Home

About Us

IT Services

Electronic Security

Knowledge Center

News & Events

Blog

Support

Contact Us

Prosper IT
  • Register

Prosper Solutions Blog

Antivirus, Analyzed

Antivirus, Analyzed

Antivirus is a crucial component to any network security platform, but do you know how it works? Below, we’ll go over how your security is improved by an antivirus solution.

What is Antivirus?
Antivirus is a variety of software meant to identify malware and other software-based threats and eliminate them, protecting your computing resources and data. While they aren’t all equally effective, you should have something implemented to protect your business’ key components from the multitude of hazards that lurk online.

What Does It Do?
An antivirus solution has a big responsibility, as there is a diverse variety of malware that could potentially create big problems for a business. Antivirus is what keeps these potential problems from actualizing. When you seek out an antivirus solution, you’re looking for a solution that does the following:

  • Enables scans to be scheduled
  • Allows scans to be initiated, on anything from a single file to the entire network
  • Identifies and eliminates malicious code
  • Reports the computer’s overall health and efficiency

How It Works
Based on predetermined and downloaded threat definitions, your antivirus will scan your files to see if any of the code in them matches its reserves of identified threats. By recording and archiving identified malware in the cloud, the antivirus solution is able to be more effective as compared to one hosted locally.

Any executable files that enter the system are scanned. If they happen to meet the threat definitions you have in place, they will be categorically blacklisted, blocked from further action, and quarantined. You have the ability to override the antivirus’ categorization, but generally speaking, a program was blocked for a reason.

Why Should I Pay For Antivirus?
There are a variety of antivirus options out there for a variety of price points, many being free. However, for a business’ purposes, the paid option is generally a better call, just because they are generally more up-to-date on the latest threats. Fortunately, there are many budget-friendly antivirus options out there that can do the job, so this is one investment that will certainly be worth it when all is said and done.

For more information about antivirus solutions or any other means of improving your network security, reach out to Prosper Solutions and our IT professionals. We can help keep your business safe and running at its most effective. Call (617) 369-9977 to learn more.

