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The best antivirus for low specs PC

Antivirus has become very important since the early 2000 s with the expansion of the internet with lots of hackers releasing virus, malware and recently ransomware which can put computer users at risk of losing information and files or being held to ransom before accessing their system. It has become increasingly important to have quality antivirus software to protect against such threats.
If your computer is a low budget pc then the best type of antivirus are those that would be light in size and not use too much of your computer’s resources as this would slow down the PC.Since this low budget PCs comes with usually low-end processors it is vital that the antivirus to be installed should use as little resources as possible while providing adequate security against malicious threats. This are some of the best antivirus recommended for users of low specs budget PCS.

 
Panda cloud antivirus

 

 

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Panda cloud antivirus is a Free security software that uses cloud processing to protect users PC, which removes the need for constant updates and constant scan. This collective capacity allows for more malicious programs being detected while using little of your system resources.

Panda cloud antivirus is AV-Test certified with an average mark of around 98% for zero-day attacks and a just under 100% for established threats.
It’s has a good user interface with a good presentation which gives users with little tech no how the access to access all the features without difficulties. The options are presented in a clear dashboard, that can be customized to suit users preference
Panda Free Antivirus begins scanning as it’s installed to ensure give users PC is instant protection with users having three manual scanning options which are full, critical areas, and custom scan.
Panda cloud antivirus has tools which include a process monitor that allows active processes and check if it is on a secure connection.
Panda cloud has a handy vaccination tool that automatically checks for USB drives for malicious software. The software has a special feature where users can create an emergency rescue USB drive which users can use to reboot scan the affected system. This rescue drive uses Panda Cloud Cleaner which is a specialist scanner that detects viruses and malware which other scanning software may not detect. It is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP

Panda cloud gives good online customer support where users can get information on the software. The customer support can be contacted via email with responses typically fast. There is also live chat options. The telephone service is only available only during weekdays and the website has an FAQ page with relevant information. Users can also access the blog and forum to get more information.
Pros
• Excellent malware detection
• Users can create emergency USB rescue disk
Cons
• Impacts a bit on the resource of user system

Conclusion
Panda cloud antivirus is a useful antivirus software for low specs pc with its cloud-based protection which does not impact too much on users PC while still offering all other novel protection features

Microsoft security essentials

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Microsoft security essentials may not be one of the top-rated antiviruses but it is still among the best when it comes to its functions and compatibility with low specs pc. The malware protection software which was launched by Microsoft in 2009 has gotten a reputation as a decent antivirus software.
Microsoft security essentials are free to download for windows which is a plus and comes with well-programmed protection tools geared towards antivirus and anti-malware protection. It is also compatible with multiple Windows versions from Windows XP to Windows 10 and comes in both 32bit and 64 bit which is a crucial aspect for low-end PCs. A unique advantage it has over other rival antivirus software is that It can be installed and run on more than 8 systems simultaneously while being small to download and not taking space in users PCs

The antivirus software does not slow down the pc when running scans and gives users an icon on the taskbar which shows whether the PC is protected or not. The antivirus routine scan takes less than 5 minutes and various threat levels are indicated by the change of color of the taskbar. Green means the system is well protected while yellow indicates time to run a scan.

Microsoft security essentials run a quick scan once a week by default but this can be changed to as many times as suits the user. Users can also determine how much of the CPU resources would be allocated to the software for a scan with the default at 50%. Users can also choose to on or off the real-time protection but it is ideal to keep it on as this reduces the risk of getting malicious software or malware.
Microsoft also features an advanced feature which enables users to scan removable devices such as flash drives and external drives to protect the system with the results archived for further purposes. There is also a system restore points whereby the system saves a file before deleting or quarantining files.

Microsoft security essentials have an excellent customer service system with 24hours telephone service. Users can also send emails which are promptly responded to while there is an FAQ page with tutorials on how to use the antivirus software.

Pros
• Easy to install and use
• Compatible with numerous version of windows O.S
• Gives protection with access to large database of virus definitions
Cons
• Does not have gaming mode feature

Conclusion
Microsoft Windows essential is the ideal antivirus for a low specs PC with its small size and easy installation appealing to Users. The routine scan also uses little of the computer resources which gives it an edge for Users of low Specification PC.

Malwarebytes

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Malwarebytes is a unique software as it is best used in conjunction with another antivirus as it helps to detect unwanted bugs that accompanying software download especially those that like to download the free software. Malwarebytes gives layers of protection which specializes in detection of malware and malicious files.

Malwarebytes does include signature-based detection as one of its layers. However, the company’s researchers constantly trim unnecessary signatures, to keep the product’s scan time down. If a particular threat hasn’t turned up in user logs for half a year or so, out goes the signature! Clearly, they consider the other protection layers to be more important.
Web protection blocks traffic to known dangerous addresses, whether by the browser or by a malicious application. Ransomware protection watches for the behaviors that occur when an unknown program is getting ready to encrypt your files. It should catch even a zero-day ransomware attack, with no need to recognize anything but behaviors that suggest ransomware.

