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CA Anti-Virus 2009 FREE 1 Year Subscription
CA Anti-Virus 2009 FREE 1 Year Subscription

CA Anti-Virus 2009 FREE 1 Year Subscription

Hey, Just found this promotion for the CA Anti-Virus hope you lot like it!

1 year FREE trial of CA Anti-Virus

Key Features

* Supports up to 3 PC's
* Helps detect viruses, worms and Trojans
* Scans emails automatically
* Helps defend against emerging viruses
* Helps protect files, downloads and attachments

Daily, Fully Automatic updates easily and effectively address the #1 reason PC users suffer attacks: out-of-date signature files.

Automatic email Scanning is designed to protect against viruses that arrive by email, before they can cause damage.

Scheduled and on-Demand Scanning allow you to run a scan at any time, or to schedule scans at pre-selected intervals to meet your needs.

Real-time Scanning proactively helps stop viruses by scanning files when they are opened, closed, or saved to your PC.

Advanced Heuristic Scanning helps detect new threats even before virus protection updates are created.

Interactive Virus Detection Messages provide links to helpful resources in the CA Virus Information Center when threats are detected.

File Quarantine sends threats to a secure quarantine area where they can?cause harm.

File Exclusion list allows you to exclude specific files and folders from scans.

Archive Scanning allows you to scan compressed files in a variety of formats.

Certified by Independent Testing organizations ICSA Labs, West Coast Labs, and Virus Bulletin as effective virus protection.

39 Comments

Excellent! Normally £30 & great Antivirus

Original Poster

[COLOR="Green"]My Pleasure![/COLOR]

Will it work if you have Ad-Aware as well?

Many thanks - heat and rep added :thumbsup:

Cheer's just downlioaded it heat & rep added x

Heat Added !

Looks and sounds like a good offer. Has anyone had any problems with this package ?

Original Poster

rtaxron;3604306

Will it work if you have Ad-Aware as well?



[COLOR="Green"]Shouldn't be a problem [/COLOR]:thumbsup:

We use this as a corperate solution and it is poor and slows PC's down no end!!! Would suggest Mcafee or Norton, but to be honest AVG Free is the best one for FREE!!!, just my opinion.
Rep & Heat added for a nice find

Hi
I have just scanned it with Kaspersky and it found a Trojan spyware be carful

Original Poster

Its a File Scanner therefore It is considered a Trojan

fine - did not know that

SoM^VipeR;3606916

We use this as a corperate solution and it is poor and slows PC's down no … We use this as a corperate solution and it is poor and slows PC's down no end!!! Would suggest Mcafee or Norton, but to be honest AVG Free is the best one for FREE!!!, just my opinion.Rep & Heat added for a nice find




I, on the other hand would never recommend McAfee or Norton to anyone. Poor and way overpriced. AVG, as you mentioned is free, and very good. Also, there are always loads of Kaspersky Internet Suite 6mth codes available for free.

"CA Antivirus 2009 is a solid virus scanner that works well to find and eliminate viruses. Unfortunately, this is all it can do. There are no extra features included with CA Antivirus beyond the bare minimums. In many cases, this could be considered an asset due to speed increases associated with many minimalist programs. CA doesn't take advantage of this in the 2009 version which still slows your computer down all around." wots the point of a anti virus proggy that does that, u need full protection try summit like eset nod its the best i found for not using your resources and covers everything.

doesnt seem to give you a real time protection either? Just scanning?

I'd recommend Avira Antivir (]http//ww…php) over AVG. I switched a couple of months ago, and although you have the odd nag screen it is much lighter weight than AVG and a very nice product all round!

I posted this deal before but seems to have been removed from the site. I must say its best Anti Virus I have used! updates regularly and does not slow my PC down which most of them do like Norton. voted hot anyway

Quality Antivirus, been using CA software for many years. Highly recommended.

Steve

good stuff hombre

I stopped using CA when they stopped using the ZoneAlarm firewall, and instead implemented their own firewall.

theyiddo;3626545

I stopped using CA when they stopped using the ZoneAlarm firewall, and … I stopped using CA when they stopped using the ZoneAlarm firewall, and instead implemented their own firewall.



