What Anti-virus should i get?
Posted 04 July 2005 - 11:02 AM
Posted 04 July 2005 - 08:02 PM
Posted 05 July 2005 - 02:12 AM
Dont go near that AVG thing its shocking bad.....and if you dont know what your doing with it you can actually end up deleting quite important system files....Virus Vault . Pile of rubbish!
Myself personally, I spent a few quid on a copy of NAV2004, and it's still doing it's job. So far *touches wood* nothing really bad has happened. And for extra security of mind, I run a selection of different online scans (ie: trendmicro, panda activescan, bit-defender) just to catch anything that might be missed by NAV. And since my machine is clean (as far as the scans say) then this is the system I would recommend.
No one AV product is going to be better than the rest. They all have their plus and minus points.
Posted 05 July 2005 - 02:37 AM
Other places etrust and other names.
CA anti virus
This program also comes on the windows cd. and they have a free trial.
I used to be systems manager for 2 servers (2000 & 2003) + 20 clients
always worked. Easy to use
Edited by peterm, 05 July 2005 - 02:41 AM.
Posted 05 July 2005 - 03:31 AM
Posted 05 July 2005 - 03:37 AM
If you aren't like me or some others out there who managed to secure themselves a preinstalled copy of NAV on their computer, you could always shell out a hundred dollars and pay for the software, I suppose. Or you could always pick up a copy of free, but nevertheless very excellent programs like AVG, AntiVir or Avast. I've never used AVG, but I've tried out AntiVir and Avast before, and both programs are fantastic. Well...AntiVir did crash my PC the first time I used it, so that might lower it a scale or two in my book. Avast, on the other hand, had a fuss-free installation process and worked like a dream scanning and picking out all those pesky little nasties from my PC.
The bottom line? Buying and using Norton AntiVirus 2005 can be a bit of a risk, but if you can get it to install and run on your computer just fine, coupled with a safer alternative browser such as Mozilla Firefox, a decent firewall and anti-malware program, you will be guaranteed at least a couple of months worth of worry-free Internet sessions. Most sensible, non-billionaire users will probably want to stick to nice, free, stable software like Avast, though. Yes, Norton may very well be a good two, three times better than Avast but as long as you keep to known-to-be-secure websites, use Firefox and limit your downloads on the Web, does it really matter in the end?
Edited by cassykins, 05 July 2005 - 03:59 AM.
Posted 05 July 2005 - 06:25 PM
Posted 05 July 2005 - 10:03 PM
PC-cillin 2005 from Trend Micro is very good, if you are using that then there is no need to change your anti-virus service. I've used PC-cillin in the past and it is very secure and user friendly. At the moment I am using Avast 4 Home Edition, but if I had the spare $$$ I would probably go out and buy PC-cillin as it would be my first choice anti-virus software (spose I'll just wait for the next version to come out now though).
Edited by willow28, 05 July 2005 - 10:16 PM.
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