Exploit attacks take advantage of security holes in popular applications, using the security vulnerability to take control. Even if you keep your operating system and programs patched, there’s always a window when the vulnerability is known but not yet patched. Malwarebytes shields several dozen popular applications against attack. This is a generalized protection, not protection against specific exploits.

Malwarebytes has web protection features in which the software checks for potentially harmful sites a day blocks traffic coming from the site. It also incorporates a ransomware feature which searches for potential attacks and can also recognize a zero-day ransomware attack

Pros
• Gives fast scans and good protection.
• Detects threat normal antivirus may miss
Cons
• May interfere with other security software
• It has no real-time protection.

Conclusion
Malwarebytes is an ideal software to have in conjunction with a regular antivirus as it helps to boost the antivirus software by detecting security threats. It also takes little resources from users progress PC which makes it a good fit for low specs PC

Avira antivirus

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Avira antivirus is one of the popular antivirus software offering free antivirus and is useful by millions. This antivirus gives top-notch protection to the user’s computer. The installation of the antivirus is slow and contains lots of advertisements which reminds users that they are using a free software.

After installation things get interesting with the user interface opening a homepage consisting of the main window with a slatted menu and panels where users can view the system status. While gaining access to major features. On clicking on PC protection users can start a scan of the system. Users can also toggle on the real-time protection features and configure the default settings.

One of the problems of Avira is that it’s slow in performing the full scan with each full scan taking about two and a half hours which is far longer than other competitive rivals. Unlike other antivirus that skips already validated files for subsequent scanning, Avira still validates this same files for every scan meaning that subsequent scans still take more than 24hours.

Avira antivirus is AV-Test certified with the antivirus software scoring high marks in tests results in both proactive and reactive threats.

PROS
• The antivirus gives good independent results when used.
• Very good in blocking malware

CONS
• Quite slow on scanning
• Limited browser protection

Conclusion
Avira antivirus is an ideal antivirus which gives quality protection against to users computer. It can be installed on most PCs without using many resources. It is AV-Test certified but is quite slow when scanning.

Avast antivirus

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Avast antivirus is a worldwide giant in the antivirus industry with hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Avast incorporates features such as excellent detection of malware and malicious software with real-time protection which makes the antivirus consistently rank among the best in the world.

The antivirus is also compatible with many versions of windows and has consistently ranked among the best in detecting virus rates. Avast antivirus gives a simple laid out interface with the toolbar located at the left and a Simeone scan button. Clicking on the button opens different features which the software can perform from a review of incompatible software, missing software patches, weak passwords all within the first scan. Users can also perform a quick scan, custom scan, and full scan to clean removable devices and specific software. You can also set schedule for future scans.

Avast antivirus features browser protection using specific plugins with just little delays when installing these plugins. Part of this browser protection includes URL filtering in which the antivirus filters the kind of website users are able to access when browsing. Avast competes comparatively well in browser protection especially against malware threats and highlights dangerous links in search engine results while blocking trackers.

Avast antivirus features a software update feature that informs users about the various programs that need an update. This feature is particularly important as it protects users against hackers attaching malware to real reminders to lure users into updating which poses a security risk to the system. It also scans users WIFI networks for weak passwords and alerts users to change them.
Avast antivirus also has reboot rescue disk feature which gives users the option of creating a rescue disk drive which can be used to boot the system in case of emergencies.

Avast also protects PCs against ransomware and checks it’s database to ensure that the latest threats are logged in to the system to secure real-time protection
There is a gaming feature which recognizes when users are playing games either offline or online and prevents displays of updates or pop-ups from appearing to disrupt users gaming experience. It also stops all scheduled malware scans or diagnoses so that the PC can focus all its resources on the game.
Avast sometimes causes lagging of PC when running scans but overall It is a wonderful software to have with its easy recognition of known and unknown threats.

Avast has excellent customer service with 24/7 telephone support service and email support with responses coming very quick after inquiries have been sent. There is a forum with lots of topics about the antivirus and users can tap into the wealth of information provided there.

Pros.
• A myriad of features available
• Excellent URL filtering options
Cons
• Conflicting lab results

Conclusions
Avast provides almost everything needed from an antivirus and is an ideal antivirus for low specs PC from its myriad of features to URL filtering and gaming mode. It also has high detection of malware and known to unknown threats.

 

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Dark Horses of the 2018 World Cup Belgium (world cup series 1)

 

The Fifa World Cup is less than 100days away, gradually the fever is beginning to be felt with fans and pundits predicting how the tournament will pan out. Germany, Brazil, France. and Spain is among the favorites for the tournaments according to the bookies.
What makes the World Cup special is in every tournament there exist a dark horse that surpasses expectation. Remember Ghana in 2010 and Holland in the 2014 tournament.

The country we consider to be the Darkhorse in this tournament is Belgium. The Red Devils as they are called have an immensely talented squad which is capable of going all the way to the final in Moscow.

