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Microsoft Free Antivirus: Coming Soon

The antivirus software industry may change dramatically now that Microsoft has announced it will be offering free protection in the near future. The Redmond-based giant has revealed that it will terminate sales of its popular Windows Live OneCare ... security suite and will instead offer a slimmed-down version called "Morro" in its place -- for free. The switch will be effective June 30, 2009 and could have homicidal ramifications for other popular antivirus makers like McAfee, Symantec, and Trend Micro. (Source: ) Some are heralding the move as a sort of socialist godsend. The free ... (view more)

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'Comodo Free Firewall', and 'Comodo Antivirus'

COMODO FREE FIREWALL Unfortunately, most firewalls leak. But Comodo Firewall software is unique in that it passes all known leak tests with default settings to ensure the integrity of data entering and exiting your system. ... Comodo Antivirus Eliminates Viruses, Worms and Trojans from desktops and networks. Constantly protects with real-time On Access scanning while using a technology called Proactive Heuristic to analyze and intercept unknown threats. Simply bid farewell to viruses and kiss license fees goodbye. (view more)

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'Disk Redactor', and 'Anti-Virus Test File'

Disk Redactor Disk Redactor is a WIPE utility that lets you securely erase any old (deleted) files and prevent them from being recovered. All your private sensitive insecurely erased information will be wiped from free unused space on your drives to ... ensure complete data destruction. This is necessary because when you delete a file, it is not gone forever, and any file removed from the Recycle Bin can be easily recovered! The Windows delete function does not clear the space where the deleted file has been located but only marks an entry in the directory (folder) as deleted. All data and ... (view more)

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Freeware Antivirus?

Infopackets Reader Donna E. writes: " Dear Dennis, My subscription to Norton AntiVirus is about to expire and I am thinking about switching to a different software company for my virus protection. I have done some reading on the Internet, but I am ... still not sure of which products are the best. I have Windows XP Professional on my computer and use DSL for my Internet connection. PS: Thanks for all of your wonderful advice in the newsletter! " My response: I personally use Symantec Norton AntiVirus on my system, largely because Symantec has an excellent reputation for quickly ... (view more)


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