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The Benefits of Purchasing an Antivirus Software

Scenario 1

It becomes a HUGE problem when your computer gets infected with a virus. You can’t access your Internet. You’re afraid that the confidential data stored on your computer may be compromised. A myriad devastating probabilities run through your mind… But the only matter of concern to you at that time should be – Which is the best and most affordable antivirus package that I can purchase?

A Brief Introduction:

An Antivirus is the first level protection against viruses that affect and afflict our computers through infected programs. The source of the computer virus could be anything from a pen drive to a CD or DVD with an infected program. Another very common and probable source is the Internet.

It is human nature that many of us have the habit of downloading free ‘Antivirus programs’ from random Internet sites to protect our computer. It is believed that free Antivirus programs provide some basic level of protection. But in reality it does not provide the functionality and protection, as purchased reliable Antivirus or trial versions of this authentic software.

For example, some paid Antivirus programs will scan Internet traffic to catch web-borne malware (software which is expressly intended to mutilate your computer) before it affects your hard drive, but the other company’s free version does not provide such functions.

The trial version of antivirus software provides protection only during the temporary trial period. So you have to purchase an original Antivirus program for complete protection for a longer duration.

How to choose the best Antivirus?

Every year new Antivirus programs are being launched by new companies and existing Antivirus programs are being updated with new features. These Antivirus programs are constantly reviewed by reviewing agencies and computer magazines. You can always find such reviews to decide on the Antivirus you should buy.

For example you can search for Top ten Antivirus programs in the world on the Google and then compare results for buying Antivirus.

Our Antivirus Recommendation:

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We have been using Kaspersky Internet Security and the Kaspersky Antivirus for many years now. No virus has infected our PCs/Laptops since the Kaspersky antivirus was installed.

Both of these are designed to protect PCs/Laptops. The ‘Kaspersky Antivirus’ is best known for protecting PC from viruses, while ‘Kaspersky Internet Security’ also protects PC/Laptop from viruses but also has many other advanced features. Try using any product from Kaspersky by installing the trial version first to get familiar with its features. If you find it satisfactory, you can purchase it for longer protection.

Note: Links mentioned below are case-sensitive. Please do take care of capital and small letters while typing the links.

Link to download Kaspersky trial:

http://www.kaspersky.com/antivirus-free-trial or

http://goo.gl/7agi8I

Link to download Kaspersky Internet Security trial: http://www.kaspersky.com/free-trials/internet-security or http://goo.gl/srmjqy

Don’t forget to purchase any one of the products (Kaspersky Antivirus or Kaspersky Internet Security) from a local vendor. You can also order it by comparing prices at top e-commerce websites like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Ebay and Amazon.

Action Time:

Start using the Kaspersky Antivirus or the Kaspersky Internet Security by installing it on your PC/Laptop. It is our experience that you will never face any virus related problem once you have done this.

Note: Remember that the Kaspersky Antivirus and the Kaspersky Internet Security require some time for downloading updates for the very first time; the time taken with regular updates will be less. And, your Antivirus will perform better after every successful update.

Links to other Antivirus programs’ official websites:-

http://www.bitdefender.com

http://www.symantec.com

http://www.mcafee.com/us/

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Scanning a File with Multiple Genuine Antivirus Software Free of Cost

Scenario 2

You have downloaded a file and the file seems to be malicious. So you run it through your trusty antivirus program that surprisingly tells you that the file is not malicious. Nevertheless, you are unwilling to compromise your computer’s efficacy so to be on the safe side, you want to scan it with another antivirus software. But it is a fact that more than one authentic antivirus software can’t be installed on a single computer. What can you do now?

So at this instance we provide you with a solution to scan your file with free online service. We recommend Jotti’s Malware Scan. This unique website enables you to scan suspicious files with not just one, but several antivirus programs.

Scanners used are Linux versions; detection differences with Windows versions of the same scanners may occur due to implementation differences. There is a 25 MB limit per file. Keep in mind that no security solution offers 100% protection, not even when it uses several anti-virus engines (for example, this scan service), written at Jotti’s malware scan website.

The information on the Jotti’s Malware Scan website warns users that no scan can offer 100% protection. However, there are several anti-virus engines used on the website which also uses scanners of Linux versions. Due to this, there may be detection differences with Windows versions of the same scanners. There is a 25 MB limit per file.

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Action Time:

Be ready to follow our instructions to scan suspicious files with multiple antivirus programs.

Here’s how.

1. Access http://virusscan.jotti.org/en webpage in your browser.

2. Click on the Choose File button to select the file which you want to scan from your computer.

3. Click on the Submit File button to submit the file for scanning.

4. The anti-virus program on the webpage will scan the file and show the individual result for it from every program.

Our Recommendation:

We recommend that you do not download any suspicious files. In case you suspect that a file you have downloaded is malicious, please scan it at a website like Jotti’s malware scan.

Links to other similar websites:-

https://www.metascan-online.com/en

https://www.virustotal.com/

http://www.virscan.org/

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Find Out What Other People are Doing On Your Computer in Your Absence

Scenario 3

Often you may have to leave your computer in the custody of somebody. That person could be your employee, relative or even a friend. Although you may trust this individual to respect your privacy and not to misuse your computer, for security reasons it becomes important for you to monitor his/her activities. There are times when they may inadvertently download malware or spyware (software that enables a user to obtain information about another’s computer activities by transmitting data secretly from their computer). Therefore we know your need is to find an effective monitoring method. So we recommend this monitoring method for the same.

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This method consists of installing software such as ActivTrak Agent on your computer. It is a great employee monitoring and surveillance service which will help you to prevent the misuse of your computer.

After installing ActivTrak Agent on your computer, your computer will be able to capture screenshots of whatever work is being done on it, at regular intervals and upload the images secretly at the ActivTrak website which can be viewed later on from any location.

Action Time:

Be ready to follow our instructions to install this surveillance tool and be assured that your computer will be monitored in your absence.

1.Open thehttp://activtrak.com/webpage in your browser.

2.Enter your email address to ‘Signup’ on the homepage of the website, and then follow instructions to create a new account administrator.

3.After a successful Signup, your ActivTrak account will be successfully created on their website (don’t forget to check your email for any confirmation mail from their side).

4. After a successful Signup, you will be automatically redirected to your ActivTrak account dashboard or login again to your ActivTrak account for your ActivTrak dashboard.

5. Download ActivTrak Agent (software) from