IMPORTANCE OF ANTIVIRUS
Computing is based on the use of programs or applications to
perform certain functions with computers. In general, these
antivirus programs have a utility and their use is beneficial for
the user, who decides to use them more or less voluntarily
However, there are some programs whose objective is just the
opposite: to cause damage or harm to the computer or its
users. These programs are usually installed without the
consent or knowledge of the user, and are called viruses. Its
name is precisely due to the fact that these programs are
capable of self-replication, multiplying virally and infecting an
infinite number of computers, by entering camouflaged in
another large files and to stop all the damages caused by
viruses we have an antivirus.
An antivirus is a program that aims to detect or eliminate
computer viruses. With the passage of time and thanks to
advances, antiviruses have evolved to be able to disinfect files
and prevent them from infection. Today, surfing the web is
nearly impossible without this protection.
The existing threats in each site we visit on the Internet and
the high probability of being victims of a virus or malware
attack make it essential to have a good antivirus.
The damage caused by these, in general, small programs can
be very varied, from simply a small annoyance, a funny
message, to causing the loss of a large amount of data,
blocking the computer, stealing confidential information or
even causing irreparable damage to the computers systems. It
has been the case of viruses that have managed to collapse
entire networks causing the loss of all their data.
The most important thing will be to always keep the chosen
security software updated to ensure that our computer or
other type of device is always protected. Thus, we can read
the e-mail or open documents without worry.
The main problem with antivirus is that new viruses are born
every day, and therefore they must be updated frequently to
be able to detect new t