Your Questions About Virus Protection

Posted by softwareguru on August 14, 2014

Donna asks…

I want virus protection?

now that I have dsl am I already protected by an anti virus protection?

softwareguru answers:

No – you need an anti-virus. If you want a free anti-virus I recommend in order of popularity, but please choose the right one for you (install only one):

1. AVG Free
a. A simple interface (easier to use than Avast! And Avira)
b. Can detect about 82.82% of viruses
Cons: low virus detection

2. Avast!
A. Real-time protection
b. It has an option to delete a virus once found
c. Can detect about 87.46% of viruses.
Cons: Too many icons and confusing user interface

3. Avira AntiVir
a. It can detect malware better than Avast and AVG
b. It’s cute umbrella icon
c. Can detect about 94.26% of viruses
Cons: A very sluggish update

I advise against Norton anti-virus, it’s bloated software that takes control of your computer. The best anti-virus available is Kaspersky or NOD32 (recent tests at av-comparatives.org).

Donald asks…

virus protection?

ne bdy know ne good free virus protection programs that u dont have to pay for that protects u against everything
n does ne bdy know of GOOD pop blocker that actually blocks the pop ups unlike yahoo toolbar or google

softwareguru answers:

A pop up blocker wont help a PC that is already infected. Both google and yahoo are good pop up blockers.

All of these are ones that I personally use and all are free.After you install any of them,make sure you update them to get the full affect.

Download Grisoft AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus,Anti-Malware.(free)

AVG is a collection of anti-virus protection tools that gives you full protection against viruses, worms, Trojans and malware. AVG provides you with all that you need to be completely protected: including a tool for scanning your hard drive and e-mail, as well as a real-time shield to prevent infections.
Top Features

» Provides automatic update functionality
» Its a reliable anti-virus scanning engine
» Provides free Virus Updates for life
» Options to define file name extensions
» Real time protection with resident shield, email scanning
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/…

Spybot – Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven’t intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been “hijacked” (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don’t see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free.
Http://www.spybot.info/

SUPERAntiSpyware will remove ALL the Spyware, NOT just the easy ones!
Easily remove over 100,000 pests such as SmitFraud, Vundo, WinFixer, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, WinAntiVirus, AntiVermins and thousands more!
Http://www.superantispyware.com

Yahoo toolbar offers FREE anti-spyware:
Scan your computer for potentially destructive programs.
Review suspicious-looking programs.
Remove the programs you don’t want. Keep the ones you do.

Http://new.toolbar.yahoo.com/toolbar/features/norton/

PC Tools Firewall Plus
http://www.pctools.com/firewall/

Here is another free anti-virus-
PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition feature highlights
Protects your PC as you are working, surfing and playing
Detects, quarantines, disinfects and destroys Viruses, Trojans and Worms
OnGuard™ protects your computer against threats in real-time

Automatically checks for frequent updates against the latest threats.
Http://www.pctools.com/free-antivirus/
*Never install more than one anti-virus on your PC, as they may conflict with each other. On the other hand, its always good to install more than one anti-spyware.
* You will probably recieve several answers to your question. Whoever helped you the most,please come back and give that person Best Answer.

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