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Features of an Anti virus Software This article talks about the various features which the anti virus software provides to its user. Is custom scanning a necessary feature? Scanning is a feature which every software will provide but this is at the stipulated time set by the software design. Sometimes, the user will feel the necessity of scanning the computer when he feels he has opened a potentially harmful site. This is the best time to scan the files on the computer and be done with it. This is when the custom scans in the software are needed. This will increase the confidence in the user that his computer and files are safer. However, with the normal scans, the user can set a time and frequency at which the software will scan all the files and reboot the system to maintain the efficiency of the same. On the other hand, scanning any external device connected to the computer is also necessary to ensure that the files will not be infected in any manner. Scanning any file which is downloaded is also a very good feature one can expect from the program. Sometimes, there are chances of an operating system break down because of these viruses. What is the pop up blocker feature? The pop ups and ads appearing on the screen may seem to be simple ads but are very dangerous. They carry potentially harmful malware which can threaten identity theft. When the user opens these pop ups, the malware will get installed into the computer and this can rally important information to the hackers. So, the best way to deal with this problem is by blocking them altogether. Once a particular pop up or ad is blocked, it cannot appear again on the screen on that browser. For example, if the user has blocked it on Google Chrome, it will still appear on Opera or other browsers. Thus, it should be blocked from all the browsers in use. What is a virus removal tool? This is the prime feature offered by an anti virus software. While detecting the virus is one part, the removal of is another aspect. The infected files cannot be left unresolved or unhealed as they can spread the infection to the other files in the system. This will threaten all the files important to the user. Immediately removing the infection is the best thing to do and any software will provide this. Sometimes, when the removal or healing is not possible, then the file has to be deleted from the system.
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