Mr Austin Agbakor, an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) expert, on Wednesday called on active online users to instal the right anti-virus to protect their computers and laptops.
He noted that the installation of the right antivirus would protect the computers, laptops and handhelds from cyber attack.
He said that the antivirus protects all company devices, including company-provided handhelds as well as employee’s home computers and personal handhelds.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that antivirus software is a class of programme designed to prevent, detect and remove malware infections on individual computing devices, networks and IT systems.
According to him, there is a damage caused by computer attacks due to poor-quality antivirus; so one should get a good quality antivirus that would secure their computers and analyse the malware.
“There is need for one to use the right antivirus and desist from using the free online antivirus to protect one’s computer.
“A malicious file of any complexity can be analysed. The resulting report include: Information about the basic principles of the malware’s operation and those of its modules,’’ he said.
According to him, the antivirus will analyse the impact on the affected system and recommend how to neutralise it.
He said that if one’s company had fallen victim to malicious programmes and required the expertise of security researchers, one should take advantage of the services offered by Doctor Web.
Agbakor also the Chief Executive Officer, Softwareshop, said antivirus could also examine the computer and other related items to identify possible accomplice involved in illegal activities.
He, however, advised that one should take advantage of the services of Doctor Web security researchers.
Edited by Adeleye Ajayi