 

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Under the guidance of Spaniard Roberto Martinez; Belgium could finally shake off the tag of being underperformers in major tournaments. This could be the last chance of the so-called “ Golden Generation” to impress in a major tournament.
Defence

Martinez is spoilt for choices in this area with Thibaut Courtois forming the backbone of an impressive, defence with Simon Mignolet as a backup. While Kompany, Vermaleen, Vertoghen, Aldeweired are among the best defenders in the world and provides a strong Base to build on.

Midfield

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Midfield is also a strong area for Belgium with different options available. From the tenacity of RadjaNainggolan,to the skill and physicality of Moussa Dembele and the aerial ability of Fellaini. This team can hurt other teams from different angles and the Crown jewel of the midfield is Kelvin debruyne. The Manchester City midfielder is in the form of his life and has the ability to propel his team to the final.

Attack

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This is the strongest aspect of the team, with world-class talents like Chelsea Winger Eden Hazard. The 27year old is capable of individual brilliance which can be the difference between victory and defeat. Romelu Lukaku is another game changer who brings physicality and all-round performance to the team.

Other options include Dries Mertens who offers flexibility and Michy Batshuayi with his clinical finishing. Christian Benteke is also an option when needed with his ability to win aerial duels which could prove useful when in search of late goals.
This team is well equipped to surpass the last performance in 2014 world cup which was the last eight and can challenge for the trophy. It remains to be seen if Roberto Martinez can get the best out of his star-studded squad, but write them off at your own peril.

Reality check

Reality check
Dont Be Suprised
I Just want to Knock you Off From your Shawarma sleep Off from you Funfare ride.
You need to be Pinched And feel the Vibration of Reality.
Drinking bitterleaf concortion after eating Sweet things.
Dont be suprised to see 2017 changing direction and Wave types.
YoUr Best Friend right now may become your greatest enemy.
Lovers turning to haters.
The people You Mingle with today may not be the people u Will mingle with tommorow.
Allow me to shock you that people Will Leave you while You will also leave people.
At times it is for the greater good you may shed tears and feel pained but you wont stop Meeting new people.
wHether they are of Good or Bad character or nature.
It May be coincidental or accidental.
You may Leave your home or your Home May Leave u.
yoU may Leave your country or yoUr country may fail to Protect you.
If U are enjoying good tides ensure to learn how to swim during storm.
Because if not you may never survive.
Survival is they key.
Reality means you are not deceiving yourself.
The greatest deceit is to deceive oneself.
You must learn to embrace pain,love and suffering.
Yes i was a once a fool,but i gained.
A Pessimist but now an Optimist.
A Pervert but now i can also Prosper.
I was Weak but now i can Win.
Reality is When u stop being Ignorant.
Reality means the real you.
Fallacies will Take you nowhere.
You must Learn the Philosophy of adaptation if the table Turns.
Enjoy 2017.
# TeamReality
# InnoculistMcsmith

My Diary #innoculistMcsmith

 

What kind Of Diary do you keep?

I know many of us keep a Diary where we have listed all sorts of offense or events that has been unpleasant to us whereby people has offended us or insulted our pride.
Some sins are critical and are worth writing down.

But I tell you, a sin is one of the few substances that can never be measured on any weighing balance be it analytical or precisional.
We must learn to forgive and forget just as time will help us in this situation.

It Is high time we tore or burn diaries of Such in our possession.
Infact Some have such Diaries In their heart,brain,head and mind.
Such Diaries in such places must be deleted and formated.

We must also learn to forgive others wholeheartedly by casting our mind off It.
You said you forgive her yet such person sins is still in your dairy.
Is That Forgiveness? YES OR NO.

Learn to keep diaries that are of pleasant moments rather than unpleasant Ones.
I remember my mother still has such diaries of an unpleasant one far back in the 1900s but I have talked to her to erase such Diaries.

I have already sat her down to show her this writeup.
Thank God she was blessed by her Son.
Writeup and Deep Thinking.
I Love My Sweet Mom
I Love My Love Ones
I Love My Woman
I Love My Siblings
I Cherish and Love All of My Friends HERE
and all Over the World
WRITE a Pleasant Diary Today and Smile
# TeamDiary
# InnoculistMcsmith
# InnoculistMcsmith

There was a country #1

Wazobia

Along the west coast of Africa stands a country divided into three ethnic groups sub-divided into two hundred and fifty tribes.
This country was said to be the giant of Africa i remember it was a country with three major religious groups.
The country reached its elixir of youth very early this led to the subjugation of its people firstly in dictatorship and civilian rule.
It became a land where everyone felt marginalized and sidelined without access to the so called national cake.
This country with its sands of corruption which filled up its wells of prosperity.

This country became infamous for fraud and cyber crime rather than for intellectuals and innovations.
where religious leaders rather than inspire the youths towards greater things prefer to stoke the flames of rebellion in their hearts.
The country forgot the old adage that says any society that continues in a state of consummate corruption and ignorance will eventually consume itself.
This writing serves as a warning that if we do not change our mentality towards money making at all cost regardless of its end means.
A time will come where all we will remember was that there was a country and we lost it forever.