Is your computer holding a secret

@apples99 (6564)
United States
September 10, 2008 1:09am CST
I changed my virus protection and i did a scan and to my surprise i found out i had 20 viruses on my computer i was like what! so i removed all of the viruses with my new virus protection i wonder why my old protection didn't find all those viruses i mean, isnt that what its for my computer seems to be running much faster so far, anyway that has me thinking dose your virus protection really work or is your computer holding a secret.
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• Philippines
10 Sep 08
My laptop had a bunch of trojans the last time I scanned but I got rid of all of them. I think it's possible that viruses and trojans are becoming very sneaking. They can actually get passed our virus protection and then embed themselves in our files. I think the only way to protect ourselves is to keep our virus databases up-to-date and scan frequently. I don't think our computers are holding secrets. I think the people making viruses are getting smarter.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
10 Sep 08
Yes you have a point there but i always try to keep my virus protection up to date but the type of protection i had didn't find the virus and my point is why didn't my previous protection find all those virus and dose the protection we have really work or is some of those virus software's out there giving us a false since of security, because if i had not treated and removed those viruses i really think my computer would have crashed because the screen would freeze and sometimes websites wouldnt load at all or i would get a bunch of error messages and extremely slow downloads and now that those viruses are gone theres been a big improvement in my computers performance.
• Philippines
10 Sep 08
If that's the case, maybe you should switch to a different virus protection program. I feel that the number of people writing viruses is increasing with that, the number of viruses that are out there are also increasing. On the other hand, people writing virus protection programs are only written to counter a virus. There is an endless possibility of viruses to be written and virus protection programs cannot be written to protect you from all possible attacks. You can prevent viruses that are currently defined in your virus protection program database but if a new virus was to come out, your computer wouldn't be protected. So in short, you are protected from older viruses but you are not protected from future viruses.
@4aps777 (1528)
• United States
11 Sep 08
i scan mine every night
@4aps777 (1528)
• United States
10 Sep 08
which one did you switch from to
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
11 Sep 08
I switched to AVG internet security and so far its working pretty good.
@4aps777 (1528)
• United States
11 Sep 08
which one did you have before avg ?
@Humbug25 (12552)
10 Sep 08
Hi ya apples99 The same thing happened to me though I can't say that my computer is running any quicker for doing so but at least it seems better protected!!
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
11 Sep 08
My computer seems to be working much better since i switched my virus protection i will keep my fingers crossed and hope it continues to work well.
• Philippines
11 Sep 08
hi! before i used avg8 trial on my pc but was not satisfied as i also got some viruses.. now i purchased mcafee total protection 12in1 and removed the remaining viruses, up to now it is working fine.. another very good security software is eset nod32 smart security.. you can download a 1 month trial from their site.. www.eset.com
@ashar123 (2360)
• India
11 Sep 08
I have used so far many Anti Virus softwares but still my computer was slow. Nowadays, I am using NOD32 and when I installed it, it found many viruses, hard to count them as my computer is running like a Formula One racing car and before it was like a truck with punctured tyre. Only a few Anti Virus in the market really grab every coming virus.