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| |SlaksterCan't Do The Math? Get Out The EquationPremium
Oklahoma City, OK
The Conspiracy Theory I've always believed that when a Anti-virus companies stocks are dropping, they release a virus and then advertise the cure. LOL. Now there's some Rogue virus makers out there that's making these companies actually step up their game or hire the creator or better yet, buy the cure from the creator.
Hmmmmm....create the virus, sell the cure....(sounds familiar!?)
Re: The Conspiracy Theory I used to use Mcafee but its obvious they do less with more bundled crap I have ever seen besides Nortons. Now I use AVG along with a little program we were all born with called Common Sense. Its pretty foolproof. Well unless your a fool of course.
It's 3rd party, stupid! Based on completely empirical observation, I'd say that the main vulnerabilities aren't viruses, but 3rd party exploits or phishing attempts.
To be sure, in the old days, drive-by installs were common with IE5/IE6 and ActiveX, but I daresay that IE7 does a much better job at protecting the novice user. So more attempts are made against 3rd party plugins such as Quicktime, Flash, Shockwave or Java.
Moreover, phishing is a much bigger problem I think, because it is amazingly easy to hook a victim. In the last few weeks alone I received email supposedly from Chase Bank and eBay; I was spared because I do not have accounts with either merchant. But, even if I do receive an email from my mortgage company or bank, I never click any links in the message body. I navigate directly to the site using previously bookmarked links.
Finally, for those unwilling to pay for A/V software, most ISPs these days provide such software for free. You pay them to provide your connection, they also offer free A/V software. Take advantage of it.
"War does not determine who is right; only who is left." - Bertrand Russell
"Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their
country." - Bertrand Russell
I use Comodo I used to use McAfee but it seemed to just get more and more bloated with every new version.
I'm now using a free AV called Comodo. I've been using it for a few months and so far it seems to be working well.
Oops, I meant to reply in the thread about Anti-Virus Protection Getting Worse, but somehow got my own thread
Best Antivirus So far out of all my testing, Mcafee 2006 seems to do the best job. I average repairing about 6 computers a day with virus infections. I have tested:
CA (Home, Corp)
Trendmicro (Home, Corp)
Norton (Home, Corporate, and the new End Point Protection)
Mcafee (Home, Corp, and SB)
I test these by finding a computer with massive infections and ghosting it to an image and running the scan on the different virus protections. Mcafee 2006 even does a better job than Mcafee 2007. I also use the following tools to remove infections:
Utilites for Sysinternals
and the Windows Recovery Console
Re: Best Antivirus Mcafee 2006 seems to do the best job are you kidding that is a joke i work in a computer shop and i found the best at cleaning computers in this order
Mcafee is a joke if it work so good why do customers come in with that shit installed and have a bunch of virus Mcafee is just as bad as norton
North Hollywood, CA
Re: Best Antivirus NOD32 is the best for home confusers