Viruses And Their Cures


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Viruses And Their Cures

  1. 1. Viruses and Their Cures CEd0510 Ann Perry
  2. 2. Virus Protection Comparison <ul><li>Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>manufacturer: Kaspersky Labs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>version: 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>manufacturer: Sunbelt Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>version: N/A </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>manufacturer: ParetoLogic Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>version: 6 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Virus Protection Comparison <ul><li>all three comparable in almost all features except </li></ul><ul><ul><li>password protect settings lacking in Vipre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>live chat protection lacking in ParetoLogic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tutorials only available in Kaspersky </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ParetoLogic doesn’t support 64 bit versions of Vista and XP operating systems </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Virus Protection Comparison daily as needed hourly Definition Updates no no yes ISCA & VB100% no no yes Business Version? 29.95 39.95 39.95 Lowest Cost = 1 license Vipre ParetoLogic Kaspersky
  5. 5. Ease of Use according to Top Ten Reviews <ul><li>straightforward </li></ul><ul><li>easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>effective </li></ul><ul><li>operable by beginners and more advanced users </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 out of 4 </li></ul><ul><li>simple to use </li></ul><ul><li>straightforward </li></ul><ul><li>three basic scans </li></ul><ul><li>easy program navigation </li></ul><ul><li>not much slow down when running scans </li></ul><ul><li>4 out of 4 </li></ul><ul><li>user interface continues to improve </li></ul><ul><li>very configurable, may not be ideal for general user </li></ul><ul><li>easy to use controls </li></ul><ul><li>4 out of 4 </li></ul>Vipre ParetoLogic Kaspersky
  6. 6. Performance <ul><li>detects all malware & removed most </li></ul><ul><li>left a few rootkits running </li></ul><ul><li>many modified samples evaded detection </li></ul><ul><li>still very effective in comparison to other software </li></ul><ul><li>according to pcmag .com </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 out of 4 </li></ul><ul><li>according to toptenreviews .com </li></ul><ul><li>effectively scans and cleans computer </li></ul><ul><li>detects and deters all sorts of malware </li></ul><ul><li>can be set to auto delete and clean any found threats </li></ul><ul><li>generates no false positives </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 out of 4 </li></ul><ul><li>according to toptenreviews .com </li></ul><ul><li>application filtering has the program running without constant pop-ups for the user to deal with </li></ul><ul><li>doesn’t do much for spam filtering or parental control </li></ul><ul><li>according to pcmag .com </li></ul><ul><li>4 out of 4 </li></ul><ul><li>according to toptenreviews .com </li></ul>Vipre ParetoLogic Kaspersky
  7. 7. Virus Protection Plan <ul><li>organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>small business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Holiday Harbor Waterfront Cottages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fish Creek, WI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>family owned and operated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>runs on 5 PC’s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>these are used for other businesses and personal use </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>none are dedicated to the business alone </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>much of the business is conducted via internet </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Virus Protection Plan <ul><li>organization (cont’d) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>computer use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>internet web site supported </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>email inquiries and responses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>financial documentation (QuickBook Pro) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>word processed files </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>addresses & billing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>letters of confirmation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>cleaning schedules </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Virus Protection Plan <ul><li>basic plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BitDefender AntiVirus 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>download version for 4 or 5 PC’s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 year subscription </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>includes Backup/Rescue CD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>includes Extended Download – allows user to re-download files for up to 2 years </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>approximately $120 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Virus Protection Plan <ul><li>deployment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 PC’s are on site: 1 lap-top, 1 desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 PC’s belong to co-owner: 1 lap-top, 1 desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>runs another business on these 2 as well </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 PC (laptop) is mine and travels from site to my home </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Virus Protection Plan <ul><li>deployment - individually </li></ul><ul><ul><li>laptops & on-site desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>wireless internet available on site to facilitate downloads </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>download & installation on a per computer basis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>off-site desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>dial-up download & installation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Virus Protection Plan <ul><li>administrator responsibilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>order and submit payment to BitDefender </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for each PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>oversee downloads & installation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>set up automatic scanning schedule </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>remind other users (via email/verbally) to update virus definitions regularly </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Virus Protection Plan <ul><li>administrator responsibilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provide users with access to program support as necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>research software advancements and plan for next step when the 3 year subscription expires </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ensure against lapse in protection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>compare BitDefender to other available software to see if organization should continue with another subscription </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Virus Protection Plan <ul><li>user responsibilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>update definitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>daily or as often as computer is turned on and internet access is available </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>program software to complete updates automatically </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>run scans on a regular basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>especially the desktop on-site as this is the primary correspondence PC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>should be automatically scheduled </li></ul></ul></ul>