Antivirus software also known as anti-malware, is a computer program used to prevent, detect, and remove malwares. Their primary purpose is to protect computers from viruses.
They protect users from –
Some antivirus also provide protection from other computer threats such as spam, infected and malicious URLs, phishing attacks, APT and botnet DDoS attacks.
Most antivirus programs have both automatic and manual scanning capabilities. The manual scan option enables scan the individual files or the entire system. The automatic scan may check files that are downloaded from the internet, discs that are inserted into the computer and files that are created by the software installers. The automatic scan may also scan the entire hard drive on a regular basis.
Features to Look for: