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I need to find a free computer virus protection program for my wonderful, new, flat screen, Dell computer.

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AVG free edition is all we run....it's very very good. Do a search for AVG free and you will find it.

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Avg, Avast, Norton trial, kaspersky these are a few just make sure that you get them from download.com or the publishers website so that you know you are getting a legit clean anti virus proogram

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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I use mcafee virus protection. a tech for dell told me that this program was causing me problmes. should i beleive him?


Well you could try to remove McAfee and install a free alternative such as Avast. If that does not work you can always go back to McAfee if you prefer it. Avast is free, reliable and works very well.

Mar 30, 2014 | Dell Computers & Internet

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How to remove a virus - free virus protection/removal software


<span>How to Remove a Virus With Software Recommendations</span><br /><br />In this tech article I will go over methods to protect and remove viruses from your computer. Viruses can cripple a computer and steal your personal information. You should protect your computer at all times and learn what and what not to do on the internet. <br /><br /><span>Free Virus Protection Tools</span><br />The following programs are free and highly recommended. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html">Spybot Search and Destroy </a>- This tool will scan and clean your computer from spyware. It will also run actively in the background to protect against infection. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.malwarebytes.org/">MalwareBytes </a>- You can use MalwareBytes to remove all forms of viruses from your computer but it cost extra to have the real time protection. Nonetheless, a very good tool and free to use. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download">AVG Anti-Virus</a> - The basic software is free and provides protection against viruses and spyware. It also has link scanning which can come in handy. <br /><br />It is important to keep these software utilities up to date with the latest virus definitions needed to protect and clean your computer. <br /><br /><br /><span>Removing Viruses</span><br /><br />-If by some chance you are already infected or the programs happen to let your computer get infected(not likely) then you need to take certain steps in order to completely remove the virus. If you have <span style="font-weight: bold;">System Restore</span> active in Microsoft Windows, you can restore the computer to a state before the infection. Afterwards, do complete scans of the computer using the programs above.<br /><br />-Malware will stop anti virus programs from running, and other basic computer functions needed to remove viruses like Task Manager and System Restore. If you are at a point of infection where you can't use any of your basic computer functions. You will need to boot the computer into Safe Mode without Networking(no internet). Once you boot into safe mode, run system restore or your virus removal programs. <br /><br />-You can boot into safe mode by continually pressing F8 as the computer is booting up. Then choose the Safe Mode option. <br /><br />-Be careful when using Facebook. There is a new trick going around to spread nasty viruses. Basically, the facebook app pretends to show you who your top friends are. There are no programs that can do this so if you see anything like this come your way, do not click it. Also, do not login to any facebook login except at the main facebook site. If you click on a link in facebook it may take you to a fake login page so be wary.<br /><br />-Be careful when clicking attachments in emails. Only open attachments from people you trust. Be sure to scan the attachments before you actually run/open them on your computer.<br /><br />-Be careful when downloading programs from websites you are not familiar with.<br /><br />-Make sure to keep Microsoft Windows up to date. New viruses and exploits are created monthly and Windows updates is a first line of defense.<br /><br />With these tools and tips, you should now be better protected against virus infection. I hope this article was informative. Be sure to check out my other tech articles by clicking on my profile name and then click Tips inside of my profile. <br /><br />Regards,<br />G33k<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><span>Keywords</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">How to remove a Virus, how to remove virus, remove a virus, how to remove a computer virus, how to remove malware, remove virus, removing viruses, Trojan remover, free virus removal, free virus software, free virus removal software, free virus removal tools, free virus tools, virus protection</span>

on Jun 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Do I HAVE A VIROUS PERTECTION ON MY COMPUTER


Virus protection programs are not installed on new computers. Most like you are not protected.
I suggest you install one of these free virus programs.
Microsoft Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5201

AVGFree

http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-free-antivirus

May 08, 2013 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Where to get virus protection to burn onto a cd


You can download the free Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) program from the internet, and then burn the program onto the CD. This will allow you to carry it to another computer to install it, so long as that computer has a cd or dvd drive to be able to read the disc.

