Malware has dramatically changed over the past few years. Not just the techniques used, but also the volume. It’s typical for an anti-virus company to identify 1-2 million new malware samples per month and it gets worse: a large portion of malware today is hidden within legitimate looking software.
Anti-malware software’s purpose is to prevent, detect, and remove malicious software (malware) with only one agent and using a centralized management console. Malware can include computer viruses, worms, adware, spyware, stealware, and trojan horses.
As previously stated, the technology blocks viruses, Trojans, worms, adware, spyware, and other potentially unwanted programs that steal confidential data and sabotage user productivity.
When receiving an attachment through email, users tend to trust the content and execute it. Mail Server Antivirus products can either clean or block the infected object and send the email to the recipient.