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Comodo Internet Security
You have the choice to install Firewall and Antivirus separately or together during installation process. I don't want to write a lot of text at this point, but I have to say that the whole package was easy to use and to configure. I think it'll be a good choice for beginners and advanced users who will find a lot of features and settings to configure. Naturally there is an On-Access Scanner that provides protection for all applications which need to interact with the Internet. Within the first 2 days of usage, I had to confirm internet access for several programs which need to communicate with the web. Once I did it for the web browser and the FTP client, marked them as trusted and configured how the progs could connect (only thru TCP and HTTP for the browser, the FTP client thru TCP and FTP only), the whole configuration was done for me. Regular home users may have to do less configuration and professionals have to do more. The antivirus engine identified some well known and trused programs as e.g. malware, which were not reported by other virus scanners but you can report those False Positives easily to Comodo and mark them as trusted after verification. Not sure? Let check VirusTotal the program or file, first!
Clearsight - Provides free real-time protection with automatic and daily updates for home users and schools under Windows XP - 10. Free protection for Android is also available.
Avast Free is a good and free antivirus software which removes all known viruses from your computers. Updates for the antivirus definitions are retrieved automatically and you have to confirm for program updates. Integrated Shields: File system Shield, Mail Shield which protects all traffic over POP3 (Incoming Mail), SMTP (Outgoing Mail), IMAP4 (Internet Message Access Protocol) and NNTP (News). Read a Wikipedia article about these protocols). Network Shield , P2P Shield (peer-to-peer) and IM (Instant Messenger) shield and last but not at least the Web Shield which works as a transparent proxy server for monitoring and filtering all HTTP traffic. The on-access scanner does monitor your computers permanently and and will protect against viruses, worms, trojans, keyloggers, rootkits, macro viruses, boot record viruses, dialers and spyware. You can scan single files, folders and USB Flash drives manually thru using the on-demand scanner.
AVG Antivirus Free
AVG Antivirus Free protects your computers with a resident module (On-Access Scanner), on-demand scanner, automatic updates, link scanner, USB pendrive scanner (Tools - Advanced Settings - Scans - Removable device scan), safe search and security toolbar for web browsers. AVG Antivirus Free is free for the private, non-commercial usage ONLY!
ClamAV is a good on demand virus scanner (command line, NO real-time protection!) which is available for Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris and Mac. It's definitely available within the repositories of Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE, RedHat and Fedora, Mageia and OpenMandriva, Gentoo and more ditributions. Simply check your package manager (e.g. Synaptic, Ubuntu Software Center, Mint Software Manager, Adept...) or visit the downloads page to get a package or setup file!
Virus removal - Informations and tools
If your computer is already infected, get free removal tools!
Important! The System Restore Feature under Windows ME - 10 will recover the virus if you restore your system to an earlier configuration. Disable it before you start to remove viruses and enable it again after you removed viruses successfully!!!
Unsafe Removable Media
Tools like Ninja Pendisk or USB Immunizer from BitDefender will scan all USB pendisks which will be connected to your PC's, removes viruses from the inserted pendisk and will immunize it! If you use e.g. AVG Antivirus and enabled the included pendisk scanner, you won't need such tools and should NOT use it cause two Antivirus scanners can hurt another and this can crash your Computer!