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Anti-virus Recommendations Needed

Q: Anti-virus Recommendations Needed

I've tried McAfee and Nortons. I actually preferred McAfee. Supposedly it's free, so how do i keep it active without paying for it?
Any antivirus recommendations would be appreciated too.
Thx ahead,,,

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Preferred Solution: Anti-virus Recommendations Needed

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Anti-virus Recommendations Needed

Hi Juggler.There are quite a few good AV out there. Personally I find AVAST does the job for me but check out all the freebies HERE.Good luckCheers

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My laptop came with a trial of Norton Internet Security and even though I purchased a full version of Norton Internet Security along with my laptop, I don't wish to install it as it slowed my old computer down DRASTICALLY. (I installed it on my old computer because I decided I wouldn't install the full version until the trial ran out)

I heard Kaspersky was really good so I purchased the most recent version online, but I encountered a problem. When I went to install it, it 'suggested' that I uninstall Spybot S&D and Spyware Doctor. Since I have been using these programs for a LONG time and I was totally loyal to them, I declined the uninstall...but it uninstalled them anyway.

Needless to say that was money wasted.

Before Norton, I used McAfee on my old computer and it was very good. Should I purchase the newest version of McAfee or is there a better anti-virus out there?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Up until now, I've relied pretty much on free anti-virus programs, and they have served me pretty well. But over the last year I've been attacked twice by malware that basically forced me to reinstall Windows. While I've taken plenty of precautions to back up my data and haven't lost anything by reinstalling, it is an incredible hassle to deal with. I've begun to wonder whether I might be able to get better protection with a subscription anti-virus service. Money isn't really an object. I'm looking for something non-intrusive that doesn't hog system resources and is very minimalist but effective. Something I can also easily shut off temporarily (like to improve performance for gaming) would be nice too. Can I get some recommendations from those of you who are extremely experienced in the field? Tell me about your anti-virus and why you like it?

A:Anti-Virus Recommendations

I'm a Kaspersky fan and have it installed on all of my systems. But I'm curious - what were you doing when you were infected?

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I currently use Norton, is it updated and working fine but I dont think that it is getting all of the spyware etc. What is a recommended program for antivirus and antispyware? I tired to remove Norton on different computer and ran into a lot of problems. Any suggestions on removing Norton before installing any other type of antivirus software? Thanks.
 

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i've been using AVG and norton 360 for a while now, but i recently got myself a copy of zone alarm 7.1 and i got a lot of feedback saying that norton 360 and zone alarm can't work together. should i use norton 360 or zone alarm 7.1? i'm running vista home premium.

problem with asking about norton 360 is that a lot of people base their opinions of it on past experiences with other norton products. however, norton 360 is completely different from the other norton products, having been reworked from the ground up, so comparisons with past experiences would be unfair. please be unbiased.=) thank you!
 

A:recommendations for anti-virus?

Wait until the Norton subscription runs out,
then use AVG with Comodo firewall or Kerio or Zone Alarm.

Norton 360 may well be better than previous Norton efforts,
but you still have to pay $ 100 for it.

If your sensible on the internet, you don`t need to pay anything for security..
 

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Happy New Year All,

I need to renew my anti-virus subscription shortly and have not been happy with Norton AV. I have been considering AVG and Kaspersky. Monetarily AVG seems the better value at about $33 for a 2 year subscription while Kaspersky is $66/year if they are both equally good.
Anyone have any thought or suggestions on these or other AV software

Al

A:Anti-Virus Recommendations?

If you check the forums at BC, many people use and recommend the free version of the AVG7 anti-virus application.
Regards,
John

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I feel dumb asking for a recommendation for an Anti-Virus software but I am going to do it just the same.  I am a novice and if I do a clean reinstall on Win7 64 bit I would like to start out with some Anti-Virus software that other have used with good success.
 
Free stuff or buy?
 
Any input highly appreciated.
 
Thanks
 
SM

A:Recommendations for Anti-Virus Software

You ask a question that we get asked many times. Due to that fact our very own quietman7 has created a pinned topic covering that for you: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/#entry2316629I excerpted the specific information about AV software in the link. However that whole thread is excellent material.

