Some Antivirus Concepts – 2 of 2

Concluding a look at the basics of Antivirus Software Click here for the first part of this blog How does your antivirus software detect threats? This is likely to be through a combination of two different types of analysis: Signature-based detection – this is when the coding in the file being checked is compared with …
Continue reading Some Antivirus Concepts – 2 of 2

A Year of Blog Posts

It’s a year since I started writing this blog every week. Before that I’d just dipped my toe in the water, wondering if I’d got anything useful to say on a regular basis to my computer support clients and potential clients. So, this week I thought I’d have a look back on some of the …
Continue reading A Year of Blog Posts

Antimalware Software

PC Magazine defines antimalware as “An umbrella term for antivirus programs, spyware blockers, intrusion detection systems (IDS’s) and other software that detects and eradicates unwanted input, which in almost all cases comes from the Internet.” – PC Magazine There are two types of antimalware programs – real-time scanners (also called on-access scanners) , and on-demand …
Continue reading Antimalware Software