Antivirus Recommendations?

I'm sick and tired of Dad's McAffee that he's got set up on most of our PCs, and I really want to try something different on my computers.I'm looking for an "all-in-one", so to speak, that can handle all or most of this criteria:AntivirusAntispywareFirewallSpam BlockerFree of CostSo, let me know what you use, have used, do like, and don't like!

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make Norton Internet security 2008 full version?

 make Norton Internet security 2008 full version?

Question by parvathyvysakh   |  last reply


Does anybody know of an antivirus for windows server 2000? Answered

I need this for a computer that is running windows server 2000 as a terminal server. It would be preferable if this antivirus was free or atleast had a free trial. Thanks for any ideas.

Question by nurdee1   |  last reply


how to crack my bitdefender antivirus to full version?

I have a trial bitdefender antivirus which ends after 30 days i want to make it a fullversion without buying(very costly) what should i do?

Question by chaitu9701   |  last reply


instant start virus alert programme

I have recently had 2 newsletters from instructables where upon opening an instructable of interest I get a virus warning and the device seems to start searching my C drive. The warning is nothing to do with AVG and upon running a scan nothing is found. I am alarmed by such things getting into my computer without my permission, what is going on? I have AVG, a firewall and windows defender all updated daily. Why does instructables allow this sort of intrusion? dougoutcanoe

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Do you need antivirus software for PS3? Answered

I recently got a PS3 and I was wondering if I need to install some form of antivirus on it. It is a black slimline 120GB version just incase that makes any difference

Question by Fred the Penguin   |  last reply


is there a decent and free antivirus software online? Answered

I want a free anti virus software

Question by mclovin7596   |  last reply


AVG 8 sucks, I need a new antivirus program

I started using Grisoft's AVG a couple weeks ago, and it was great. But version 8 is out now, and it is slooooow. I don't mean when it does scans that I initiate (I haven't done any yet anyway), but ever since I got it my computer freezes for a couple seconds every 5 minutes or so, it's really annoying. Also, there's ads on the "control center" screen. And if I disable the stupid linkscanner thingy (it doesn't work in Opera anyway), it shows a big exclmation mark on the system tray icon. Oh, and it takes about 5 seconds for the control center to come up from the system tray. AVG is slowing my whole system down. It may perform better on a more powerful machine, but I'm not going to upgrade just for an antivirus program. So I guess I need a new antivirus program, AVG is just too bloated now. NOT AVAST. I've used Avast before, and I hated it for a variety of reasons.

Topic by Aeshir   |  last reply


Anti-virus

I bought a copy of PC Format today, here is their view on anti-virus software:"There is an argument against using any antivirus software at all."But, Avast! with it's exclamation mark is not that well ratedAVG comes out pretty goodThat's the free stuffPay-for-it, they rate Avira Premium Software Suite (above McAfee Total protection 2009, F-Secure Internet security 2009 and Norton Antivirus Gaming Ed 2009)See also http://www.av-comparatives.org/

Topic by lemonie 


Can disabling Avira AntiVirus Shield make your games run slower???? Answered

Hey, So for the past few months i have been playing computer games. But before i start any game i disable antivirus guard. And this week i have been playing with it ON. Games are working atleast 6 times faster. (yeah i know my computer is that bad.) İs this possible or is my computer mutant???

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virus?

Https://www.instructables.com/id/Build_an_Easy_5_x_5_Home_Greenhouse_for_under_25/I clicked on this page and my antivirus deleted the trojan virus 'actns/Swif.T' think it's embedded in that page.

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How to make antivirus programs stop blocking my software? Answered

