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Antivirus Software Review.

There is the big advice for everybody to protect a computer from any viruses, trojans and spyware. This is needless to clarify why should you do this. Any kind of such software can stole a personal information as destroy data or even the computer itself.

Usually the virus protection is performed by different antivirus or spyware protection software. We tried to describe some of them because we think those are developed by serious companies and most presented at the market of such kind of software. This review is aimed to be the help for our antivirus reports. By the way, this review is based on the oficial producers' descriptions.


1. eTrust EZ Antivirus is an award-winning antivirus solution that provides complete protection, detection and elimination of thousands of computer viruses, worms and Trojan horse programs for home and home office PCs. The easy-to-use interface and frequent automatic updates make it effortless to stay protected, and the small installation file does not strain PC system resources.

eTrust EZ Antivirus is ICSA-certified to detect 100% of viruses in-the-wild. This software is supported by the CA Security Advisory Team, providing worldwide 24x7 research labs to ensure protection from the latest threats. eTrust EZ Antivirus leverages the same technology CA has developed for the worlds most demanding corporate users, including over 95% of the Fortune 500..

eTrust EZ Antivirus offers simple-to-use yet powerful features like: automatic daily virus signature file updates to easily and effectively address the main cause of virus attacks out of date signature files; automatic email scanning and archive scanning; scheduled scanning to allow you to scan for viruses at times most convenient for you; real-time scanning to automatically detect and remove viruses from any file you access; heuristic scanning to find viruses even before they appear on the latest virus signature file updates; and interactive virus detection messages with links to the CA Virus Information Center, providing you with detailed information on viruses that have been detected on your PC.

eTrust Antivirus software has been designed to allow for quick download and installation, fast updates, and low usage of PC system resources, while providing seamless compatibility with other applications.

Get eTrust EZ Antivirus ($39.95)


2. eTrust TM Internet Security Suite provides comprehensive protection against viruses, hackers, identity thieves, spyware, spam and other online threats that can jeopardize your privacy, your data, and your PC's performance. It combines easy-to-use, business-strength technology with preconfigured settings and automatic updates that take the guesswork out of PC security.

eTrust Internet Security Suite includes:

eTrustTM EZ Antivirus - detects and eliminates viruses, worms and Trojan horse programs
eTrustTM Personal Firewall - stops hackers from attacking your PC
eTrustTM PestPatrol - Anti-Spyware - protects against spyware, adware and other non-viral threats
eTrustTM Anti-Spam - blocks 100% of unwanted spam

Get eTrust TM Internet Security Suite ($69.99)


3. Shield AntiVirus 2006 provides essential virus protection in Windows, emails, scripts, compressed files and macros. Powerful yet easy to use, The Shield AV accurately detects and repairs viruses BEFORE they infect your computer. It is distinguished from the other Antivirus tools by its high-speed scanning capability and low system resources required to run. The Shield AV also scans and cleans email messages on a real time basis before they ever reach your computer.

Shield AV monitors all the paths that are vulnerable to infection for an Internet user. It detects and removes any virus or malicious codes when you download a file from the Internet. It provides you with a safe Internet working environment.

You'll also get PCSecurityShield's top-shelf customer and technical support for FREE. You can contact us by phone or email at no extra charge. The Shield AntiVirus now comes with Easy Installer, to make download and installation simpler than ever before.

Features include:

Powerful virus scanning of Email and Mailbox Check-up Functions
Shield AV enables you to scan attachments and detect viruses while you are receiving emails, on a real-time basis. Shield AV scans your email messages as they are downloaded from the POP3 server or Microsoft Exchange server. Virus-infected attachments are stopped before they even reach your computer.

Integrates on the Tool Bar of Microsoft Outlook.
It enables users to scan emails and edit the configuration for Shield AV. If Microsoft Outlook is used as your mail client, Shield AV provide on-demand scanning of local folders of infected attachments.

Supports various compressed files
Shield AV supports ZIP, ARJ (JAR), LHA, RAR, CAB, ACE, ZOO, GZIP (GZ), TAR, Z, TGZ, TAZ and more. Viruses in multi-compressed files are also detected/repaired. Computer viruses in compressed files of email attachments will also be stopped as Shield AV supports UUENCODE and/or MIME.

Enhanced Emergency Disks
You can create Emergency Disks to boot up your computer and eliminate viruses in emergency situations. Shield AV support FAT and/or NTFS file system and allows you to create the disk for DOS scanning.

Enhanced Update Function
Shield AV supports FTP and HTTP protocol so that you can update your engine even if you are using a firewall or proxy. Shield AV also offers an Automatic Update notice function that analyses your recent update patterns, as well as a Scheduled Update function for you to update your engine regularly. You may now update your engine with just one click.

