HouseCall can only detect viruses already on your system at the time of your visit. Protecting your system against computer viruses typically requires two steps. First a scan of your existing system (which HouseCall does), then a continuous scan of all file activity (or real-time protection) which is done through the installation of a good antivirus software.
If you open an infected Word document attached to a new email or insert an infected diskette into your computer, HouseCall won’t detect it.
HouseCall offers a quick and easy check-up. We urge all computer users to install a good antivirus software that is easy to update (look for phrases like one-button pattern update) and capable of scanning Internet traffic.
PC-cillin, which has won numerous awards, is a solid choice for the individual user. For businesses we recommend OfficeScan Corporate Edition, which features centralized deployment and reporting.