Antivirus software offers computer users peace of mind, protecting important files from infection and keeping personal information secure. Anti-malware and Internet security software expands this protection by defending against malicious software on compromised websites. It can also protect computer systems from network attacks. Staples offers a complete line of anti-malware and antivirus protection designed for home or business use from major developers such as McAfee, Norton and Kaspersky, including products for Windows and Mac computer systems, smartphones and tablets.
Practical Computer Defense If you ask computer professionals how to protect computer data, one of the first things they'll say is to install antivirus software. Managing computer security may seem like a daunting task, but current antivirus protection simplifies the process. Most antivirus software is simple to install and configure. It starts automatically, runs in the background and keeps itself up to date without user intervention. Most antivirus protection offers scan scheduling, automatic virus removal and quarantine procedures for files that can't be cleaned automatically.
Secure Network Access Anti-malware and Internet security software adds another layer of computer protection. Much like antivirus protection, this software runs in the background, monitoring network traffic, email messages and Web browser sessions for suspicious activity. These products can detect potential phishing attacks, prevent websites from installing malicious software, and identify potential scams delivered via social media. Some anti-malware and Internet security software also includes parental controls so that parents can limit their children's Web browsing.
Flexible Licensing Options Because computer threats are always changing, Internet security and antivirus software is usually licensed on a subscription basis. Buying a subscription ensures antivirus protection can detect and remove the latest threats. Antivirus, anti-malware and Internet security software is commonly licensed on a per-seat basis. Single-seat licenses are ideal for home users, but business users may prefer to buy bulk-license bundles. While most antivirus protection is compatible with a single operating system, a few, such as McAfee Total Protection 2016, defend multiple devices that use many different operating systems.
Viruses and malware are a fact of life for Internet users, but anti-malware and Internet security software keeps Web-browsing sessions secure and personal information safe, while antivirus protection keeps valuable data secure.