Sunday, March 28, 2010

Virus Awareness

Well after moving to U.S., my laptop was badly affected with all kinda viruses.... So just thought of sharing with you all some of the tips on anti viruses....

* Before you start downloading any anti virus, make sure that you download it from genuine provider. Now a days, many viruses float on internet which claim as anti viruses but in reality they are viruses & can cause more damage. As far as possible, try to download from which is the most secured place to get free anti virus softwares.

* After machine gets infected with virus, some of deadly viruses stops browsers functionality, downloads etc. So it is always a good idea to take a proactive approach & get anti viruses loaded on your machine when its working in fine manner.

* Spybot Search & Destroy is free anti virus which takes care of many scarewares & spywares. It can be downloaded for free from

* Malware Bytes - free software

* Semantec

* Mc Afee - Bank of America a/c holders get one year free subscription. Licensed version of Mc Afee can be downloaded from bank of america's web site after logging into a/c.

* Norton Anti Virus

* Registry Mechanic - free software

* In case your windows XP files association got corrupted. e.g. exe files don't work & opens dialog box of "Open with" then in such cases respective registry needs to get fixed. Those reg files can be downloaded from Just double clicking .reg file will install registry.