Information Technology: How to Handle the Inevitab...
Technology Basics: Print Toner
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Politics Entrepreneur Data Loss Term Current Events SharePoint Downtime Distribution Website Mobile Device Proactive IT Product Reviews Word Virtualization Security Saving Money Emails Reliable Computing Collaboration Shortcut Software Cost Management Mobile Payment Disaster Recovery Health Identity Theft Multi-Factor Security Data Breach Windows Server 2008 Passwords Bring Your Own Device Sync Best Available Managed IT services Business Cards Business Growth Applications How To Business Mangement Data Backup Application Router Competition Tactics Workplace Tips Budget Tech Tech Support Analytic VPN Workers Data Protection Documents Android PDF Customer Relationship Management Managed IT Services Information Read Keyboard Windows 10 Quick Tips Service Level Agreement Privacy Storage Mobile Technology Vulnerabilities In Internet of Things Data Recovery iPhone Spyware Fileless Malware Vulnerability Antivirus Customer Resource management Unified Threat Management Botnet Data Security Machine Learning Document Management DDoS Work/Life Balance Samsung Microsoft Office Social Media Staffing IT consulting Meetings Automation Knowledge Internet Project Management Fiber-Optic Hacks News Hard Drives Public Speaking Business Continuity LiFi Microsoft Technology Travel Private Cloud Presentation Specifications Going Green Wi-Fi Smartphone USB Cybercrime Google Wallet Displays Banking Malware Outsourced IT File Sharing VoIP Capital Patching Healthcare Legal Chromebook Vendor Webcam Communication Music Save Time Microsoft Excel the Internet of Things Programming Networking Telephone Systems Fraud Network Management Hosted Solution Windows XP Electronic Medical Records Employer Employee Relationship Maintenance Professional Services IT Consultant Worker Notifications cloud computing Encryption Augmented Reality Teamwork Productivity Email Logistics App Freedom of Information Licensing Deep Learning SSID User Tips Data storage Miscellaneous Employer-Employee Relationship Mobile Devices User Virtual Desktop Cooperation Electronic Payment Unified Communications Net Neutrality Automobile Device security Download Company Culture Cost Corporate Profile BDR Administrator hardware Google Docs Data Analysis Electricity Google Drive Business Owner Drones Government Redundancy Medical IT Flash User Error Touchscreen PowerPoint Content Update Processors Audit Telephone System Rental Service IBM Phone System Access Control Consultation Mobility User Tip IT Permissions Apps Addiction Law Enforcement Phishing GDPR Sports CIO Regulation Television Emergency Tech Term Distributed Denial of Service Data Scalability Laptop CrashOverride Bata Backup Enterprise Resource Planning Visible Light Communication Text Messaging clout services Chamber eWaste Cache Social Mouse Windows 10 Piracy Taxes Cortana Tracking Patch Management Google Play Startup Processing Legislation Printing Digital Payment Innovation Telephone Retail Alert Hiring/Firing Managed Service Provider Tip of the week Supercomputer YouTube Windows 7 Managed IT Information Technology communications Facebook Motion Sickness Printer Users Screen Reader IT Support Help Desk Domains Safety Computer Data Warehousing Managed IT Service UTM Microchip Error Migration Management Two-factor Authentication Finance Downloads Managed Service Computer Malfunction Cryptocurrency Hosted Solutions Best Practices Network Congestion Content Filtering Computers Streaming Media Statistics MSP Social Engineering Advertising Websites Equifax Unified Threat Management Firewall SaaS Avoiding Downtime Rapid City G Suite IT service Social Network Solid State Drive Robot Wireless Microsoft 365 Education Chrome Virtual Reality Computer Care Gadgets WiFi cyber security Skype IT Management IT Plan Computer Repair Desktop uptime Bookmark Training Digital Signature Assessment Spam Hacker Backup and Disaster Recovery Data Management Hacking Business Management Inbound Marketing Telephony Internet of Things Tech Terms Twitter Settings Computer Accessories Heating/Cooling Citrix Xenapp outsource cloud computing Directions Tablets Lithium-ion battery IT Services Upgrades Google HIPAA Business Metrics IT Support Tip of the Week Office 365 Nanotechnology Backup Recovery Value Processor Cabling Modem Connected Devices Writing Holiday cloud storage Windows 8 Human Resources Technology Tips Entertainment Computing Infrastructure Pain Points Running Cable Intranet Ransomware Asset Tracking Security Cameras Productivity Remote Computing Windows Password Blockchain Social Networking Language Wireless Technology Analytics Micrsooft Smart Tech Wireless Headphones Monitoring Reading Risk Management Marketing Trends Mobile Security Business Computing Operating System Smartphones cloud History Network Security Messenger Browsers Upgrade Troubleshooting Google Maps Office WannaCry Efficiency Excel Co-Managed IT Apple Software as a Service Bandwidth Multi-factor Authentication Search End of Support Congratulations Mobile Device Management Relocation Experience Disaster Business Technology Flexibility Scam Artificial Intelligence Securty Conferencing Tablet VoIP Devices Transportation Network Server Best Practice Customer Service Society Business Intelligence Public Cloud Money Database Hack Upload Hard Drive Disposal Vendor Management Digital BYOD Time Management Saving Time Browser Web Server Windows10 Productuvuty Solutions Bluetooth Gmail Hard Drive Google Calendar Books Evernote Save Money Username Physical Security Big data Integration email scam Fleet Tracking Thank You IP Address Bitcoin Outlook Monitors Business 3D Printing A.I. Hackers Fake News Accountants Cybersecurity Health IT HTML Remote Monitoring Gaming Console Regulations Vendor Mangement Black Market Comparison Uninterrupted Power Supply Compliance Software License Office Tips Virtual Assistant Computing CCTV Voice over Internet Protocol Gamification switches Access Mobile Computing Proxy Server Dark Web Small Business Cleaning Navigation Virus Managing Stress Environment Administration Paperless Office Start Menu Trending Printers Memory outsource cloud storage

Latest News & Events

Prosper Solutions is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.prospersolutions.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our ser...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Prosper Solutions can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(617) 369-9977

150 Eastern Ave, Second Floor
Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150