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Computers and Viruses

Posted on: July 22, 2009 11:23 pm
 
Virus and Trojans Removal
 
As everyone should know that surfing the internet can be a true hazard. Just opening an email can prove fatal. God only knows how many different viruses, trojans and malware is out there waiting to get uploaded on to your computer without your knowlege. Most anti viruses programs can not find all the trojans, virus and malware that maybe hidden on your computer. Believe me I know first hand. As I search for and download all kinds of programs for friends.

The problem with viruses scanners is that most take a lot of memory to run. Which makes your computer slower and bogs it down. I am talking about Norton, Mcafee,Trend Micro, ZoneAlarm Security Suite. They all hog the memory on your computers. Thus you bog down and your computer runs slow.

I recommend three programs that use very very little memory to run. And they are totally free.

Avast Antivirus - The home version is totally free. It takes very very little memory to run. So your computer is not bogged down. You recieve free updates on virus, malware, trojans, etc. It is very effective on stopping malicious programs. Click on the link below to go and download it.

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-a
vast-home.html


ZoneAlarm Free Firewall - This is only a fire wall. It has other things you can install, but if you install the other programs it is no longer free. The firewall is what helps block malious programs from ever getting on to your computer. This free fire wall is one of the best. It takes very very little memory to run. So your computer runs faster. To download, click on the link to go to the download. If you have windows 2000 Select version 7.0.4 is the last one you can use on windows 2000.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_z
onealarm_free/tech/19/


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - Even the best firewalls and virus scanners can not stop all malicious programs from getting into your puter. These malicious programs can install a back door on your computer where as it will send your private information to the writers of the malicious programs. They can steal your identity. Malwarebytes is one of the very few free programs that will scan your computer and totally and safely delete all malware, trojans, worms and other viruses from your computer! It will find the virsus that embed themselves into the registery and delete them safely without harming your computer. To download this free software go to the link below.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.ph
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I have used just about every virus scanner, spyware detector, malware software out there. None works as good as these three programs. I only recommend these because I have used them for a while now and they work great alone or with all three running at the same time. My computer runs faster with these programs. So if you want real protection and a fast computer, try these. You will like them.

And no, I do not make one cent off these products. I have had all kinds of malicious programs on my computers. Some I thought I had gotten rid of, but they came back. Plus I had to go into the registery and delete hundreds of files just to get rid of the malicious crap that these programs install in hidden files on your system. With these three programs, I do not have to edit the registery any more. And I have not had to format my hard drive and start over.

I am only sharing this with you to hopefully save you a lot of headaches.

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Comments

Since: Oct 25, 2008
Posted on: March 9, 2010 3:42 am
 

Computers and Viruses

Thanks for that info ron, and the others who've chimed in here,  it is all very interesting.  I am not computor savvy,  but I'm on one for work (I have a home office) and fun most of the night, my company built me a computor using a Dell tower, and it seems to work very well in the couple of years I've been using it.  They installed Symantec antivirus protection,  updates arrive pretty much daily.  I've never had any issue with virus or malware, and my machine runs very fast,  so I guess it must work.  I'm going to ask some people at my company hdqrtrs about the protection you suggested, ron,  so thanks alot for that.



Since: May 4, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2009 11:28 am
 

Computers and Viruses

have just three words for you, GET A MAC. I have been using one for years now and I have never had a gliche much less a virus. I almost agree with you 100%, iwok.  I switched back to Mac about 4 years ago, and I have to run my company's anti-virus program on it (Sophos, Mac version).  I have no idea whether Sophos works or not because I never had a virus for it to look at since we were required to use it, but there are Mac viruses out there, so I am vigilant about looking. I got one from a lab at UVa, and it is infuriating when it happens. Net Barrier X has a decent one that did the job for me. Intel Macs can run Windows (or Fister) if you really want to, and the biggest, biggest deal of all...if there ever is a problem you don't have to learn Hindi or Urdu to speak to a technical representative.  Some laid-back California dude answers the phone with a smooth voice and works you through anything.  I've only had one serious technical problem with a Mac in the last 4 years and that was a hard drive failure.  They swapped out a Chinese one that only lasted 6 months for a Japanese one that is still running flawlessly. It was free of charge. I have 3 Intel Macs now: an older MacBook Pro I use for travel, a big Mac Pro desktop, and a new MacBook Pro I can use in my home office.
I am so glad I switched from Dell and Gateway.  Their junk was failing every 6 weeks to 4 months and their tech service got paid to read a book to you in a foreign language. 
My most serious problem with Apple is that (being female), after half an hour on the phone to their technical service, it takes me another half an hour to work down and I feel like having a cigarette afterwards. 







Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2009 9:03 pm
 

Computers and Viruses

I have one dell tower that I got in trade. It is a pretty decent tower and computer. I just could never get interested in mac's. I never liked their set up. I like building my own and being able to upgrade when ever I need to. I like all the software that will work with windows operating systems. As far as the virus goes, In reading up on new viruses, The hackers are now coming up with different viruses, some of the new ones are now aimed at mac machines. So, that means even the mac in not immune.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2009 11:59 pm
 

Computers and Viruses

I agree building is the best way if you know how to do it. The first computer I bought back in 97 was built by a friend of mine and for $350 it was quite a bargain. But alas I myself have not the capability to build one and no longer have a connect who can either.

If you do have to buy one I have become a huge Dell fan, you can get a good deal and get a computer that is easier to upgrade than most commercial brands and the tech support and returns have went well anytime I used them. (I had to return a faulty keyboard but they had a replacement at my house in three days.). I have added two hard drives to this and it has worked out great.

I really only use to download, burn, web browse and documents and photos and stuff. I am pretty familiar with all programs that apply to those things but not much else really. I worked with a mac for a while and I liked it, I just have always found them way overprced for the options I am looking for.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2009 6:02 pm
 

Computers and Viruses

Steelers, I build my own computers and servers. Over the years I have come to enjoy the software that goes with windows. I have a few friends that also owned macs. They got me to build them a computer and they love it. Yeah there are a few head aches with windowns, but from what my friends tell me, mac has a few problems here and there. I don't like buying computers because for the most part they are propriortory cases and you can not upgrade them. I mean put extra hard drives in and such. I have four hard drives in this computer I am useing now. One is strictly for back upurposes. One is for horse racing programs and thousands of racing forms as I am an avid horse player. Then theres the regular c drive and one is strictly for downloads. I do experiment every now and then with linux operating systems.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2009 10:54 pm
 

Computers and Viruses

I completely agree Ron, Avast is a great program and I have been recommending it for years. I will certainly check out the other two as well.

As far as the Mac suggestion, they are great computers but you can usually get an equal PC for about one third of the price. I will take the small headache of downloading Avast for free to spending another 1500 on my computer. Bought a Dell about 6 years ago still runs fine bought a better one a year ago and it is awesome, thats two computers for about 1600 bucks and the newer one is pretty sweet.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2009 3:54 pm
 

Computers and Viruses

I have just three words for you, GET A MAC. I have been using one for years now and I have never had a gliche much less a virus.



Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2009 5:44 am
 

Computers and Viruses

I am also using Avast Antivirus. I will look into the other products you listed. Thanks for the info!



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