I am in the beta testing stages of a program I recently developed.  One of the problems that I have with it is that anti-virus programs tend to block it due to the fact that they do not recognise it.  Also, microsoft smart screen and google chrome try to block it because it is not a commonly downloaded file (yet... yes, I tend to be optimistic).  In addition to the program not being well known, the program is designed to automate tasks used in computer repair... especially remote computer repair.  This can make good antivirus programs suspicious since a lot of what technicians do to a computer could also be used maliciously (some of the tasks that this program does are editing the registry, turning the firewall on and off, etc. just to name a few). Is there an easy way to get my program recognised as a safe application by these programs?  I have tried sending the file to the antivirus companies for analysis on the programs that support that feature, but evidently they are too busy or just don't care since my program is still blocked. Thanks in advance for your help! Edit: Here is a detailed explanation of what the program does... it is broken into two different parts (1) automated remote access and (2) a technician's toolkit. So basically my original idea was to create a program to automate the sending of remote assistance invitations (since I was just getting fed up with walking people through how to setup a remote assistance program over the phone).  This program just prompts for a ticket number (obtained from the technician on the phone); then creates an .msrcIncident file using the ticket number as the password.  Once the technician connects, the remote program has the toolbox built into it (I am also making the toolbox available separately).  This toolbox prompts the technician to select which tools the technician thinks he/she will need; and then downloads those programs automatically.  Once the programs are downloaded, it allows the technician to launch them from the program, or if the technician later realises that he/she needs more programs than he/she originally downloaded; they can download them directly from the toolbox.  Most of the programs have portable versions that the toolbox deletes on exit; but for the few programs that do not have a portable version, there is a shortcut to uninstall the program.  Any programs that are still installed are automatically uninstalled when the toolbox closes, it deletes the portable versions, closes any pinholes that it opened to allow the remote assistance through, etc.  Basically the same things that we do every time that we go to a computer; only a lot easier and faster. Since the program is not built to allow anything malicious to be done with it, I'm sure that anyone who reviewed the code would find that it is fine.  I'm not asking if there is a way for the antivirus programs to blindly trust my program... I wouldn't want that either.  What I am asking is would there be any way to send these anti-virus companies my source code to have them analyse it? Thanks!

Question by thegeeke   |  last reply



What the F?

My background for instructables is displaying the background as an annoying flash file for norton anti-virus.

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hello can u help me with something?

I downloadeed programs for making viruses and antivirus program marked it as a virus!!! how?

Question by grega30   |  last reply


Results2Google (Results to Google)? Answered

I expect if you know the solution I don't really need to explain, but anyway: When I use the Google search engine, on "Web" mode, 9/10 times I will be redirected when I click a link. The URL of the site reads "Results2Google" and I will end up in some random search engine, like Search Pro. It is beginning to get very annoying, but here's the thing: AVG Antivirus found nothing Avira Antivirus found noting Windows defender found nothing Google Chrome found nothing So what do I do? As you can probably see, I use google chrome.  Thanks!

Question by Lowney   |  last reply


What do you know about the Mebroot trojan, also known as Sinowal?

I did a clean Windows install on a brand new hard disk for a friend. But when transferring her files over, we discovered she had Mebroot on her old hard disk and thumb drives. AVG antivirus did not detest it at all! Symantec does detect it, but cannot remove it. After doing some searching, this is what I've found. It's a boot sector trojan that apparently takes an expert to remove?? 80% of antivirus software does not even detect it? It allows a backdoor into your computer which can steal any information, including your online banking information, and no antivirus program can remove it or protect against it?? Even a reformatting of the hard disk (or thumb drive) does not remove it??!

Question by klee27x   |  last reply


how to remove viruse without using any software in windows xp?

My laptop has a full of virus i cannot install any software even antivirus software please give me the solution

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my laptop does not connect to my Wifi ?

My laptop does not found my own Wifi but fine other Wifi . i have to use cable for connecting my laptop and my Wifi . my wifi is connected to my moblie and many more devices but it isnt connected to my laptop... what to do to connect my laptop with my wifi.  My computer is windows 7 ultimate . antivirus is k7 antivirus . intel inside core i5 .. it is a dell  laptop....... plz help me please help my what should i do to connect my wifi and my computer... and my router is digicom.....

Question by MeS5   |  last reply


can I be able to delete a virus on a computer without formatting the drive? ?

 for example: RAILA ODINGA the screen saver form of attack that says THIS COMPUTER IS BEING ATTACKED. I want to know if this can be done without the help of any antispyware aor antivirus. need response pls 

Question by sweetacid   |  last reply


When Browsing Instructables...

Every so often, when I browse the Ibles Website, I get prompted in a message box to download some antivirus Software. It is obviously not antivitus software, a virus in disguise, so I get out of the message screen as fast as possible. Is this an actual virus on Instructables?

