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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:32 AM
Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:12 AM
No single product is 100% foolproof and can prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Just because one anti-virus detected threats that another missed, does not mean its more effective. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear. Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes malware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another. Thus, a multi-layered defense using several anti-spyware products (including an effective firewall) to supplement your anti-virus combined with common sense, safe computing and safe surfing habits provides the most complete protection.
I have AVG Anti-Virus so should that have stopped me getting the virus?
Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:29 AM
Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:36 AM
Please read How Malware Spreads - How did I get infected which explains the most common ways malware is contracted and spread.
I haven't clicked on anything that says it will do a scan of my computer when on a website, so don't know where it came from
Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:44 AM
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