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best anti virus?

My anti virus just expired. What's the best one to get?

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-05-2007, 09:19 AM
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i dont have an antivirus on my computer ... i have been using xoft spy for the last couple years and have hgad no problems

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This is free through aohell. You don't have to have aol to use it and it's the same thing as Kapersky only not on a trial basis.





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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-05-2007, 09:55 AM
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I like BitDefender.
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This is free through aohell. You don't have to have aol to use it and it's the same thing as Kapersky only not on a trial basis.
^^^^^^^^^^
This one works very well and does not hinder system performance.
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My anti virus just expired. What's the best one to get?
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avg is a scanner not a anti-virus program.

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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-12-2007, 10:57 PM
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avg is a scanner not a anti-virus program.
Incorrect

I've got AVG on all of my machines and we run it on several of our servers as well. As long as you are using it as an individual it is free:

http://free.grisoft.com

For business use it is priced competitively with the rest of them. The cool thing about AVG is that it does not consume your machine like norton does.

Be aware that the free version does not come with a firewall. You can get a free firewall from zonealarm.
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free shit that works is the best...
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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-13-2007, 12:12 AM
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Ummm.. no.

Count me as another vote for AVG. Best one I've ever used. Nice and light on the resources, and regularly updated virus definitions.

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I use Avast, it's the only free one that supported Vista a few months ago. Works good but it loads up on the resources!
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F-Secure + AVG
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NOD 32 here haven't ever tried avg but heard good things about it, I have had zero problems with NOD so i'm staying with.
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post #18 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-13-2007, 02:55 PM
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AVG for me too.

I've use it for about 7 years with no infections. It's free too.

Just go here.

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390#avg-anti-virus-free
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I like AOL's anti-virus way better than AVG's. Ive used both and AOL's is what I use at home now.
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post #22 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-13-2007, 05:02 PM
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Trend Micro By PC Cillin for anti-virus.

SpySweeper but spyware. I really like ad-aware as well.

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Trend Micro By PC Cillin for anti-virus.

SpySweeper but spyware. I really like ad-aware as well.
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The absolute best antivirus is any OS that doesn't run Windows. My personal preference is Apple OSX.

However failing that, AVG is the best windows AV out there. Ad Aware and spybot are still two of the top malware/spyware killers.

And if you're trying to prevent an infection to begin with, use Firefox as your browser. Better yet, do all your websurfing in a virtual machine with VMware Server (free) Just set your virtual disk to "non persistent" If your virtual machine catches something, just reboot and dump all of the changes. That's how I do all of my windows based surfing and I've never once gotten a malware/spyware/virus infection. Even when I go to different *ahem* free software *ahem* websites.

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post #25 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-14-2007, 08:55 AM
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i use AVG and Ad-Aware at home. never had any problems with virus'

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post #26 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-15-2007, 09:51 PM
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post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-16-2007, 12:00 PM
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Trend Micro By PC Cillin for anti-virus.

SpySweeper but spyware. I really like ad-aware as well.

I can't say for their latest av, but PC Cillin pre-2003 was total and utter crap. I guess it's possible they got their shit together.
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