Topic by The Jamalam   |  last reply


Trojan found....cant delete..wtf?

Renos.y is the name of the trojan that my AV software picked up (trend micro antivirus), but it's unable to delete the Trojan and I can’t open the drive D, E, F. so what do i do now? Maybe I should reinstall my computer and restore the data with EASEUS data recovery wizard or other data recovery programs.

Topic by chris878758   |  last reply


my computer had been infected with a virus what should i do? plz help!!! Answered

My computer had been infected with a virus that tends to bind to window files and when i try to open antivirus programs, the virus shut it off, what should i do?????? plzzz help me, i cant even delete it with avira?

Question by theragecuriousity12   |  last reply


how can i remove rvhost.exe from my computer?

             It always takes a long while before my computer opens up. When it opens up a message always appears which says " cannot find rvhost.exe." I know this is a virus.how can i remove it from my computer? What particular antivirus software has the capability to delete or quarantine this virus?              Please help.                

Question by celcast   |  last reply


How do I permanently delete a tracking cookie? Answered

I use Internet Explorer as my primary browser and Symantec Endpoint Protection as antivirus. Everytime I run an full scan, it says it finds the same tracking cookie and its primary action was to be deleted. However, it appears again if I run another scan even though I don't use the internet between scans. Is there a way to delete this cookie and is it possible it is a threat to my computer?

Question by Dnamra   |  last reply


why does my laptop only connects to my home wifi and no other wifi ?

Hello im using adsl connection in iran  and recently after installing a new game my laptpo only connects to my home wifi router and no other wifi or hotspots i tried updating drivers and turning off the firewalls or disabling my antivirus but still it only works on my wifi at home and nowhere else plz help tnx

Question by reza zr1   |  last reply


Redirected to other website

Lately whenever I visit www.instructables.com I get redirected to: http://google-feed.net/results.php?q=instructables%20liftium_iframe%20html%20method=Liftium%20iframeHop;arg1=http:%20delb%20opt%20fimserve%20adopt%20?r=h&l;=96138f2b-d90c-4cfa-9e7a-8ea9bdf9522e&sz;=728x90&neg;=&ega;=&puid;=&rnd;=21368%20&cx;=partner-pub-8834790871905156%3Af2xzzwyyn77&cof;=FORID%3A10&ie;=UTF-8&said;=&do;=search∅=0 It is very annoying and it is nearly impossible to navigate your website. I have run Norton Antivirus and found nothing. It has only done this with www.instructable.com so far, not with any other websites.

Topic by Sooney-Roo   |  last reply


WTF!!! Is Spyware attacking macs!?!?!

WTF!!! Is my mac under attack by some spyware!?!?! I really don't know, I was surfing the internet to find out how to hack into parental control (almost same thing as net nanny) that my is going to put on me soon to prevent using instructables so much. The window that I was surfing on just disappeared and the smaller window came up saying my computer is infected by spyware! Then I clicked "cancel", then another window popped up, its antivirus 2009, it had scanned my computer, then is said it has detected some dangerous spyware on my mac computer! Is this really true? Is mac computers beginning to get all the problems like PC always have??? Or is it an error?

Topic by Plasmana   |  last reply


ntoskml.exe is being contacted by a remote computer?

Hello boys and girls. I got a problem, my anti virus (norton) says that ntoskml.exe is being contacted by a remote computer, and it has an ip address. The IP address is the address of my router Also this only happens when Im receiving windows updates or if im using live messenger. As far as I know, my computer and wii are the only two things on my network. (i checked it) Does anyone know how to fix this, i searched my computer and i cant find a ntoskml, even went to the directory where it was located. I also have the opportunity to install AVG antivirus but will having two antiviruses conflict with each other, (too many cooks in the kitchen)

Topic by thematthatter   |  last reply


Unable to filter searches

When I try to search the instructables website I'm not able to alter the scope of the search. My searches return comment, forum posts, etc rather than just instructables. The search type combo box reverts to "All" and doesn't work. If I use the whole site search (top-right corner of the page) it does limit the search to instructable articles, but if I use the navigation links (Next, page 1, etc), the search again reverts. I was also unable to search the forums to see if this had been reported by others. Here's my platform: Windows XP SP3 Firefox 3.5.3 with clean profile Also tested with Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702 Cookies enabled Javascript enabled McAfee Security Center (Antivirus and Firewall) Linksys BEFSR11 Router Comcast cable internet

Topic by tinkertime   |  last reply


What to do about an IRC bot?

