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#1 Any recommendations from computer types on how to avoid such malicious botnets as Bamital?
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-08 09:23||
#2 Firefox and adblock
Microsoft Security essentials
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-02-08 10:16||
#3 I never liked having anti-virus software on my PC because so often it steals CPU cycles and storage almost as much as a virus. They get very intrusive, controlling and annoying. But these days you gotta have it. Go buy a reputable anti-virus package from a reputable computer store. DO NOT download some unknown "freeware" anti-virus.
I've had serious misgivings about Symantec because of their associations with the Chinese company Huawei. Last year they reportedly dissolved the relationship. But their decision to get involved with Huawei in the first place was such bad judgement that I'd still steer clear of them.
Kaspersky is pretty well known but he is also a Russian so I wouldn't trust him either.
Sorry. Having grown up in the 1950s and 1960s I don't trust Russians or Chinese. And having watched my web server's logs for the past few years leads me to trust them even less.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-02-08 13:51||
#4 I've been using Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection. Seems to work OK--seems catch bad stuff as it appears and gives a heads up. I also used Kaspersky one time; it seemed clunky to use. Have also used Norton; it came pre-loaded on my Windows 7 laptop. It seemed to work O.K. I've had trouble with Norton in the past. The trial ran out and I went to Forefront Endpoint.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-08 14:28||
#5 Yeah, I think Norton is a subsidiary of Symantec. Call me paranoid if you will. But just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-02-08 15:39||
#6 Lavasoft AVG both free and premium have a lot of nice features.
Posted by Bill Clinton 2013-02-08 18:41||
#7 Do I need anything for my iPad?
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-08 19:20||
#8 Any recommendations from computer types on how to avoid such malicious botnets as Bamital?
If you're using broadband, your service provider may provide free antivirus software. It's typically either Norton or McAfee.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-08 21:17||