Sunday, October 25, 2009

New updates in program improve PC viruses

Author: paulfinch

A few weeks ago, my anti-virus program expired, and I didn't really think twice about it. I had a couple of other adware and spam blockers, so I assumed I was safe.

Then last Tuesday, my computer completely crashed. There were 8 viruses on it that ultimately lead to me not even being able to load Windows.

I had to do a complete reformatting, and it literally took hours just to get my PC up and running again. Add to that, hours of reinstalling my software, and it was a good day or two working on it.

I'm a student at the moment, so I scoured the Internet looking for a reasonable anti-virus program. I read a lot of differnet reviews, from CNet to, and they all pointed to Ad Patrol.

I decided to check it out and download it. It's incredibly fast and easy to install, and it seemed to be working in full effect within minutes.

I started getting asked certain security provision requests using the program, and contacted the help desk. They were especially prompt in getting back to me and very thurough in their answers.

If you're like me, and don't have a lot to spend, I'd suggest you check out Ad Patrol. Certainly gives me all the protection and security I could expect from an anti-virus program.

Check out the link below to be directed to their site.

How About a Free Anti Virus Program

By Richard Seng

Should I use a free antivirus program or a paid version? In todays world on the internet, we are always looking for a product or service that is free. However, when it comes to a virus protection, free is not always free.

Think about it for a minute. Why would anyone sit down on the computer and spend hours and hours of time to develop and maintain a software program and do it for free. There has got to be someone wanting to make money off of you some how or they could not continue with their activities.

In addition, many of the so called free programs do not have technical support. How would they be able to support technical help if they could not pay them. When you have a problem, you are going to want someone to help you.

Spyware – Many software programs that are free, have some type of spyware attached. If the maker or developer of the program is not charging you, then how are they going to make money. Spyware is attached to the program and your system may be tracked for advertisement purposes.

In some cases your system may be scanned for e-mail address or other information that you may not want to give out. Please be very careful with any free program you install on your computer.

Better yet, make sure you have a firewall, anti virus program and anti spyware program installed on your computer for all of your internet security protection.

Top 5 Virus Protection Software Programs

Norton Anti Virus
Trend Micro PC-cillin Anti Virus
BitDefender Anti Virus
Shield Pro 2007
Mcafee AntiVirus

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