How about if you get prior information about a virus that may pose great threat on your PC?
A virus will never spare your system despite it is well protected. Your system is always at a risk of virus attack. To protect your PC from viruses and other security threats you might have installed an antivirus on your system. Now the question is: how do you get to know that your computer is on the brink of a virus attack? Almost all antivirus have a facility to send a virus alert message whenever they detect a virus.
To understand about virus alert and its significance let us focus on the following points:
- What is virus alert?
- How does it work?
- Significance of virus alert
What is virus alert?
A virus alert is an automated message that warns you about any sort of threat that may infect some important files and folders in your computer. As you are well aware of the damage that a virus can do to your system, you smartly purchase and install antivirus on your system. Whenever a virus tries to breach the security of your computer, the virus alert sends you a message about the threat and you scan your computer for it to make your computer safer. However, a virus alert is not always a message that is fruitful for you. There are chances where you may receive a message that reads: ‘‘Your computer is at risk from numerous threats to fix it click OK.’’ These sorts of messages are nothing but scams that have been designed to fool you and to get secured information from you. Beware of such messages.
How does it work?
As previously mentioned, a virus alert is an auto-generated message. Whenever a virus tries to enter the boundary of your computer the antivirus that is installed on your system scans and detects it and sends a message that warns you about the potential threat. Sometimes it sends you a siren that indicates that there is something wrong. If you use an external device such as a pen drive, mostly you will find that first of all a message box appears that contains an alert message which reads: ‘‘Virus found, scan and fix.’’ When you click on the ‘‘scan and fix’’ option, your antivirus start the scanning process and remove all the viruses.
Significance of virus alert
Installation of antivirus is not enough to protect your computer from potential threats. The antivirus should have the facility to generate a virus alert message that may help you detect a virus even before it may breach the security of your computer. A virus alert not only warns you about a virus that has breached all the security of your PC, but it also keeps updating you about the upgradation or updation of the antivirus that is installed on your system. It may send you daily, weekly or monthly update regarding the upgradation of antivirus. If you are a smart operator and keep your close eyes on the alerts, you may never invite security threats to your computer.
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