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I've been using Avast for about a year now. They update the definitions regularly and in back to back testing it's finding several things that Norton, McAfee and CA have let through.
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Don't know if it is a BEST, but Microsoft finally decided to offer a free antivirius suite - http://www.microsoft.com/Security_essentials/

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post #5 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-10-2009, 07:46 PM
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anyone ever used a-vira? i heard from a tech dude it was good..

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Another vote for avast. Been using it about 5 years or so.

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Avira consistently ranks best among free AV solutions.

http://www.virusbtn.com/news/2008/09_02





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free avg.

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ESET is probably the best security i have ever had. and also SpyBot

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Product malware on demand adware / spyware on demand false positives scan speed proactive detection response times malware on demand adware / spyware on demand
AntiVir (Avira) ++ ++ (4) + ++ + ++ 99.8% 99.0%
Avast! (Alwil) ++ ++ + + o o 99.3% 98.3%
AVG + - (4) + + o o 95.8% 87.0%
You were saying about AVG?





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post #11 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-11-2009, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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ok i just bought this laptop with windows vista and this screen keeps popping up saying virsus detected. it is annoying, it has a program that wants you to buy it to fix it. well on my desktop when i got something like that i would go and restore my setting to a past date, and it went away. And what kind of settings should my firewall have. if any one could help Thanks
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post #12 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-11-2009, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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and what is that malware stuff
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http://www.virusbtn.com/news/2008/09_02



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another techie vote for avira.

The detection rate on the new ms free one sucks

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Another vote for Viagra. I mean avira. Some tool on here recommended to me, but I forgot who. That shit works awesome.















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Product malware on demand adware / spyware on demand false positives scan speed proactive detection response times malware on demand adware / spyware on demand
AntiVir (Avira) ++ ++ (4) + ++ + ++ 99.8% 99.0%
Avast! (Alwil) ++ ++ + + o o 99.3% 98.3%
AVG + - (4) + + o o 95.8% 87.0%
You were saying about AVG?
I feel as this moment you could beat my ass just because I recommended a different anti virus.


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Another vote for avast. Been using it about 5 years or so.
Just DL'd the free version on my laptop yesterday, it found shit that Mcafee & Norton never did

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Another vote for Viagra. I mean avira. Some tool on here recommended to me, but I forgot who. That shit works awesome.















And j/k Brian.
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I've been using AVG for over 6 years... take it!

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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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what is this malware stuff
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post #22 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 05:53 PM
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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post #23 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 05:59 PM
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AVG or Avira hands down...


I have had AVG catch things that nothing else has seen.


Also Maleware bytes is a must.... and it's free.

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another techie vote for avira.

The detection rate on the new ms free one sucks
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AVG or Avira hands down...


I have had AVG catch things that nothing else has seen.


Also Maleware bytes is a must.... and it's free.
Another vote for Avira. It has the highest detection rate in the industry. Which makes it the best, cause it detects things the others won't.

But what is this "Maleware bytes" you speak of? Another antivirus? If so, I heard you are not supposed to run more than one, as that can cause software conflicts.
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But what is this "Maleware bytes" you speak of? Another antivirus? If so, I heard you are not supposed to run more than one, as that can cause software conflicts.

Don't be scared... everyone is doing it.

Maleware Bytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/ - read up dewd.

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Don't be scared... everyone is doing it.

Maleware Bytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/ - read up dewd.
This was the only program in the industry that could remove the dreaded "AntiVirus 2009 Trojan"


It was a nasty one.. it would run a fake scan on your computer and then point out all kinds of fake viruses and lead you to a site that would remove them for a "small fee"

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Another vote for Avira.

I used AVG for up until last year when it became more of a resource hog.

Avira is lightweight, quick, and has excellent detection.

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Everyone still using Avira? My subscription to "insert shitty national company here" that came with my laptop runs out end of this month and I need something.
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I used to be an AVG Free fan, but lately it was getting worse and missing some things so I moved on to Avira Anti-Vir and I really like it.

Catches everything, and it's not a resource hog like AVG could sometimes be.

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I'll throw out another vote for MS Security Essentials. Works great and is completely free.



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It's already been mentioned a couple times, but I want to put in another plug for http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

I can tell you that MS spends more in security R&D than what some of these other companies gross in a fiscal year. What you should know and have to remember is that majority of Malware out there is written and targeted at Microsoft software, therefore MS has more skin in the game to up the protection against these threats.

I am happy answer questions or address any concerns that you may have with MS Security....I have several contacts in the security division.

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It's already been mentioned a couple times, but I want to put in another plug for http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

I can tell you that MS spends more in security R&D than what some of these other companies gross in a fiscal year. What you should know and have to remember is that majority of Malware out there is written and targeted at Microsoft software, therefore MS has more skin in the game to up the protection against these threats.

I am happy answer questions or address any concerns that you may have with MS Security....I have several contacts in the security division.
I understand your vested interest in the MS Security Essentials, and I don't doubt MS has a nice anti-virus suite, but I just don't trust anything any large computer company makes (ie apple and MS) only because there are many things out there that could possibly be doing something they want that I necessarily may not want.
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Don't know if it is a BEST, but Microsoft finally decided to offer a free antivirius suite - http://www.microsoft.com/Security_essentials/
Have you ever seen Microsoft put out any thing that was not full of holes and bugs?
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Don't you know, it's cool to bash on Microsoft... Despite all the great reviews and test results for Security Essentials.



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i use avira and have used avast in the past


they are both pretty good
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Don't you know, it's cool to bash on Microsoft... Despite all the great reviews and test results for Security Essentials.
Yaa, its all good tell the back doors and holes get found.
Sorry they cant impress me. Name one thing they have put out that hasn't been full of holes. If this is it good for them and you. Just one more segment there trying to take over and then come out with updates and a new improved program you will need to buy every year. I will stick with avast.
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another vote for avira
couple that with malwarebytes for the occasional spyware sweep.

you couldn't pay me to run norton/macafee.
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i was an avira fan but have had some great luck with microsofts security essentials. Its light on resources and no nags on daily updates.

Its been pretty good on the detection rate to in my testing.

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i was an avira fan but have had some great luck with microsofts security essentials. Its light on resources and no nags on daily updates.

Its been pretty good on the detection rate to in my testing.
Agreed. The fuss about MS producing an AV app is silly. IMHO, they're doing it as a service because of the sheer volume of ppl that exploit theirs and others software, not them trying to take over another segment of the market





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