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Hello guys. I don't have a virus question this time around (thank goodness), but i do need some recommendations. Im looking for a good anti-virus program (paid or otherwise) for netbooks that have a small footprint (AKA doesn't take up too much space on the hard drive) and doesn't use up too much memory/cpu power to run (something i can tweak to desired effects would be fine). Im growing more concerned about security on the netbooks i have come in, but the anti-virus programs are either take up too much space and power to run (Like Kaspersky) or doesn't stop enough of the malware and viruses coming through to be effective (Like Avast free). im open to all options, and i will consider them as they come in. Thanks
 

A:Netbook Anti-virus recommendations

Some thoughts:

Microsoft Security Essentials
Avira
AVG
 

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I'd like to know of a complete software that I can buy and not have to "subscribe" to annually to get updates. I have used Norton but find it a bit overbearing in all that it interconnects with. McAffee is the other I have had bundled with computer purchases and I am a bit ambivalent about. I really like Symantec information but haven't pursued information regarding it having software available. Is it wiser to keep utility software separate or bundled with virus software?
 

A:Anti-Virus Software Recommendations?

Hi, when it comes to anti virus this is complete enough for me, and it is free. Worth a look for sure, http://antivirus.cai.com/ Good Luck.
 

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I just set up a new computer with XP Home, it has plenty of power and memory, etc. I need to get an anti-virus program...there are so many out there.

In the past I tried Norton but it slowed everything down (of course that was back in the 200mhz days, so I don't know if it would be different now.)

Pc-Cillin just never seemed to work right.

Any recommendations?
 

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I am running vista and end up with a virus or some sort of corruption. I had Macfee suite which could not detect it. So I gave up and installed a clean copy of windows. I was wondering if anyone had any recomendations for protection. I use Zone alarm on another PC and like it. Should I just use what comes with windows or seek out other software. I don't mind paying as long as it is worth it, but prefer free.

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Well if your willing to pay for an Antivirus... I find NOD32 to be the best out there.. It's not a memory hog and is simply amazing .. so many features..
For firewalls COMODO firewall Pro. which is free.. is the best on the market right now for free firewalls... Only Con I give it is that i didn't install it fast enough
I'm not too sure if COMODO is compatible with vista though, but its worth a try.

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I am looking to purchase software to clean up the registry, make the computer run faster, etc.

Can anyone recommend a good software package I should buy for this.

Also, my anti-virus expires soon, any suggestions for that as well?



Windows 7 - 64 bit

A:Best Utility Software/Anti-Virus. Recommendations?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ScottR02919


I am looking to purchase software to clean up the registry, make the computer run faster, etc.

Can anyone recommend a good software package I should buy for this.

Also, my anti-virus expires soon, any suggestions for that as well?



Windows 7 - 64 bit


I would leave the registry alone. Doubtful you would see any improvement in speed of your system. Here is a search result of this forum on "Registry cleaners" Windows 7 Forums is the largest help and support community, providing friendly help and advice for Microsoft Windows 7 Computers such as Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. - Search Results for Registry cleaners

As far as AV goes I use ESET | Antivirus, Internet Security Software & Virus Protection, never had a problem and light on system resources. I've been using this for the last 5 years.

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My company is using FortiClient (installed before my time here) and I HATE it. I want to give some recommendations to my boss who is the IT Director. I seem to be going towards Kaspersky but wondered what other's feel is good / great.Edit: Moved topic from All Other Applications to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Server Anti-Virus Protection Recommendations

What do you think your boss wants of an AV product?
And why are you going towards Kaspersky?

I'm asking because selecting an AV for a server is very different than selecting an AV for a home user.

How many servers do you have? Do you need centralized management of the AV?
Are these "real" servers, or do people also log on to them and use them as a workstation?
Are the servers mission critical?

These are some questions you should ask yourself.

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Hello all,

After spending full 4 days and about 5 separate anti virus programs to rid my work PC of a google-redirect virus,I am fed-up. I want to just buy ONE realtime program that will secure my PC WHILE I am browsing online without slowing down my browsing sessions too badly. With the 4 days productivity shot I could almost justify buying a Mac, but my company sells a Windows-based software package, so I am hesitant about totally chunking the PC altogether.
It seems that I end up using Malwarebytes about twice a month on my various computers, so I was going to just buy the full version of that, but lately that will only complete Full scans when I boot into safe mode for some reason. I have used Norton in the past with lackluster results. MS Security Essentials and AVG seem to be worthless against catching the "windows 7 Antivirus 2011" style viruses that I always seem to get.

Any recommendations? I am not expecting perfection on this, but there has to be SOMETHING out there better than all the stuff I usually use.

Thanks,
Omoorea

A:experienced anti-virus program recommendations?

