Sam wants to know what's the best AntiVirus software. Leo says that ESET makes Nod32 and it's an excellent antivirus. But Leo says that Microsoft has an excellent one that's free - Microsoft Security Essentials. All the best antivirus software in the world won't protect him from himself and his behavior, though. Here's a few tips though to protect yourself -
Julie recently got her first iMac and wants to know if she should get Eset's Cyber Security software. Leo says that Macs are far safer than PCs because they are active in blocking malware as it happens. Also, their smaller market share means Mac users aren't as much of a target. Leo says the greater threat is her behavior. No antivirus program can protect her from herself if she allows it to get through.
Dan is wondering if he should get an antivirus utility for his Mac. Leo says not really, the market saturation is so small on Mac, even now, that hackers just don't write for it. Better safe than sorry, though. He could get the free Sophos Antivirus for Mac, or ESET has Cyber Security for Mac.
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Bill convinced his girlfriend to use Eset Nod 32 on her five year old computer, but now it's starting to freeze up. So they decided to buy a new computer and now it's also having trouble on the new machine. Once they uninstalled it, the machine is working again!
Mark wants to know what anti virus software to use, and is wondering if Avast is any good. Leo says that Avast is "freemium," which means he can use it for free or pay for more functions. Leo doesn't recommend it. For free, he recommends Microsoft Security Essentials. If he doesn't mind laying out a few bucks, Eset's Nod32 is the best.
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Mike scanned his friend's computers using his Eset Nod32 software and it brings up results that their free AVS software doesn't see. Mike's friends are suspecting that ESET is creating threats. Is there a way to prove that these results are accurate?
Bill recently got Eset's Smart Security version 6. It's great because it can track his laptop in case it gets stolen. He's having trouble signing up because they want his existing username and password. But he doesn't remember it. Leo says to call ESET and get support to help and if that doesn't work, send Leo an email and he'll help him out.
Leo says no, it's fine. Unless he has Microsoft Security Essentials, then he should uninstall that first. Competing AVS software don't play well together. (Disclaimer: ESET is a sponsor).
Sam has tried replacing drivers, restarting the router and modem and even bypassing the router and connecting directly to the modem. Leo concludes that there's something wrong with software on the laptop, and is most likely a Windows issue. He says it could either be security software that's blocking the connection or a virus that's doing it. Leo first recommends disabling his McAfee antivirus. It could be that the antivirus is being overzealous and is cutting out wireless activity.