What is Antivirus Software? - Examples & Overview

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Antivirus software protects your computer against which types of threats?

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1. Antivirus software needs to be continuously updated because:

2. You should keep your machine updated with latest operating system patches because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this printable quiz to see what you know about antivirus software programs. Topics you will be assessed on include common types of virus programs, how viruses infect computers, and the top antivirus software brands.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessments, you can test your knowledge of the following:

  • Types of threats antivirus software protects against
  • Reasons for updating antivirus software
  • Importance of updating computer operating system
  • Ways a virus can enter a computer
  • Popular antivirus programs

Skills Practiced

You can practice the following skills using this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • Making connections - correlate how both antivirus software and a computer's operating system need to be updated to safeguard against viruses
  • Information recall - access what you've learned regarding computer virus threats
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how computer viruses are transmitted

Additional Learning

Learn more about how antivirus software programs work by reviewing the lesson on What is Antivirus Software? - Examples & Overview. The lesson addresses these objectives:

  • Explains the effects of a computer virus
  • Covers reasons why antivirus programs update frequently
  • Discusses how antivirus programs detect viruses
  • Details what happens once a virus is detected
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