Affects of viruses on laptops

What are the various features of software to remove viruses from laptops?

Computer virus is a software program which may harm your system. Programs that may harm your laptop can be worms, trojan horses, spywares etc. Viruses on your system can harm in many ways such as, delete configuration files, monitor your keystroke to help hackers etc. Viruses have the ability to create excessive traffic to deny the access of user. Some viruses can be easily removed from the system but most of can be sophisticated to be detected and removed. Virus scanners use two types of detection techniques they are signature based techniques and anomaly-based techniques. You could get plenty of third-party tools to remove the viruses from your laptop. AVG, Norton, Panda antivirus etc. are some popular antivirus products available in the market. Before installing these antiviruses, you need tom ensure the system requirements.

Following are details about the role, features and system requirements of virus removal software for your laptop:

  • AVG antivirus

  • Norton antivirus

  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus


AVG antivirus


AVG antivirus 9 features integrated browser Surf-Shield and LinkScanner. AVG antivirus comes with new features which allow you to browse with confidence. It comes with identity theft recovery module with scanning of e-mails, downloads etc. It could also detect all the potentially unwanted files from your system. Recommended requirements include a processor of 1GHz and 512 MB of RAM. Installation purpose of AVG antivirus 9 requires a 550 MB of hard drive space.

Norton antivirus


Norton antivirus is powerful antivirus which comes with plenty of advanced features. It includes three scanning options that are Quick Scan, Full System Scan, Custom Scan. Additional features include Norton Download Insight and Norton File Insight which warns of dangerous downloads. System requirements for installing Norton antivirus include a processer of 300MHz speed. You need to have 256MB of RAM and 200MB of free hard disk space.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus

Kaspersky Anti-Virus protects against various viruses, spywares, Trojans, rootkits, bots and many more. It is designed for a fast, optimal PC performance and also scans websites for harmful software products. To install a Kaspersky Anti-Virus, you need to meet the minimum system requirements which include a 512MB main memory and 80MB free hard drive space. It requires an Intel Pentium 800 MHz or equivalent processor. Good Internet connection is also necessary for product activation.
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