Firewall Antivirus Blocker
Why do people need to have security software installed in their computers? Because every time the PC
How can a firewall affect the operation of an antivirus software?
logs on to the World Wide Web, the risk of it acquiring viruses becomes greater. Every day, newer viruses are born, making every user’s PC susceptible to infection, which can lead to file loss, and other irreplaceable damages. Examples of needed security software include firewall programs and anti virus scanners. A firewall serves like a filter for the traffic that comes in and out of your PC through the net. It determines to allow or disallow certain operations if it may be damaging to the system. Antivirus scanners, on the other hand, check your drives for any viruses or bad sectors, and repairs them accordingly. Running a firewall andÂ antivirus softwareÂ at the same time can have effects on the performance of your PC. There are also instances wherein the firewall is an antivirus blocker, which affects the overall performance of the scan.
How else can the firewall affect the operation of the antivirus program? Here are some examples:
- Allows or disallows updating
- Complements antivirus performance
- Increases CPU usage
Allows or disallows updating
The firewall as an antivirus blocker can prevent the automatic updating of the antivirus software. Usually, the virus scanner performs a daily update to get the latest info on new viruses. In this case, the firewall can be set to allow only the updating of the antivirus software.
Complements antivirus performance
The firewall and antivirus software should work together with yourÂ PCs securityÂ and protection as their best interests. Having these two perform at their optimum will ensure that you are surfing the web with ease, and that your valuable files are kept safe.
Increases CPU usage
Sometimes, when the firewall is turned on, it demands more work from the CPU. At times when the antivirus scan is running throughout the system, more of the CPU will be used, too. Some other applications might slow down as a result. While the scan is going on, it will be recommended to temporarily turn off the firewall as well as other programs currently running.
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