Further to my earlier post about the rising virus conflict, one option to consider is a non-mainstream Anti Virus program. There are some out there, and they might just do a better job of saving your hide: They may work better, and they may put out updates faster. One is the unfortunately named NOD32, from Eset Software which seems to be on the cutting edge: today it announced it has become the first product for the (next) Windows 2003 operating system to receive prestigious Checkmark certification at Levels 1, 2 and Trojan, from SC Magazine’s West Coast Labs.
NOD32 Antivirus claims its effectiveness is “due to its unique core technology that addresses both known and unknown viruses”. In other words, it’s not just looking for stuff we know to be viruses, but also “virus-like activity”. It also claims to be fast: more than twice the speed of the next best product on the market, means it’s less likely to slow down your computer while checking incoming stuff for viruses. I haven’t checked out NOD32 but I’m about to.