Archive for July 3rd, 2010
When you want to install a antivirus program on your computer, you will be asked to uninstall your previous antivirus program you used. Setup can continue but not recommended…You do have such an experience, do you have not? The problem is that you have already uninstalled it, but the Setup program says that you still have it.
Kaspersky Lab (they made wellknown antivirus program) has a solution.
Download their software in order to delete your previous antivirus software from your computer.
I had been using McAfee Internet Security Suit and it worked fine, system started quickly and suspicious files were removed, although sometimes I did not know that it was not at all likely.
It is their technology that detects so-called “Artemis” which is not the same as the original. Perhaps cracked. Anyway, someone has changed the original file and let others download it.
McAfee treats them as Trojans, but Kaspersky doesn’t seem to be doing so. It makes me nervous.”Which one is right?”
I test “Kaspersky Pure” now.
How good it is, I do not know. It starts very slowly on my PC, it takes almost 2 minutes, McAfee took only 1 minute. And ever since I installed Kaspersky Pure, Windows Sidebar works but gadgets shows different order each time I start Windows, as if I had a virus or so.
I tested a compressed file which contains the setup program and DAT files, and so on.
Virusscan engine starts very quickly, but so what.
It was 100 MB file and took nearly 20 minutes to scan, and I started to get tired of waiting until it was done, and while it took so much memory so that I could not do anything else.
McAfee VirusScan is one of the few who discovered viruses in PC cleanup software I told before (Yes, it infected a programmer’s IDE), so each time you cleaned up your PC, your PC infected by virus.
To be sure, Trojan horses are not viruses. But question is which of them should I trust.
The answer is both. I do not have to be paranoia, I think.
If you do not want to receive not one suspicious file on your computer, then McAfee is choice, otherwise it does not matter, I think. If you have accidentally installed the so-called “Cracked software (Patches, Keygen, etc…)” in your computer, likely you are infected with Trojans, but McAfee virusscan will remove most of them.
There is on-demand virusscan also if you are concerned (for example by NOD32). If you are still worried, there is a webservice – VirusTotal – Free Online Virus and Malware Scan (http://www.virustotal.com/). VirusTotal is a free virus and malware online scan service. You send the suspicious file to their server and they will check it with several virusscan and you will get results soon.
However, you decide whether to keep the file or not.