Nowadays there exists a wide range of anti virus software programs. A lot of them can be accessible in the web, you can download them any moment you wish. Unfortunately, often you have to pay for them but there are still some free ones.
It is a generally hold opinion that the best programs are those that are paid, as you pay for the quality. So the more expensive it is the better. However, it really depends. Thus, free anti virus programs can be just as good. What you should do, anyway, is to check the program’s reliability and read other users’ comments.
There was a case when a paid anti virus software was installed on a computer. It had a very good reputation and was quite wide spread. Despite this, it failed to protect the computer from a Trojan horse and the harm done was really destructive.
The problem was in the following: the anti virus program was unable to detect the danger while scanning. Such situation can happen with anyone for that reason in order to get the computer clean one should empty it completely and then make Windows reinstallation.
Getting ready for deleting all the data from the computer one should make copies of your files and programs burning them to a disk. After Windows reinstallation, it is possible to get a free anti virus. Then scan all the information from the disk.
As you see it is not necessary to purchase anti virus software, it is even better to use free programs. As with the help of such programs you will not have problems with the viruses breading your computer. The program detects all of them and deletes.
Virus attacks usually bring a lot of destruction to your computer. The scale of this destruction is growing with every other minute the virus is alive. There is a great risk of losing all your data. The situation is irreproachable when you do not have any copies left. You can have all valuable and precious to you information gone forever.
Moreover, you can do an unwanted “favor” to your friends or colleagues, passing this virus to them unintended.
Now you see, how essential it is to have an anti virus program on your computer. Do not forget to scan your computer regularly and it is also highly recommended to scan the information you download. So just be careful and take care about your computer safety.]]>
Sometimes you find it difficult to detect viruses in case you do not have any anti-virus program. Hopefully, the information given below will facilitate the process.
Your computer can acquire some inexplicable behavior due to many reasons. It should not necessarily be a virus that disturbs your computer’s work as there are some factors that can help you designate the reason.
Think if you have downloaded or installed some programs or files recently, the slowness of your computer can be accounted for too much programs working simultaneously - for this reduces the processor speed.
Try to recollect if you have got any updates (for instance, Windows updates, anti virus updates or any other). A lot of programs demand upgrading but the latest versions usually need more speed as they have more features.
See if your hard drive has some free space, if there is none or almost none, it explains why your computer has become so slow. Remember that computers should have extra space for the OS in order to give an outstanding performance.
If there are always some programs run in the background you know nothing about and can not detect it, see if a little light in front of your PC that usually shows loading processes is on. If after closing all the programs the light continues to be on, you may be lucky to have a virus on your computer.
There is one more sign. It is when your computer gets its own way and seems to living its own life. Sudden crashes, uncontrollable restarts can indicate there is a kind of an alien that has taken over control over your computer and harms its operating process.
If your computer does not show any reaction to a system boot, you have a reason for concern. If you press Ctrl + Alt + De and it does not help, there is no change, no windows that pop up, it can be a token that you have a virus, but maybe not. Probably you just have some corrupted files that refuse to run in a proper way. If it turns out to be true, the operating system will need to be reformatted. This will take some time and efforts.
Viruses are also notoriously known for their ability to move, change and delete files without you knowing about it. So if you have noticed some weird things happening to your computer and any changes to your files, there is a good chance of having a virus.
In case you have a virus it is also possible that your computer starts sending some strange messages. Popping up messages without any reason show that you have to take measures.
Hopefully, this piece of writing has been useful for you and you have become more competent as far as viruses are concerned.]]>
There is no doubt that Mac OS has a better protection than Windows. But recently Apple has begun to advise its users to have an anti-virus software installed on their computers.
It is connected with Apple’s fast growth and leading position on the market, formerly, Macs served only some geeks that were really into computers - but now the situation is different.
Thus, they have turned into attractive targets for viruses, as more and more people use this type of computer.
The first Mac OS virus appeared in 2006. It was called “OSX/Leap-A”. The virus was transmitted through instant messages. Mac users were appalled by this discovery. Apart from that, there was “malware” that kept on making problems.
To comprehend all the stuff about protective anti-virus packages for Macs you have to remember the following information about the dangers to be faced. Spyware, is intent on collecting any kind of information about the computer and its owner.
Trojans represent a vicious code that is not repeated. It is not transmitted to other files. They also can get information about passwords.
Viruses tend to make files infected with their code. They usually attach are inside the file and can do a significant harm to the computer. In some cases the computer begins to react to a foreign element. But there are also viruses that work unnoticeably. Today Mac users are provided with a whole row of anti-virus software.
You just need to choose the one that suits you best. If you are looking for details, visit Virus Protection For Macs.
Take into account possible risks and the expenses connected with software purchase. Study the effects that the software can have on the computer. Sometimes it can hurt the operating process of your computer, even worse than a virus. There was a similar situation regarding Windows.
But probably the new software for Mac OS is not like that. As more and more viruses emerge the new anti virus software specially made for Apple based machines will be definitely useful.]]>
There are customers that want to know about what anti-virus software to buy as it makes people feel secure and confident as they tend to trust a professional’s opinion. Very often they are advised to purchase Norton Anti-Virus.
One can evaluate anti-virus programs according to several factors. Of course, the first one is its ability to prevent the computer from viruses entering. As a rule, most reputable programs cope with this task. But there are some little things you have to pay your attention to.
Let’s take Norton Anti-Virus for instance, it makes definition updates earlier then all the rest of other anti-virus companies. The updating process of your system with the latest updates starts automatically. Third, when Norton is at work it does not affect your computer speed. Also the scanning process runs in the background, so you do not have to lose your time and watch it.
These points explain why you should make up your mind for Norton and not any other anti virus.
It is believed that Norton Anti-Virus is the best program. One should say that there is generally no ideal anti-virus software as all of them lack some important thing.
They do protect your computer from virus infections. However, as far as spyware and adware are concerned, they do not. So those pop ups continue to multiply on your computer. Adware is not dangerous itself but it provides links for sites that can infect the computer.
Apart from Norton Anti-Virus, there is another program that is considered to be good, it is called Webroot Spysweeper.
It is aimed at deleting and stopping the definite adware and spyware. Using Webroot Spysweeper along with Norton Anti-Virus will keep your computer safe and secure while surfing the web.]]>
You will lose all your personal data that is logged into your computer. A lot of valuable information can disappear but there are some simple and easy things you can follow in order to keep your computer safe.
You should not open email enclosures if you do not know the source they’ve come from. It is a perfect way for viruses to reach your computer because when you open the enclosure, the virus gets active.
It is also recommended to resort to an email spam detector. Mailwasher helps get rid of junk emails you get - spam irritates you and makes you waste your time. It is just a way of distributing viruses.
It goes without saying that one the vital things for you to do is to install an anti-virus program, especially, if you like searching the net.
When you install the anti-virus software, do not forget to update it. Otherwise, it will not give a maximum protection to your computer. So the chance of infections increases. All the updates are downloadable from the Internet. Many programs of a good quality can do it automatically. So when you are getting your software, pay attention to this feature.
Try to be very careful when sharing some music, video or games with your friends. The files can be infected and therefore can do a lot of harm.
Become accustomed to regular scanning of your computer and downloadable files as well. It will help to keep your computer clean.
Be careful with security patch updates. It is important to install them, as they are aimed at making up for security vulnerability -when you install them the protection level rises to a maximum.]]>