A number of software’s have been developed to detect these viruses and eliminate their threat. They are installed and act as protective mechanisms against these viruses and Spybot – Search & Destroy is a good example. Features Of Spybot – Search & Destroy This soft ware can be downloaded from the internet .It also comes in a portable application feature meaning that it can operate in the system without requiring to be installed in the system. It therefore does not require any major changes to be made on the computer before using it.
– This is important in dealing with root kits that can hide in the active system. With the boot CD the spybot is fail safe since is able to penetrate into these system files.
– Protection against internet viruses is another key feature. Spybot – Search & Destroy positions itself between the computer browser and the server hosting the website requested. By doing this it is able to monitor traffic before entering the computer system. It also has its own proxy server which if enabled acts as the system proxy to protect against malicious web programs.
– Equipped with a secure repair environment such that when activated malicious programs cannot interfere with its operation.
– Spybot – Search & Destroy is equipped with command parameters which enable the program to monitor the activities of other running programs such as high memory usage which may imply activity of malwares.
– It has an immunization feature that actively prevents virus programs from attacking the system. They work by preventing access of the sites to the computer thereby protecting the system.
– The Spybot – Search & Destroy is also equipped with an editor referred to as an Open SBI .This feature enable the user to set their own virus detection parameters that can be added to the existing ones. Therefore the software is customizable and user friendly.
– Registry Repair. Spybot – Search & Destroy is equipped with a tool to detect and repair registry files that are malfunctioning.
– To enhance the protection of the system the Spybot – Search & Destroy software is equipped to regularly update its files even on a weekly basis therefore the system is always updated on new and emerging virus threats.There are many more features that keep developing to enhance spyware and malware protection such as protection features on I phones, shredding of infected files, protection from viruses, as well as the ability of the software to support dual and multiple core processors.