I meant to post this over the weekend but ran out of time. Since I am helping Anand judge the entrants for the first week of the contest, I feel particularly negligent for not making Security Garden readers aware of this great opportunity to win a licensed copy of ESET Smart Security V4. The details are copied below from the announcement.
"WinVistaClub is pleased to offer, 7 copies of the latest ESET Smart Security v 4 edition free as giveaways to the members of WinVistaClub, in a 'simple to participate contest'. The product otherwise costs $59.99.
ESET Smart Security adds a firewall and antispam technology to ESET NOD32 Antivirus, protecting your family from Internet threats while blocking annoying junk email. ESET Smart Security 4 sports an easier to use firewall and delivers smarter antispam for Outlook, Outook Express, Thunderbird and other popular mail clients.
Smarter Scanner — Threats don't always enter in ways you expect. ESET Smart Security inspects SSL-encrypted communication channels like HTTPS and POP3S, and intelligently scans compressed files to find threats that other products miss. ESET's Smart Optimization feature makes file scanning faster than ever.
Time-saving Firewall — The new Learning Mode saves time by automatically creating firewall rules by observing how you use your computer, while offering advanced firewall modes for power users.
Upgraded Antispam — ESET Smart Security now takes care of annoying spam with a smaller, faster, and even more effective spam filter.
Removable Media Security — Threats can enter your PC from removable media such as USB thumb drives. For self-running media, ESET Smart Security scans autorun.inf and associated files on mount, in addition to scanning any file on any removable device when it is accessed, or during a full-scan of the media. Power users can adjust ESET Smart Security to perform additional levels of scanning on removable media.
System Tools — ESET SysInspector and ESET SysRescue simplify diagnosis and cleaning of infected systems by allowing deep scans of system processes to find hidden threats, and creating bootable rescue CD/DVD or USB drives to help you repair an infected computer.
Self Defense — ESET Smart Security has built-in technology to prevent malicious software from corrupting or disabling it, so you can rest assured your system is always protected.
Usability Improvements — ESET Smart Security has numerous speed, security and usability upgrades.
-Energy-sipping battery mode extends laptop battery life without compromising security
-Advanced Protection Status screen informs you of detected threats
-Information pop-ups are hidden when running full screen applications like games, video players or presentations
-Password protection prevents ESET Smart Security from being uninstalled by strangers
-New interface and keyboard shortcuts simplify use for visually impaired users
Eset vs Competition makes an interesting read.
And what do you have to do to win this license ? Simply make a separate new post, in any section on any tech topic.
It could a tip or an article or a development. It could be from your blog or another source. The best or most interesting article or tip will get the license. This way one license will be given free every week. If there are less than 10 entries, the license will not be given away for that week but carried forward. You can post multiple entries too. Preference will be given to members having more than 10 posts .
I am taking the liberty of announcing the MVP members from this forum as the Judges. Hope it is alright with all.
Judges for the first 4, weekly contests.
1. Corrine & myself (Today - 22 March)
2. Choto Cheeta & myself (23 March - 29 March)
3. James & myself (30 March - 6 April)
4. Ramesh & myself (7 April - 13 April)
The Judges for the next 3, weekly contests, can be decided later.
If you not yet a member of the WinVistaClub, you can register here for free instantaneously."
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