When acomputer virusinfects a computer, it must make changes tofileson your computer, critical areas like theRegistry, or sections ofmemoryto spread or damage the computer. An antivirus program protects a computer by monitoring all file changes and the memory for specific virus activity patterns. When these known or suspicious patterns are detected, the antivirus warns the… Continue reading How does an antivirus work?
Hospitals, schools, companies and governments around the world were assessing the damage Saturday after a massive cyberattack hit almost 100 countries, infecting computers with malware that demanded ransom payments. No one has yet claimed the worldwide attack, which experts believe used tools stolen from the National Security Agency.Antivirus providerAvast reportedthat some 100,000 computers had been… Continue reading Huge Cyberattack Hits Nearly 100 Countries With ‘Wanna Decryptor’ Malware