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I got an IRC bot on my comp and pendrive. I know IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat, and that it allows someone to acces my computer. Norton antivirus can't remove it, and I haven't tried with spyware doctor yet. Until I can conctact a friend of ours who can hoefully fix it, I'm open to suggestion. Also, another note. My previous comp, a desktop comp, had a virus. (I had written about this sometime ago) I had inserted Spyware doctor CD while it had that virus, then my comp started fainting (restarting randomly), and I was wondering if there was any chance the CD got damaged or infected? Last but not least, how do I remove the afore mentioned bot from my pendrive? I'm scared...

Topic by Keith-Kid   |  last reply


What Apps/Utilities Do You Use Often/What's In Your System Tray?

My, system tray, in no particular order:Internet Call Director - I have dial-up so when someone calls me it disconnects the computer from the internets and reroutes the call to the phone.[pidgin.im Pidgin] - Awesome instant-messaging client. Compatible with about 15 different networks (MSN, AIM, ICQ etc.).My Dial-up internets connection icon.[opera.com Opera] - Opera web browser.Volume ControlAvira Antivir Personal Edition Classic - My antivirus program.Sound Volume Hotkeys - Use winkey + up/down arrow keys to change volume, handy when there's no volume dial (ie. headphones).WinRoll - Rolls up windows to their title bar, transparency, minimize any window to the system tray, stuff like that.[r2.com/au System Lock] - Click to password protect system. Hides everything on the desktop.What's in yours?

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Laptop won't connect to my home wireless network, but other computers can. My laptop can connect to other networks tho.. Answered

I recently just moved back home from college and I can't use my wireless internet at my house. My laptop has always connected to every other WiFi signals and still does, just not my house signal. The problem is that it says it's connected with full strength, but it just doesn't load any websites or anything else that uses the internet. When I disconnect then reconnect, the internet briefly works for maybe 10 seconds then won't load pages. This is one of the strangest things I have ever seen because my Xbox, cell phone, and other laptop work perfectly fine on my internet. I even bought a brand new, very expensive router to try to solve the problem but that did nothing. I am running Windows 7 and my antivirus program is Kaspersky, if that is any help.

Question by jordangoalie   |  last reply


FRD in not running any more because of java what i have to do?!

Dear, sir Thank you very much for your supporting site. It's useful and convenient. But I've got problem with running Free Rapid downloader. Everything was fine, but once I exit from FRD. I've tried to restart it, but FRD didn't start anymore. When I run it, I can see the splash screen, then nothing happens. It is problem with java app.log: Mar 9, 2009 7:17:02 AM org.jdesktop.application.Application$1 run SEVERE: Application class cz.vity.freerapid.core.MainApp failed to launch java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Non-positive period. at java.util.Timer.scheduleAtFixedRate(Unknown Source) at cz.vity.freerapid.gui.managers.UpdateManager.initUpdateTimer(Unknown Source) at cz.vity.freerapid.gui.managers.UpdateManager.(Unknown Source) at cz.vity.freerapid.gui.managers.ManagerDirector.initComponents(Unknown Source) at cz.vity.freerapid.core.MainApp.startup(Unknown Source) at org.jdesktop.application.Application$1.run(Application.java:174) at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source) pls. if you can guide me to solve this problem kindly not I have no knowledge about java so if you will guide me step by step will be great favor from you I am using trend micro office scan antivirus

Question by n3n3man   |  last reply


AVG,Avast,Enviro, free anti virus programs and My Pc is 256memory, which one should I choose?

