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Antivirus program recommendations!


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Hello all!

I need a very good Antivirus program. I've had Norton Antivirus Pro. before but everybody says it's useless??

Some people have told me AVG is very good but I use a "free" edition right now so I don't know if I should trust it or not.

What do you think about Kaspersky? Any better suggestions?

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Ps. I use win XP pro.
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I use the free version of AVG and I am very happy with it. I use to pay for McAfee, but this is just as good. IMHO



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I see...so you mean it should be trusted?
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I wouldn't use it, if i didn't trust it.

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AVG does really well on virus test. Test it yourself if you're brave enough :) But in my humble opinion AVG is great, and I did test it myself. I believe the free version is just as good as the pro version, just lacks a few features. The feature that matters, virus detection, is the same!

No antivirus program is perfect, but yes for the most part you should trust AVG free.

I use to pay for McAfee, but this is just as good.

AVG runs circles around McAfee or Norton, no doubt there in my mind :)
I have no experience with Kaspersky so I can't say. But other antivirus products I do recommend: Avast! is an excellant Free anti-virus programs, and F-Prot For Windows and Nod32 are not free but highly thought of. All of these AVG included do great on any legitimate virus test. Look around online. :tazz:

It seems to me you are suspicious of free programs and would rather pay. A strange attitude to me who feels it is Immoral to sell code. goes against everything I believe in and stand for that's why I'm not a programmer by profession but I am a programmer as a hobby with a Math/CS degree.

If you must pay ;) buy AVG Pro or NOD32. ;)

Edited by StarHawk, 27 May 2005 - 06:20 PM.

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Good info, but not only that you can also get SPYBOT-SEARCH and AD-WARE, free and are recommended by windows XP...you can find these program in the Windows update website... :tazz:

Edited by santurce55, 27 May 2005 - 06:54 PM.

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Good point santurce55

For more info:
  • How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Ad-Aware.
  • How to use Spybot to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Spybot. Similar to Ad-Aware, I strongly recommend both to catch most spyware.
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Thanks for your useful information guys!

StarHawk: Yes, I've also heard about NOD32 and I guess I should trust freewares much more as well. Now I'm confused which one to choose! Let's say you need an antivirus program and you have AVG freeware and NOD32 infront of you.....which one would you, yourself, really choose??
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Yes, i use AVG Free antivirus and it is great, alos, if you want to try it, you can download the AVG professional edition and have it for 30 days for free!
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Sly

Let's say you need an antivirus program and you have AVG freeware and NOD32 infront of you.....which one would you, yourself, really choose??


I use AVG free, but I'd like to try NOD32 for a while. It has a great track record. Maybe better than AVG. So if money were no issue, I'd try NOD32 on at least one machine but keep AVG on the rest. So I'd choose both only not both running on the same machine. :tazz:
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It seems to me you are suspicious of free programs and would rather pay. A strange attitude to me who feels it is Immoral to sell code. goes against everything I believe in and stand for that's why I'm not a programmer by profession but I am a programmer as a hobby with a Math/CS degree.

If you must pay  ;) buy AVG Pro or NOD32. :tazz:

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I totally agree on selling code. ;)

As for which AV to use, go with the free version of AVG...It is the virus detection that counts and thats the same in the free edition as well as the one you pay for.
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