In this technological era, where all the work is done through mobiles and computers, there are risks, as the number of malware software and hackers is increasing day by day whose primary focus is to steal and damage your computer and data, so the big question arises that –
How can we protect our mobiles and computers from viruses so that we can save our data can from malicious activities and attacks?
There are specific basic methods that we should use in our day-to-day life to protect our privacy. So, stay tuned until the end to gather all the details.
Firstly, we have to know what malware is?
Malware is a type of software whose prime function is to harm our mobile, computer, or any computer network. There is a wide variety of malware-
- Trojan horses
- Rogue software
Before, going ahead let me know –
Do you know how these kinds of malware software enter our mobile or computer?
They enter when you install applications through unknown sources or give your password while downloading or ordering from spam websites.
So, it is always advisable to go for reputed sites.
Let’s check how you can save your data from viruses.
How to avoid malware entering our mobiles and computer
- Do not install apps on your mobile or computer from unknown sources
- Restriction on downloads which require passwords
- Carefully read and understand app permissions
- Install an Antivirus software
Now, what is an Anti-virus software?
Anti-virus software is computer software that helps the user in the prevention, detection, and removal of malware from our mobile and computer. Another name of anti-virus software is anti-malware software. Because of the primary function of detection and removal of viruses, it was named as anti-virus.
How does anti-virus software work?
When any virus enters into any mobile or computer, then the virus starts making changes in the files and folders of the computer or mobile, principally targeting the main files such as registry and memory of the computer to cause damage to the mobile and computer.
Anti-virus software keeps on observing the changes in the files and folders, along with the changes in the mobile and computer’s memory to detect any particular activity of the virus. As soon as the anti-virus software detects any dubious movement, it alerts the user to take corrective steps before they cause any damage to the mobile and computer. Below is the
catalo of various virus detection techniques used by Anti-virus software-
- Heuristic-based detection
- Signature-based or virus dictionary detection
- Behaviour-based detection
- Sandbox detection
- Cloud anti-virus detection
- Full system scan
Anti-virus software is available in two forms-
Free anti-virus software offers fewer features in comparison to paid anti-virus software. Free anti-virus software only protects your mobile and computer against viruses and malware, whereas paid anti-virus software supplies more features for the security and reliability of your mobile and computer. Some of the extra features given by paid anti-virus software are-
- Real-time scanning
- Automatic updates
- Parental control for kids’ safety
- Backup and storage of data in the cloud
- Store your documents in an encrypted folder
- Multi devices protection
- Chat safely on social networks
10.Prevents you from using spam sites
Some examples of anti-virus software are-
- AVAST anti-virus
- AVG anti-virus