What is antivirus?

What is antivirus?

Antivirus-software is one or multiple programs designed to prevent, search for, discover and remove virusses as well as other malicious programs such as worms, trojan horses, adware, spyware etc. 


Then why is it called antivirus?

The reason for the name, antivirus, is that it originally was a solution to remove and prevent virusses. Today, antivirus programs combat several additional types of malware, in order to offer a safe experience on the computer. The name antivirus is therefore still used to describe a general protection of your computer. An antivirus program serves the purpose of discovering and removing several types of malware on your computer. It can be regarded as a patch for the securitybreaches in your operating system. Our antivirus also prevents malicious programs while you use your computer, in order to protect you at all times.

Click here to read more about the different types of malware. 

An antivirus program aims to remove securitygaps, prevent harm to your files, and prevent others from intercepting your sensitive information. It is important for internet users to have this tool installed, as a computer without antivirus in unable to handle the 60.000 new malicious programs created every single day.