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Hello all,

                     Just thought i would share some of the free anti-virus & link scanner programs available to people. I have tried many different programs in the past but none that come close to this combination for browser speed & protection against virus & malware attacks.

Some link scanners either are not compatible with each other or antivirus or slows the browsing speed too much cry

 

This is what i have found to be the best combination for browsing speed while still maintaining security.

        

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Free Anti-virus programs

  1. Avira Avira Antivirus

Or 2. Avast avast! antivirus

Protecting 161+ million PCs, Macs, & Mobiles – more than any other antivirus Avast!

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Linkscanner N1.

Best of all, it's FREE. Just click the "Download" button below.

 

Download Norton Safe Web LiteLite Arrow

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Link scanner N2.

Learn more

SiteAdvisor software adds safety ratings to your browser and search engine results.

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Example of malware/identity theft

Message i received on my phone the other day: Hi,I emailed you without reply. I mentioned about my late client,whose relitives I cannot get in touch with. Please reply back to me for details about this. My email address is TMCWHITE@ADDINGTON-ASSOC.CO.UK.

Reply:

Your website is WWW. ADDINGTON-ASSOC.CO.UK Which tested to be a high risk & your details below do not match your email address. I have reported your website & also your ip-address.The information below is your details.

General IP Information

 

 
IP:199.58.199.118
Decimal:3342518134
Hostname:port99.ar02.prov.bluehost.com
ISP:Ace Data Centers, Inc. (ADC-96)
Organization:Ace Data Centers, Inc. (ADC-96)
Services:None detected
Type:Corporate
Assignment:Static IP
Blacklist: 

 

 

Geolocation Information

Country:United States us flag
State/Region:Utah
City:Provo
Latitude:40.2338
Longitude:-111.6585
Area Code:801

Geolocation Location

vt?lyrs=m@186000000&src=apiv3&hl=en-AU&x=6219&s=&y=12376&z=15&s=G&style=api%7Csmartmaps
 

Be warned..

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Enjoy,

          Jarrah.


 



-- Edited by barra8 on Monday 8th of October 2012 03:46:42 AM

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I like life to be simple and run Microsoft Security Essentials on our PCs and laptops (they all run Windows) and not been caught out yet - touch wood.

Automatic updates and the scan is quick. 

My hope is that Microsoft will be quick to guard against nasties to protect their reputation - such as it is.

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It works well also although browsing speed slows a little. All in all good though.

I rang microsoft & they reccommended Norton or Kaspersky. They did say Microsoft Security Essentials works okay though.

Avira & Avast have automatic updates & are simple to use. They also have the highest rating along with AVG with  Microsoft Security Essentials coming about 4th.

The best thing about running a link scanner program like  Norton Safe Web LiteLite Arrow or & home-rr-annotation-ico.gif is that it scans links & tells you how trustworthy they are before clicking on them. Awesome as!!

It would'nt matter what antivirus your running as these link scanners should be compatible with just about any anti-virus program.

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Jarrah.


 



-- Edited by barra8 on Friday 28th of September 2012 04:24:29 PM

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I run Kaspersky Internet Security 12.0.0.374, it's the best around, not a resourse hog and has the below

Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) brings together millions of users worldwide to detect new threats quickly and determine the reputation of programs and websites. With your consent, information about attempts to infect your computer and suspicious program activity is sent to Kaspersky Lab. This information is immediately processed by the automated expert system and in just 40 seconds data on newly emerging threats and their sources become available to all users of Kaspersky Lab products. A detailed description of the technology involved can be found at: www.securelist.com.

Another handy thing is identyfying programs and user ratings etc...

My favourite ATM

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BM Steve wrote:

I run Kaspersky Internet Security 12.0.0.374, it's the best around, not a resourse hog and has the below

Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) brings together millions of users worldwide to detect new threats quickly and determine the reputation of programs and websites. With your consent, information about attempts to infect your computer and suspicious program activity is sent to Kaspersky Lab. This information is immediately processed by the automated expert system and in just 40 seconds data on newly emerging threats and their sources become available to all users of Kaspersky Lab products. A detailed description of the technology involved can be found at: www.securelist.com.

Another handy thing is identyfying programs and user ratings etc...

My favourite ATM

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+1. Kaspersky is the best by far.



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The other thing that works great for clean up,checking start-up programs,un-installing,ect. is Ccleaner CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download.

 
Oh i made this thread more for link scanners than antivirus. Most antivirus programs come with them but it's good to verify  it with other link scanners.
Also some sites have'nt been tested by a certain program but if you have two link scanners the chances of finding sites that have been tested is greater.
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It was more about what link scanners are compatible & fast when used with each other & with what anti-virus program. Still good info though & i do like Kaspersky
 
 
 
It's more so the below does'nt happen when clicking on ''links''. (which can happen even with the best anti-virus available)
Example: www.trojan.virus@computer-now-needs-re-formating.com cryashamed hmmnofurious
 The first time i posted the example in the line above it made a bad link & i had to unlink it furious But Mcafee site advisor comes up & says WHOOA, YOU SURE YOU WANT TO GO THERE???
 
Example:
big_red1.pngMcAfee®, Inc.
McAfee SiteAdvisor
  1. Navigation
  2. Content
  3. Sidebar
  4. Footer

Navigation

Utility Navigation

 
 

Content

 

Warning: Dangerous Site

 

Whoa!

Are you sure you want to go there?

http://www.marinediesels.info/index.html may be risky to visit.

Why were you redirected to this page?

  • When we visited this site, we found it exhibited one or more risky behaviors.

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It's more so the below does'nt happen when clicking on ''links''. (which can happen even with the best anti-virus available)
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Jarrah. wink


 

 



-- Edited by barra8 on Monday 8th of October 2012 04:54:33 AM

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Ccleaner is a handy piece of kit too. Very good for driver conflicts and removing damaged files.

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Here's another great free program for uninstalling stubborn programs or virus's & has great easy clean up access aswell as unrecoverable delete.

It's called Revo unininstaller

 

 

 

 

VS Revo Group

 

It has been very usefull in removing viruses ect in the past & a very handy tool all round.

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Jarrah.

 

 



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