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Unformatted text preview: Rambo 1 Matthew Rambo Professor Tan CSC 010 12/22/10 Antivirus Programs Today, people rely on computers to create, store and manage critical information, many times via a home computer network. Information transmitted over networks has a higher degree of security risk than information kept in a user’s home or company premises. Thus, it is crucial that they take measures to protect their computers from loss, damage and misuse resulting from security risks. Antivirus programs are an effective way to protect a computer against viruses. An antivirus program protects a computer against viruses by identifying and removing any viruses found in memory, on storage media, or on incoming files. 1 When you purchase a new computer it often includes antivirus software. Antivirus programs work by scanning for programs that attempt to modify the boot program, the operating system, and other programs that normally are read from but not modified. In addition, many antivirus programs automatically scan files downloaded from the Web, e-modified....
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course ECO 012 taught by Professor Esposto during the Spring '08 term at Kutztown.
- Spring '08