Antivirus programs are like viruses themselves
Started by Scrotnig, 28th September 2009 08:20 in Computers, Phones & Gadgets

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    I don't know why we find comfort in the misery of others. But thank you.

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    It's a lesson learnt.
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    Scrotnig... this may be of interest to you...

    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

    Derek said... "it is a very good free antivirus & well worth considering instead of AVG/Avira/Avast etc".
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    Scrotnig
    Have a look at SRWare Iron...it is basically Chrome without the Google branding and slightly less resource hungry.
    Well after a few days of using SRware, I can say it's working well.

    Thanks for the link Scrotnig.
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    I`m surprised that it took so long in this thread for the excellent MSE to raise it`s head.
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    How resource hungry is MSE?

    Thinking of the netbook.
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    Johnie B Goode
    I use Kapersky on my computer at work. I had a load of personal emails - some from friends who have died - going back to 2001. I ran a scan of my email folder and it told me there was a trojan in one very old email. I told it to deal with it and it deleted my whole inbox with no way of getting any of it back.

    I even tried posting on the Kerpersky forum. I did get a reply which suggested it could be undone but it didn't work.
    There is software to undelete files, however it must be run before the place where the files reside get overwritten by something else.

    Delete on a computer usually just removes a reference to the file in the hard disk's "index" of files so that it only appears to have been removed from your computer. Because the hard disk's index says the space the file occupies is empty then it gets overwritten at some point when it's needed. Very often, this probably won't happen until you're fairly low on free space.
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