ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 History of virus.

2)Fred Cohen, began to develop strategies for

antivirus software in 1988 that were picked up and 1)Virus more appear when continued antivirus developers. by later software 3)Before connectivity widespread, internet was viruses programmers

became acquainted with virus programming and created viruses or data that even on

were typically spread by infected floppy

manipulated destroyed

disks.

infected computers. History

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ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE 1.2 What is antivirus?

Including but not limited to computer viruses,

computer worm, trojan  Is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware. horses, adware. spyware and

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It can sometimes have drawbacks.

Some antivirus software can also predict what a file will do by running it in a sandbox and analyzing

what it does to see if it performs actions. any malicious

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ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE 1.3 Who developed the first antivirus?

*Born on 19 March 1962 in Wittingen. *Bernd Fix has developed the first antivirus in 1987 *He devised a method to neutralize the Vienna Virus. *This event marks the first documented antivirus software ever written.

Bernd Fix

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ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE 2.0 ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE 2.1 List of top 10 antivirus. LIST OF ANTIVIRUS 1) Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2) BitDefender Antivirus

3) Trend Micro

4) Norton Antivirus/Internet Security

5) McAfee Antivirus

6) Panda Antivirus Pro 2009

7) ZoneAlarm Anti-Virus 2009

8) ESET NOD32 Antivirus

9) AVG Antivirus

10) F-Secure Antivirus 2009

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2.2 About top 10 antivirus. 1)

Kaspersky Antivirus often treated as the best available Antivirus application and has a special version for file servers. It covers almost all sections needed for a top class security. Kaspersky provides hourly virus definition update to keep you up-to-date. 2)

BitDefender is one of the best antivirus with top class defending ability. It provides hourly definition updates for latest threats. BitDefender comes with P2P File Sharing and Registry Startup Protection but lacks Email scanning. 3)

Trend Micro is a well-known and popular antivirus with Spyware and Adware Protection. It has some great features including Remote File Lock that safeguards your private files in case your laptop is lost or stolen. But lacks P2P File Sharing and Registry Startup Scanning. 4)

Norton Antivirus is one of the most popular and well-known antivirus application. The latest version has the ability to map your wireless home network and safeguards your wi-fi networks. Recently Norton has introduced a special version for gaming PCs known as

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ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE Norton 2009 Gaming Edition. It comes with daily virus definition update but no support for P2P File Sharing and Registry Startup Protection. 5)

McAfee is one of the leading antivirus in security industry. McAfee introduced 2 features ScriptStopper and WormStopper. But it has no support for P2P File Sharing, Instant Messenger and Registry Startup. The inbuilt updater updates virus definitions on a regular basis to keep your up-to-date. 6)

Panda Antivirus comes with a new feature call UltraFast scan engine that scan almost 30% faster compared to other antivirus applications. It has few unique features as follows
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Identity protection through Anti-Phishing Filter and Anti-Banking Trojans Engine Panda Antivirus has an advanced heuristic scan which maximum possible identity theft

Inbuilt Personal Firewall

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The latest version of ZoneAlarm antivirus comes with strong removal ability of most dangerous viruses and multilayered security for your PC. But it is not certified by any of the

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ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE three major independent testing labs Virus Bulletic, Checkmark, or ICSA. Zone Alarm scans uses lesser possible system resources. 8)

NOD32 is one of the leading antivirus applications with feature like
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Blocking all attempts to collect and forward your personal and confidential data Provides best protection against zero day threat and attacks Virus definition updates comes in very small size compared to others Multi layered protection including real-time email scanning

9)

AVG is one of oldest and widely used antivirus. Latest version of AVG comes with a clean interface and the core scanning engine changed for better performance with multi-core processors. Now the AVG Antivirus comes with two separate standalone applications AVG anti-spyware and AVG Antirootkit to give your best possible security. 10)

F-Secure Antivirus is quite easy to use and comes with pre-defined options for known threats. F-Secure heuristic scanner is considered as one of fastest. It provides new definition update on every two hours to provide you best possible security from most latest threats. It supports emails scanning for both Outlook and Thunderbird.

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3.0 CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

* As a programmer, we must do something good for future, not make a virus for the world.

*

We

must people hard to

acknowledge that make work

antivirus

software for us.

*

Choose

a

good

antivirus software for your computer for best defence from virus.

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REFFERENCE

1. Peter H.Gregory, Computer Viruses For Dummies, 2011.

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antivirus_software

3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernd_Fix

4. http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_antivirus_software

5. http://www.tricksdaddy.com/2009/05/list-of-top-10-antivirus-softwares.html

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