Not Always Good, 5 Negative Impacts of Antivirus Software
An antivirus is software or application that seems mandatory on a computer, laptop, and smartphone. Given the role of an antivirus, it has an important duty and responsibility to protect computer systems from various kinds of virus attacks that replicate through various existing gaps.
Negative Impacts of Antivirus Software
But on the other hand, antivirus also has a quite negative impact on the software system, which will affect the speed and function performance of the operating system. For this reason, on this occasion, the author will provide a review of the 5 negative impacts of installing antivirus software.
How is the full review? For more details, let's look at the reviews below.
1. Make the operating system performance even heavier
As we know, antivirus is software that runs continuously from the first time the device is turned on until the device is turned off. Of course, this will affect the operating system's performance in responding to commands from users.
And if we install more than one antivirus, then this can cause system delays when processing commands.
2. Potential to delete data without the user's knowledge
Because antivirus has access to quarantine and deletes suspicious data, of course, this does not rule out data deletion automatically through antivirus. This is because the data, which is harmless, has the same identity or format as the virus replication method.
To minimize this, we can turn off the auto-delete feature on sectors of files or data considered suspicious.
3. Make some software or programs not run optimally
Because the antivirus always scans the data and files that we are executing, this can also affect defects in software or programs with data extensions that the antivirus considers suspicious.
To minimize this, of course, we can turn off the antivirus first before running software or programs that cannot run simultaneously with the antivirus.
4. Potential to damage the operating system as a whole
Is one thing that is quite fatal. This happens if the antivirus has been scanning with the calling method via the boot. So this process can lead to damage to the operating system as a whole. Usually, this process is run outside of the operating system so that when deleting the file system, there is no internal warning from the operating system to prevent data deletion.
And if this has already happened, the user must inevitably take handling actions such as reinstalling or performing a system restore if previously made a backup.
5. Damaging the authenticity of specific data
Not only delete data beyond user control, but the antivirus can also make changes to data that is considered suspicious. This is usually found in clearly formatted data such as word files, excel, and so on.
Antivirus makes changes to the data to remove some data elements that are considered dangerous even though the data does not contain viruses.
That is the review of the 5 negative effects of installing antivirus software. Of course, by considering the five things above, it is hoped that we can be more careful when installing antivirus software so that we avoid the chance of an incident that is completely contrary to our intention when installing antivirus.