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Unformatted text preview: the Web, e-mail attachments, opened files, and all types of removable media inserted in the computer. 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 Programs), many vendors of antivirus program allow registered users to update virus signature files automatically from the Web at no cost for a specified time. Updating the antivirus program’s signature files regularly is important, because it will download any new virus definitions that have been added since the last update. 1 Bulowski points out that most antiviris programs also protect against worms and Trojan horses (55-61) Yadav 2 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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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Schulx during the Spring '10 term at Columbia.
- Spring '10