Tuesday, August 9, 2011

[Tutorial] Anti-viruses and keeping your computer secure

Keeping your computer secure from hackers, adware and viruses is not very hard, all you need is some common sense and some know-how. Here and the next few following posts I will teach you a few simple steps you can take to help prevent your computer from being infected or hacked.

anti-virus scanners

1. One of the best free antivirus scanners that I have come across is easily Malwarebytes anti-malware from -> www.malwarebytes.org/ If you have not got this on your computer I recommend heading over to their website and download it right now! The only downside to this program is that it has no run-time scanning (this is the free version), it has to be manually updated and set to start scanning.

2. Another great free antivirus is avast. It is a good all-round anti-virus with runtime scanning (scans files as you use them) it also automatically updates and has a gaming mode so it does not start scanning your computer/downloading updates while you have this option ticked.

MalwareBytes+Avast+Windows firewall is a great combination for all of your antivirus needs.


One more Extremely useful tip is that if you ever download a suspicious file eg: 'CSS HACK 2.4' you can use an online scanner such as -> http://www.virustotal.com/ to upload your file to a server that will then scan that file with many different antiviruses to see if it is infected or not. You will then be given the result.

28 comments:

  1. Thanks, that is awesome! I am using Norton right now. :P

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  2. i use microsoft security essentials and its pretty good, along with free comodo firewall

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  3. thanks for the info , great post

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  4. Malwarebytes is really great. It's saved my comp multiple times.

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  5. This is a nice coincidence. I'm looking for a new AV and I just happened to run into this blog.

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  6. Don't forget Microsoft Security Essentials. It's so light, you hardly realize it's there.

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  7. ^^ Rob knows whats up that is usually all i use... Malwarebytes

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  8. After I installed avast it only showed me "License key not registered" always on startup of windows. :/

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  9. Malware Bytes and Superantispyware keep me safe.

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  10. I use Avast, and this is a good guide :)

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  11. MalwareBytes+Avast+Windows firewall is a great combination for all of your antivirus needs.
    MAN! This is totaly me, i have had this combo for years, and havent had a single problem! Great advices!
    http://scienide92.blogspot.com/

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  12. Perfectly happy with Avast. :P

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  13. Good advice, i'm glad you didn't recommend Norton

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  14. thanks, I remember awhile back someone told me about something that started with an "A" and it was Avast. I'm probably going to download both of these.
    +followed

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  15. Do alternative operating systems ever get viruses?

    Check out my math blog.

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  16. thanks, that is awesome
    is very interesting this data
    great post
    +follow

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  17. @Admin, Offcourse there are viruses for all operating systems. Just less common because Windows is the dominant OS.

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