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What is antivirus software designed
The job of virus protection software is to scan for, detect and defend against any type of program likely to inflict damage on a device or against a user. Many antivirus solutions do this by scanning the device looking for snippets of code that match a list of “known-bad” examples. Some store this list on the device itself and update it periodically, while other solutions consult the cloud for matches.
Viruses are a type of malware, which is a far broader term encompassing many types of threats. So, this type of computer security software may more accurately be referred to as an antimalware solution, but the end goal remains the same: to protect computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and other digital devices from harmful bits of code.
Antiviruses do this by:
- Performing regular scans for malicious files, apps, scripts or other data objects
- Detecting and removing data objects determined to be malicious
- Prevent ransomware from encrypting a device owner's files
- And, in some cases, even "rolling back" unwanted actions taken by a piece of malware
What does antivirus software help protect us from?
Computer security software is responsible for preventing damage to a device or attacks targeting users. Attacks against a device may entail preventing a computer from functioning at all (known as "bricking" in the industry), hijacking it to a threat actor's bidding or turning into a member of a zombie army of computers (called a botnet) to wreak havoc on the wider internet. Attacks targeting users may spy on actions taken on a device, steal sensitive information or hold their data for ransom.
The world of malware is wide, and includes:
- And many, many more…
“But why should I pay for antivirus protection software?”
As more people do activities like shopping, banking, and financial planning on the web, cybersecurity stakes continue to rise and the need for computer security software increases.
You need features like these to keep you safe:
• Password management
• Mobile security
• Identity and privacy protection
…Not to mention award-winning support for the off-chance that something goes wrong. These important features aren't included in most free virus protection software. When it comes to keeping you and your family's devices safe, you get what you pay for.
“Okay, so why should I trust Webroot protection?”
Lots of antivirus security providers talk about how they use AI and machine learning. We were actually pioneering that kind of technology in security way before it was cool. In fact, we’ve been:
Protecting the connected world since 1997
Innovating, refining, and applying machine learning since 2007
Cloud-based since 2011
With Webroot, you know you’re in good hands, because we have the experience and the expertise to keep you and your family safe from today’s advanced attacks.
Don't take our word for it, read our reviews.
I have been using Webroot Secure Anywhere for over ten years and have been completely satisfied with the performance of this product. I would encourage anyone to purchase this for your computer.
I have Webroot on my desktop computer. It works Great. I have had No issues with the computer since Webroot was installed. I highly recommend Webroot to anyone with a computer to avoid Viruses and the like.
AFFORDABLE AND UNOBTRUSIVE
II will soon be adding more devices to this security. It has worked well and seems to be completely unobtrusive. Definitely affordable for the protection provided.