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dongle,best frree anti virus

Posted by: john g.      23 May 2011 @ 17:22
dongle,best frree anti virus

ive had my computer fixed,it had viruses,im looking for best free anti virus download,can my 3g dongle have got viruses,i used it on my laptop which had viruses,can it infect dongle,if so how do i put protection on my dongle ,thankyou

Reply by: Richard B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Edinburgh, EH1      23 May 2011 @ 18:15
RE: dongle,best frree anti virus

The best (technically) free AV's are Avira and AVAST. Steer clear of AVG.

No, a virus can not infect your 3g dongle.

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Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      23 May 2011 @ 21:11
RE: dongle,best frree anti virus

I use a USB memory stick to transport my utility software. From time to time I find a virus that writes files to this memory stick in an attempt to spread itself to other computers. I don't see why a virus could not do the same to a 3G dongle but you just need to make sure the virus scanner on your computer scans the dongle.

My favourite free antivirus program is Microsoft Security Essentials. The only problem is that it is becoming so popular that some viruses take deliberate measures to try to disable it.

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Reply by: Richard B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Edinburgh, EH1      23 May 2011 @ 21:56
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The software on the 3g dongle is hard-wired (ie read only) so cannot be written to.

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Reply by: RIMSIYA S.      22 Oct 2012 @ 10:14
RE: dongle,best frree anti virus

LOADING PROBLEM

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      22 Oct 2012 @ 12:25
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More like another wetware fault

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