There is no BEST option - as you correctly surmise, everyone has his or her own opinion. Several years ago I standardized all of my systems with Kaspersky Anti Virus and I couldn't be happier. Needless to say, if you don't practice "smart computing" it doesn't much matter which AV you use - you'll be able to infect your system somehow

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Hey, I wanted to know what free AV would you recommend. I get free Norton's through my university but i don't think it is any good and I don't want to buy any since I hope to replace my laptop in the coming months. Its just acting a bit slower and I want to make sure my Nortons AV has failed to detect a problem.
Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Free Anti-Virus Recommendations

There's Avast and AVG Free.
 

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my laptop's inbuilt anti-virus has expired and i need to buy an new software package.

could somebody in the know give me an objective review of the main market players (norton, mcafee etc) please.

also, i've heard that norton's anti-virus 2003 edition may be out soon here in the UK. does anyone know the date? is it worth waiting for or should i just go ahead and buy the 2002 version.

many thanks in advance for your help.
 

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I have done a search but couldn't find anything relevant.

for the last few months I have had AVG Antivirus (free version) installed on my PC as I had been having compatibility problems between Avast and my Comodo Firewall. When it was first installed it would tell me it had checked approx 250,000 files/items every morning after finishing it's daily scheduled check. This was a similar amount to Avast. The last 2-3 weeks however it will check between 80-109,000 files. I opened up the box marked "Scan Selected Areas" and found that the only box ticked was the one at the bottom saying "Other Settings" and a sub box was ticked here saying"Scan System Areas before the test starts". Just as a test I put a tick in all the boxes on this screen and did a test. Result of this selected areas scan was that AVG checked 271,560 files as opposed to the 89,937 files checked on this mornings Complete test Scheduled scan.

I'm not sure why AVG doesn't check the complete PC as it did before and possibly this is how it is supposed to operate but can anyone point me to a tutorial or such like for AVG Antivirus similar to the one found on this site for Avast.

A:Avg Anti-virus Help Needed

If you want everything scanned, then click on "Scan Computer" at the top; if you want only one drive, or selected folders scanned, then click on "Scan Selected Areas." Using the latter, you can select (or deselect) folders to scan by opening the appropriate drive.
For example, I have two drives on my computer. I do not scan, normally, the D: drive, since this contains data transfered from my C: drive and thus already scanned. I use "selected areas" to skip the D: drive and thus save time.
Regards,
John

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i need an anti virus to get rid of a virus which makes files named thumbs or desktop with dat suffix

A:anti virus needed

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Antivirus vanished! Can't install ANY new one!Can't access microsoft and any anti virus sites (thus i cannot download or scan my computer from there)I tried to install a copy of avast pro but the set- up immediately close after opening, i also noticed a lot of programs behaving like this just like the bandmaster game from e games and Grand Theft Auto Vice City( once i opened it, it immediately closes)Tried to install that in safe mode, but the computer does not start and reboots back into normal mode.This is the content of DDS logDDS (Ver_10-11-26.01) - NTFSx86 Run by neopc10 at 19:47:12.65 on Fri 11/26/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1023.353 [GMT -8:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k AkamaiC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\KGB\Mpk.exeC:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TimounterMonitor.exeC:\WINDOWS\PixArt\PAC7302\Monitor.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:anti virus banished.can't install any anti virus programs, can't acces microsoft and anti virus sites!!!...

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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Is it really necessary to still have a anti virus program installed with Win 7? I thought it is pretty secure already. Thanks.

A:Anti Virus Program really needed?

Yes, Win 7 should have an antivirus program.

If you haven't had one the download & scan with Microsoft Security Essentials

Another great program to use also is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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Hello, I used to use Microsoft Security Essentials
with Windows7 but Windows 8 will not run it.
I would like to know of a recomendation for free pc
secutiry. please help~
Thank you,
Searda

A:Win8 anti virus needed

windows 8 comes with microsoft security essentials. It is now a part of windows defender.

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I`ve installed AVG free but it won`t stop Adviva,Castlemedia,Doubleclick,Fasyclick & Mediaplex from installing.
AVG say they want files but they won`t reply when I ask them what exactly they are asking for.
Anyway is there a programme I can get that will stop these things getting on my laptop on a very regular basis.

