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Unformatted text preview: the web, e-mail attachments, opened files, and all types of removable media inserted in the computer (karonos 201-205). One technique that antivirus programs use to identify a virus is to look for virus signatures, or virus definitions, which are known specific patterns of virus code. According to Shelly and Cashman (Antivirus Program), many venders of antivirus programs allow registered users to update virus signature files automatically from the web at no cost for a specific time. Updating the antivirus Bulowski points out that most antivirus programs also protect against worms and Trojan program’s signature files regularly is important, because it will download any new virus definitions that have been added since the last update. Methods that guarantee a computer or network is safe from computer viruses simply do not exist. Installing, updating, and using an antivirus program, though, is an effective technique to safeguard your computer from loss....
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- Spring '10
- English, Computer virus, antivirus program, antivirus programs