Windows is the most virus affected Operating system.

@mhrmasum (678)
Bangladesh
September 19, 2008 1:20am CST
For the affection of virus sometime windows pain me. For this i prefer linux but linux is not user frndly. Is there any solution to feel free from virus in the Windows OS.
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12 responses
• India
19 Sep 08
use a good anti virus anti spyware.... and just be consious what you are doing..... dont run all programs downloaded unless u trust that site.... run a scan before you open them.....
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@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
19 Sep 08
how can Windows be the most virus affected Operating system, In 13 years of using Windows I got one virus. and I had that cleaned up within a day with an Antivirus boot disk. Now I have a good anti-virus program which takes care of my Virus protection needs. Now because Windows is more user friendly than Linux it is the most attacked operating system for Viruses The best solution to keep your system virus free is to run a good Anti-Virus program on your computer and keep the virus dat files up to date. the new dat files depending on the program come out almost daily but at least once a week.
@mhrmasum (678)
• Bangladesh
19 Sep 08
Sorry frnd i dont agree with u. i got more than 20 response that all of them says that windows is nest of virus
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
19 Sep 08
I cant help it I am virus free and have been for the last 13 years so that tells me that I might be doing something that others are not doing.
@egdcltd (7201)
19 Sep 08
One problem is Windows is by far the most common OS, which is why it has more viruses. Less frequently used systems have less viruses.
• United States
19 Sep 08
That's right. Virus writers want to infect as many computers as possible. So they write viruses for Windows since most computer users use Windows. It's not a problem with the OS. It is a problem of popularity.
@egdcltd (7201)
19 Sep 08
There was a fairly recent series of Mac adverts featuring Mac and PC. In one of them, Mac gives the impression that Macs don't get viruses because there hadn't been the 100,000 or so that there were for PCs that year. Pretty misleading really.
@fsound (757)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
You will not be affected with virus on your computer if you will not browse through virus infested sites.
@egdcltd (7201)
19 Sep 08
Or connect to the internet at all.
@divinchris (2449)
• India
19 Sep 08
Windows is like a Nest for the growing up the viruses.Linux based OS are good in that sense.
@nahidbd (731)
• Bangladesh
19 Sep 08
If you want to get rid of viruses in windows try to buy licensed version of Kaspersky Internet Security. It may cost you $15-25, but it will remove so many headache from your PC. Whatever expert you may be in computing, it is very hard to keep away from viruses without having a good antivirus.
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
A good idea would be to dual-boot. You can install Windows and Linux on the same machine. What I did was to install windows and then install linux on a separate partition. With this, if ever my windows partition was to get infected with a virus and my anti-virus couldn't get rid of it, I would boot up my linux and then access my windows files and delete the infected files.
• India
19 Sep 08
Windows has been the most vulnerable OS i have seen in my life.Linux based OS are far better than windows when it comes to virus protection...
@Guardian208 (1095)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Linux has gotten a lot more user friendly. Try installing Ubuntu. You may like using it.
@jimbomuso (950)
19 Sep 08
Hi mhrmasum! unfortunatley viruses, spyware etc is going to be an increasing problem. the only way to feel even remotely secure is to have latest antivirus, anti-spyware, and utilities. You could try swithing to different versions of Linux, or get rid of the PC and get a Mac (which rarely get viruses)
• India
19 Sep 08
i use nod32 anti virus on windows xp and i think i am pretty much free of viruses.
• India
19 Sep 08
I think it is not the problem with the windows.LInux wont allow exe to run automatically compare to windows.Most viruses are exe programs which can attack windows very quickly and easily.