Monday, May 5, 2008

Virus Scanners: Online Or Onsite?

So, here's what is on my mind, the one person who's "reading" this.
We spend good money on good antivirus programs like McAfee, Nortons, and NOD32. But, we all know one program don't really cut it. If you didn't know that, shame on you, meatheat. What I meant by that is that, depending on what program you use, it might not catch most viruses. Usually, and you can do this, you can add the free version of AVG and install it. Think of it as like a backup. AVG will catch some viruses that the paid protection may actually miss.

You may or may not know but, there are free online scanners that you can actually use as well. Quick math: the program you pay for + the free AVG + the online scanners = 3 and over virus scanners. So, just how easy is it? Well, most of them will require you to use Internet Explorer (IE) but, all you have to do is install some ActiveX and that's it. Best thing is that some will delete your infected files while others will list off what and where infections so you can manually remove them...
or at least try to.

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