I have a virus Program. Matter of fact I have 2 with a 24/7 tech support.
Called the other day for help, Long story short they wanted to charge me a few hunderd dollars more to take care of some problems. They said No program protect everything and they still get in.
Any Help or Ideas thanks.
I'm with bluemoon and onthelimit - only one, and use Avast or MSE. In all the years (touch wood) I've been using free antivirus, I've never once been let down - so I absolutely don't see the point of paying for so-called 'household name' antivirus software.
This is a copied post from 'Speakers Corner' on a similar subject, the posting by FE himself.
How do you protect your Back-up against the threat of a Virus? Which you may have backed-up before you notice that you have the problem."
All my drives are virus scanned on a daily basis. Backups of data files are made every 15 minutes, as I mentioned earlier.
The truth is, provided you are reasonably careful when it comes to where you go on the web the chances of an average computer user picking up a virus are slim. Install a decent anti-virus application, and don't open any email attachments that aren't expected and you'll narrow your chances of a virus infection to almost nil.
I cannot remember when one of my computers was last infected by a virus. It hasn't happened for years."*
I think the point is that there is a degree of paranoia about virus' and, in general, the average home PC is fairly secure with any of the free firewall/virus programmes currently available. (Commodo, AVG, Avast, Zone Alarm etc) .
I take it that the "household names" do a reasonable job. Whilst most computers/laptops come with a "trial" version of one of these, some manufacturers are providing a full version, of, say, McAfee, for a year, or more. Presumably, there is no point in removing that, in favour of a freebie?
BATA212, if you are a home computer user you are being ripped off. Ditch them and get the free versions available. Quite often the Bank will provide you with a free Anti-Virus program, and Harddrive manufacturers provide free imaging program for backups etc.
Give us info on what pc and operating system (W7, Vista, XP) you have etc and we can recommend free progs to cover.
@ lotvic. That is correct many banks now offer free of charge Virus protection. I am with Barclay's and they provide you with Kaspersky but they will not go out of there way to actually tell you this. I found out just going on there website with a little advert in a corner....easily missed.
This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.