Re: Your software
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, David Lunsford <maxtonnage@e...>
> Harry, isn't there a website that will scan your computer forviruses your
> anti virus software didn't detect? like housecalls.com, orsimilar? Dave
Dozens of 'em, Dave. Put this in google WITH the quotes "free virus
and you get 108,000 hits! It doesn't get any simpler than that.
The problem is people who are so complacent about security. That's
one of the reasons the free world is now in such a pickle ('nuff
said on that).
The thing I don't like about online scans is they are time and
bandwidth consuming. Far better to have reliable virus software and
regular definition file updates on board your own machine.
My alltime favourite virus buster is AVG from Grisoft. Free
download. Heuristic analysis for new viruses. Free daily updates
everytime you go online (user adjustable), and every bit as good or
better than Trend Micro & Panda. McAfee is good but slow to update
it's database. Symantec is a resource hog, slows down your machine.
If anybody wants links to any of these reliable programs, do the
google search I mentioned. They're all on the first page of results.
I've been in the I.T. trade for quite a few years now, and most of
my work these days is resurrecting machines that people have let go
to the dogs. Their loss, my gain. But they do eventually learn
through the hip pocket nerve. :-)
Here's a 'heads-up'. The time is rapidly approaching when all
damages and costs incurred due to email viruses WILL be payable by
the owner/admin of the machine. That puts the onus of
accountability and security back on the user, and could run into
many thousands of dollars for a SINGLE INSTANCE. You heard it here
first, folks. And you've seen how easy it is to trace a machine.