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Indonesia
August 22, 2008 7:44am CST
did you ever infect virus on your computer? so what antivirus do you use in your home?
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10 responses
@owlwings (40033)
• Cambridge, England
22 Aug 08
I have had only one virus infect my own computer but at the place I worked (which was a computer training establishment) we very often had virus infections - and other nasty things as well. It was part of my job to clean those computers so I am very much aware of the value of antivirus software. I use Zonealarm firewall (Windows' own firewall is a false security), AVG Free antivirus, Adaware and Spybot-SD to keep my computer clean of such things.
• Indonesia
22 Aug 08
my commputer wasnt connected with internet so i never use zonealarm and adaware or spybot-sd, so i never know about that software, some virus or spyware allways detect from your software?
@owlwings (40033)
• Cambridge, England
23 Aug 08
Yes, I am confident that, provided the software is up to date, these four will protect me against 99% of threats. No antivirus software can ever be 100% effective. The only 100% effective solution is to never connect to the internet and to never use storage media (disks, cards, memory sticks &c.). Of course, it might be simpler not to have a PC at all!
• Indonesia
23 Aug 08
but my computer usualy conected from storage disk, like usb or cd, sometimes virus come from there.. :(
@xcellen (204)
• Indonesia
22 Aug 08
well, I don't really like to use anti virus because it makes my computer run slower, and since I always keep track of all possible virus entrance, my computer is running safely most of the time, but of course there are times when the virus beats me, and destroy most of my precious files.. :(( oh remembering those time, makes me sad :((, uh btw, I'm using my friend laptop right now and its using CA av, I think its quite good, since it can detect virus that undetected on most of my other friends laptop.. :)
• United States
22 Aug 08
anti virus is very valued by me. I lost my sytem to a virus infection and had to reinstall it all!
• Indonesia
22 Aug 08
some software make your computer going more slower some software wasnt. .. i think but if you think you can handle it without antivirus i think it is oK.
@winzpc (2356)
• Indonesia
22 Aug 08
I have been infect by virus a few months ago. The virus type is trojan, I can't remove it. At that time I using avg 7.5 with update regularly. Because of that I must formated my computer. Now I'm using avg 8.0 and haven't been infected by any virus.
• United States
26 Aug 08
Yes. This has happened to me a lot in the past ten years. A few weeks ago I had a trojan on my computer. And I got a couple of programs to get rid of it. I believe AOL helped me out with that one. So right now I have McAfee and Norton. My family can't really choose which one to keep. We've had success with both of them.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
i got a free AVG virus scan, and yes i have experienced having infected with a virus... hopefully the scan and deletion did the trick.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Aug 08
I had to reload my system once due to a virus. That was right after I had to reload it due to a disk error. And then right after that it froze up during a defrag and I had to reload again. What a pain. Since then I've had spyware problems but nothing with viruses that wasn't caught. I've had Norton, McAfee and AOL. A friend recommended another one but I can't find the e-mail right now.
@pdexdee (224)
• Serbia And Montenegro
23 Aug 08
i can recommend u this one good program:malwarebyte very good program i hope it can help u much too.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
23 Aug 08
I personally use McAfee, or Norton for my Virus protection program and have never had a problem, and NO I have never had a virus on my computer that wasn't removed. The problem I see is some don't keep the virus protection updated which should be done weekly at a minimum, I personally check for updates daily. this is done automatically at night when I am sleeping
@ishralene09 (2260)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
Yes, the mighty brontok once got me at its prime. Now I own them all. NYAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. My antivirus is NOD32, keeps me smiling at least.
@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
23 Aug 08
yeah too many times, we use trend micro.. you can buy it, not cheap.. or you can do a line scan for free.. catch alot of stuff. best way for that is well you boot your computer up hit f8 start it in safe mood with network. don't worry it's going to look weird.. then go to trend micro house call. it might take awhile to do.. or what i put on people computer is avg. you can down load the free version of that. with the free you cant set it up to scan by itself you have too. that is awsome will find alot of virus and take most of them off. if either or any program don't take it off, make sure you know where it is, and start up your computer in safe mood and go to that file and delete it.