Re: A message for anyone who creates computer viruses
I'm on the net every day, often for hours. No matter what you do or where you go, there can be something lurking. I've even got infections from Drudge Report linked articles. Of course if you visit "naughty" websites, it's only a matter of time. I have tried all of the free programs, including AVG, Avira, Avast, plus all of the free spyware programs. I've had up to ten or more programs on my PC at one time to try to limit the garbage. I am here to tell you----no freeware program has ever worked for me. Most don't work in real-time. They may detect something if you run a scan after the bug is already in your system. That's no good. You may not be able to remove the infection with freeware. I work for a company that sells technology. What's been recommended to me by those who know is Kaspersky. I bought Kaspersky Pure ($90). Nothing, and I mean nothing, gets by it. It detected a bunch of infections the free programs never even caught. It will detect and remove (or just deny access) anything it detects. Very user-friendly and easy to use. Prompts you to update at least every couple of days, so your protection is always current. Free is good, but I was always getting infections, including really nasty ones. I am sold on Kaspersky. I can finally feel secure online. The version I bought can be used on up to 3 PC's in the same home. It works.