Regards to all

A:Urgent Anti-virus help needed

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OS: win98se




are you still running Win98 as your user info says?

that OS is not supported anymore and most of our tools won't run on it, it's also a reason you will continue to be infected as there are many security flaws in that OS
see if you can run this
Download OTL to your DesktopDouble click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
Select All Users
Under the Custom Scan box paste this in
netsvcs
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
/md5start
explorer.exe
winlogon.exe
Userinit.exe
svchost.exe
services.exe
/md5stop
%systemroot%\*. /rp /s
DRIVES
CREATERESTOREPOINT
Click the Quick Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
Post both logs

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I was wondering if there is any anti virus out there like the Norton Doctor. That has all the same things like pc doctor etc. I had trouble with Norton therefore, do not want to purchase it again.... also what type of anti virus is the most effect my macfee doesnt seem to get everything because I do online virus scans and it has always missed something... thanks for your time.
 

A:Anti Virus info needed

get avg its free and its 100% certified

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download886.html
 

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Hi
I was hoping you could help me with this, otherwise I will try at the avast! site.
I download this program. I used to have AVG free version and Norton AVG. Norton was useful for e-mail comings and goings, while AVG usually caught and successfully cleaned viruses found on-line. I had to dump Norton...subscription due and I was told that running both might cause conflicts. AVG free version did not cover e-mail, so I was encouraged to try avast! Then I dumped AVG, too.
I have Windows XP firewall enabled.

This morning I did a scan and the items in the chest (see attachment) are the only ones which could not be repaired. The message(s) stated: cannot repair > cannot access file(s).
One found virus was repaired: Win32Kuang2 found in C:WINDOWS\system32\ActiveScan\imscan.dll
I then did on line scans using the Rav Antivirus and (Trent Micro) HouseCalls sites. (The Panda site was unavailable) Both scan results showed 0 viruses found.
I also downloaded the avast anti virus cleaner tool (sswclnr). I downloaded it to a permanent folder in my unused desktop items as I was not clear on where I should place it. I ran the tool, anyway, and the results showed 0 viruses found.
I have the newest versions of hijackthis, cwshredder, spybot-search and destroy and spybot. I ran spybot > nothing aside from the pesky dsoexploit was found. I also ran AdAware > also clean.
Can you please tell me what to do next? I am not sure if deleting the infected files in my folder will be bad for my c... Read more

A:new user of avast! anti virus help needed

OK It's been over 24 hours and this question went almost to the bottom of page 6...time to "bump" and update anyone who knows this program.
The post has been read quite a few times, but no one has responded, one way or the other.

I did another scan:

Win32Kuang2 found in C:\\WINDOWS\system32\ActiveScan\imscan.dll > file was (again) repaired successfully

By the way, is this ^^^ anything to do with Panda and why I cannot do on line scans from their site?

Win32:Rovop[Trj] found in C:\\WINDOWS\system32\...10b66s.dll\[UPX] > error occurred while moving to chest.

When I look at the virus chest, the items previously listed in attachment are there.
What to do?
Should I un-install this program and go back to AVG?
I will just have to be very careful with incoming e-mail as AVG has no protection for that.

Thanks in advance for any help

Carolyn
 

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I have a dell pc that seems to have errors and/or a virus/trojan. My dos is vista home premium. I have avast and malwarebytes. Do I need to uninstall one of them? I have thus far ran a scan on each one and the avast scan is indicating that I have an infected program on malwarebytes. I don't know how to bring up the window that shows errors and/or viruses/trojans. A tech guy who remotely controlled my computer told and showed me that my computer had upwards to 4,500 errors and wanted to sell me $250.00 worth of software and tech support. He said that if I continue to use my computer that I was risking technical tragedy! Can I fix these issues myself? Please, somebody come to my rescue. I can follow directions. Help!!
 

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Hi,
My norton antivrus recently expired and i knew i had a NOD32 application on my hardrive so i installed it.
Upon completion i got a message which said my version of NOD32 was out-dated and that i should update it to ensure it would be able to stop new threats etc...
I think i may have gone wrong in not dissabling norton properly and now my computer is very slow and i cannot get onto the interent to download any updates as it keeps freezing (not responding etc...)
My CPU usage keeps fluctuating form 1-2% to 95-97% when im not running any applications.
I dont really know what to do to fix this!!!!!!!!!!
Any help gratefully received.
many thanks
janek

A:Anti-virus help needed desperately! WinXP

Welcome to TSF....

Do you have the recovery/restore disks for this computer? Just asking do not use them yet!

I would suggest to do a system restore to a couple of days before the NOD32 was removed and see how the computer reacts toward that.....

