Computer viruses have been plaguing our IT systems for decades. The first virus to spread widely via the internet was way back in 1988 when a 23-year-old student unleashed the Morris Worm that infected so many computers that it effectively brought the entire web to its knees.
Since then, antivirus software has become an essential part of our online lives, so much so that it’s hard to imagine why anyone would risk exposing their unprotected devices to the hidden dangers that are lurking behind the scenes on some websites and email attachments.
For years we relied on third-party antivirus products to keep us safe, but it was only a matter of time before Microsoft entered the fray with the release of their own security packages that have evolved in lockstep with the latest versions of Windows into what is now known as Windows 10 Antivirus. Read more