Is Anti-Virus Pro on Windows Vista effective? The cost is $90 for three years, is it worth it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Antivirus Pro is online fraud and a computer parasite. It spreads through software exploits (usually via web browser vulnerabilities), but it may also trick people into downloading this useless software manually. AntivirusPro uses online advertisements to attract customers and make them interested in buying this malware.

    When installed, Antivirus Pro starts loading many pop-ups with security-related content. It usually reports security and privacy risks or displays results of system scan. All these messages are fabricated to scare people into purchasing the full version of Antivirus Pro. Do not trust pop-ups loaded by Antivirus Pro! This program is not an anti-virus; it mimics anti-virus applications in order to get money.

  • 1 decade ago

    No. No "antivirus" is worth paying for. "Antivirus" software won't protect you from viruses.

    Good security requires a multi-layered approach, and the least important layer by far is running some kind of anti-malware program (in fact, if you take care of all the other layers, you don't even need an anti-malware program using up extra resources).

    In order of importance:

    1. Create and use almost exclusively a limited user account instead of the default administrator account Windows sets you up with

    2. Read up on social engineering and how to avoid it

    3. Don't download illegal copies of software, music, or movies

    4. Set Windows updates to install automatically

    5. Make regular backups. If possible, back up your entire installation (using Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image)

  • 1 decade ago

    i have found that 'McAfee Security Center' is much more effective and worth the price and is also cheaper.

    http://www.mcafeestore.com/v2.0img/operations/mcaf...

    hope this helps

  • 1 decade ago

    Google for AVG Free and use that. It's more than adequate and completely free.

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  • PAUL V
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    1 decade ago

    You would be better with a free one such as AVG or Avast

  • 1 decade ago

    Well , I would recommended to buy either Kaspersky or NOD32.

    Both are good.

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