What are computer viruses and how can I prevent them?

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Hi Guys,

Please help me and give me some advise on how to protect my laptop from virus.

 And what exactly are computer viruses so that I am aware.  

Hope to hear from you guys.

 Thanks

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #87601

What are computer viruses and how can I prevent them?

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I think you need to have to download an Antivirus software on your computer.  You can download a Norton Antivirus and it really works good and can be downloaded free. Try it!

Answered By 210 points N/A #87602

What are computer viruses and how can I prevent them?

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Thanks! Tahari, 

Right now I am using McAfee and it's not good.  It slows down my computer and seems that it never detects any threat.  I always clear my cookies and cache to get rid of those tracking cookies.  I will throw McAfee away and try your suggestion.

Answered By 0 points N/A #87603

What are computer viruses and how can I prevent them?

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I think McAfee is a good Antivirus and I never got virus from it.  I think the best way to protect your computer against virus is to run virus scans regularly and only download programs you can trust. And be aware, some Antivirus recommended by two people, sometimes those Antivirus are virus themselves.

Answered By 0 points N/A #87604

What are computer viruses and how can I prevent them?

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I agree that the best way to get out of virus is not to run or download program that are not trusted  and I think you should use Antivirus that fits your computer. If this works for you better than this, then use that Antivirus. Just keep your Antivirus and spyware program updated at all times and run full scan for best results.

Answered By 210 points N/A #87605

What are computer viruses and how can I prevent them?

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Bottomline is if McAfee is not working good for me, I will try another Antivirus that will make me satisfy. I will try Norton Antivirus.  And I also agree that we must be careful always. If you do not know the source of an email for instance, delete it real time without opening the attachment. Your both suggestions really helped me a lot. Thanks for the ample time you have given to me solving my problem.

Answered By 0 points N/A #87606

What are computer viruses and how can I prevent them?

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Yes! We all have freedom to choose, right?  If you think this is not working good for you, then try to find another alternative and based on my experience Norton is a good Antivirus. I have used this and I heard nothing but good reviews from other people who also used it. I think it is pretty good. It is your standard Antivirus software which gives you the option to either scan the whole computer or some chosen parts of your entire system.

Answered By 0 points N/A #87607

What are computer viruses and how can I prevent them?

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Hello.
 
I have used quite a lot of security software and I think I will be able to help with my opinion. In my opinion, Windows Live OneCare and Trend Micro seemed to be the best ones among all other security software.
 
Windows Live OneCare is an All-in-one security program with the best protection against all types of malware. It has a user-friendly interface so that you are very less likely to face a problem understanding how it works at your end.
 
Besides malware-protection, Windows Live OneCare provides data backup service to back up your important data and a TuneUp feature that helps tweaking the system for a smoother and better overall performance of the computer.
 

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