What tools are available to prevent malware from getting into the computer?
Posted on 2005-05-08
I fix computers for a living. Until recently, I have been able to stop most infections of computers by using the following tools:
Spybot Search & Destroy
One of the most common problems is the inability to update AVG and Ad-Aware from the Internet, and even to get connected to the Internet at all. The above tools used to fix all these problems, but now there seems to be something else which infects the computers and keeps them from getting on the Internet. But there are other problems which crop up, too, and are very, very difficult to get rid of. I can always format the hard drive and start over with a re-installation of Windows XP, but I am really concerned that I never really know what caused the problem.
I like to know what's going on. If I were an auto mechanic, I would not garner respect from my customers if I was always saying to them, "You just need a new car." So, please help me know what's going on out there, and let me know about some new tools and methods for detecting and getting rid of the malware which gets in under the radar. Thanks a lot.