Computer virus protection
A computer virus is malicious code that has the ability to duplicate and send copies of itself to other computers throughout the internet. Viruses can alter, corrupt and delete files, freeze your computer and interfere with computer operation.
Antivirus software protects your computer from virus threats, including worms, trojans, spyware, adware, phishing, pharming and greyware.
How does antivirus software work?
Antivirus software is a computer program which detects, prevents and takes action to disarm or remove malicious software, such as viruses and worms, from a computer.
A quality antivirus program such as Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011, gives your computer virus protection and shields your PC from other malware by automatically scanning suspicious files, websites and e-mails.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 also automatically detects and stops unknown viruses and other malware from infecting your computer. It safely tests questionable programs and websites for viruses and other malware in a virtual “sandbox”. And it restricts unauthorized access to certain computer components.
How do I buy antivirus software?
If your computer is not fitted with antivirus software, you will need to download an antivirus program such as Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011, which will protect your system from viruses.
If you use a Mac, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac will enhance your Macintosh antivirus security.
As with any Kaspersky product, you can trial Anti-Virus for Mac or trial Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 for 30 days before you buy.
Is antivirus the best buy?
If you’re looking for the best antivirus buy, remember that you get what you pay for. Antivirus software only protects your system from viruses. It does not have other safety features you need when you surf the internet:
- It does not block unwanted content such as spam or pop-up windows
- It does not include family protection features (parental controls)
- It does not store or encrypt your passwords to keep them safe
- It does not back up your data
- It does not give you a firewall to block external security threats
For better computer internet security software that includes antivirus protection, blocks unwanted content and includes parental controls, try Kaspersky Internet Security 2011.
For complete computer security software that includes antivirus protection plus ALL the features listed above, try Kaspersky PURE, the ultimate internet security package.