Malware. WIN7. Walked back into my house after UPS delivery gave me package, checked email, "Oh, look -- UPS is tracking the delivery. Cool." And I not only opened the email but clicked on the executable. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue
on Mar 23, 2011 -
My anti-virus say's my computer is infected, but I think it's talking bollocks... or has xearth suddenly turned evil on me? [more inside]
posted by ComfySofa
on Sep 17, 2009 -
What software (or combination of software) are you using to keep your computer internet-secure these days? [more inside]
posted by danwalker
on Mar 12, 2008 -
Where can I find detailed information on anti-virus software comparisons? I've heard of and seen some charts that display details such as catch rates and etc but have never known the exact source. Something like this perhaps: http://virus.untangle.com/ but a more broad spectrum, preferablly one that includes AVG and Avast!
Also what is the best firewall for Windows Vista?
posted by meta.mark
on Nov 11, 2007 -
Is there a way to move Norton anti virus license from a trashed machine to a new machine or re-activate it on a rebuilt machine ? More than a few times I have been in a situation where I had to reinstall Win2k or rebuild the whole machine or replace a crappy machine with a newly built one.
Does Norton AV allow license migration in such situations? I think their activation process normally does not like that if I remember right. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Also any opinion on free edition of AVG anti-virus software from GriSoft ?
posted by flyby22
on Aug 8, 2005 -
I've been called upon to immunize a friend's PC against all sorts of malware (after re-installing the OS and apps to recover from the current infestation). Since I moved completely to Mac a while ago, I've lost touch with the current state of PC health. I intend to install NAV, AdAware, Spybot S&D, and SpywareBlaster, as well as the latest Win2k patches. I'll push Firefox, too. What else should I do to protect my friend's PC? What's the latest in anti-malware?
posted by jdroth
on Feb 22, 2005 -