Most home routers have now have a hardware firewall so you don't see a software firewall. So no reason to stop using it.

My AVG Pro 7.5 just expired today which was also posted 1 year ago here at HUKD. Many thanks - heat and rep added !!!

slinkydonkey;3626676

Most home routers have now have a hardware firewall so you don't see a … Most home routers have now have a hardware firewall so you don't see a software firewall. So no reason to stop using it.



I would suggest that you still use Windows Firewall as a minium, a router hardware firewall is not a replacement for a software firewall but it does help with security.

Steve

freebiehunter;3628090

I would suggest that you still use Windows Firewall as a minium, a router … I would suggest that you still use Windows Firewall as a minium, a router hardware firewall is not a replacement for a software firewall but it does help with security.Steve



If you have a good hardware firewall you don't need a software firewall the whole point of a firewall is to regulate access between your computer/network and the internet a hardware firewall is always going to do that better than a software one. A hardware firewall needs no initial configuration unlike a software one also a hardware firewall will protect all computers on the network connected to that router. To test this ]click here and run a test to see what ports are open. I can run this on my network with my hardware firewall and no software firewall and I know im safe and I don't need another bit of software running to slow down my PC. I did use Zone Alarm when I had a dial up connection yes it was great back in the day but I don't need a pop up every 5 sec asking if i want to run stuff. :whistling:

slinkydonkey;3632264

If you have a good hardware firewall you don't need a software firewall … If you have a good hardware firewall you don't need a software firewall the whole point of a firewall is to regulate access between your computer/network and the internet a hardware firewall is always going to do that better than a software one. A hardware firewall needs no initial configuration unlike a software one also a hardware firewall will protect all computers on the network connected to that router. To test this ]click here and run a test to see what ports are open. I can run this on my network with my hardware firewall and no software firewall and I know im safe and I don't need another bit of software running to slow down my PC. I did use Zone Alarm when I had a dial up connection yes it was great back in the day but I don't need a pop up every 5 sec asking if i want to run stuff. :whistling:



Sorry, but you're not correct there. Each computer connected to the internet should still have a software firewall installed on the computer for extra security. Malware can still get on your computer whether you have got a firewall on your home modem router or not and the hardware firewall will not automatically block outgoing information sent from this potential malicious code.

Hardware firewalls protect from external attacks but to not always block outgoing information from your computer that could be directed and bypassed via malicious software. The software firewall can check and block this information before it is sent. This can be explained in a lot more detail however that's the general basis.

It's down to the individual's choice of course, but I wouldn't recommend to the average computer user on this forum to disable their software firewalls, because a home modem/router firewall is not a replacement for a software firewall.

Steve

Tried CA antivirus and have gone back to AVG now. CA seems to slow the PC down.

A hardware firewall is good to have as part of the router. However, for better protection and to prevent Malware and/or rogue software 'leaking' information - a good software firewall is a must, in addition to any hardware firewall. As a minimum Windows firewall should be switched on. There are plenty of free software firewalls available - Zone Alarm, Comodo Firewall, PC Tools Firewall Plus, Online Armour, etc.

I hope this helps.

thx

theyiddo;3626545

I stopped using CA when they stopped using the ZoneAlarm firewall, and … I stopped using CA when they stopped using the ZoneAlarm firewall, and instead implemented their own firewall.




What are you talking about???

The usual complete uneducated piffle on here...

