60 viruses!!! How often you yourself check with antivirus your computer?

@Lisander (273)
Armenia
January 9, 2011 5:13am CST
Hello friends. Today is probably a month that i started to click sites and view ads. And today i decided to check my computer. Avira found more then 60 viruses((( Before i didn't have one single virus on my computer, because avira catches them on the fly. All the viruses were java something( worms, troyans ... I am thinking is it safe to continue to do such tasks, and click this sites. How often you check your computer?
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@derek_a (10902)
9 Jan 11
I have mcAfee virus loaded on my computer and it runs constantly in the background. I rarely pick up viruses and on the odd occasion that I do, my software lets me know immediately and destroys it. I have it set up to automatically scan once a week, but if I get a warning, I will do a scan immediately. I wouldn't go on the Internet without this sort of software as years ago, I had a virus that destroyed my hard drive along with all my files. _Derek
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@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
12 Jan 11
hi, actually i set my anti virus utility to scan my computer weekly, so i dont need to run it manually, and my anti virus is up to date.
@sajeevking (5080)
• Mumbai, India
11 Jan 11
Avira is good but not good i am using kaspersky and whenever i visit site which are know to spread virus it gives me warning on the spot before kaspersky i was using free avast antivirus with zone free firewall using that too i got good result are you sure they come while browsing i mean they can also come from other source like pen drives,mobile to your pc
@trohichko (197)
• Bulgaria
10 Jan 11
What kind of Avira package do you use - personal or premium? Are you sure that the avira on-line guard is active? If you want to stop getting trojans you could deactivate java in your browser settings - some websites need java but in my opinion it is seldom issue. I use avira personal on some PCs, premium pack on my laptop and kaspersky on some PCs and I haven't had any trouble with trojans until now. In past I had some trouble like yours when I used nod32 - there was a trojan that was called "trojan downloader" and it downloaded more trojans when on-line, so maybe that's your case, too. And another thing to add - avira often has the so-called "false-positive" alarms i.e. recognises some objects as possible trojans or harmful software even if they are not such. It happens because avira is too much suspicious about programs doing weird stuff that seem like "trojan activities".