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mjcaluza

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:) i'm happy for the reply of our moderators and to all geeks, but i need your expertise again please? our computer is a family computer which all of the people in the family is using it, even my my 4 year old sister is using it for internet, hehehehe, but the thing is i have rebooted our computer for almost 8 times due to virus and it does bugs me a lot, so i want the proper antivirus which suits the whole family the only common in us is we are of fun on file sharing, so we dont mind spending the top quality anti virus in the market if that would take us from there because all of us are contributing anyway so please suggest the,

BEST ANTI VIRUS ;) , QUALITY ANTI VIRUS :( AND TOP OF THE CLASS ANTI VIRUS :tazz:

TO ALL GEEKS OUT THERE THANKS!!!!
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clovely81

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The best antivirus in my opinion is AVG. They have a free edition that is just about as good as the paid version, only difference is that you have to manually update and scan. The website is http://www.grisoft.com for the regular one and http://free.grisoft.com for the free version.
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THANKS, for that fast reply, i appreciate it, but its not that i don't trust AVG, its that we are willing to spend on the antivirus so i'd rather go for the top of the class and super duper quality protection of our PC, i hope i did'nt offend you though, thanks.
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Actually, I used to use Norton and never had a virus problem (so I thought) but after installing AVG, it found 14 viruses that Norton never detected. It's great that you are willing to spend the money, but it isn't always necessary. :tazz: Also, if you are using Windows XP or 2000, I would highly suggest installing the Microsoft Anti-spyware program. Between the two of those, I have never had any virus or spyware problems.
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i used to use norton but it just hanged on me, everytime you scan you pc, it takes ages to scan, i've heard rumors about the best anti virus but i's better to ask the exprienced ones isnt it? so your suggestion is really AVG? :tazz:
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Yeah, AVG is definitly my pick, hopefully some staff members and other geeks will come in and give their suggestions. AVG does take a while to scan, so I would suggest scanning before you go to bed or leave the house for a while.
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AVG would be my pick too.

I spent about 50 dollars at wal-mart on anti-virus programs that were so bad, AVG detected 10,000 (yes 10,000...no joke...*worm*) infections that the one i bought did not....
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I personally also use avg and i find it to be an excellent alternative to the products in which you have to pay
It is thorough and efficient and performs extremely well
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yeah im installing AVG also after having alot of trouble with NORTON Anti-Virus...it seems to be the favourite around here...not many complaints
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geeeeekinessssss :tazz:

I actually don't like AVG

*whispers* mcafee
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I use Avast, i've been using it for over a year and i've not had an infection yet. Best bit is it's free!
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Hi, if you are willing to pay I have found that the Nod32 anti-virus software by Eset to be excellent. It has been rated at 100% for detection of viruses in the wild for the last 4 or 5 years by the Virus Bulletin magazine. It is available as a trial version or for a paid version ay www.nod32.com I have personally used this program for 3 years and have never had an infection, this is also one of the fastest scanning engines I have found.
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Hi there

while AVG and Avast are excellent free applications, as you are willing to pay for AV protection, Nod32 is an excellent AV and superior to AVG or Avast. The other Top Of The Line product you should consider are from Kaspersky. They have two products yhat would meet your needs, their Personal Edition AV and their Security Suite (which includes other modules such as a firewall etc). They can be found HERE. There is the option with the AV app to have trial period too.
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