i need a good antivirus softwar e (plz help me)
June 9, 2007 12:58pm CST
my computer is infected by viruses and i am also having a antivirus software running in my system but that antivirus software is unable to delete the viruses of my computer plz help me...............abt which antivirus to use..............to prevent my computer from virus....... thank u..............
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9 Jun 07
I suggest you run a couple of online scans first. Try these three: http://test.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/free_security_tools/housecall_free_scan.php?WT.cg_n=home_qa_housecall http://www.ewido.net/en/ http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml Do you think you got infected via e-mail, or just by surfing the web like everyone else? If it's the latter, you need IPS (Intrusion Prevention Systems) in your firewall. AOL offers a free, all-in-one suite called Safety and Security Center. It comes with antivirus and firewall powered by McAfee, and antispyware by CA PestPatrol. McAfee Personal Firewall Express should be tough enough for most users. If money is no object, I'd recommend Kaspersky. They update the fastest (except for G-Data's AVK, which combines Kaspersky and BitDefender), and the full product offers the ability to create rescue disks, in case critical system drivers are damaged by infection.
9 Jun 07
You cound try avast antivirus software, which is free for the home users and non-commercial use. I have been using it for the past nearly two years and found it to be really good considering it is free to use when compared to the costly anti-virus softwares like mcafee, norton,etc. I would definitely suggest you to give it a try once and if you like it you can continue it or else you can uninstall it and go for the paid ones. But i am sure you will like. Avast does not slow down your computer like other antivirus softwares.
24 Sep 07
For paid version, you could try Kaspersky and Symantec antivirus. These two performed their jobs quite well and do scan thoroughly your machine. If you want a freeware version antivirus, then you could try AVG, AVAST, and AVIRA. At this point of time, I am using Avira AntiVir Personal Classic Edition. It has been a long time since I am using this one. Since then, I have never had any problems with regards to the system performance of my computer. I am, actually, satisfied with this software. You can update this one at your most convenient because it can be scheduled manually. On the other hand, it is very light on resources. Meaning to say, it does not eat a lot of memory, which in return does not slow down your computer. It detects and delete rootkits, viruses, worms, malwares, etc. You can freely download this one at www.free-av.com Hope this would help.