Some of you may have one, for those who don't are running a risk. So therefore I decided to put in a few links for you to have one installed to protect your computer better. :D

One of the most popular antivirus is AVG. :)
http://free.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download

Another popular one is Avast. :wink:
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Even tho you have one installed, you can always get second opinion with this site. This is one of the top of the line antivirus program. :)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Now, you can choose to pay for it or use the free on line version of the antivirus.
BTW, if you download Avast, do a quick scan as it won't take forever, the full system scan take for ever. The quick scan will do just as good of a job as the full system scan.
If you have a free antivirus program like AGV, and your computer isn't running up to par, it is free so it won't do a good job of protecting your computer. It is wise to pay for the program so that you will get a full protection.

Trend Micro house call does a free on line scan. It may remove viruses and it may not, depending on what your computer catches.

OR you may want to try this site?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/wind ... essentials
I have been using Vipre Internet Security for several years. I found it is less intrusive to the operating system, and very good. There is a New Year special on til Jan 31 of this year. Two years for one. I use the home network version for up to 10 computers. It has received many good reviews.
I have five computers with Vipre Internet Security installed.

http://land.vipreantivirus.com/New-Year ... MgodQQMALg
It's nice to download but when you do not wish to have the anti-virus any longer example AVG move on to Norton...one seems to get pinned every year for renewal of AVG. One has to watch downloading packages. I now find it more convenient and cheaper to purchase the anti virus at the store. I just paid for my Norton for $44.00 for one year. It can be loaded to 3 computers.

I will not ever download any packages again because one can't seem to get rid of them the following year, the company wants to stick you with another charge. 
Have to agree with Dwyn2c.
Vipre is THE best, as far as virus scanners/firewalls go.
Place the firewall in "training mode" upon installation...is essentially all that's required. Farrrr superior to AVG, Norton and (gag!) McAffee.
Beware of the "Free" anti virus, it may ask you to scan it for free but will ask you later on that you have to register.

Free on line anti virus may not be kept up to date with any new virus, malewares, spywares. Why? because you are not paying them for keeping it up to date, so they do it when they feel like doing it. Some of them will allow you to try it for free for one time.

Like anything you use, must read the fine prints and you won't get caught up on "Ok what is going on here? I thought it was free..., while it might be free for the first time users.
I've been using Emsisoft Internet Security, and it's doing just fine. I do quick scan quite often and malware scan occasionally to thoroughly look for any possible traces of malware infection. Since then I no longer have any security issues. More than that, my grandson's PC has Qustodio sofware installed on it. Keeping your kids safe and secure online is probably one of the biggest concerns of parents nowadays, so emsi.at/kidsafe can be of great help to everybody, who wants to be well informed about kids' computer activity though not having enough time to do regular computer checks (just like my son). I'd also like to hear your opinion and maybe tips about how you protect your precious little ones from computer threats.
Not so long ago I posted a few articles here about viirus's. the different types and other useful info you may find handy.

http://tinyurl.com/pvunbfa Part 1 (Achooo!)

http://tinyurl.com/nhcutgz Part 2 (Achooo!)

If you want access to the ever-growing Fish-BYTES! archives (free) visit http://tinyurl.com/q8hh5s4

-DF

(oh, Ben, great post! Keep it up! :)

I use Linux so I am pretty immune to most threats. It's 100% free, including Firefox, related graphics programs, games and just about everything you buy for MS - all free., Word editors and a whole lot more! Linux comes in several "flavors" - the most common are Linux Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Give it a whirl! After all, best way to keep your info safe and your computer protected is as simple as getting Microsoft's monkey off your back! :lol:


McAffee? Seriously? 'Top Of The Line'? Where do you find this rubbish, star? The product's Google Ads page? I'm surprised you have the nerve to mention them when you haven't done much in terms of research....the only one I'd suggest to anyone would be [url]Kaspersky[/url].

McAffee? Norton?LMAO! Now THAT IS funny. Ask any IT pro about their products and you'll hear the word "BloatWare" most often often used. Have you ever tried to get rid of/uninstall it (or Norton) without have to download a special script and filling out endless surveys? Good luck. Both companies should be considered threats themselves! Perfect comment, KnightHawk :D

I gotta go wipe up all the milk that blew out of my nose reading the original post now... :lol:

Just Sayin' :lol:

-DF
Dear Lord........This goes to prove that the only way to fully understand software, is to do the research your self. This is an example of reading, without understanding or research, and posting what is read. IF more would not parrot what is read or told to them and really look at what they are recommending or saying, Life would be a lot less stressful.
Laurie
DaddyFish wrote:


McAffee? Seriously? 'Top Of The Line'? Where do you find this rubbish, star? The product's Google Ads page? I'm surprised you have the nerve to mention them when you haven't done much in terms of research....the only one I'd suggest to anyone would be [url]Kaspersky[/url].

McAffee? Norton?LMAO! Now THAT IS funny. Ask any IT pro about their products and you'll hear the word "BloatWare" most often often used. Have you ever tried to get rid of/uninstall it (or Norton) without have to download a special script and filling out endless surveys? Good luck. Both companies should be considered threats themselves! Perfect comment, KnightHawk :D

I gotta go wipe up all the milk that blew out of my nose reading the original post now... :lol:

Just Sayin' :lol:

-DF


I love your verbal talons, Laurie hehehe :lol:
DaddyFish wrote:


McAffee? Seriously? 'Top Of The Line'? Where do you find this rubbish, star? The product's Google Ads page? I'm surprised you have the nerve to mention them when you haven't done much in terms of research....the only one I'd suggest to anyone would be [url]Kaspersky[/url].

McAffee? Norton?LMAO! Now THAT IS funny. Ask any IT pro about their products and you'll hear the word "BloatWare" most often often used. Have you ever tried to get rid of/uninstall it (or Norton) without have to download a special script and filling out endless surveys? Good luck. Both companies should be considered threats themselves! Perfect comment, KnightHawk :D

I gotta go wipe up all the milk that blew out of my nose reading the original post now... :lol:

Just Sayin' :lol:

-DF



WOW! It only took you three years to respond to that post. Really, don't you think this vendetta against Star in getting to be a little silly?
Nah, it was easy as pressing "Reply With Quote" - ask star, She'll explain how to reformat your hard drive so you can use it :)

And I apologize, but star and I have a long relationship and she can defend herself just fine :)