What is Antivirus Killer (AV Killer)?
An antivirus killer (AV killer) is a tool that removes virus protection programs. AV Killers are not defensive security solutions, but rather offensive security solutions that are considered malicious because they disable the antivirus software that protects computers from malicious attacks. Some AV killers can even work their way around firewalls.
Home computer antivirus software has improved over the years, protecting users from viruses, system crashes, and other negative effects caused by malware. As a result of this increased security, hackers have been forced to find other ways to harm target computers. AV killers are one way to do this.
When an antivirus program scans a computer, AV killers bypass the protective measures of these scans so that viruses can sneak in. With virus detection software on the rise by both home and business users, other methods and computer tools have been developed by programmers with less than noble intentions. Software manufacturers have responded by preinstalling anti-virus software in the software they develop, but this is an ongoing battle because the tighter the virus protection becomes, the more well-known and powerful anti-virus killers become.