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Which Antivirus Do You Use?


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Personally, I use AVG Free and it's a great anti-virus with real time protection. :)

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Yes... I like avast!... except that its siren sounds like what I expect the US's nuclear alert siren to sound like :)

It has a siren? :)

*troy really needs new hearing aids...


Actually, the fact that you haven't heard of it really says a lot about your computer security :)

That siren almost gave me a heart attack when I first heard t... And it's worse than an air-raid siren, trust me :)

Edited by landlord, 03 February 2008 - 10:47 AM.

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Yes... I like avast!... except that its siren sounds like what I expect the US's nuclear alert siren to sound like

I was trying to copy a bootable FDDEL to floppy and that thing went off.
However you should hear what Kaspersky does when it finds something.
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KAV? Really?
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It makes a siren sound.
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I've been using a Trend Micro PC-cillin package since it got high ratings in a pc mag article test three years ago. Prefer it so much more than the Norton I used years ago (never again!). Have to agree with comments I read earlier - safe surfing is the best way to go. I also do not permit instant messaging on our PC's.
I'm careful with $pending and I've found Trend Micro to be economical for a purchased package. The first year i bought it they sent me a questionnaire, and as a Thank You for replying they sent me a $50.00 Gift Certificate for Amazon.com, which was way more than I paid for the Trend Micro to begin with! The following years I've kept my eye open on techbargains.com and scoffed the next version on sale.
I'll admit - if I ever see Kaspersky on a killer sale I'll break out the plastic. But we'll have to wait and see.
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Ive tried a few and always ended up going back to McAfee
The ones i tried was the dreaded Norton and even worse Zone Alarm!
Apologies to those who swear by them
I just swear at them lol :)
At the moment my new pc has a 30 day trial of McAfee 9.0 Security Centre
When thats ran out ill be installing McAfee Total Protection 2008
As i was gave it for free by a friend :)
Won't need the firewall though as my router has a firewall built in it

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The firewall your router has built in does not provide full protection, you should use a software firewall :)
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The firewall your router has built in does not provide full protection, you should use a software firewall :)

This is rather bold and all-inclusive, which makes it a worthless statement.

I would much rather have a router based firewall than one on the computer. Depending of course on the quality of said firewall.
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Oh, and McAfee sucks just as bad as Norton. If you are paying for either you are throwing your money away when you can have Nod or KAV for very close to the same price.
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Norton scans some of the IM programs and requires very little attention once installed and trained. Protection is done by default, and updates are delivered automatically. Norton is often accused of being a resource hog, but on a modern computer, it's a drop in the bucket. I plan to renew this spring, mainly because every time I try to get rid of Norton without a full format I lose my Internet connection. :)
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I plan to renew this spring, mainly because every time I try to get rid of Norton without a full format I lose my Internet connection. :)
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:)

Sounds like you're going to renew just because you have to!
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i use AVG anti virus..
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The firewall your router has built in does not provide full protection, you should use a software firewall :)

This is rather bold and all-inclusive, which makes it a worthless statement.

I would much rather have a router based firewall than one on the computer. Depending of course on the quality of said firewall.


The one in my router is quite a good one
Can't remember model of it but its a bt 2010 or something?
An ex friend who was an it tech did some test on it to see how strong it was and said it was fine and i didn't need the xp one or a stand alone one


Oh, and McAfee sucks just as bad as Norton. If you are paying for either you are throwing your money away when you can have Nod or KAV for very close to the same price.


I don't pay for what i can get off family for free :)
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Lets see...I use...

Avast! Home
Ad-Aware SE Pro
Spyware Blaster
Spybot Search and Destroy
SUPER Anti-spyware.

Yep.

Don't trust Norton or McAfee. I highly believe they "make-up" trojans and adware. (Believe is the key word, don't shout at me, I don't have proof, just going from experience.)
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