Anti Virus Programs
Everywhere you look you see some sort of computer. There everywhere from schools, to the grocery store checkout line, movie theatres and even in the shirt pockets of some businessmen. Back about ten years ago it was a chore to find someone with a computer, and the Internet please what good is that. As time went on computers became just as common as television sets in homes straight across America. Now it seems if you donâ€™t have an Internet connection whatâ€™s the point of having a computer. Also there is not a day throughout the year that we do not hear the word â€œe-mailâ€ or a new www.something.com business. Computers and technology are totally giving the workplace, education, and for that matter the world a complete overhaul. As I see the metamorphosis happen before my eyes I believe that it is imperative that young children and adults of all ages become familiar with and start using this new super tool called the computer.
A computer virus is a program designed to copy itself. The first computer virus was discovered in 1986. Today there are more than 54,000 known viruses and at least 200 are considered threats at any time. Combination threats are becoming more and more common also. A combination threat combines Internet worms, viruses, and Trojans.
Worms differ from viruses because worms do not infect other files as viruses do. Instead of infecting other files a worm makes copies of itself over and over again. Worms can reduce system resources such as hard disk space or reduce bandwidth by spreading over network shares. Today’s worms are also called internet worms or email worms. These worms send copies of themselves to recipients in infected users’ address books. These types of worms can cause loss of productivity and revenue, as email servers can not handle all of the traffic. A Trojan is program that seems to be valid but in fact it does something to harm your computer.
In recent years, the explosion in the use of networks and...