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MYTH VS FACT – Having antivirus software gives you 100% protection against viruses

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MTYH VS FACT – Have you heard this before? 

Download antivirus software and you’ll be protected 100% from cyber threats.

However, is it true?

Antivirus software is crucial as it can protect devices from countless types of malware and viruses. With so much sensitive information stored in our devices, the thought of losing it all to malware is pretty terrifying. Using antivirus software might give us peace of mind, but does it guarantee us protection?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. No security software can protect us 100%. This is why if your software warns you against accessing certain websites or downloading certain programmes, it is extremely important to listen to that warning. The biggest issue is the malware landscape is always changing, so 100% protection isn’t feasible. Cybercriminals innovate by using unrecognized coding that doesn’t show up on antivirus software. Many software companies now provide heuristic detection, which tries to identify suspicious behaviour to block unknown viruses. With that being said, this process also can’t guarantee security either, and infections have been known to slip by. However, it’s not time to throw out your subscription just yet. High-quality antivirus software can keep you safe from many known threats. Here are some examples of the benefits:

1. Antivirus software offers comprehensive threat protection. It is the best way to safeguard your computer against viruses and other malware types such as ransomware, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, identity theft and more. It can help detect a problem before it becomes too big to control.

2. It can also increase your computer’s lifetime. Many viruses’ objectives are to render a system’s host unusable or to prevent you from installing new software such as antivirus software.

3. It can speed up your computer. It does it by decluttering threats that affect performance time and removing viruses that can slow or freeze your computer and affect your hard drive’s performance. 

When it comes to Cybersecurity, nothing is 100% guaranteed. New codes and iterations of viruses are constantly being created and released, which tests security methods to their limits. Choosing a top-quality antivirus is even more essentials when you consider cyber risks. 

Antivirus is a must-have on any computer for business or personal use. However, in today’s technology environment, you need to consider enhancing your IT security with advanced technology. The Antivirus is good and essential, but it will not protect you from future threats that become more advanced. SEGMENTECH is a CyberArk and checkpoint partner in Canada. We strongly recommend implementing an Endpoints Security on-premises, hybrid or in the cloud. Contact us if you want to discuss how we can assist.

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