Antivirus Problems

Antivirus is a well-known product that has long been marketed as a regular commodity similar to a toothbrush, detergent, or car. However, even though they are widely used, are not without flaws.

Antivirus programs simply cannot keep up with the diversity and number of new malwares that are released every single day. It’s an arms race and not all antivirus software on the market or available online offers a level of security that is close to 100 percent.

Another problem is that viruses and Trojans are able to manipulate the software on your computer, causing it to cannot detect them correctly. This could be because the virus alters the settings of the antivirus program or because it is able to create false positives by exploiting one of its own functions or features.

There are also many instances where the antivirus software fails to detect files, even if they are malicious. This happens because the anti-virus has not had a chance to add the file to its database. To do this, it must study the file and then check its content against malicious files already in the database of the antivirus. This is a lengthy and resource-intensive process. The slower it runs, the less accurate is the detection. Besides, the antivirus must install the interceptors of system events inside the computer kernel, which will analyze the data and send it to its engine for analysis.

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