The features of an anti-virus software
The main features of an anti-virus are:
- Scan the hard drive regularly and analyze the RAM, files used, emails, boot sectors, removable media and data in transit to verify if there is an attempt to corrupt
- Detect suspicious elements and malware (viruses, worms, Trojan horse, etc.)
- Remove or quarantine harmful elements
Choosing an anti-virus software
It is important to check that your devices have a good anti-virus. One is enough; it is not recommended to have more than one running simultaneously.
The majority of recent operating systems already have a built-in anti-virus software, such as Microsoft Defender on Windows 10. Several other effective and free anti-viruses are also available online.
With Videotron, you have free access to the complete Videotron Security Services protection software.
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Good to know
If you plan to switch from Residential Internet to Helix Internet, you can keep the Videotron Security Services anti-virus to protect your devices.
Anti-virus and Helix Fi Advanced Security
If you are a Helix Internet subscriber, you can manage your home network and connected devices using the Helix Fi application. It has the Advanced Security feature, which protects your Internet network by monitoring device activity in real time to detect threats and notify you.
However, the Advanced Security feature does not replace an anti-virus software. Depending on the type of threat detected, it recommends the steps to take to correct the problem, such as running your network’s anti-virus software.