Posts Tagged ‘Background Scanning’

Virus DetectedA good antivirus program is an integral part of any computer user’s security strategy.

If you’ve ever wondered how these programs detect malware on your computer, you’re not alone. Let’s look at the various ways that antivirus software keeps your computer safe from viruses, worms, spyware and more.

Background Scanning

Most antivirus programs run in the background on your computer, performing what is known as “on-access scanning”. Behind the scenes, the software is checking every file you open before allowing you to run it. This scanning isn’t limited to executable files: Archive files are checked for compressed viruses, and documents are checked for macros that can cause harm to your computer. (more…)