Modern antivirus software can protect users from: malicious browser helper objects (BHOs), browser hijackers, ransomware, keyloggers, backdoors, rootkits, trojan horses, worms, malicious LSPs, dialers, fraudtools, adware and spyware. Some products also include protection from other computer threats, such as infected and malicious URLs, spam, scam and phishing attacks, online identity (privacy), online banking attacks, social engineering techniques, advanced persistent threat (APT) and botnet DDoS attacks.

Antivirus is fundamental to any cyber-protection strategy, but it continues to evolve.  The Focus on this Topic (see Work Products Document) is on Vendors that provide software to North American Utilities related to Antivirus.

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