How does antivirus software work?

Oct. 8, 2017 0 comments Hacking Tutorials Detection & Response

One of the most important and essential pieces of software on Windows computers nowadays is antivirus software to protect you against malware, exploits and hackers. With new advanced malware being released every day used to compromise privacy, blackmail the owners of infected machines and send spam, antivirus software is more important than ever. Most malware is designed and spread with a financial motive, ransomware for instance which encrypts all files on your computer and demands a payment in Bitcoin for the decryption key.