Tuesday, 24 September 2013

There is Not a Perfect Antivirus Software

Antivirus Protection
The other day I heard a friend complain that he spent nearly 4 hours to argue with Norton support people for he couldn't understand why he should paid extra 160 dollars to fix Norton's mistake. It happened when my friend clicked on a game site called "Play Sushi.com" and then he tried to get the website off but he failed. He immediately ran a full system scan with Norton but the anti-virus found nothing.
From then on, his computer was getting slower and slower and had pop-ups. When he explained his issues with Sushi, the guy immediately said it was a virus and my friend should pay $160 for a tech guy to look into it, for Sushi had not any responsibility to fix the virus problem for my poor friend. Well, if it was a virus, why Norton anti-virus which my friend had paid (not expired) found nothing while the computer did meet problem? Norton didn't play its role as an anti-virus obviously here.
The above story could have been a lot worse. I also knew a friend whose Mcafee was disabled by a kind of virus and his computer was fully controlled by the blackguard virus.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Norton Antivirus and Spyware Blockers - Get the Safest Now!

Norton™ AntiVirus Dual Protection for Mac® - Antivirus Software for Mac
If you want the best spyware blockers and antivirus protection, nothing beats Norton. It is at the top of the list on many review sites, and for many reasons. It makes a great stand alone protection suite software, or as an addition to the software on your computer. Of the three different kinds of Norton software programs, two are the best ones, the Norton 360 Version 3.0, and the newest version, Norton Internet Security 2010. Here are some of the things they offer.
For core protection, both offer blocks against spyware, viruses, worms, bots, Trojans and rootkits. They both are a great defense against hackers, and have a two-way fire wall, unlike most programs. They have pulse updates every 5-15 minutes, faster depending on your computer's speed. Both use smart technologies, making scanning your computer faster, shorter and scanning is less frequently needed.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Is Stealing Personal and Credit Card Information So Easy?

High Risk Credit Card Merchant AccountsIf you didn't know this before, know it now. Hackers on the internet can steal your credit card details and use these details to buy anything they want over the internet. If you're someone with a small credit card limit this might simply be a minor embarrassment or inconvenience. On the other hand if you have a large credit card limit and somebody racks up a huge amount of debt using your name and personal details, imagine the disaster. Think in terms of what you may be required to do in order to resolve the situation, if you agree with the majority who believe that prevention is always better than a cure, you may want to start protecting yourself from harm now rather than wait to be hit by disaster in the future. Modern day living requires modern day protection and these are just some of the few things that you should concern yourself with:
Simple spyware can get all of your information
Hackers can use a simple spyware program in order to detect everything that you do when you're using your computer. These hackers can get access to all your passwords and collect your entire credit card information or information that can provide access to your bank accounts.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

How to Increase PC Performance?

The computer helps in making your work easier and faster. There are ways of making your computer work faster. Your computer is an investment and needs to be taken care of and updated frequently in order to increase its performance. This could include defragmentation, cleaning the registry and getting protection against viruses among others. The antivirus protects your computer against all types of viruses, Trojans and worms. There are programs that can scan your Windows registry for invalid or obsolete information, online identity protection with an anonymous and encrypted data. When your computer is running slowly it can affect your efficiency and alter your production therefore getting it at the best speed will make your work easier.
The installation and uninstallation of softwares, cause defragmentation to your hard disks. The hard disk carries files, data and programs. If the disk becomes too fragmented it works harder making the computer slower. You can use softwares like diskeeper professional which can run even when you are not working. Free the disk space by removing downloaded files, empty recycle bin, error reports and unused restore points. Virus protection is another means to make my PC run faster. There are very many viruses that are in circulation that destroy the computer files and data. It can even trash your hard disk. Keeping antivirus running and updating it ensures that your PC's speed is faster.

Free Spyware Antivirus Software Download from Google

At the beginning of 2006 Google announced a new product called the "Google Pack." The Google Pack is essentially a selection of over 10 free software packages including free anti spyware & anti virus software. At the center of Google Pack there is an installer which simplifies the task of managing and keeping all the software updated.
To start with Google offered 2 good anti virus and anti spyware software programs. The anti virus software was Symantec's Norton Anti Virus 2005 - not the latest version of the product but a more than competent ant virus solution. The major limitation with this product was that only 6 months of free virus definitions were provided after that point the user needed to upgrade.
The anti spyware software was provided by Lavasoft. The product was called "Ad-Aware SE" which was already freely available for free on popular download sites like CNet's Download.com. The spyware detection capabilities were good but by no means the best. You also needed to manually remember to update the spyware definitions and initiate scans.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Comparison of Free Vs Paid Internet Security - Top 10 Free and Paid Products

First it is useful to point out who is choosing free software vs. paid programs. When new computers are sold, they are typically pre-loaded with at least one full featured security suite - available as a free trial for a month or two. This recommended paid product is optional and is made available for those who are new to computers, and may not be aware that alternatives exist, or where to go to find them - knowing that most who default into this category will opt to follow recommendations and stay with, and pay for the program.
On the other hand, if you've been around the block a few times, you have by now enough savvy to know that anyone will try to sell you anything. You're likely aware of other options and programs available to achieve the same results - whether self taught, by word of mouth, or doing your own web research. Regardless, you still end up wondering how exactly can free internet security compare or compete with the paid versions?
Contents: What's the difference?

Monday, 2 September 2013

Why Computer Geeks Don't Buy Norton AntiVirus Software

Computer viruses can wreck your machine. So we all know that we need to have antivirus software. Many computer novices will take a ride down to PC World and buy a branded product off the shelf, such as Norton AntiVirus. But I did a straw poll among my geeky computer friends about the product that they had on their home computer for protection. Guess what? None of them used Norton.
So what do they know that the average computer doesn't? Well first off, Norton is a pretty good piece of software in detecting and dealing with viruses. However it is something of a resources hog. This means that it needs a lot of computing power to run. Most users will notice a drop off in the performance of their PC.