Best Antivirus for 2013, Buy BitDefender 2013 or Kaspersky Internet Security 2013


If you’re wondering what antivirus is best to buy for 2013, you’re at the right place. We have looked around for many alternatives and ended up with two options: you can buy Bitdefender 2013 today for  69.59 USD, or buy Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 for  54.95$

Is it worth it?

While you can get many other alternatives under 20$ , buying  bitdefender 2013, or Kaspersky internet security 2013 is probably the right choice. take a look at this chart:

why buy bitdefender 2013

As you can see the gap between Kaspersky –  Bitdefender and other competitors is unignorable,  Bitdefender is leading in terms of protection, repair and usability, closely followed by Kaspersky.

The following  chart is also taken from av-test.org, and it shows that Kaspersky: Internet Security 2013 has full marks in protection and repair, followed by Bitdefender which lost half a point on matters of protection:

kaspersky 2013 vs Bitdefender 2013

 

I personally have been a fan for Kaspersky for many year and that will be my choice for 2013. but that’s just me, as I already have experience working around kaspersky, for anyone who doesn’t or have a limited IT skills, I would definitely recommend you to buy BitDefender 2013

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UPDATE: I got you guys a special 5% discount coupon for Kaspersky internet security 2013, use this code during checkout: ANGRYBYTE2013

 

 

Norton 360 complete removal

Since the begining of times, Symentec products has always had some of the worse uninstallers in the galaxy, back in the days, you could currupt your windows installtion trying to simply uninstall Norton 2000, now 10 years later, the Virus decetion pioneers still have problems building their uninstallers, maybe they think that you will not be removing their baby once you install it, that is just not right.

Anyway, I tried removing Norton 360 today to take the new Kaspersky PURE for a test drive, after running the norton uninstaller, rebooting and running the kaspersky installer, BAM, kaspersky reports that there is another antivirus installed and it needs to be manually removed to complete the installation, and was no other than our beloved Norton. Anyway to fully put Norton 360 out do the following:

1. Run the Norton 360 uninstallers from  the “Programs and features” in the control panel and reboot.

2. Run the Live Updte uninstaller “Programs and features” in the control panel and reboot (or not).

3. Open the registry editor and find the following keys:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Norton]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec]

I wouldn’t say delete these keys (that can backfire in the future), just rename them to something like “NortonXXX” and “SymantecXXX”

Now, you can run your other anti-virus installer without problems.

Speaking of Norton 360, it is true that it does not remind you that it is there every second, you rarely even notice it, it will update, scan, backup automatically and do what has to be done. But the downside is: if it is unfair to call it a blind antivirus, then calling it eye-crossed is saying the least, even fully updated, this piece of software will not be able to detect many many viruses and malware even if you click them. Furthermore, the version that I had did not even have a “right click : scan” option on any file of drive, you will just have to rely on the real time scanner, that will fail you sooner or later.

Bottom line is, steer clear of Symentec products, or remove them and get a Kaspersky while it is still your choice.

Thank you from Google! a virus!

Thank you from Google!


We just received your resume and would like to thank you for your interest in
working at Google. This email confirms that your application has been submitted
for an open position.

Our staffing team will carefully assess your qualifications for the role(s) you
selected and others that may be a fit. Should there be a suitable match, we
will be sure to get in touch with you.

Click on the attached file to review your submitted application.

Have fun and thanks again for applying to Google!

Google Staffing

attachment:

CV-20100120-112.zip

You have received A Hallmark E-Card!

Hello!

You have recieved a Hallmark E-Card from your friend.

To see it, check the attachment.

There’s something special about that E-Card feeling. We invite you to make a friend’s day and send one.

Hope to see you soon,
Your friends at Hallmark

attahcment:

postcard.zip

This couple of email have passed all the spam filters  on my  companies server and outlook. obviously, the senders domain is forged and these email did not originate from google or hallmark (I read the same email is using Twiiter and hi5 domains too).

These emails come with an exe inside a zip file, can you guess what it is? anyone? yes it is a virus.

The virus is detected as W32.SillyFDC.BDJ by Norton antivirus, and according to them it is a worm that is able to compromise Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000

unless you are looking for trouble, delete this email, and every other email that has an exe attached.

