Over the last several years, I’ve been building and repairing computers from my home and unfortunately, I’m sorry to say that most of the problems start with the user themselves. Well maybe the manufacturer, for only installing a trial copy of some anti virus program (usually about three months) then you are no longer able to download updates from there servers, (unless you buy there product) which is very important these days to have antivirus and spy ware removal software, installed and updated regularly “at least twice a week.”
The two most recommended anti virus programs are
Symantec (norton antivirus) MacAfee
“both have different versions” they can have internet security and firewall built in,and I’ve tried them both with minor problems and conflicts so I just couldn’t be bothered.
Myself I’ve always been a fan of Norton antivirus, until they “incorporated the activation” of there product to be used with a one year subscription to there updates. Then there are no more updates after that year is up.
But there is an alternative to these two, for instance I’ve been using Zone Alarm Pro for many years now, since about 1999, while I was out looking for a copy of Norton antivirus, I came across Zone Alarm Pro with antivirus since I’ve trusted Zone Alarm Pro for so long, and trusted the program. And with a $20.oo price in difference. I decided to give it a try, not only do you get a firewall that’s been there main program for so many years it now comes with anti virus software. I really liked the idea because I really don’t like having conflicting programs “not that the two are known for that”, but having a two in one bundle, makes it a lot easier to learn the two programs in one package seems to work a lot smother.
Zone Alarm does have a free version (with no expiration) only for there firewall program unfortunately and maybe an ad asking to upgrade once in a while
BENEFITS and FEATURES Powerful Antivirus Protection. Network and Program Firewall. Operating System Firewall (OS FirewallTM). Smart DefenseTM Service. Email Security. Wireless PC Protection.
The antivirus feature in Zone Alarm Antivirus uses sophisticated logic to detect and remove viruses.
Zone Alarm Antivirus System Requirements: Windows 2000 Pro/XP. Pentium III 450 MHz or higher. 50MB of available hard disk space. Internet access. Minimum system RAM: 64MB (2000 Pro), 128MB (XP).