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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by paynter2, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

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    My subscription to Norton Anti-virus is nearly up. Should I renew or should I use free anti-virus software? Is Norton better than free-ware?

    I guess the question should be, if you want maximum protection, what is the best anti-virus software? Why?
     
  2. Sulaco

    Sulaco Guest

    www.grisoft.com

    AVG AntiVirus is as good as Norton and takes up much less room to run in the background. It also is free. I use it and have had no problems.

    Just remember, nothing is 100 percent.
     

  3. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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    Hey paynter:
    I've used NAV at home and office for years-zero issues. The firewall/AV combo works very well for us.

    I like the constant attention the Norton people pay to threats plus their quick action if the threat warrants.

    Are you still walking a lot?
     
  4. Rainman

    Rainman Forgiven!

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    http://www.avast.com/

    I've used NAV for a long time now. I do alot of work on family and friends computers. Recently I worked on one that had major problems. I did a scan with NAV, turned up nothing but the computer was still wacked out. Someone turned me on to Avast. Did a scan with it and the found viruses galore, even the memory.

    Since then i've been running it on every computer I mess with, even mine and it seems to find stuuf that NAV doesn't.

    Plus it's free and the updates are also.

    For firewall protection use ZoneAlarm, also free.

    Forgot to mentoin, also use some form of Spy Ware removal tool. Spyware can slow a computer down so much that it'll make you want to use it for target practice. Do a Google search for more info (or PM me and i'll share what info I have).
     
  5. Lior

    Lior GUNS=FREEDOM

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    No such thing as a free lunch.
     
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    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    Another vote for AVG. It's free, has updates as frequently if not MORE frequently than Norton, and has a near 100% detection rate.
     
  7. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    When I was using Norton AV, it slowed things down a lot.



    I have been using Panda, but I am getting ready to try out the one fro Grisoft.
     
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    WalterGA Millennium Member

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    I'm using Norton 2000. When the free Live Updates stopped, I uninstalled, then reinstalled. Now I have the free Life Updates again.
     
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    WOW!!!!!

    I just installed Avast and already it's caught five virus' that NAV didn't pick up when I did a scan this morning (and Avast is still scanning).

    Bravo Zulu to Avast!


    edited to add: six
     
  10. Rainman

    Rainman Forgiven!

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    I suggest everyone try Avast, especially those using NAV.
    If you do the thorough scan it'll take a while (30-40 mins) but that's good, it's scanning everthing.

    But let me say again, use some form of spyware remover also.
    As of late, spywares will render your computer darn near useless where as some viruses you won't even notice a difference.

    Antivirus programs don't detect or remove spyware.
     
  11. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    Im using AVG now... I DL'd and installed it, ran the scan... I am clean :)
     
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    SmartOne GoingIn CoverMe

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    :) Sounds like a very good antivirus program. For the sake of simplicity, however, I'm going to stay with NAV and the 4 other spyware programs that I run. Maybe when my subscription for Norton Antivirus runs out I'll consider changing; but, the AVAST website warns you to uninstall NAV before downloading AVAST - or else! ;a
     
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    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

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