Re: antivirus again

Jane Withers <pitre4@...>

It is also not a very robust protection.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Peter Tesar
via Jfw
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2015 7:28 AM
Cc: Peter Tesar
Subject: Re: antivirus again


An alternative to getting 3rd anti virus software is to use the
MicroSoft software.

For Windows 7 install the MS Essentials from the MS web site. Be sure to
uninstall any anti virus software before installingthe MS product.

On Windows 10 it is MS Defender.

You should turn on the Windows firewall if you don't have any 3rd party
firewall protection.

The advantage of using the MS product is that it will be updated
This is not perfect but it is free, and JAWS accessible.

If you are a proficient PC user, you already take precautions like not
opening suspicious eMails or links.

Other anti virus software have accessibility problems.

Peter T.

On 2015-09-18 10:49 PM, Jim Hamilton via Jfw wrote:
Well, I can tell you that I have Kaspersky, which was installed by a
friend of mine. Apparently, it is 1 of the top rated such programmes,
I have absolutely no JAWS interface with it!

I added Malwarebytes(anti-malware), which is more accessible than some
such programmes, for extra protection. However, I would still prefer to
find a "total solution" which is accessible. So, I will be checking out
Webroot and Viper.

Does anyone have any comparative information regarding the accessibility
these 2 products?

Jim H

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of David
via Jfw
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 6:37 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.' <>
Cc: David Jennette <>
Subject: RE: antivirus again

Another security package you can try is Webroot. Again, it's not totally
accessible. You'll need to use your jaws cursor instead of being able to
tab around but when it comes to security there are going to be trade-offs.
You can run scans just fine and be able to see the results with no
I haven't found a way to get into where you can view quarantined items and
such yet but tech support is free so if worse came to worse I could have
them remote in if needed. Thing is, for the most part for general use,

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Robert Logue
via Jfw
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 5:00 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list. <>
Cc: Robert Logue <>
Subject: Re: antivirus again

I'd never heard of Viper before. I'll check it out.


On 9/18/2015 3:17 PM, Merv Keck via Jfw wrote:
Everyone has their favorites. No one wants to pay for decent
protection. All I can do is tell you what I, and some others, are
using successfully on our machines ranging from Windows 7, 8.1, and 10
with Jaws,. And that is viper Internet security. It isn't perfect and
it isn't free but then again what in life is perfect and free.
I am using the viper Internet security which has both Antivirus and
Antimalware protection and works with both Jaws 16 and 17. It has a 30
day trial if you want to check it out.
-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Maria
Campbell via Jfw
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 5:02 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list. <>
Cc: Maria Campbell <>
Subject: Re: antivirus again

The problem with anti-virus products is that they are not standardized
to be accessible. They may be so today, but not tomorrow and then
again they may be once more.
It's basically that simple. Although blind people should be as secure
as sighted people on their computers, until if and when this concept
is accepted and expected, we will continue to have this issue.

On 9/18/2015 4:35 PM, Robert Logue via Jfw wrote:
Which anti-virus and internet security programs working well
with Jaws 16?

Searching Bing for the answer to this question is not helpful. I
sure do wish people would test these things and keep a web site going
so we don't have to ask this question every time our security product
needs renewing.

Not happy with AVG any more. Thinking of Nod 32 or Caspersky.



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