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What should I look for in anti-malware software?

When’s the last time you updated your anti-malware or antivirus software signatures? A week ago? Great. An hour back? Amazing; we’re glad for you. But, in case you’re similar to the greater part of consumer, you’re too busy to even think about staying over the steady updates required to keep your security act strong.

Malware, adware, spyware, ransomware, Trojan pony — all of them will unleash devastation, and you should be secured against every one of them. Just to make sure we are all on the same page ! How? Don’t worry we have your back.

We have assembled a list of specific features of what you should expect from an anti-malware:

Stop malware infection:

The proper anti malware will be able to stop malicious attacks, malware and changing of settings due to attacks as well as installation of unwanted programs without your permission.

Alarm user against visiting a malicious websites:

A proper anti-malware should be able to let you know you if you are visiting a website that contains malicious content and can cause risk for your data. Anti-malware software authors maintain a database of know malicious websites, if you enter a URL that is available in the database the anti-malware software will inform you in this case that you are browsing a malicious website.

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Remediation metrics:

An anti-malware should be capable of assessing the amount of malware infection present in your system and the time require to clean them up.

Scheduled scan:

Best anti-malware software is capable of running scans on regular basis. It should have the option of scheduling scans on consistent basis and you should be able to select schedule of your choice.

Real time monitoring:

If your anti malware tool is providing you real time protection and monitoring of threats then it is the one for your system. It should alarm you against any threat at the time it is detected in your system and should be detected at the time of attack attempt.

Proliferation prevention:

Proper anti-malware should be capable to contain the infection from one system to another whether you are copying data through a flash drive or over the network. Anti-malware should have the ability to control the malware apart from prevention and removal.

Forensic report of the attack:

If your system has been infected it must be controlled and comprehend that what are the possible outcomes of this malware and what harm it had caused to your system. So, we can say that you should expect a complete forensic report from anti-malware about the attack’s outcomes and it should help admin understand the objectives and goals of a particular malware infection.