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Anti-Virus Programs the Myth and The Real Truth

Anti-virus software is a must have deterrent to protect folk from things that go on in the cyber world that can and will destroy your computer systems. I have been involved in computer since their conception. I have seen many virus programs throughout the years grow and get better and better. Out of 25 years of experience with computers I can tell you I have never had a computer destroyed by a virus. Usually what happens is we think everything is a virus that causes our systems to break down simply not true.

Our systems break down because we fail to treat them and take care of them allowing them to become infested with junk files and software that has piled up and not been cleaned up. Our files are out of whack and our cookies have gotten out of control. The newest browsers have done a wonderful job in clearing out the garbage and your mess for you with the click of a button. I personally do not use anti-virus software because it bogs down my computer for one second there are two many out there to choose from. They are all for one purpose to make sure that the real deal does not infect your machines. With this in mind I do not recommend anyone from not having Anti-virus installed it is a must unless you are like me and know what is going on totally without merit and have a clue as to what the difference from spyware and add-ware as well as a real virus looks and feels like where to find it and how to destroy it before it destroys you.

So the real truth about anti-virus software is that "yes" you must run the software you also need just one at a time and the less is the best. If you can find one that is non intrusive does not show itself while it is working in the background does not slow your computer down. "Good Luck" I use spy-bot search and destroy that is my anti-virus and it is free. The only thing with this is that you have to run all the time manually. It is worth not having to pay for the service to use it. So this is the truth about anti-virus software a must have deterrent no question. Clean your machines daily and you will never have an problems I do not.

John A. Crowder

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what are the viruses


A computer virus is a software program, script, or macro designed to infect, destroy, modify, or cause other problems with your computer or software programs. The user may protect him by using an anti-virus protection program. The anti-virus protection program designed to detect, protect, and clean any computer viruses. This is the most basic way to define a computer virus. There are tens of thousands of viruses out there with many more created on a daily basis. The protection program needs to updating on a constant basis. The computer needs updated with its running system, email and files in order to keep a completely safe PC. The normal use of any computer still puts the system at risk of being compromised by hackers unless you provide an anti-virus program for your protection along with a personal firewall.

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Dec 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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software keeps reloading while I'm trying to install free Avast virus protection


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.!

Feb 25, 2010 | HP LaserJet 1300 Printer

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receive error while trying to update antivirus


Dont bother. There are so many free
programs out there. Read on.

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.

Dec 13, 2009 | Symantec EndPoint Protection 11.0 (250-499...

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I resubscribed to Stopzilla and now it will not load so do I have any virus protection?


Download Virus Protection Below. Your Choice.
Good Free Programs to use.
check for viruses................
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.!

Nov 24, 2009 | Computer Associates eTrust PestPatrol...

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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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