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Antivirus is a software program that helps keep your computer system clean and healthy. The software detects and removes viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware, worms, Trojan horses, adware and other threats from your device. It also helps protect your computer against infected websites, phishing sites and online identity (privacy) theft. Antivirus programs usually scan your devices for malicious files and alert you when a threat is found. They can be free or paid and often include additional features like file encrypting, a VPN and secure email services.

The virus S protein binds to host sialic acid receptors on alveolar epithelial type II cells, which promote viral entry into the cell via endosomal secretion [34]. The RBD region of S recognizes the ACE2 homolog, a molecule that converts angiotensin I to angiotensin 2 and is involved in vascular smooth muscle contraction and blood clotting [35].

While antivirus programs are effective at catching many known threats, no single tool can catch every bit of malware that emerges. In addition to a solid antivirus program, users should have strong passwords, two-factor authentication, data encryption, systemwide backups, smart privacy tools in their browser and regularly update their operating systems. The nature of how security software works can leave it vulnerable, and almost all major antivirus apps have suffered from critical vulnerabilities on occasion. Moreover, security apps typically require high access privileges and can be slow to respond to requests. These factors can make the apps unreliable and potentially dangerous.