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#1 courtneysmiles

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:43 PM

Which security system or potection software would be considered the best as to keeping virus's out?

EDIT moved to AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods from Breaking Virus & Security News

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:24 AM

Choosing a security toolkit with anti-virus, firewall and anti-malware programs is a matter of personal preference, 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. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your use and your system. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no best anti-virus. For more specific information to consider, please read Choosing Your Anti-virus Software and How to choose a firewall.

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.


My personal choice is NOD32 Anti-Virus if choosing a paid for program as it leaves a small footprint. Kaspersky Anti-Virus is also a good choice.
If you're looking for a free alternative, I recommend any of the following:Use trustworthy security tools like:
I recommend taking advantage of the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Pro) Protection Module in the full version which uses advanced heuristic scanning technology to monitor your system and provide real-time protection to prevent the installation of most new malware. This technology runs at startup where it monitors every process and helps stop malicious processes before they can infect your computer. Keep in mind that this feature does not guarantee something will not slip through as no product can detect and prevent every type of malware. The database that defines the heuristics is updated as often as there is something to add to it. Also keep in mind that Malwarebytes does not act as a real-time protection scanner for every file like an anti-virus program so it is intended to be a supplement, not a substitute. Enabling the Protection Module feature requires registration and purchase of a license key that includes free lifetime upgrades and support. After activation, Malwarebytes can be set to update itself and schedule scans automatically on a daily basis. The Protection Module is not intrusive as the program utilizes few system resources and should not conflict with other scanners or anti-virus programs.

If any conflicts between Malwarebytes and another security program are reported, suggested solutions are usually provided in the Common Issues, Questions, and their Solutions, FAQs thread. I know and have worked with some members of the research team so I can attest that they make every effort to resolve issues as quickly as possible.

You can supplement your security tools and get a second opinion by performing an Online Virus Scan.
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#3 midou1994

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 10:11 AM

hi

just my few cents

Although the freebie may be good,in my opinion they just don`t seem to be as good as a paid suite

ture

the difference is a few bells.

But you may have to install multiple security software to stay protected .


and not to mention the updates and the future complications that may arise.


If your are gonna buy a suite i would recommend Norton highly.


Its a great suite light on resources,has a good firewall and scanner engine.
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 10:58 AM

If your are gonna buy a suite i would recommend Norton highly.


I would rather have a virus, than install any Norton product. Norton products break computers. Period.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 04:21 PM

@Edgewise, nice going! I agree with that. But in terms of the thread topic, I use GFI's Vipre 4.0 latest update. I use it for two reasons. One because it works on a server without having to spend the extra money on the corporate edition when you don't need it, and two because it's awesome and they really know what they are doing when it comes to protecting, and three because the program is easy to use especially the firewall where I can still have some inbound connections allowed when I need them. I'm going to switch this computer over to Vipre as well once my NOD32 license runs out.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:01 PM

But you may have to install multiple security software to stay protected .


Just to clarify:

I do not recommend that you have more than one antivirus product installed and running on your computer at a time. The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (Real-Time) protection switched on, then those products which do not encrypt the virus strings within them can cause other anti virus products to cause "false positives". It can also lead to a clash as both products fight for access to files which are opened again this is the resident/automatic protection. In general terms, the two programs may conflict and cause:
1) False Positives: When the anti virus software tells you that your PC has a virus when it actually doesn't.
2) System Performance Problems: Your system may lock up due to both products attempting to access the same file at the same time.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:57 AM

hi egdewise


Have you tried the Norton Internet Security suite 2011 Not N360

anyways which suite you buy is up to you ...


You can give Norton`s 15 days trial a goo.................
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