I currently have Mcafee, and it makes my PC run like a snail and is always having fix its and problems and always saying not protected and then I click it and have to wait ages again to it to protect again and I cant use my pc in that time. It takes ages to load up and shut down. I have been getting Advice from another site of this to. I currently pay a subscription to Mcafee monthly for these updates but it seems to be hogging my PC up. I looked and noticed that AVG is a bigger program then MCafee. My husband has AVG and yet his PC is same as mine, 256 memory as well, but his runs faster. Now I have given you the details of my problem above. My question below. If I change from Mcafee to AVG, will my PC run even slower then now? Or maybe I should try Avast instead then which I think is smaller. Anyone one out there who can advise me which to go for? Thanks.

Question by Ladywriter1968   |  last reply


Virus Problem **Updated Topic - 1/12/2010**

This is the official forum post for the virus problems some users are experiencing with our ad networks.  From now on please post all virus reports here. One or more of the ad networks that serve advertisements on the site has been loading ads that are infected with a virus.  We have been monitoring the situation for almost two weeks now, working with users to identify the infected networks, and then shutting them down from our ad rotation. Despite our best efforts, the Instructables Staff has not been able to reproduce the problem locally, either because the viruses are appearing in only certain geographic areas, or because we work on Macs.  As a result, we've been relying on users to help us identify the problem and target the infected ad networks.  Please understand that we are not serving these ads intentionally, nor is there a virus on Instructables directly, or our servers, and that we are doing everything possible to shut down the suspected ad networks that are causing this problem.  Here's what we know so far The virus appears to be what Microsoft calls a Rogue Antivirus.  It basically tricks users into thinking that their computer is infected with a virus, when their machines are in fact just fine.  A fake virus scan window alerts users that their computer is infected.  Once alerted with this news, users are misleadingly encouraged to install malicious software on their machine.  The alerts seem to pop up after users are redirected away from Instructables, sometimes immediately after loading a page on the site, or in some reports, just from users dragging their mouse over the ad spot.  The problem appears to have only effected a very small percentage of our users, as hundreds of thousands of people visit the site each day and only a few dozen reports have come in over the last two weeks. What to do Don't click on any links that instruct you to install software onto your machine.  Update the definitions for your virus program and install the latest updates for your operating system.  If you should experience any of these redirects or virus screens, please read the section below about how you can help us, and post your information to this forum topic. How you can help If you see a pop-up warning you that you are infected, or if you are redirected away from Instructables and onto another page that triggers a virus alert, take a screen shot (command + shift + 3 in mac; print screen button in windows) close the page down, and then come to this forum topic and post as much as you can describing what you were doing before the problem happened, what happened when the virus attacked, and what you did to fix the problem. Please include the following details with your post if possible - the following information is necessary for us to identify which ad network the virus is coming from: any ads serving on the page that you remember description of malware the URL of the page on Instructables you were viewing direct URLs of malware screenshots city, state and or country you are located in what operating system and browser you are using If you have Firebug installed, you can use it to inspect the problem pages and gather even more information which you can post to this topic. Previous forum topics about this problem include "Ad-Problem",  "Virus on Instructables" and "instant start virus alter programme".  While these forum topics are still useful in identifying the problem, we need to congregate all new reports here with the bulleted information above so we can gather the necessary facts to pass along to the ad networks to start attacking this problem as aggressively as we can. I've aggregated offline screen shots, emails, and other useful comments below that contain useful clues to get the ball rolling. Please accept our deepest apologies for this unacceptable frustration and continue to work with us so we can completely eliminate this virus problem our ad networks. ****1/12/2010 Update**** There's reason to believe that the virus could have infected your browsers cache, and thus be re-infecting your computer from there.  As per the instructions given in the New York Times Article "What to do if you saw an antivirus pop up ad" please follow the steps below before posting any new virus reports on this forum thread so we can be sure that your computer is not repeatedly infecting itself regardless of the state of the site. 1) Close the screen 2) Clear your browsers cache (directions here) 3) Scan computer with a legitimate anti virus software 4) Run any and all updates to your operating system If you are then still seeing warning messages and pop ups about the malware, then please do let us know so we can continue to track and fight this problem. We've shut down all of our ad networks that aren't absolutely essential to the running of the site and are working with the last two remaining networks to troubleshoot this problem.  All data shows that the ad networks are responsible for the virus attacks that many sites have been experiencing around the web recently (this is not just a problem on Instructables ), and we've got to take the fight to them to effectively stop the attacks.

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