Comparing Features Of Different Antivirus Software Computer Science Essay

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More of viruses are born in the early and mid 80s only can for self-reproduction and no specific damage. That make many and many programmer become more comprehend about the viruses programming and release viruses that manipulated or will destroy data on computer. At the time it is necessary to consider the anti-virus software to fight these malicious viruses.

In 1988 a mailing list name VIRUS-8 was initiated on the BITNET/EARN network where new viruses and the possibilities of detecting and liminating viruses were discussed.

Anti-virus software is used to avoid, detect, and remove malware, include computer virus, worms, and Trojan horses. It also can prevent and remove adware, spyware and other viruses.

Introduction of AVG Anti-virus software

AVG is an umbrella term for a range of anti-virus and internet security software. That support to use in Microsoft Windows, Linux, Max OS X, and also can use at FreeBSD computing platforms.

AVG Is developed by a privately held Czech company formerly know as Grisoft.

The AVG is launched in 1992 in the Czechoslovakia in 1997. AVG 9.0 also got add the Resident Shield, firewall, and identity protection modules.

The growth of AVG security package, include anti-spyware software such as AVG net work network of technology acquisition ewido anti-spyware group will occur at 2006. At the same year, Microsoft also announced that it would provide the AVG components in Window Vista operating system directly.

AVG Internet Security is a full suite cause it include AVG anti-virus, Anti-Spyware, LinkScanner, Anti-Rootkit, Web Shield, Security Toolbar, Firewall, Anti-Spam, Identity protection and System Tools protection components.

AVG features in modern antivirus and Internet security programs, including periodic scans the most common features available, send receive e-mail scanning, to "fix" of some infected files, and "virus vault".

Introduction of BitDefender Anti-virus software

BitDefender is an antivirus software suite a Romanian company SOFTWIN development. It was founded in November 2001, now already 13th edition. 2011 version is launched in August 2010,

which includes a variety of protection and performance optimization as the search consultant and performance enhancement.

From 1996 to 2001 AVX corporation provides the world"s smart update of the product, without user intervention, and integrated within the browser, scan and monitor all the download files. AVX corporation held the 1st behavior-based blocking technology, it is the first anti-virus application, including firewall. With the sixth generation of AVX, product became the first anti-virus application, including firewall, on the behavior to stop.

Feature of AVG Anti-virus

Scanning Capabilities

On-access Scanning

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On-demand Scanning

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Scheduled Scanning

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Heuristic Scanning

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Manual Scanning

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Adware/Spyware Scanning

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Script Blocking

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Scan Compressed Files

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Auto-Clean Infected Files

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Quarantines Infected Files

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E-mail Protection

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Instant Messaging Protection

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Registry Startup Protection

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Detailed Virus Information

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Updates

AutomaticDefinition Updates

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Automatic Program Updates

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Manual Definition Updates

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Manual Program Updates

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Other Features

History/ Report logging

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Technical Support

Manual/FAQ/Knowledge Base

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Tutorials

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Support Configurations

Windows Vista (32 bit)

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Windows Vista (64 bit)

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Windows XP (32 bit)

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Windows XP (64 bit)

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Findings

AVG anti-virus is an quiet good anti-virus because the all basic protection of anti-virus it also has but it is not suitable to use for who is always chatting by MSN, Yahoo Messenger, or another live chat software. And the user forum also not very suitable to use AVG anti-virus. IT is because AVG anti-virus don't have File sharing protection, Live Chat, and User Forum.

Feature of BITDEFENDER Anti-virus

Scanning Capabilities

On-access Scanning

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On-demand Scanning

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Scheduled Scanning

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Heuristic Scanning

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Manual Scanning

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Adware/Spyware Scanning

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Script Blocking

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Scan Compressed Files

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Auto-Clean Infected Files

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Quarantines Infected Files

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E-mail Protection

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Instant Messaging Protection

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Detailed Virus Information

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P2P/File Sharing Protection

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WebMail Protection

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Updates

Automatic Definition Updates

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Automatic Program Updates

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Manual Definition Updates

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Manual Definition Updates

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Other Features

History/Report logging

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Password Protect Settings

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Technical Support

Live Chat

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Phone Support

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Manual/FAQ/Knowledge Base

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Tutorials

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User forum

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E-mail Support

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Supported Configuration

Windows Vista (32 bit)

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Windows Vista (64 bit)

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Windows XP (32 bit)

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Windows XP (64 bit)

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Findings

Bit defender anti-virus is an anti-virus are suitable to all people. It also get the gold rank at the 2009 ANTI-Virus Software Report. It got many function is another anti-virus don't have. It is the good anti-virus is for student to use it because student always online chat with friend or play forum that is need a good anti-virus to protect them computer/laptop.

Compare of 2 type anti-virus

AVG anti-virus

Bit defender

Virus Defintions Updated (Average)

hourly

daily

P2P/File Sharing Protection

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Live Chat

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Conclusion

As my conclusion, Bit Defender anti-virus is better, because it have more advantages as compared to AVG anti-virus. An anti-virus is play an important role in our computer. If without the anti-virus our computer will easy give virus invade. So we all need a better anti-virus to protect our computer. According to my survey data the Bit Defender anti-virus is more preferred by the computer users to prevent their computer from virus.