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Antivirus software is used to discover and remove computer viruses.
Firewall software is used to control network (internet) traffic to and from a computer which helps block invasion (hackers).

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I need an anti virus to my pc


This is a very good antivirus software called AVG

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Introduction to Quick Heal Anti-virus


<p>Quick Heal Antivirus is a PC tool to keep your protected against all viruses that may get into your hard disk without your authorization.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>This piece of software is a practical antivirus and counts with all the necessary functions to keep your PC in perfect conditions. Your system will be protected as this piece of software is found active in the system tray, alert to any potential infection. Quick Heal Antivirus Program protects your laptops and desktops and provides protection against malicious threats that can spread into your system when you are browsing the Internet, checking mails, chatting, etc.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>Upon installation, it acts as a shield against viruses, worms, Trojans, spywares and other malicious threats. It also provides security against new and unknown threats with Quick Heal's renowned DNAScan Technology. It utilizes minimum system resources, thereby giving complete protection to your system without slowing it down.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>Its improved Anti-Phishing feature ensures that you do not land on phishing sites when browsing the net. The Parental Control feature allows you to schedule Internet access for your children and its pre-configured restricted browsing ensures that children do not visit any unreliable sites.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>The PCTuner tools like Disk Cleanup, Registry Cleanup, Defragmenter, etc. improves the overall efficiency of your system and the PC2Mobile Scan feature scans, detects and removes malwares from your mobile phones. It comes with Antivirus, Anti spyware, Firewall, Anti malware and Anti rootkit to protect your pc from viruses, spywares, roguewares, rootkits and hackers and protects your files, scans and cleans infection from email attachments and Internet downloads automatically.

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Different types of Anti-virus software


<p>There are many different types companies, who create different anti-virus software. One of the most popular companies is Symantec Corporation. Symantec has its own products like Symantec Anti-virus, Symantec internet security, Symantec also have another anti-virus products called Norton. Symantec launched various versions of its products and till now, the latest version of Symantec Corporation is Norton Internet Security 2011. It's about 25 years before Norton antivirus came on the market. The name of the first Norton anti-virus was Norton Commander, released in the year 1986, served as a standard interface for DOS. This version of Norton was invented to protect DOS from malicious programs. Norton anti-virus can be listed as an oldest anti-virus program. The initial version of Norton commander was called vdos with a slandered interface for dos, for initial virus protection.<br /> <p> <br> <p>Compared to other anti-virus software, Norton provides in-built firewall software, e-mail scanner, anti-rootkit, and anti-spyware, anti-virus. Some newer options released like Sonar protection, file insight, threat insight, insight network etc. It is fast and compatible with vista like operating systems.<br> <p> <br> <p>Other popular companies are McAfee, which provides anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall software like features and PC utilities, like QuickClean tool, defragmenter and file shredder, which lets you permanently delete sensitive files in a manner that they can't be recovered. Protection software is Kaspersky; it also provides anti-spyware, anti-virus and firewall software. One very unique feature of Kaspersky is the virtual keyboard; this small application lets you input sensitive information like credit card number, password in online without worrying about keyloggers or hackers.<br> <p> <br> <p>Many other anti-virus software have been uses, like ESENT Webrot, NOD32, QuickHeal, AVG, AVAST anti-virus etc. you can also download free versions of anti-virus from online. Whichever anti-virus you're using make sure one thing that you have to update it regularly to protect your computer.

on Mar 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Does the anti virus on my desktop cover my wireless laptop connection


Yes if it has a firewall function. However, most operating systems have a firewall feature built in anyway so all you need is a good anti-virus anyway.

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I can't look at videos or movies on my computer anymore. It keeps buffering. It did not do this before . I have the Vista program on a desktop computer. I use DSL from ATT


Think the firewall/Antivirus program is blocking the access to the videoplayer,

I also faced the same problem, i was using Kaspersky antivirus with internet security, i just disavled the firewall in the program and it worked after that, try disabling either Antivirus firewall or Windows Firewall, this sould solve your issue,

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I DON'T HAVE A POWERFULL ANTIVIRUSE


Download AVG FREE antivirus It will cover you quite well enough.
make sure windows firewall is turned on.

May 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Webroot 5.8.1


i think that there is no fix they want u to use their firewall. dump it

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Slow pc


Using different products for anti-virus, firewall and anti-adware is fine in itself. I am not sure if you mean that the downloading is slow (which can be if you download all these programs at the same time), or if you PC is slow in general.

Personally I used a lot of speed tweaking tips from www.PCauthorities.com Some is advanced, but a lot is easy to understand.

Jul 31, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Antivirus


Antivirus is basically a protection against viruses....

Basically it protects your pc from worms, trojans and viruses...

A computer worm is a self-replicating computer program.It uses a network to send copies of itself to other nodes (computerterminals on the network) and it may do so without any userintervention.

A Trojan horse, also known as a trojan, is a piece of malware which appears to perform a certain action but in fact performs many different forms of codes.

A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without permission or knowledge of the user.





Some types of Antiviruses..........


Types

avast!
Avira
AVG Anti-Virus
BitDefender
BullGuard
CA Anti-Virus
Cisco Security Agent
Command AntiVirus
DriveSentry (antivirus, antispyware and HIPS technologies)
eSafe
eScan
Fortinet FortiClient End Point Security
F-PROT
F-Secure
G DATA AntiVirus
InVircible
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
LinuxShield
McAfee VirusScan
NOD32
Norman ASA
Norton AntiVirus
OPSWAT
Panda Security
Protector Plus
PC Tools AntiVirus
Principal AntiVirus
Protector Plus Antivirus
Quick Heal Anti-Virus
Rising AntiVirus
SecureIT
Solo Antivirus
Symantec End Point
Sophos Anti-Virus
ThreatFire AntiVirus (formerly Cyberhawk)
Trend Micro Internet Security
V3 (AhnLab)
Vba32 AntiVirus
ViRobot (Hauri)
Virus Chaser
Windows Live OneCare
ZoneAlarm
k7 Total Security
VirusBuster



Freeware

Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus
AOL Active Virus Shield (no longer available via AOL)
AVG Anti-Virus Free (Registerware, Nagware)
avast! Home (Registerware)
BitDefender Free version does not provide real time scanning
Comodo AntiVirus
DriveSentry Fully functional free version
F-PROT (for Linux, FreeBSD and DOS only)
HandyBits VirusScan Integrator
PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition
ThreatFire AntiVirus (formerly Cyberhawk)
MWAV ToolKit Utility



Open source

**** AntiVirus
ClamWin
OpenAntiVirus
Winpooch
Untangle



Abandonware

Central Point AntiVirus (acquired by Symantec)
Cyberhawk (now ThreatFire AntiVirus)
dLight (anti virus)[1][2] (successor to The Antidote)
Eliashim (now eSafe)
eTrust (anti virus)
The Antidote and Antidote SuperLite
Thunderbyte (anti virus) (now Norman ASA)
Vet (anti virus) (acquired by Computer Associates)

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Virus protection


Seems 2008 Trend Micro has all the protection..
The features of it say that it has antivirus, firewall, anti spyware and all of it..
So you don really have to worry abt having another seperate anti virus or antispyware.

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