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Can't find virus protection program

I cannot find any anti virus protection program on my computer. An anti virus program was soposed to be installed with the purchace of my new computer. Please help me locate where this could be on my computer.

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The ones that come free with purchase are generally a trial offer and you will have to pay for future protection.

AVAST FREE is the best Anti-Virus I've seen, once you register by e-mail they send you an activation code and it is done

Besides, I'm a firm believer of free.

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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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Advantages and Disadvantages of AVG Anti-Virus


<p>AVG offers a number of compelling features and the right technology to keep your PC protected. As one of the best antivirus software products reviewed, AVG offers a great solution that delivers advanced protection and simple use. But apart from these AVG have some advantages and Disadvantages.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>Advantages<br /> <ul> <li> Protection: - AVG Anti-Virus is fully armed to protect your computer from threats from a number of angles. The software includes antivirus and antispyware protection, as well as complete online protection from harmful sites and downloads.</li> <li> Ease of Installation: - AVG Anti-Virus is easy to download and install. The installation is straightforward and doesn't require a restart. And while it's not the fastest, it's relatively quick and performs an update immediately.</li> <li> Improved features: - Though you can download AVG protection software freely, but the security software is by no means ineffective.</li> <li> It's improved features like Link Scanner, ID Protection makes it the most effective scanner.</li></ul> <p> <br /> <p>Disadvantages:-<br /> <p>When uninstalling AVG version 7 or 8 in Windows XP/Vista and attempting to install other anti-virus programs such as Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Norton Antivirus, the latter programs will not install.<br /> <p>Instead, they show an "incompatible software installed" error even if the uninstalled software has been removed using the control panel.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>This happens because software that updates and changes can add registry entries that were not added when the product was originally installed.<span> </span>A signature update dated November 9, 2008, crippled some computers, as it allowed the software to treat "user32.dll", a major component of Windows XP/Vista, as a Trojan and advised users to delete it. Users who deleted the file in question were put on a continuous reboot loop. The problem was rectified a few days later with a new signature database and further safeguards were added to the product.

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How Norton Anti-virus software work


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I M WORRIED ABOUT VIRUS. WHAT CAN I DO NOW?


If you are worried about viruses affecting your computer, I suggest you install an anti-virus program on your computer. There are commercial anti-virus programs such as Nortons and McAfee.
There are also freeware anti-virus programs on the Internet, AVG is a good program. Generally commercial programs offer better protection.
AVG also offers a commercial version of their freeware anti-virus program.
Please click on this link to download freeware AVG should you wish to use this program :-
http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free

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How to fight the viruses in my computer??


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if you have Anti virus software install just scan your computer from that software you will find all the virus

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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
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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.

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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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