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How does a Computer Virus Scan Work?

How does a Computer Virus Scan Work?

Sep 26, 2013

It is not surprising when you find your computer getting error caused by virus. It is normal, and almost everyone who has computer meets the same case as you do. Well, without any doubt, such situation is really annoying. To secure your computer from that error problem, you can use a virus scanner or antivirus; this tool will help you to clean out the virus from your computer. The one that distinct from your computer to another computer is the virus scanner or antivirus that you use. Usually, one antivirus provides different services from other antivirus. So, you have to choose an antivirus that appropriate in order to make it work well on your computer. So, how does a computer virus scan work?

First, antivirus software works by recognizing if there are viruses on your computer; usually they will search any signature virus that make your computer in trouble. You have to know first what the meaning of signature is; it is such a particular pattern on a computer that is strict and usually will be displayed when your computer is activated. You may do not know that pattern; you even do not realize or recognize the pattern. The only one that knows the pattern and knows exactly what the pattern is a technician that has specialization in Computing security, and then security software is made and available on many websites. The patterns are downloaded by the antivirus, and then the antivirus examines the patterns and lists them to be updated. That way it will be really easy for you to deal with the rest of the things.

Those are all how does a computer virus scan work. Not all patterns are always dangerous for your computer; only certain patterns that contain particular unique virus that are cleaned up by the antivirus software. The most important thing is that virus in Computer system is different with virus in the real life. Virus on computer is purposively made by technicians, so they may always struggle to make different virus all the time in order to make it difficult to recognize and even to secure.