Sophos antivirus always updating

20 May

OK, I am very new to computers and the only advice I got was from the shop keeper. My System: Notebook, Windows XP home Norton Anti-virus 2006 paid version, with firewall Ad Aware free Windows Defender My plan is to get rid of Norton, because it hasn't done anything at all. Kees You can only RUN one type of Security Software..usually in Mc AFEE your get the Firewall and Anti-Virus/there are also more Comprehensive Packages for Internet Shopping.... What I have learned so far about security is I can only use one firewall, and I can use multiple anti ad/spy/mal software. If I can only use one active program, can I use other software just to do regular scans but have them switched of at other times? I will download some more free Anti spyware software so I will atleast have 3-4. Can I download 2 or 3 anti-virus programs, have one as the active one, and the other just to do regular scans. I don't mind paying out some cash, but freebees would be prefered. You should only have one antivirus active to do the real-time scan (free ones are Avast, AVG Free or I think Antivir) but you can use more than one for the occasional full scan.

Then the Subscription RUNS for a Year($.00)Updateing my PC.... I have tried the ISP-provided software../I really prefer the Subscription..A few readers have asked us about a ransomware variant with the intriguing name of Mole.Interest seems to have been sparked by a recent security advisory from Care CERT, the cybersecurity initiative set up for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), currently the world’s fifth largest employer. Depending on whom you consult and how you count, the list goes something like this: US Department of Defense, PRC People’s Liberation Army, Walmart, Mc Donalds, NHS.) With cyberattacks on hospitals getting huge publicity in recent years, it’s not surprising that the UK’s healthcare CERT wants to keep its constituents on their toes when it comes to fending off ransomware attacks.…so if you don’t have a recent backup, you may have little choice but to try to do a deal with the crooks to buy back the decryption key.(Sometimes, the crooks mess that part up, so even if you do pay the extortion money, you might end up with nothing anyway.) Typically, ransomware attacks start with an email that tries to threaten, cajole or simply just sweet-talk you into running a malicious file that’s supplied by the crooks, shipped in from outside your network.