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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Virus Protection....

Does anyone know about a reliable free online scanner or free virus protection program?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 08:49 PM
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Dawn, for something like that, it's really worth paying through the nose for Norton Anti-virus or something like that because you know the updates have the latest anti-virus signatures, and they're at the forefront of researching and discovering new viruses. One virus that your free software misses will have you wishing you had bought 100 copies of first-class anti-virus protection.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 09:01 PM
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I use this:

http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

Along with:

http://www.download.com/Webroot-Spy-Swe ... 01356.html

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 09:07 PM
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I have Spy Sweeper. It does not protect against viruses. It protects against spyware.

you have to have protection for different kinds of threats to your computer security.

viruses & worms ------------- antivirus software
spyware, adware ------------ spyware detection
hijackers --------------------- hijack prevention
spam filters ------------------ email spam
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 09:10 PM
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I know it doesn't protect from viruses. House call is the virus software.

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 09:32 PM
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We have been using this for a while.

http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Lori....I also use Avast.
I just dont know much about if it is great or not.

Edit to add....crazy how I dont mind spending around $400
at the vets office.....but I am too cheap to purchase a virus program.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 10:24 PM
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Yeah, I really don't know if it is good or not either. It did catch a virus coming into my email box, but also caught something that didn't end up being a virus.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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It has caught Virus's for me a few times.
I like that it updates the virus definitions automatically.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 10:47 PM
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I log on to my computer at work via a VPN so they supply us with FREE virus software so we don't give their computers a virus
We have Norton - but it wouldn't be free for you - so I suppose I am not helping much.


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