Malware is software that is created and designed to vandalize or cause data loss on a computer system without the consent of the owner. Malware can be installed on the computer system without the knowledge of the owner. It can be sent through email, or even installed remotely from another computer.
There are many types of malicious software. Computer viruses, worms, Trojan Horses, and spyware are all types of Malware. However, there are also many anti-malware software packages available, that will identify and eliminate malicious software. The software performs these actions by thoroughly scanning the computer system and identifying each virus that is infecting the computer. This paper will review and contrast two types of anti-malware software, McAfee VirusScan 8.0 and BitDefender 9, and provide a recommendation.
Design and Ease of Use
The installation process of McAfee VirusScan is very easy and trouble-free, taking only 7 minutes to fully install McAfee and all of its features. Many new users of the program will find no problems with installation of this product as the user interface is friendly and easy to use and understand.
McAfee VirusScan has automatic virus updates that are very easy to navigate through, having clear and concise menus and instructions. The downside of this virus update is that every time there is an update downloaded, the user will have to restart the computer.
The “meat” of the program is the McAfee Security Center. This part of the program is a console that will let the user review the state and condition that their computer is in. This console can sometimes be tedious to navigate through, having to change pages multiple times just to find simple settings.
McAfee’s security warnings can sometimes be tedious and irritating, popping up very often to warn the user of certain things. Pop-ups may alert a user for the reason of an automatic update, or to ask the user if the...