Support Various Operating Systems and Multi Language Selection
Your Shield AV supports all Windows based platforms, including Windows 95/98/Me/2000 Professional/NT (Workstations)/XP. It recognizes English and other languages automatically.

MacRobot for Office 2000/IE 5.0 or higher
MacRobot, which is an exclusive macro virus-monitoring module, has been greatly enhanced to operate as a plug-in for MS Office family. It automatically detects and removes macro viruses when you open an Office document in MS Office or Internet Explorer 5.0.


Get The Shield Pro 2006 Antivirus ($29.99)


4. The Shield Pro 2006 - Antivirus & Firewall provides comprehensive protection against viruses, hackers, identity thieves, spyware, spam and other online threats that can jeopardize your privacy, your data, and your PC's performance. It combines easy-to-use, business-strength technology with preconfigured settings and automatic updates that take the guesswork out of PC security.

The Shield Pro 2006 provides essential virus protection from viruses, hackers, Trojans and privacy threats. Powerful yet easy to use, protect yourself, your family, and your PC online with The Shield Pro. The Shield Pro gives you 1 year of protection and PCSecurityShield gives you all the free technical support you need to successfully protect your computer. The Shield Pro now comes with Easy Installer, to make download and installation simpler than ever before.

The Shield Pro accurately detects and repairs viruses with its fully optimized and separated antivirus engine for Macro, Script and Windows viruses. It is distinguished from the other Antivirus tools by its high-speed scanning capability. It also scans and cleans email messages on a real time basis before they ever reach your computer.

  • Designed & Certified for Windows XP
  • Integrates Functionality with MS Explorer
  • Macro Virus-Monitoring Module
  • No Need to Reboot After Installation
  • Virus Protection Definition Updates
  • Uses Very Low System Resources
  • Incoming and Outgoing Email Messages
  • Blocks Virus Infections in Real-Time

The Shield Pro 2006 gives you both virus protection and hacker security by providing ongoing support and updates. When a virus breaks out, The Shield Pro 2006A^ will provide a patch within 2-3 hours and a fix for the virus within 5 hours. You can set you computer to update viruses weekly and run a complete virus scan. Virus protection is a must and no one with internet access should surf without it.

Get The Shield Pro 2006 - Antivirus & Firewall ($29.99)


5. Kaspersy Antivirus

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal

Premium Protection from Viruses and Spyware
PCs connected to the Internet are under constant attack by viruses, Trojans, Internet worms and other malware. Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal monitors all virus and spyware entry points leaving you with a clean and safe machine.
User friendly security
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal is easy to install and use. The easy to understand interface and automated functions make the program the right choice even for inexperienced computer users.
Two-tier email protection
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal scans all incoming and outgoing mail in real-time in all email applications. The program additionally checks all attachments, including zipped and archived files, embedded OLE objects, and detects viruses in mail databases.
Maximized scanning depth
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal detects viruses in over 1,300 compressed and archive file formats, and disinfects ZIP, ARJ, CAB, RAR, ICE and LHA files.
Free hourly updates
New malicious programs are constantly released by malware writers. Kaspersky Lab responds by releasing updates to antivirus databases every hour round-the-clock. Updates download automatically via the Internet to ensure that your computer is always armed to ward off new virus threats. Support for laptops
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal ensures that laptops are always fully protected, even when they are not connected to the network. If the connection is interrupted during updating of antivirus databases, the partial updates are saved and the missing parts are automatically downloaded once the connection is re-established. Round-the-clock technical support
Should you have any questions about viruses, spyware, or about installing and using Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal, our customer support staff will answer them any time of the day or night.


Get Kaspersky Antivirus Personal ($41.50)

Get Kaspersky Antivirus Personal Pro ($66.50)

Get Kaspersky Personal Security Suite ($79.95)


6. Dr. Web®

Dr.Web® has always reflected its author's basic philosophy: security means no compromise. Many innovations marked by Dr.Web has long become a standard for the AV industry, for example, cross-platform structure. Having appeared as the response to the growing threat of polymorphic viruses, Dr.Web Anti-virus still remains in the lead, always showing 100% results in the Virus Bulletin comparative reviews for this type of the most complicated viruses.

The other feature that has always distinguished the Dr.Web? anti-virus from its competitors is its low memory/resource usage, so that this AV remains unnoticeable to a user. This low footprint TOGETHER with its high detection abilities have attracted millions of users around the world to Dr.Web.


Get Dr.Web for personal use, one year single license ($33.00)
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