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Tips for Safer Computing: Get the Right Anti-Virus

Today's Tip for Safer Computing: Get the Right Anti-Virus.

The very first thing a computer user needs to protect his/her unit from virus and other malware is to get good anti-virus program. However the best anti-virus program might not just be the right anti-virus for your computer.

Read my previous post Which Anti-virus should I choose? to give you some guidelines regarding the best anti-virus programs in the market.

Aside from the ratings given to these programs, there are still other things that you need to consider so that you can choose the correct anti-virus that will work on your computer.

 Safer Computing Tip: Consider your hardware specifications

First of all, consider your hardware specifications. Some of the best anti-virus programs require a large amount of memory. These type of anti-virus of programs are best used in high-end computers especially on a corporate settings. For personal use, consider your processor speed, the size of your harddisk and more importantly, the size of your computer memory (RAM)

Budget consideration. A good anti-virus program has an average price tag of $30.00. But it doesn't mean that the most expensive is the best. If you don't have the budget go for a free version, but don't get the cracked ones.

Avoid hacked or cracked anti-virus. Some anti-virus programs have the capability to check if a software has somehow been altered or cracked. If the anti-virus program itself has been cracked, there's a possibility that it lost some of its features or capability to detect some types of virus.

Some Free Versions are good. Free doesn't mean they don't worth a thing. Although most some free version does not have all the features of the paid anti-virus, some are good enough to give your computer a descent protection.

 Safer Computing Recommended Anti-virus Programs:  These are personally tested.
  1. Bitdefender 
  2. Kaspersky Anti-Virus
  3. Eset Nod32
 Recommend Free Version
  1. Avast Anti-Virus
  2. Avira Anti-Virus

Feel free to post a question or comment.
Have a Safer Computing.

1 comment:

  1. Errata: In the last part: "Safer Computing Recommended Anti-virus Programs: "- I have originally posted only Avira there while Avast is the first Free anti-virus that I personally recommend. Avira is good as a free anti-virus, however my personal experience in using it, I frequently receive a false positive result.