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What is the Best AntiVirus Program

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Hawk11, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. Hawk11

    Hawk11

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    Wanting to know what you folks recommend for AnitVirus? I have used Norton for years, but have been hearing bad things about it lately. Any thougts to better AntiVirus?
     
  2. Melete

    Melete

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    I still stand by Norton. I actually use Sophos, but only because my company provides it for free -- we went with the lowest bidder :( -- and as a systems programmer, it helps to use what you support :)

    But I'd stay with Norton -- no AV is flawless, but it's one of the best.
     

  3. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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    I really like AVG from Grisoft myself. I have used it for over 2 years now...maybe 3 and have never had one slip up. And yes, I download a lot of stuff.

    Norton and McAfee get all the glory due to all the advertsiing dollars and sponsership...AVG just keeps working :)
     
  4. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    Please do a search on this topic. This was just discussed last week and last month.
     
  5. CranialCrusader

    CranialCrusader

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    I believed that for a long time too... Not any more

    The only way is to go to Linux

    CranialCrusader
     
  6. 0100010

    0100010 Millennium Member

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    Best method is to use a program thats free, and one that only runs when you need to scan so its not hogging system resources the other 99.9% of the time. I use AVG.
     
  7. mossy500camo

    mossy500camo ammo found

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    I was using Norton Internet Security until SAT. Night. I was ripping a cd and attempted to burn a copy of the cd. When all of a sudden everything went heywire. My internet security was completely wiped out and will not reinstall. That SUCKs! I now have AVG antivirus and Kerio firewall. My Pc is still infected with 4 trojans that will not delete or heal. I have them in the AVG Vault.:(
     
  8. Zoolander

    Zoolander Castrated

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    Yeah. I need a new Antivirus program too. I've been using Norton 2003 but it's a resource hog and NAV 2004 and 2005 may be too difficult to remove in the future? I am not about to reinstall windows or reformat my harddrive just to lose all my data.

    There has to be some links to a comparison of all the Antivirus programs out there. Maybe consumer reports?

    Ahhh.