Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone!

 

I was just wondering what type of antivirus protection everyone used. The last post on this subject looks to be about 3 years ago and I was wondering if there are any new recommendations. Thank you so much!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks @Tawnya for referring such a useful article. I am using Norton for last two years. Windows 10 built in defender is also very strong. It protects users from most of the malware and viruses.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello friend,

With enhanced in the new technology, chances of the attacking the virus are increasing day by day, so we can protect these viruses after selecting the best antivirus. There are three antivirus which I like most i.e. McAfee AntiVirus Plus, Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus and Currently I am using McAfee AntiVirus Plus, which is suitable for me and provide more security.

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/6/2017 at 9:14 AM, michaelkyle said:

Hello friend,

With enhanced in the new technology, chances of the attacking the virus are increasing day by day, so we can protect these viruses after selecting the best antivirus. There are three antivirus which I like most i.e. McAfee AntiVirus Plus, Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus and Currently I am using McAfee AntiVirus Plus, which is suitable for me and provide more security.

2

Does McAfee AntiVirus Plus slow down your computer at all?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use Eset Smart Security Premium.  I have found it very useful for not only antivirus, but it includes additional tools such as 
a password manager, secure data (it opens up a protected page for doing online banking), and a security check for your home
network.  I am a bit of a techie myself, and after trying a number of a/v programs I have found this one as probably the very best
for what I use it for.  The version I use is a paid version, but well worth it for my peace of mind.  

I also use Malwarebytes (paid version) for checking for malware.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been in the IT Industry since 1995. 25 years later, I have learned a thing or two. To be protected today, you not only have to have multiple layers, but you have to educate your employees. One click on an email in an under protected environment and you could be looking at a ransomware virus that has encrypted all your files and is now demanding anywhere from a few thousand to several hundred thousand dollars to restore access to your data. The first question I ask my clients is how long can you be down before you are in jeopardy of being sued because you can't meet your SLAs or have to close up? Today, it is not just about antivirus programs. and if you are relying just on one with out plugging up the holes in other areas of your network, then you will eventually get infected. It is my belief that you get what you pay for. Most free antivirus programs are stripped down versions of the paid versions. Usually a free program does not allow you to schedule scans. You have to manually run them. (bet you didn't know that!). Besides the antivirus programs, you have to keep up with Windows, Java, Adobe Flash updates. The software that is used to run or 'drive' your peripherals (printers, monitors, hard drives, etc needs to be updated too. Software that you downloaded and tried and didn't use again, has holes in it like Windows does and therefore needs to have updates applied to them. Just because you don't use the program anymore doesn't mean that a hacker cannot use a hole to get in with. If you are not using a program, uninstall it!

I, myself personally use for my home and business computers, PC Matic (Which I am a reseller for), I also have Malwarebytes Free to run a scan that I have to manually schedule, once a week, I update the BIOS on my wireless router when they are available. At work I have more different types of network equipment, switches, servers, firewalls, modems, and so on. I personally have used several of the antivirus programs that other people here have posted that they use. The biggest problem with them all is that they are resource hogs. If you open Task Manager and look for your antivirus program, you will see that it is probably one of the top 5 processes using memory.

I have been using PC Matic for about 6 years and have never gotten a virus. It is built on whitelisting technology which means that if you application is not on the approved global whitelist, then it is not allowed to run. And since all viruses are not on the whitelist, they cannot run. I use Malwarebytes to make sure that everything is clean. Usually it will find a few viruses that were quarantined by PC Matic and I let Malwarebytes remove them.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Want to Become a VA?
    Invest in The VAC!
    How Do YOU Startup A

    Virtual Assistant Organization Association
    Upgrade Your FREE Account & Receive Today...
    * Access to Our Bus JOB Board *
    * Group Coaching & Training*
    *Training Tracks*
    * Private Mastermind Area *
    * Business Templates *
    * Contracts & Forms*
    * Plus VAinsider Perks! *
    UPGRADE HERE


    Virtual Assistant Organization Association

    Virtual Assistant Organization Association







    HootSuite - Social Media Dashboard




×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.