Antivirus of today

Viruses (using virus as the generic term for all kinds of threats) have occured on computers since the dawn of the computer age. They have adapted to the technology available, and very often been in the fore front of using the technology. Just like doping in sports.

The business of antivirus emerged because of the open internet coming to market. It became big business to develope systems that protected against any type of attack. The market leaders of the kernel systems (operating systems etc.) have only moderately evolved their systems in the direction of being more virusproof, mainly because of the deliberately chosen open strategy. This is why the antivirus players have to recognize every virus and threat that is out there, and constantly update their security systems on all computers to be able to detect and remove these threats.

 

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