Ouch! Virus attack

  imzy 22:33 16 Jan 03
  imzy 22:33 16 Jan 03

I have a friend who recently stung by a virus and it has totally messed up his computer. Windows explorer doesn't work properly, his personal folders keep getting hidden, he is sending e-mails with virus attachments and a hackers website has become his homepage!

This has totally freaked me out as I have always heard about viruses, but to actually see the damage one can do is quite a shock.

I have therefore decided to invest in an anti-virus software. I do not know much about these so I was wondering if there were any recommendations as to which is the best one to get. Any insight greatly appreciated.


  Belatucadrus 22:58 16 Jan 03

This is a popular question in the helproom, here are links to a couple of the last postings :-

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In a forum this size there are supporters of many packages. Browse through and select whatever suits you.

  imzy 12:27 17 Jan 03

Thanks for that.

I guess I will give AVG a go seeing as it is free, and let you know how I get on.

  Thin White Duke 01:20 18 Jan 03

I've been running AVG for ages and never had one single virus related problem.

  DieSse 02:13 18 Jan 03

I've always assumed that the best one to get is one that detects most viruses!

Have a read here before you make a decision.

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  Gaz 25 02:26 19 Jan 03

It's gonna try and stop these nasties..
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and new threats

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It's supposed to be tested by Hackers and Virus Writers.

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