Guide to Latest Anti-Virus

Your guide to the latest in the security software industry

internetsafety2Most security software makers offer their products in bundles while some allow purchase of separate components allowing customized protection from deemed threats. Though most of them offer free access to their trial software, you may become too complacent with them without knowing they might need constant updates which may only be automatic for paid subscriptions. Though automatic updates are a common feature, it helps to do manual updates form time to time to get more of the trial period while you evaluate products.
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31.jpgThe next criteria is the effectiveness in determining viruses and worms. A top notch anti-virus program should be able to quickly identify traces of worms and viruses by the use of real-time system scanning. Another criteria would be the capability of an anti-virus program to actively notify users regarding the latest system threats. Scan results should also be easy to read and understand. An effective anti-virus program should also be well-rounded by offering a set of essential features that provides complete and absolute system protection. The last criteria deals with the help documentation. An anti-virus software that can be considered as high-end should have a wide list of help topics. It should also provide support through email and real-time chat or through a telephone line. FAQ’s should cover a wide array of details and issues regarding the anti-virus software.

Here is a different type of anti-virus protection compared to the traditional big names we have today. Rather than relying on daily updates, this software thrives on monitoring behavioral changes of your computer, something that leads to potential threats as far as you computer safety is concerned.

Through its behavioral analysis feature, it can help advise you on certain processes that your computer normally has and abnormally gets which can readily alarm you of the need to address the problem. A good aid for other anti-virus programs which cannot seem to determine erratic system behaviors.

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2.JPGThe manufacturers of anti-virus industry are divided into three groups: the industry leaders, the second-tier companies, the others who have no significant effect on the anti-virus market.

One of the world’s leaders is Trend Micro, which dominates the stock market of Japan. The company was originally based in Taiwan until it penetrated the Japanese market. Now the Trend Micro headquarter can be found in the United States.

Trend Micro produces various lines of products and solutions that will protect computers, servers and mobiles. Although the company products and solutions are proprietary, Trend Micro also has a variety of free tools and services.

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Live One Care, an anti-virus software owned by Microsoft, recently failed to protect Vista users from viruses. Vista is the newest operating system released by Microsoft. A group of researchers who are based in Oxfordshire, U. K. tested some anti virus software packages. These packages which were actually designed for Vista were released to businesses some two months ago to see if they could stop a set of viruses recently available. Out of the 15 anti virus softwares tested, four products failed to conform. Live One Care included. The other three are McAfee VirusScan Enterprise version 8.1i; Norman VirusControl v5.90 and G DATA AntiVirusKit 2007 v17.0.6353.

As far as making sure your systems are safe and secure, Trend Micro Systems may be looking a lot red these days since they were reportedly hacked. Just imagine a site that is supposed to offer software to protect patronizing clients that cannot even safeguard its own system? Now that is indeed embarrassing.

One reason for it was vulnerabilities in the area of its own system. So with that said, how can you trust a company that cannot even protect its own? Trend Micro Systems officials better come up with a good explanation if they are to keep the trust of their customers.

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Thers a new anti virus software worth trying. Avira AntiVir Personal – Free Antivirus is a thorough, very convenient antivirus program. The software is designed to offer the most reliable virus protection, Free of Charge for use at home. Avira offers a comprehensive malware recognition of viruses, trojans, backdoor programs and worms that wreak havoc in the entire internet system. It provides the user with automatic updates in increments, of anti virus signs, engines and full softwares. It offers permanent virus protection with its feature, Virus Guard. It monitors your system in real time. It is very easy to use, With just a click of a button it installs and configures according to the system specs. Virus protection whether known or yet unknown threats because it uses advance heuristic system. You can set the scanner to allow virus scans automatically and update itself with the Scheduler. It has a web site where you can research about the type of virus or infection that has installed in your system with the Knowledge Base. It also has Rootkit Detection and Removal. This is definitely one software you should not miss out in trying.

San Francisco transit Authority Police used a tactic that was meant to disrupt hooligans from organizing flash mobs by turning off cell sites along their routes to discourage attendance. In response, hackers have flooded the transit authorities web sites with attacks that have disrupted communications to some extent but have turned out to be more than a nuisance than a real threat. Such was the decision of the transit authority after flash mobs were found to be using their mobiles to organize protests similar to the riots that have plagued the UK last week or so.

Such flash mobs is an example of the wrongful use of mobile technology to organize and disrupt the daily rhythm of life in extremely densely populated areas that have been known to cause millions of dollars in lost revenue. From traffic to service disruptions of transit lines, they all amount to losses that the authorities have simply had enough.

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When mom bought my iPod a year ago, I was surprised that the brand new iPod came with something else: a virus. I cannot call it a bargain since I did not benefit from the “freebie” (the virus) my iPod gave me. However, a thought dawned on me: how can an iPod, one of Mac’s products, be infected by a virus? I searched on the internet and true enough, I was able to read a news stub about the iPods released some time in 2006 had viruses attached to them. Perhaps Macintosh used Windows operating system to program the iPod? I don’t know. All I know is that both operating systems do have different platforms (so a Windows virus should not be inside a Mac product!).

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Apparently, when you are developing software today, you must make sure that they are compatible with the operating systems that they are meant to be with. This is the case for most anti-virus software that seem to leave out the fact that they cannot be used by customers if they don’t exist well with the preferred operating system.

Even the giants have their share of these overlooked aspects of software development. They just have to broaden their scope since they have to live up to their name as reliable security guards for computer systems that want to be free from the headaches of viruses and malware today.