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Antivirus Software Functions and Workplace Importance

How does antivirus software work?

Why is it important for IS managers to ensure that their antivirus software is up to date?

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Antivirus software takes two different approaches to eliminate malicious software and viruses on computers. The first approach is called a virus dictionary or signature scanning approach. This approach uses a "dictionary" of known viruses while scanning a computer. Once these malicious files have been identified, the program either deletes, quarantines or repairs the file in question. However, this type of approach needs continuous updates to the software to be ...

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This solution describes what the functions of antivirus software are and why it is vital that managers within a company keep the virus protection up to date.