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One of the best free anti-virus programs on the market is Avast you can download it here:

http://www.avast.com/en-gb/free-antivirus-download

This works very well and is always being updated against recent threats.

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Go to http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/security/fwvirus.html and choose from a variety of free antivirus utilities that will update free and are generally very reliable. Avast and AVG are both frequently used and tested products. Avast does not use as many system resources as AVG does. But both are dependable and free to download and updage.

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To protect your pc from viruses, first of all, you need to install an anti virus software. There are a lot out in the market available for purchase from the net. Here is the list of anti virus software. Personally, I use ESET and I am happy with it.

Also, you may want to avoid opening email attachments from unknown senders.

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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 NOD32 Antivirus


Though according to the anti-virus comparatives, ESET NOD32 anti-virus rates highly amongst virus scanners in terms of available features, NOD32 also have some advantages and disadvantages and those are.

Advantages: - Based on its features and protections that are given to the users ESET products remain the best virus protection available in 2009, whether it's ESET NOD32 Antivirus or ESET Smart Security.

Those advantages are:
  • Comprehensive protection: NOD32 was awarded by the Virus Bulletin
  • for detection of all in the wild viruses in the test without any false alarms, that means it can protect your pc from most harmful viruses.
  • It can proactively detect viruses and remove them from your pc.
  • Can monitor incoming and outgoing traffic over the network with
  • It's firewall software.

The ESET NOD32 Antivirus is considered to be practically faultless and provides you with fast, easy-to-use and effective protection without disturbing the other programs that are running on your computer. It is provided with the latest features like the smart proactive detection that has the capability to detect and block most known and emerging dangers and threats within a short period of time.

With the help of this fast and light software, you get to protect your computer and browse the high speed internet without your system getting slowed down because of the scanning process of the antivirus.

Disadvantages: - ESET NOD32 anti-virus software's only disadvantage that I found is that it may not work or work slow in Win98.

on Mar 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How Kaspersky Antivirus Works


<p>Kaspersky Anti-Virus features include real-time protection, detection and removal of viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, adware, keyloggers malicious tools and auto-diallers, as well as detection and removal of rootkits. It also includes instantaneous automatic updates via the "Kaspersky Security Network" service. Windows users may download an Anti-Virus Rescue Disk that scans the host computer during booting inside an isolated Linux environment. In addition, Kaspersky Anti-Virus prevents itself from being disabled by malware without user permission via password access prompts upon disabling protection elements and changing internal settings. It also scans incoming instant messenger traffic, automatically disables links to known malware hosting sites while using Internet Explorer or Firefox and includes free Technical Support and free product upgrades within paid-subscription periods. Kaspersky Lab currently offers 1 year, 2 year and 3 year subscriptions.<br /> <p> <br> <p>Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 offers a number of new and improved features together with unique protection technologies to address the latest online threats, keeping your PC running smoothly and customize protection according to your activities, like advanced anti-malware technologies that allows installation on infected pcs, heuristics-based analysis monitors, that restricts and blocks suspicious program behaviour, and easy-access Desktop gadget for quick access to program features and settings whenever you need them.<br> <p> <br> <p>Kaspersky anti-virus also include some features like, real time protection against viruses and malware, scanning of web-sites and e-mails for malicious code, protection for your digital identity and vulnerability scan and treatment advice, and some basic features like zero-day attacks and unknown threats, botnets and various illegal methods of hijacking your pc and provide protection from rootkits, bootkits and other complex threats.

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How your laptop would be protected from viruses


The best way to protect your is to buy a strong anti virus/internet security pack and install on your system,this will protect your system from viruses from flash drives,external HDDs and from the internet

Note that you will have to regularly update your anti virus for optimal performance.

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Is free internet explorer 8 works as original to protect pc from virus


Hi Guest
Internet explorer 8 itself will not protect your Pc from viruses or malware , but it will make your browsing experience more secure and Avoid you going to phishing and scam sites by using the feature called Phishing Filter and Protected Mode ,
It is always advisable to install a seperate Anti Virus software for your Computer
Thanks And regards Aboobacker S

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An Introduction to Anti-virus Software


<p>Anti-virus software is a unique software program, which is used to prevent, detect and remove malicious programs, including but not limited to computer viruses, computer worm, Trojan Horses, Spyware and Adware.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>The primary method of preventing the propagation of malicious code involves the use of anti-virus software. Anti-virus software is an application that is installed on a system to protect it, and to scan for viruses as well as worms and Trojan horses. Most viruses have characteristics that are common to families of virus. Anti-virus software looks for these characteristics or fingerprints to identify and neutralize viruses before they impact you.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>There are many types of known viruses, and new ones are added all the time, so in this situation without anti-virus software your computer will be at great risk. There are different types of anti-virus software, some of them use basic technique to detect and remove viruses and malicious codes from your pc.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>On the other hand some anti-virus software uses its own unique features to protect your pc. Many known anti-virus software uses some very useful method, like Signature base detection and Heuristics base detection to detect viruses and malicious programs, and uses other methods and techniques according to their features. As new viruses added almost every day, anti-virus software companies also upgrade their anti-virus protection products, they launches their new version of antivirus software within very short period of time to provide users maximum protection from most recent threats.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>So if you are using any anti-virus software, it is recommended that you upgrade it and its virus definition regularly to be protected from viruses and malicious programs.

on Mar 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Was sent a mesage had a virus in now computer wont work keeps saying no conection


Where you using any virus protection software? If not, you probably caught rogue virus software. This stuff first infects the PC and then demands payment to release and protect it. It's a scam virus. If you were using a virus protection program contact the software vendor for further help.

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Get Rid of Webroot. Scan computer for Viruses.

Virus normally corrupts your computer.

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.


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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

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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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