Negative Impact of Using Antivirus Software – Antivirus software is one of the software that is always in a computer device, this software is believed to be able to ward off viruses that will enter our devices.
Antivirus is a software or application that seems mandatory on a computer, laptop and smartphone. Given the role of antivirus, it has an important duty and responsibility to protect computer systems from various kinds of virus attacks that replicate through various existing gaps.
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.
1. Make the operating system performance even heavier
As we know, antivirus is a 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 performance of the operating system speed 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 the antivirus has access to quarantine and delete suspicious data, of course this does not rule out the possibility of automatic data deletion through the antivirus. This is because the data, which is actually 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 that are considered suspicious.
3. Make some software or programs not run optimally
Because the antivirus always scans the data and files that we are executing, of course this can also affect defects in software or programs with data extensions that are considered suspicious by the antivirus.
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 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, then inevitably the user must 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 deleting data beyond user control, 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 this data, in order to remove some data elements that are considered dangerous even though the data does not actually contain viruses at all.