Anti-Virus software is used to safeguard a computer from malware, including viruses, computer worms, and Trojan horses.
Anti-Virus software may also remove or prevent spyware and adware, along with other forms of malicious programs.
Why does my business need it?
Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting businesses with Phishing emails and Ransomware, as they know there’s potentially more money to be made by holding a company to hostage over it’s data. Having Anti Virus installed on every machine in your company is a vital defence against such attacks.
Also, if a virus made its way onto your network, it could result in significant downtime whilst the infection is removed and damaged or deleted files are restored from backup.
What do I need to know?
Anti-Virus software will scan files to identify and eliminate computer viruses and other malicious software (malware). Anti-virus software examines files to look for known viruses and also identifies suspicious behaviour from any computer program which might indicate an infection.
As well as having decent Anti-Virus in use across the company, you also need to educate your employees about protecting against threats. You’ll find some useful and straightforward information about this on our blog.
How Dr Logic can help
We recommend Webroot Anti-Virus and use it with the majority of our clients, as it’s part of our support contracts. If you already have Anti-Virus in place, we can help manage any issues that might arise.