victims’ computers. By sending a malicious email, the hacker can access your files. Once access is gained, the hacker can use your information as they please, either deleting or damaging it and in some cases demanding ransom for it later.?

Do I Need Antivirus Software?

Antivirus software is essential to protecting your computer and personal information. A good way to understand why you need antivirus software is to think of your computer as a home, and a computer without antivirus software is like a home with an unlocked front door. Anyone that comes along would have access to your home and everything in it. This same idea applies to your computer without antivirus software. A computer without antivirus software is susceptible to an array of threats. By installing antivirus software, you lock the front door and protect your computer and everything on it.?

Zander UltraAV

The UltraAntivirus software included with the Elite plan protects against malware, spyware, trojans, worms, and other malicious software that could compromise your data and spread to other networks. It looks for hidden viruses and eliminates them automatically. 

Contact Zander Insurance to sign up for the UltraAntivirus software included with the Elite Plan at 888-210-3274 today! 

 

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