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Is there an antivirus software that will block threats like XP Security 2012


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#1 prbimaniac

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:07 PM

HI All,

My wife got the XP Security 2012 virus today and kudos to this site for the tips on removing it. They worked great.

For the future though,is there an antivirus software that works better than others to block these before they get on the computer? Norton? AVG?

thanks,
chad

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:36 AM

HI All,

My wife got the XP Security 2012 virus today and kudos to this site for the tips on removing it. They worked great.

For the future though,is there an antivirus software that works better than others to block these before they get on the computer? Norton? AVG?

thanks,
chad


These type of viruses are let in 99% of computers I work on because the end user clicked on something they shouldn't have from social engineering tactics(Think of it as giving someone the keys to your house so it will not matter what anti virus you have). I would install Microsoft Security Essentials as an anti virus and pay for the full version of MalwareBytes this combined with smart browsing is the best you can do.

Edited by jdbaker82, 14 June 2011 - 12:36 AM.


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Posted 14 June 2011 - 06:45 AM

Choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, available technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no best anti-virus. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. For more specific information to consider, please read Choosing Your Anti-virus Software.

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 and it takes time for them to be reported, samples collected, analyzed, and tested by anti-vendors. Security vendors use different scanning engines and different detection methods such as heuristic analysis or behavioral analysis which can account for discrepancies in scanning outcomes. Depending on how often the anti-virus database is updated can also account for differences in threat detections.

Further, 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 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.


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