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    Joanna Shen

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    Best Antivirus Software

    Post  Joanna Shen on Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:36 pm

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    As much as our parents try to get us to get some fresh air instead of being cooped up in our bedroom under the glow of a lamp, we often find it hard to leave our computer. With AIM, YouTube, and other relentless distractions, the computer is our life both socially and academically. When the hard drive slows down and “Trojan horse detected” pops up on our screens, the situation is similar to that of the apocalypse, especially if we have that English essay due the next day. So here are the best antivirus software available that won’t cost you a single penny.
    Avast Free Antivirus has been praised as one of the best antivirus programs. Their free version offers almost as much protection than the major commercial antivirus products. Features include real-time capabilities that scan the web, email, IM, and P2P. Avast works best when run with another antivirus. On-demand scans can more readily detect viruses, Trojans, worms, and other harmful malware. The newest Avast version boasts a feature called multi threaded scanning optimization, which allows the splitting of large individual files between cores, accelerating the scanning process.
    Avira AntiVir Personal Edition is another program that offers topnotch protection against viruses and is known to have the highest detection rate of malware than any other antivirus software available. However, some setbacks include the inability to scan emails before opening, advertisement pop-ups and the need to constantly renew the time-limited license. The newest edition of Avira offers locked file scanning, which means Avira will scan files in use as well.
    AVG Antivirus Free Edition is one of the most popular antivirus software products for its simplicity. AVG automatically updates with every start up of the computer and has a very polished user interface. Although AVG has a lower detection rate than that of Avast! And Avira, AVG detects both spyware and viruses in the free edition. The newest AVG edition also modules for detecting spyware, basic anti rootkit protection, email and phishing protection as well as the AVG Link scanner to provide safety ratings for websites.
    All these programs are available for download on their respective websites and can be uninstalled just as easily as installed. The full versions can be purchased online as well and will give you maximum protection against devious worms of the cyber world. But, these alternatives will give you protection you need for the biggest viruses so you can turn in that essay and make time for Farmville all in one night.

    Joanna Shen

    Posts : 87
    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Re: Best Antivirus Software

    Post  Joanna Shen on Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:25 am

    As much as our parents try to get us to seek fresh air instead of being cooped up in our bedroom under the glow of a lamp, we often find it hard to leave our computers. With AIM, YouTube, and other relentless distractions, the computer is our life both socially and academically. When the hard drive slows down and “Trojan horse detected” pops up on our screens, the situation is similar to that of the apocalypse, especially if we have that English essay due the next day. So here are the best antivirus software choices available that won’t cost you a single penny.
    Avast Free Antivirus has been praised as one of the best antivirus programs in the market. Its free version offers almost as much protection than[as] the major commercial antivirus products. Features include real-time capabilities that scan the web, email, IM, and P2P. Avast works best when run with another antivirus program. On-demand scans can more readily detect viruses, Trojans, worms, and other harmful malware. The newest Avast version boasts a feature called multi-threaded scanning optimization, which allows the splitting of large individual files between cores, accelerating the scanning process.
    Avira AntiVir Personal Edition is another program that offers topnotch protection against viruses and is known to have the highest detection rate of malware all antivirus software options available. However, some setbacks include the inability to scan emails before opening, advertisement pop-ups, and the need to constantly renew the time-limited license. The newest edition of Avira offers locked file scanning, which means Avira will scan files in use as well.
    AVG Antivirus Free Edition is one of the most popular antivirus software products for its simplicity. AVG automatically updates with every start up of the computer and has a very polished user interface. Although AVG has a lower detection rate than that of Avast and Avira, AVG detects both spyware and viruses in the free edition. The newest AVG edition also has modules for detecting spyware, basic anti-rootkit protection, email and phishing protection as well as the AVG Link scanner to provide safety ratings for websites.
    All these programs are available for download on their respective websites and can be uninstalled just as easily as installed. The full versions can be purchased online as well and will give you maximum protection against devious worms of the cyber world. But these alternatives will give you protection you need for the biggest viruses so that you can turn in that essay and make time for Farmville all in one night.

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