NWA-PCUG Newsletter Article, April 2010
President' Corner
by Wes Eckles, President
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Since my talk I have tested two free anti-malware programs. Many free and stand-alone antivirus products lack a capability for behavioral analysis (identifying malware based on how it acts and without relying on malware signature updates).

If your current antivirus program lacks that feature, consider PC Tools' Threatfire, a free behavioral analysis - based antivirus application that works alongside your existing protection. Go to WWW.PCTOOLS.COM on the web to download this very good free product. You will be offered a free trial of their paid antivirus program, but you don't have to try it in order to download the free Threatfire.

"Avast Free Antivirus 5" is out of beta test. It offers very good malware detection, removal, and scan speed and is ok for all users. This program is very good at removing rootkits. You can download the free programs by going to DOWNLOAD.CNET.COM. You are offered a trial of a paid advanced registry program. Skip this offer by clicking on "click here" and be sure to download the anti-malware programs.

Tip of the Month (TOM)

Please bring a TOM to the next meeting. Have you found a good utility, program, or service that you thing is great? Can you warn us of a dud that does not work or is very hard to use. Pass on your warning and praises.

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