If you are looking for a virus scanner that catches viruses before you get them I would recommend McAfee virus scan. When you do go to install McAfee, use the custom install and do not install ANY of the junk utilities they make, only use the virus scan. Once installed, go to the options and turn on all the scan settings to scan all files. It's not much good if the program scans only .exe files when most of the viruses now are .vbs or .pif
Also, do not forget to keep the program UPDATED using the programs update feature. BEFORE you get that mail as soon as you get home from vacation, UPDATE! Why?
Please do not e-mail friends with warnings about viruses. You've probably just received the warning yourself from some computer wannabe. The information in a message like that is usually the farthest from the truth; it can even be the virus itself or a hoax, check the Hoax list or joke viruses.
Also, have a look in the Virus Information Library
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DAT file update link ... download.mcafee.com updates
McAfee account login
McAfee AVERT Stinger
Download the Stinger
Internet Connection Speedometer
McAfee Answer Center
Just incase you got behind in your virus updates and you think you might have something going on, try out the online scanners that these products offer.
For more virus information other then McAfee, visit F-Secure Computer Virus Info Center
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This Test Virus will not do any harm to your computer. What should happen is if your virus scanner is doing it's job, this file will be stopped before you even try to download it. If it stops and tells you there is a virus in this program, just click on stop and cancel the download. If you are one of the unlucky people that get this file downloaded just delete it; it is of no use but to test the scanner. So, if you got the file, your scanner is too old or not turned on to scan incoming downloads. Look in the scanner help file to turn on the download scan. If you want to test your scanner for the e-mail detection then just e-mail me and I will send it to you.
Turn off 'Auto Complete'
Another thing you should turn off is the 'Auto Complete' that saves user-ID's and passwords when filling out form boxes or logging into the bank. This is what the new strain of virus is after.
For Internet Explorer:
- (a) Load your browser and go up to Tools or (b) right mouse click the IE icon on your desktop
- (a) Select Internet Options or (b) select properties
- Two ways shown above to get to this point (a) and (b)
- Hit the Content tab at the top
- Click the AutoComplete button
- Select to uncheck user names and passwords on forms
- Click on the clear forms
- Click on the clear passwords
- Click OK twice and you're all set
- DO NOT CLICK THE X (EVER) or it will forget what you have just set.