What is Antivirus?

Antivirus is a piece of software that was originally developed to detect and remove computer viruses, therefore the name. Antivirus software, at times known as anti-malware software.

What an Antivirus software can do?

Modern antivirus soft wares protects the users from malicious  URLs, ransomware, keyloggers, backdoors, rootkits, trojan horses, worms, dialers, fraudtools, adware and spyware etc.


What are the popular antivirus softwares?











Symantec / Norton AntiVirus

Panda Security

Quick Heal


What are the alternative solutions available?

Installed antivirus software, running on individual computers, although the most used, is not the only one method of guarding against malware.  Other alternative solutions are also used, including: hardware and network firewalls, Cloud-based antivirus and on-line scanners.

Hardware and network firewall

A firewall is designed to deal with wider system threats that come from network connections into the system and is not an alternative to a virus protection system.


Cloud antivirus

CloudAV is a solution for effective virus scanning on devices that lack the computing power to perform the scans themselves


Online scanning

Some antivirus vendors keep up websites with free online scanning ability of the entire computer, critical areas only, local disks, folders or files. Sporadic online scanning is a decent idea for those who run antivirus applications on their computers since those applications are often slow to catch threats.


About McAfee Antivirus

McAfee is now part of Intel Security. Intel Security protects consumers and businesses of all sizes from the latest malware and emerging online threats. McAfee solutions are designed to work together, integrating anti-malware, antispyware, and antivirus software with security management features that deliver unsurpassed real-time visibility and analytics, reduce risk, ensure compliance, improve Internet security, and help businesses achieve operational efficiencies.


Intel Security products and solutions protects the following areas:

  • Data Center Security
  • Data Protection
  • Database Security
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Network Security
  • Security Management
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Web Security

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