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Recently some interesting articles were published on the use of anti-virus software for smartphones. The links are listed below:
 
(1) Paper by Georgia Institute of Tech. & Damballa - "Analyzing Malicious Traffic in Cellular Carriers"
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~traynor/papers/lever-ndss13.pdf
(2) Antone Gonsalves - "Let's dump anti-virus software and move on"
http://blogs.computerworld.com/mobile-security/22969/lets-dump-av-and-move
(3) Economist magazine, 12.03.13 - "Thief in your pocket?"
http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21590753-mobile-security-when-it-comes-mobile-devices-viruses-are-not-problem-they
 
The crux of the above is that the rate of malware infection in mobile devices is so slight that the use of AV software is not warranted. Reference #1 concluded from their study that the rate of infection is approximately 0.0009% of mobile devices. Reference #3 concludes that as long as mobile device users acquire apps from Google and Apple app stores, and practice safe surfing habits, these users should not worry about mobile device malware.
 
I am interested if anyone has counter arguments. Do you agree that AV software is not needed? Is there something missing from these arguments? Comments?

A:Smartphones - Anti-virus software not needed?

I don't use smart phones but here is some more reading material.* Do smartphones really need antivirus software?* Does your smartphone really need antivirus software?* How effective is antivirus software on smartphones?* Does Mobile Antivirus Software Really Protect Smartphones?

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My husband downloaded and installed symantec as my virus protection HOWEVER i have downloaded viruses with it on, so i'm wondering if i need to use something more and or if it is a good anti virus program.

Thank you

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3032 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1292 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223434 MB, Free - 181461 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F, , .7C27DL1.CN7016605V04QB.
Antivirus: Symantec AntiVirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:wondering if Symantec is a good anti virus or if more is needed

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So Im new here but not to computers...I have found a TON of VERY helpful info here and cant wait to learn more!

I just reformatted my hard drive...Can anyone tell me their opinion on the following: (prefer FREE)
- best firewall program
- best anti-virus program
- and or ANY other programs I should download, run, and use to protect my computer.

I have children who love to surf the web, facebook, watch videos on You-Tube, etc. and I would prefer to not have to reformat this thing again!

Thanks!
A.

A:best FREE firewall, anti virus & ANY other protection needed

For a person who does not need the detail of a 3d-party firewall...the XP/Windows firewall does the job. There is no best firewall, but some create fewer problems than others on systems.There is no best AV program...a number of them work quite well. IMO, the weakness with AV programs...lies in the fact that users don't necessarily keep them updated, which can make them ineffective against any recent version of malware or any form of malware which is more recent than the AV definitions installed.BC has a forum I believe that you should visit, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/25/antivirus-firewall-and-privacy-products-and-protection-methods/. There may be others but this seems to focus on the type of info you want to know.Louis

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Hi there folks. Stumbled across your site and was well impressed by both ethos and expertise. Was hoping you might be able to help me.

Sister infected the house desktop with Personal Anti Virus malware. Have been following instructions to try and get rid of it with partial success, but there seem to be loads of other issues popping up now too. So far have used Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware and A-Squared Anti Malware, but still have problems. Downloaded HJT and ran it, log pasted below. Please help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 17:36:13, on 20/06/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18248)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\AERTSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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A:Personal Anti Virus/Websafetynetwork/winlogon.exe help needed please!

Forgot to say that have tried removing winlogon.exe manually and it won't let me. a-squared is also popping up regular messages saying that the computer is trying to connect to dodgy sites/domains.

Hope someone can help!
 

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I was told, you dont need it. If you have a firewall, and just scan the files as you go etc. I have never gotten a virus through email cause I simply know what Im opening. Do you run NAV at startup or in the background or do you keep it idle.

Also please recomend me another AV program cause Norton eats too much ram god.
 

A:POLL: Is norton anti virus needed to run at startup

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hey, i need to reinstall norton anti virus but when i got my pc the dude put it on for me, so now i need to know where i can get the latest version from and also would that fix why i have a bright red error code near EMAIL SCANNING when i try to enter the norton programme?

thanks.

ps. by the way the reason why iam havin this problem is cause i deleted some thing that i should not have!! lol dumb me but please can someone help me out.
 

A:Help Needed!! My Norton Anti Virus Email Scanning Has Error

rest of the info in this thread here

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=176264
 

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Hey Guys - I finally lived out my contract and ya'll said to let you know, that there were a bunch of better, cheaper ways to get even better results. So, please give me some good news..........thanks abunch - da Chief

Oh Yeah - I want to take a shot of something and send it to you so you can tell me what processes are necessary and which aren't, but I forgot how you told me to do it---give me a break...I'm older than dirt. My memories not what it used to be...thanks
 

A:Solved: anti-virus computer protection advice needed

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Hello;

Would someone be good enough to recommend a reliable Anti Trojan SW program? I have been using TDS-3 on a trial basis and wanted to know if there might be something as good if not more thorough? I also used SpyBot for a while but it seemed to somewhat limited in its coverage.

