Your Questions About Virus Protection

Posted by softwareguru on August 15, 2014

Mary asks…

virus protection?

how do i access my virus protection through SBC?

softwareguru answers:

Download page for AT&T software
http://att.software.yahoo.com/ysftc/p/att/v2/welcome
Must be installed from Internet Explorer.
You will need your email address and password to verify you have SBC or AT&T DSL.

Install the free anti-spy, anti-virus, parental controls, mail protection, and automatic sign on manager.

Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo toolbar are optional.
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Do not install AT&T Yahoo Browser or AT&T Yahoo Music Jukebox. AT&T Yahoo Browser caused me problems with Internet Explorer crashing that ended when I removed it. AT&T Yahoo Music Jukebox is just another online music store you don’t need.

Run the Anti-spy. Scan at the end check all options and close.
Run the Anti-virus scan.

Home page:
http://www.yahoo.com/
or
http://dsl.sbc.yahoo.com/

I found the AT&T spyware protection weak. I recommend you install the following free products in addition to the AT&T software.
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Install Windows Defender (free full time anti-spy protection) works well with AT&T Yahoo anti-spy.
Http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
Set to update weekly and run a full scan weekly.
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Install the following four programs and run weekly or at least monthly. You need all four. They will greatly increase your protection. They are not a substitute for full time spyware and virus protection.

Ad-Aware SE Personal (update + full scan)
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php

Spybot Search & Destroy (update + immunize + scan)
Do not enable Tea Timer and SDHelper
After installation: update + scan + immunize
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html

SpywareBlaster: Update then open and click “enable all protection”.
Http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

SUPERAntiSpyware free version: (update + scan)
http://www.superantispyware.com/
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Install The following:

CCleaner: Do not install toolbar option
Removes tracking cookies, unneeded files, history
In options.
Set to run when computer starts.
Place cookies you want to keep in save list
http://www.ccleaner.com/
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Install either one not both:

McAfee Site Advisor: Internet Explorer and Firefox
http://www.siteadvisor.com/
Indicates if a site is unsafe and can link to a page to explain why it is unsafe.

TrendProtect™
http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/free_security_tools/trendprotect.php
TrendProtect is a FREE browser plug-in that helps you avoid Web pages with unwanted content and hidden threats.

Steven asks…

virus protection?

can i download any virus protection and firewall protection from the web?

softwareguru answers:

Sure you can.

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/

http://superantispyware.com/
SUPERAntiSpyware is the most thorough scanner on the market. Our Multi-Dimensional Scanning and Process Interrogation Technology will detect spyware that other products miss! 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!

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/

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/

PC tools also has a free firewall.

*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.

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