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blizzard1
Denmark

Antivirus
 
Hello

Can someone recommend me a good and reliable antivirus program?

My computer has been working slower than usual since we got the virus.
I have a local  antivirus program but it īs not the first time it lets me down.Cry  Angry

If you have or know of an antivirus program you trust and really works please let me know.
Thanks...          

23 Jul 2009      



mena22
Portugal

Hi Tisha! I īve had Norton before and although it was very good I replaced it because it was too heavy and made my computer a little bit slow. I īve had McAfee for a year now and I īm quite happy with it. I haven īt had any problems so far.
 
 
P.S. I should add Iīm no expert though. So you should really read other opinions. 
Hugs,
mena

23 Jul 2009     



Mar0919
Mexico

Hi, Tisha. I īm using ESET NOD32, and it īs worked wonderfully.  Maybe you can try it.
 
Hugs,
 
Mar

23 Jul 2009     



meuge
Argentina

Hi!!
The same happened to me with Norton Mena... but I īve switched to ESET NOD32.... I cannot complain... IT is working quite well... though the other day I had to run the antimalware that Cheezels recommended... it found some malware that NOD hadn īt noticed...

Hopefully you will receive some more technical explanations from an expert...Embarrassed

Hugs!!!
M. Eugenia

PS This is the thread http://www.eslprintables.com/forum/topic.asp?id=10497

23 Jul 2009     



Damielle
Argentina

Hi Tisha, don īt forget that appart from running the antivirus scanning  you have to clean the temporal files and cookies from the  computer. When we are on this site, we download many things and reduce the virtual capacity of our computer that makes it run slower. Once in a while, we have to do such a cleaning.
 
Besides, Zaila recommended this spireware remover.
 

23 Jul 2009     



zailda
Brazil

Hi!

My computer didn īt catch the virus, I was in ESL all day, my antivirus detected a "non requested download" that opened each time I logged in but I simply closed the window. I use Avast and in my opinion is the best. I also use SuperAntispyware, that keeps my pcs away from any kind of spy or malicious software. I īve never have problems with viruses, trojans, etc... I have the same computers since Dec. 2007. I recommend both, one complements the other. I use resident antivirus and make them scan the pc once a week.

Have a nice Thursday

Zailda

23 Jul 2009     



anyteacher
Argentina

Here is another advice...
I have AVG antivirus free, also I have CCleaner and also Spyboot Search and destroy. I always make a pc scan once a week too. Good luck! Analía

23 Jul 2009     



zailda
Brazil

Hi

I also had AVG for a few months, it īs good. I use CCleaner every week ang get rid of lots of worms. They are all good, but you have to registrate to get fully protection. In the settings, set the resident protection to be active. I use Firefox and use some addons very good for protection. I never "argue" with my antiviruses, if they say something is not good, I agree with them.

I have a downloader addon that checks every download for virus first. I also use WOT that gives me alerts when sites are not secure. The important thing is to set the antivirus to protect all the time and scan the computer at least once a week.

Cheers

Zailda

23 Jul 2009     



baiba
Latvia

I can only agree with Zailda that Avast is really reliable because I also use it and I did not have any virus problems!

23 Jul 2009     



blizzard1
Denmark

Mena, Mar, Meug, Dami, Zailda, Anyteacher and Baiba THANK YOU all for your help. I īll work on it immedeately. Have a lovely day.

23 Jul 2009     



mariamit
Greece

Hi Tisha,
 
I also got the virus a couple of days ago or I should say the virus which was a rogue worm tried to enter my computer but both my antivorus  stopped it. I use the exact same programs as Zailda- Avast and SuperAntispyware. Norton is a wonderful antivirus but it is extremely heavy and should be used only on PC that have the required space and capacity. If you īre using a laptop forget Norton. AVG is pretty good I had it in the past but  the free one is not 100% efficient. In all cases it is better to invest in an antivirus than to download the free version.  The regular ones are great.

23 Jul 2009     

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