Manythanks in advance
Q
 

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I've just been 'talking' extensively with the software side, & we basically came to the conclusion that my current ancient computer is on the outs & doesn't have long to live. It cannot be upgraded.
I'd like to build a new one from scratch. Although I'm a novice & have never tried this at home, I did take an A+ course last year so am not totally unprepared.
I've been browsing on Pricewatch.com...I'd like to buy a motherboard combo (P4, at least 2.0Ghz) w/ integrated sound (upgradeable), USB 2.0, DDR SDRAM, heatsink & fan, a case/power supply combo, a video card with at min. 64mb ram (I'm not a serious gamer) and a hard drive--at least ATA 100 & 40Gb. I'd just like any suggestions/recommendations/cautions from anyone who's done this before & really knows what they're doing, so I don't screw it up. I'd appreciate any tips anyone wants to give me on products, etc. Oh yeah, I'd like to keep my Win ME & load it on the new HDD, mainly because I resent the fact that Microsoft won't let me put XP on more than one computer (if this is a dumb idea, please tell me why) Thanks!
 

A:Recommendations Needed

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Hello, everyone. First of all, I'm completely new to these forums, so hello! I'm hoping someone out there can help me with the following problems. It's a doozy, and has completely gotten worse over the last few days. Please read on...

My computer at home contracted a particularly nasty virus. The computer initially ran slower than molasses (probably from spyware/adware/virus), so my wife and I have been attempting to fix this problem. It was totally *my* fault, as I went on a gaming website and it downloaded some content that's now choking the life out of the computer.

I recently attempted to install new virus protection. Now, the computer is telling me that the copy of Windows XP I have is an illegal copy (which is NOT true, it was legitimately bought), and that I need to validate the copy. My wife has the administrative privileges on the computer, so I could only get so far this morning in fixing the problem. Compounding problems are the anti virus program I installed is failing to initialize, and sometimes Windows Explorer crashes, and leaves me with just the background picture, but no desktop whatsoever.

The CD rom drive still works, albeit slowely (takes forever to load the contents of a CD). I am a complete newbie when it comes to these types of errors. We have a lot of stuff on the computer that needs to be saved, so a "do or die" reinstall won't be feasible, as we don't want to lose everything we have on the computer. I think... Read more

A:Recommendations Needed

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Howdy all,
I run an AMD 2400XP; 512MB DDRAM; gigabyte mobo;Hercules Radeon graphics card (version 3 I think) and OS Win XP. I have Zone Alarm Pro for my firewall,NOD32 for my antivirus, I have set my security settings to those suggested by this forum and am running the following apps:WinPatrolPlus,Spybot Search & Destroy;SpywareBlaster;IE Spyad;Adaware SE Pro;and mostly Avant Browser for web browsing, except when I need IE for Updates.
I am trialling A squared (it seems really good at finding cookies and trojans and dealing with them) and have had All Seeing Eye (by Fortego Security) and SpySweeper recommended.
Does anyone at these forums have any programmes to recommend or suggest, including those I have listed?I don't want to fall victim to all the nasties lurking out on the wide web and update every day and scan every couple of days at least.
A response would be appreciated.Thanx in anticipation....
Paula
 

A:Additional Anti Spyware protection recommendations

Have you tried Micro$oft Anti Spyware BETA?

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

It's proven to be very effective.
 

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Hello everyone.

I have tried my best to remove this virus on my laptop, but no success yet.

Here are all of the things the virus does:

-Prevents access to websites like spybot, instead of letting me see the site, it simply says "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage", and there is a button to click that says "Diagnose Connection Problem" (no connection problem of course)

-When I click links from a google search, they most of the time take me to the wrong webpage and I am forced to copy/paste the original link into the web bar.

-Programs like Combofix, Spybot, and HJT do not work and a box comes up after starting them saying "Combofix has stopped working".

-I tried running the programs in Safe Mode, but no luck there.

If anyone knows a fix please reply.

Thanks,

Sean

A:Virus prevents access to Anti-Virus sites/anti-virus programs (combofix, etc.)

