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How to keep your computer virus free

Many people that I have helped with computer viruses had recently purchased new computers which have virus protection included in the software bundle. The problem with these virus protection programs is that the updates are only good for the first year. After that, you must pay a fee to continue to get virus updates.

Many consumers don't realize this and after the year is up, do not renew the membership with the anti-virus company, leaving their computer unprotected from incoming viruses.

So, if you purchased a computer over a year ago, be aware of this problem. You will need to pay the yearly fee to maintain your anti-virus updates or get another anti-virus software available on the market.

There are some anti virus programs that are free or low cost. I have found AVG to provide a good quality free anti-virus program for home users. You can access the download at http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free.

Also, remember to be aware of emails from senders that you are not familiar with. Also be very careful about opening attachments on any emails. Be sure you know who sent them to you. Even then, if your not sure, verify with the sender that they actually sent this attachment to you before opening it. Email attachments are one of the most common ways of spreading viruses.

So, be careful and happy surfing!

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I recently purchased a new pc and I did have virus protection through bell with my old one. Does it carry over to the new one or do I have to do something to activate it?


You will need to install the software on your new system. I use Norton which means I log into my account and download it from there. Depending on your user license, you may need to contact your virus provider to let them know you purchased a new computer. They can help you get set-up. If you have a disk with the software on it, load it into your computer like you did for your old machine.

Feb 23, 2011 | Dell Insprion 700M Notebook

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i want a virus scanner software that can scan viruses from my computer and pen drive


Dear Panjak,

You said "i want a virus scanner software that can scan viruses from my computer and pen drive".

Here are the links to Avast Home Edition and Avast Virus Cleaner. If you already have a firewall or protection such as Norton, but you still need something to scan your computer viruses that got passed the defenses then click he bottom link.

If you firewall or other protection from getting viruses then click the top link


Protection from viruses>>>
http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Home-Edition/3000-2239_4-10019223.html

Treatment for obtained viruses>>>
http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Virus-Cleaner-Tool/3000-2239_4-10223809.html

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If i have been helpful, then please give me a positive rating.

Jul 04, 2009 | Symantec Computers & Internet

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Go to www.trendmicro.com, and do the free scan Trend Micro's House Call virus, spyware and malware scanner and cleaner. http://housecall.trendmicro.com

If you have anything, remove them. Helpful Free Software below Read On.


FREE SPYWARE
Download Spybot Search & Destroy. Restart computer, then run Spybot to see what spyware comes up, AND DELET IT.

FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. SO just download one.

Running Spybot Search & Destroy with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE

Avira AntiVir – Free Anti-Virus Protection
http://www.free-av.com/

FROM MICROSOFT 2009 -Free --Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com

Pop up Blocker- free
www.panicware.com

Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2 -FREE SPYWARE
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-De…

Avast- FREE ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM
http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registrati…

AVG- FREE SPYWARE PROGRAM
http://www.free.avg.com

Ccleaner- FREE
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?q…

Malware- FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/.

$ *** KASPERSKY ***
http://www.kaspersky.com

There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there-ie: Norton, McAfee, Panda, Bitdefender. If you would like to pay $ then get ***Kaspersky***-- 2010 , I feel that is the best for your money.

REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.!

If all else fails, then do a Reformat. You will loose everything, so do a Back-up.

Good Luck. pls rate me

Apr 25, 2009 | Computer Associates Anti Virus 2008...

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