Journal Seven

Computer Virus and its protection gears.

Personally here are my rating for the top 3 anti-virus software:

1)AVG- Few premium programs earn that many kudos, much less free programs like AVG. Aside from an increased PC start-up time, its impact on system resources is minimal.

2)Nonton-Norton Internet Security 2012 gets top billing.Norton’s virus removal capabilities are also top-of-the-line, it has a penchant for misidentifying safe files as malware

3)McAfee-world’s largest dedicated security technology company.Consumers and businesses of all sizes from the latest malware and emerging online threats.”Our solutions are designed to work together, integrating antimalware, antispyware, and antivirus software with security management features that deliver unsurpassed real-time visibility and analytics, reduce risk, ensure compliance, improve Internet security, and help businesses achieve operational efficiencies.”

And currently, my computer is protected by McAfee.

In addition, some have the thought that the Firewall could protect you from all viruses, however how true can it be? Some computer virus are much smarter than we think they are.

Next, some thinks that if the computer prompt error message box frequently it means that they computer are infected with unknown viruses. However, that is not the case as it might be due to incompatible file that was open or clicked and the message box is just sending a warning to inform the user(s) to be careful with it.

Lastly, as long as you have an anti-virus software installed, your computer will not be infected by virus. That’s not true, as viruses are created by human and so are anti-virus software. Therefore, both of it are equally ‘smart’ so anti-virus software can be defected virus after all.

There is no 100% guarantee protection software.

Source:http://www.mythsabout.net/computer-virus-myths/

For the second part of the journal, I would like to share what are the most common types of virus.

1) Macro Virus-attached itself in document word.

2) Boot Sector Virus- overwrite your hard drive

3)File infector virus-attaches itself to exe files

4)Stealth Virus-try to break through antivirus software

5)Self-modifying viru-try to avoid the dectection of the anti-virus software.

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