I renamed my Combofix to something else and I followed the instructions from a different post and here is the log I ended up with:

ComboFix 09-07-29.04 - Sean 07/31/2009 0:30.1.2 - NTFSx86
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2059 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: c:\users\Sean\Desktop\Music.exe
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\progra~2\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\videosoft
c:\progra~2\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\videosoft\Uninstall.lnk
c:\program files\videosoft
c:\program files\videosoft\Uninstall.exe
C:\resycled
c:\resycled\boot.com
c:\windows\10057vir9sza2.cpl
c:\windows\1059zpamb5t5bd.exe
c:\windows\1069thi5fz912.bin
c:\windows\1075859zj467.exe
c:\windows\11297vzr5s51c.cpl
c:\windows\1132z5ru977d.cpl
c:\windows\11388troz4559.cpl
c:\windows\1179zs5y695.dll
c:\windows\11991szambo95d9.cpl
c:\windows\120355zoj6819.bin
c:\windows\12324tr9j7b5z.bin
c:\windows\1279zroj295.ocx
c:\windows\12a7d5wnloader999z.bin
c:\windows\132985pz2a0.cpl
c:\windows\133505i9us7z8.exe
c:\windows\13552hackt9ol37z.ocx
c:\windows\1355zw59m5d8.exe
c:\windows\13562vizus1059.cpl
c:\windows\135759orm5c5z.ocx
c:\windows\13599virus6cz5.dll
c:\windows\13614spamzo5990.cpl
c:\windows\13956trojz59.cpl
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My laptop has only two USB ports, which quickly turns into a shortage given all the things that connect to USB. With literally thousands of hubs available, I'm hoping someone has some personal experience on the subject that they could share. Which manufacturers are more reliable than others? What types of hardware have shown to be ugly when connecting through a hub.

I need to get one, so if I have to go solo on this, I guess I'll be the guinea pig. I'll be buying like 10 at a time to try several.
 

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I currently use a Seagate 5TB portable drive to store basically everything (my Lightroom Catalog & photos, my videos, documents, music etc), so this means very little is stored on my Mac HD, and doesn't slow it down, especially when doing post-production on photos or video. The drive was formatted to exFat when I bought it, and this means that when I was travelling between home, work and college I could plug my drive into any machine (Win or Mac) I can access my LR catalog and edit my work anywhere.

However, the drive is almost full, and I wanted to upgrade to a larger portable drive (at least 8TB). However I am finding it difficult to find an 8TB drive that doesn't require an external power source. It's not a problem at home just plugging the power lead into a socket, but in work or college there often aren't accessible sockets within reach, so it's vital that the 8TB drive can do the same as my current 5TB drive and take its power from the Mac itself.

I did order the following: https://www.photospecialist.ie/lacie-porsche-design-p-9233-8tb-drive-usb-3-0#group5315
It seemed to fix the bill, because it's USB 3.0, although it has a USB-C socket, which I've not seen on any drives before. I think it's meant to suit people connecting to their Macbooks or phones. However after I ordered I discovered that the drive needs an external power source, and also I found a lot of reviews online on Amazon where people were complaining about the... Read more

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I need a laptop that is:
~$1000. (less preferred ) (rebates are good also)
Light (um... 4ish lbs?)
Screen size doesn't really matter.
60gb or more hd
512mb or more ram.
That about covers it...
(I'm just looking for a REALLY good computer around my price range)
oh yea, please no dells... i don't like them personally, and they're pretty heavy.
 

A:Laptop Recommendations needed!

Have a look at the toshiba laptops.

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/srch.to

They seem to have quite a few in your price range.
 

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Hi ladies and gentleman...

I'm fairly confident in that I'm not the only one who is wondering about which fans are reliable and whether or not they truly make a difference from one another.

I was just wondering, which 80mm fans, which 120mm fans, and which 92mm fans people recommend...

Thank you.
 