Zonealarm is a completely separate product by a different company.

freebiehunter;3632423

Sorry, but you're not correct there. Each computer connected to the … Sorry, but you're not correct there. Each computer connected to the internet should still have a software firewall installed on the computer for extra security. Malware can still get on your computer whether you have got a firewall on your home modem router or not and the hardware firewall will not automatically block outgoing information sent from this potential malicious code.Hardware firewalls protect from external attacks but to not always block outgoing information from your computer that could be directed and bypassed via malicious software. The software firewall can check and block this information before it is sent. This can be explained in a lot more detail however that's the general basis.It's down to the individual's choice of course, but I wouldn't recommend to the average computer user on this forum to disable their software firewalls, because a home modem/router firewall is not a replacement for a software firewall.Steve



Just checked my PC yeah I have XP firewall enabled but I would never install anything like Zone Alarm or Norton 360 they are complete over kill for me anyway. In regards to your comments about malware you have a point but I don't have malware on my PC so that aint a problem. Unless your stupid and go to doggy sites and download torrents most people will be safe. i know some IT people who run a PC without ANY Anti Virus..if you dont download **** and go to doggy sites you would be safe anyway its all about common sense.

slinkydonkey;3632756

Just checked my PC yeah I have XP firewall enabled but I would never … Just checked my PC yeah I have XP firewall enabled but I would never install anything like Zone Alarm or Norton 360 they are complete over kill for me anyway. In regards to your comments about malware you have a point but I don't have malware on my PC so that aint a problem. Unless your stupid and go to doggy sites and download torrents most people will be safe. i know some IT people who run a PC without ANY Anti Virus..if you dont download **** and go to doggy sites you would be safe anyway its all about common sense.



Yes, it's all down to the usage of an individual user and what they use the internet for etc, however Malware kreeps on to computers via even the 'safest' websites.

A PC with no Antivirus is rarely recommended, and possibly only if there is no internet connection and no situation of any discs or memory sticks being used (eg when the operating system is running a bespoke software for a device or machinery etc).

People reading this thread might find this free Anti-Malware program a useful addition to the free CA Antivirus download. Malwarebytes can often show up some surprises:

download.com/Mal…tml

Steve

sloppy seconds;3632634

What are you talking about???The usual complete uneducated piffle on … What are you talking about???The usual complete uneducated piffle on here...Zonealarm is a completely separate product by a different company.



Zonealarm and CA Firewall were the same product relabelled, in some instances if you have Zonealarm already installed CA products (including the Antivirus) might not install fully without it being removed first. The current products are not based on the same engine though.

Steve

Condoms might give protection too......lol.....:whistling:

Banned

Actionnotwords69;3634356

Condoms might give protection too......lol.....:whistling:



Hilarious. my sides are splitting

sloppy seconds;3632634

What are you talking about???The usual complete uneducated piffle on … What are you talking about???The usual complete uneducated piffle on here...Zonealarm is a completely separate product by a different company.



To the uneducated...Computer Associates did not used to have their own firewall software....they simply used Zonealarm in their security suite. About 2 years ago (maybe a bit more), they decided to stop using Zonealarm, and included their own firewall as part of their security suite. :whistling:

freebiehunter;3633454

Yes, it's all down to the usage of an individual user and what they use … Yes, it's all down to the usage of an individual user and what they use the internet for etc, however Malware kreeps on to computers via even the 'safest' websites.A PC with no Antivirus is rarely recommended, and possibly only if there is no internet connection and no situation of any discs or memory sticks being used (eg when the operating system is running a bespoke software for a device or machinery etc). People reading this thread might find this free Anti-Malware program a useful addition to the free CA Antivirus download. Malwarebytes can often show up some surprises:http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.htmlSteve



Yes Malwarebytes is top draw better then spybot now I think, but the free version does not include real time malware detection besides you are changing the point software firewalls like Zone Alarm or norton 360 are over kill if you already have a hardware firewall. And no I dont think the BBC is infected with malware.

slinkydonkey;3635884

Yes Malwarebytes is top draw better then spybot now I think, but the free … Yes Malwarebytes is top draw better then spybot now I think, but the free version does not include real time malware detection besides you are changing the point software firewalls like Zone Alarm or norton 360 are over kill if you already have a hardware firewall. And no I dont think the BBC is infected with malware.



I was not changing the point, was just adding information that might be of interest to some people.

We all have our own opinions and it's good to discuss

Steve

been using avast anti virus free home edition for 6 months now , detected worm AVG didn't find.

[COLOR="DarkRed"]30 dec, and the offer still works[/COLOR]

good ....heat and rep added
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