Tip of the Week: What to Do to Avoid Malware?

Tip of the Week: What to Do to Avoid Malware?

We discuss security alot. It’s really an important issue for businesses and individuals alike. Wetypically discuss the actions you can take to ensure you are doing all you canto protect your organization’s network and infrastructure from harm. Today, weare going to break down one of the most crucial parts of any cybersecuritysetup: the antivirus.

What Exactly is Antivirus?

If you are a longtime computer user, you knowthat every machine you’ve ever worked on, including every mobile device you’veever used, has some type of antivirus software installed on it. The antivirus’sole purpose is to be able to identify (or search for) and eliminate malware,including trojan horses, Internet worms, spyware, adware, and more.


There are endless amounts of threats thatbombard networks constantly and if any one of those threats hit their mark, itcan be problematic. After all, there are well over 50,000 new strains ofmalware created daily. Antivirus software is designed to keep up with thismassive growth.

What Does Antivirus Software Do?

No matter where you get your antivirussoftware, they work the same way. They scan specific files and directories formalicious code or patterns followed by identified malware. If they do identifymalware they remove or quarantine the code so that it is not a threat to theunderlying systems. Most antivirus software allows users to initiate scans ofspecific folders and files or an entire drive on a schedule or on demand.Basically, its sole purpose is to provide users with up-to-date security.

What Are the Differences BetweenPersonal and Business Antivirus?

The main difference between business andpersonal antivirus software is that for business purposes, more computers anddevices need coverage. So while a personal antivirus will protect the devicethat it is installed on, a business (often called enterprise) antivirus willcover all the endpoints on a network. That’s the main difference: An enterpriseantivirus is installed at the server level and covers all parts of a business’IT infrastructure.

What Does Your Business Do?

If you don’t have a plan on how to keepmalware off of your business’ computing network and infrastructure, you need tostart immediately. The more vulnerabilities your business has, the more likelyit is to get hacked, have your employees be scammed, or lose face to yourcustomers and prospects.


At ALLTECH, we take pride in being asecurity-first company that helps protect our clients by providing the productsand expertise they need to cover all of their bases. Give us a call today at 954-628-3770 to talk to one of our IT professionals about getting the rightsecurity software for your business.

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