A:Fans - Recommendations needed :)

i may not have recommendations for 80 and 92mm fans but i just want to say a few things.

try and get a fan that has low dBa but high CFM. higher CFM is usually accompanied by higher dBa (more noise) unless its a 120mm which runs on lower RPMs but provide more CFM for the RPM because if its bigger fins.

on avg, i guess a 28 dBa is silent enough for most people (esp me) and dBa:CFM ratio arent so good on smaller fans compared to 120mm fans persay
avg dBA and CFM on 80mm fans are 30 and 34. having a few of these in ur case can get pretty annoying (maybe its jus the ones i had, they were ghetto fans by sunbeam)


sleeve bearings vs ball bearings
sleeve is quieter but less life
ball is bit more noise but longer life. its all up to u n ur preferences.

in terms of brands, im not so sure, jus dont pick a 2$ fan. u get what u pay for.

anyway im not sure if any of what i wrote make much sense... i need to go to sleep now lol gnight
 

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I'm in the market to transfer a domain from fptoday.com to a new hosting company. My present one doesn't support perl, cgi-bin, asp, etc. Plus they want $145 for a secure site certificate. While I was surfing, I found this one:
http://www.ipowerweb.com/products/index.html#1
Anybody used this one before? Looks like the prices and the support is pretty hard to beat.

Or this one.
http://www.hostrocket.com/products/shared.htm
 

A:Hosting recommendations needed.

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Right now I am using MailWasher Pro as an Spam filter. The problem is I get so much spam that I've pretty much filtered out everything except what is in my address book. The problem, of course, is that I might miss a message from someone that I need. So I was wondering what other people are using and how you address that problem. I was thinking of a program that would send a message back to the person telling them they need to send an e-mail in a certain way to get it validated. I was thinking the spammers would get the same message, but they don't check the returns because of the volume. Also, I was thinking I could tell them to send an e-mail to a different e-mail address (my work e-mail, for example) so I can validate them.

Any ideas on how to filter out everything except people in your address book and make sure new people who send e-mails know you didn't
 

A:Recommendations on an Anti-Spam Program that Returns Specific Messages?

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Could anyone recommend a reasonably priced (preferably free)knowledge base with the following requirements.

- have multiple search criteria(ie. can narrow down a search with in a search.) and modifiable search fields
- allow multiple users to modify and access at the same time
- be able to search through e-mails and attached documents
- uses a database which can easily be extracted to Oracle
- GUI interface
- simple implementation

I've found a couple which looks like it'll provide what I need but I would like to get some opinions from many of you who might have implemented one.

Ones that I'm looking more closely at currently are:
- ThoughtTracker = but have no idea about the database export options
- Web Board = kind of costly hope to find something cheaper
- Forum = need a closer look
- KB = heard it's pretty good
- Personal Knowbase = ??? yet

Any help would be very much appreciated.

-- Yori-ko
 

A:Knowledgebase Software Recommendations Needed

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I've built a couple of computers, troubleshot them when their was problems, had probably hundreds of hours of maintenance/gaming on them, and have loved every minute!
Building a computer is too much fun to consider buying one complete.
But it has been a few years since I have done this, and I am having some problems ferreting out the new boards, etc., and would appreciate some advice.

I am building a computer not for anything specific, but need it to have enough power and RAM to be able to play with pictures, and video if desired.

I was thinking about getting an Asus with an AMD processor, 3000-4000 processor, 800 MB front side bus, and 1 GIG of DDR RAM. I didn't know if the different types of sockets made much of a difference, these days. I have always run AMD, and don't know about the different kinds of Intel processors.

I have been told to get a hard drive, SATA2, at least 160GB, with a minimum of 8MB cache, I assume 7200 RPM minimum.

Case/power supply combination, I don't know how many watts is even considered normal these days.

DVD Burner- don't think this is a biggie as to which brand, but may want a multi-layered one for backup purposes

Along with the normal modem, there is a chance that this may be set up a a server for a network at my house, eventually. So, if I didn't get the components as an integral part of the motherboard, I would need enough slots to expand.

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A:Building a computer: recommendations needed

Just my Suggest.........................................

ASUS P5LD2 ATX LGA775 I945P DDR2 PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA RAID Sound GBLAN Motherboard

Intel Pentium D 820 2.8GHZ LGA775 Smithfield 800FSB 2X1MB EM64T XD Dual Core Processor Retail Box

Corsair Value Select PC2-4200 1GB 2X512MB DDR2-533 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory

ASUS GeForce 7300 GS 550MHZ 256MB 64BIT 540MHZ DDR2 Turbo Cache PCI-E VGA DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card

Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200.10 8MB 8.5MS SATA2 NCQ Hard Drive

LG GSA-H22N DVD+RW 18X8X16 DVD-RW 18X6X16 Dual Layer 8X DVD-RAM 12X DVD Writer 2MB Black OEM W/ SW (GSA-H22N/W)

Antec SLK1650B Black MID-TOWER 3X5.25 5X3.5 ATX12V 350W

This only a suggestion and can modified to suit individual taste as long as it is Black!...............................................
 

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