If you have recieved a simillar email from another source please indicate it

Fix Windows Vista black desktop on Startup

Hi

This problem causes windows to startup to a black screen, with only the “Documents” folder open, once you close it, the screen is all black, no start menu , no background, no icons.

The causes of this are not very clear to be but i suggest that it is related to some form of new virus or malware.

To correct this do the following:

– On the black desctop screen, hold Ctrl + Shift + Esc

-The tast Manager will appear, from the file menu, select run and write “explorer” without the quotations.

-Your computer will load the start menu and will work correctly.

Until now, we still haven’t fixed the problem, the next time you boot your computer , you will have to repeate the same procedure.

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Conficker worm

Conficker worm , also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido, is a computer worm targeting the Microsoft Windows operating system that was first detected in November 2008. The worm uses a combination of advanced malware techniques which has made it difficult to counter, and has since spread rapidly into what is now believed to be the largest computer worm infection since the 2003 SQL Slammer.

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Removing Antivirus killer viruses

A new wave of virus such as Win32/Sality and many others attacks almost every famous antivirus and sabotages it in every possible way.

I have seen Kaspersky antivirus 7, Kaspersky 2009, norton 360, and mcafee burn to the ground because of these attacks.

The irony is that in some cases even the antivirus executable gets infected

The solution I found to clean your sorry system is as follows:
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Fixing disk drives not opening with double click

Sometimes, after a virus infection, disk drives, flash disks and other media will not open when double clicked, but only when right clicked then open is selected.

This is because of a hidden autorun file left by the virus infection and the antivirus failing to delete it.

To fix this do the following.

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Virus infection prevention tips.

Today’s viruses and worms are much smarter than they used to be,

Back in time with the start of Windows Xp, you could get infected by “Sasser” just by allowing an active Internet connection to stay connected.

Today most of the vulnerabilities are fixed, but you still can make mistakes that will ruin your computer for a long time.

Here are some tips that you can keep in mind to avoid getting infected.

1.When using Internet explorer, never install ActiveX plugins when you are asked to do so by the yellow bar on top on a website, never open no matter how much you trust the website is and no matter how much they tease you by not allowing you to view contents until you install, even if they say its a gift from your dead mother. The only exception is the flash player and the java virtual machine, and still you should get them from their original websites.

2. If someday you had to download an EXE using any torrent client. you should assume in mind a 50 50 probability that the file is infected. what you can do if you would die without that file is to scan it with an updated antivirus AND do the following trick: install winrar . if you don’t already have it installed and then right click the downloaded exe. if you see “Extract Here” and “open with winrar”

winrar to detect malwares
winrar to detect malwares

select open with winrar (you are not risking anything as long as you dont double click the file). you should see 2 exe files packed together one is MAY BE what you need and the other is a bundled Trojan malware.

3. Flash disks and portable hard disks are a MAJOR virus carrier and most of the widely spread viruses such  as  W32/Mabezat-A Win32. are spread by them. If you really had to insert a suspicious flash disk in your computer do the following:

  • Hold the shift key before you insert the disk and keep holding while you insert it and until the disk is fully recognized by the computer.
  • open “My computer” but don’t double click the disk yet, notice the driver letter for the disk.
An infected USB flash disk
An infected USB flash disk
  • write the driver letter followed by : in the address bar (if you think you are smart just by right clicking a selecting open, think again!). and hit enter.
  • to unhide viruses in the infected disk (assuming your computer is not yet infected do the following):
  • select “Run” from the start menu and type “cmd”
  • on the DOS prompt write the driver letter for your disk H: in the example.
  • write: attrib *.* -h -s -r
  • hit enter. and quickly see open the “my computer” window we used to open the disk.
  • If your disk is infected you should be able to see your cute viruses in the form of one or several exe files and one autorun.ini file DELETE THEM ALL.

4. Never open email attachments from people you don’t know, and never open suspicious attachments (exe, cmd, com, swf,vbs).

5.never install any toolbar for your explorer, you don’t need them believe me! if your life depended on it you can download the google toolbar.

6.avoid using file sharing software (Emule, shareaza, etc) as I read a while ago “They are a problem waiting to happen”.

Feel free to comment me if you disagree with any of the above.