I also like to use Dr. Web Cureit as a secondary virus removal program. Both of these are free for personal use.

You can download them here:

Microsoft Security Essentials (be sure to choose the correct version - do you have a 64-bit computer? If you don't know, then right click on the My Computer icon on your desktop or on your programs list, and select properties from the list of choices that opens up. This should show you if the computer is 32-bit x86 or 64-bit.)

Dr. Web Cureit

Sep 22, 2012 | HP Computers & Internet

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Mini dell inspirion laptop slow+sending spam+ response slow+ crashes


Sounds like you have a virus. I would run Windows Defender, as well as your anti-virus program. FREE TIP: Free Anti-virus software is not as affective as one that is paid on a monthly (or other payment terms) basis. This is because with the paid software, it automatically updates virus definitions keeping your computer free of virus, worms etc.
I strongly suggest purchasing, if you're in a position to, Webroot. Please visit http://www.webroot.com for details. I have been using it since 2008, and I renew my user licence ever year or two. I am protected up until 2013 right now, of which I paid up at the beginning of 2008, and again in 2009. You can purchase a multi-user license which offers protection for up to three computers. You simply install the program on each computer that you want protected. Be advised however, if you get a new computer, remember to un-install it from the old one (if not using anymore, or if you have more than three) before installing on the new one. And, do not install on more than three, or you will violate the multi-user contract and may have your contract suspended. Webroot is an awesome program, and they have several.
Please let me know if you need further assistance.
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Jun 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My dell laptop inspiron was giving me a malware virus alert update, and was obviously infected with a virus, and slowly but surely crashed, now it won't boot at all, it gets to the dell screen, and then to...


You will have to try booting from your Operating System CD and "Repair Windows." Once you get the computer up and running, you should boot into Safe Mode and install "SUPER AntiSpyware," "AVAST Home Free" and Spyware Blaster (links below). These will have to be downloaded from another computer because you will not have access to internet while in Safe Mode. After installing all three, reboot the computer, booting into Safe Mode once again, and run the three programs.

AVAST Home Free (Full Anti-Virus Protection)
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

SUPER AntiSpyware (spyware prevention)
http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE

Spyware Blaster (spyware removal)
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sbdownload_free.html

Dec 22, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I can connect but Can't see host video. I see blue/white checkerb


SPEAKING WITH MY EXPERIENCE: Either try Security Essentials from Microsoft OR Avast. There’s free software out there to try.

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

HERE ARE SOME LINKS, THAT WOULD BE BETTER:

Avira AntiVir
http://www.free-av.com/

NEW *****Somthing new FROM MICROSOFT.*** 2009 ---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.!

Good Luck. If you think this is good information, , please rate me.
Thanks :0)


Apr 05, 2010 | Symantec pcANYWHERE 11.5 Host for PC

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Contrast100 do not disappear from my monitor screen


Its a virus.
You need to run these 3 essential programs to remove all the spyware on your computer.

If you do not have an internet security suit and only an anti virus
1. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
2. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!
3. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot or Superantispyware
Use Mozilla firefox or the google chrome browser for browsing unsafe websites

Install ThreatFire.ThreatFire, features innovative real-time behavioral protection technology that provides powerful standalone protection or the perfect complement to traditional signature-based antivirus programs offers unsurpassed protection against both known and unknown zero-day viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, buffer overflows, spyware, adware and other malware.
Run an online virus scan like Trend Micro HouseCall,F-Secure Online Virus Scanner etc etc
update your software by running
Secunia Online Software Inspector
Install a good antivirus in your computer.
Keep your antivirus updated. If automatic updates are available, configure your antivirus to use them.
Keep your permanent antivirus protection enabled at all times.

Jul 21, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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(Dell )DVD player wont show any video


Get rid of Norton..........
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.!

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