Which Anti-Virus software do you guys use?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Evil Eye, Sep 23, 2007.

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  1. planet_vikram

    planet_vikram Notebook Evangelist

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    Rerun the Install.exe and select Add/Remove components. If installing for
    the first time, choose Custom Install and deselect the plugin
     
  2. tolkein666

    tolkein666 Newbie

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    I'd been using AVG Free all these years. It was ok but some viruses got through on rare occassions. I just upgraded to Eset's Smart Security, i.e. NOD32+antispam+firewall, because I read that it works great with Windows Vista. It's a new security suite that was launched just this Monday - NOD32 was upgraded to version 3.0 too.

    So far everything works as it should and there's no system slowdown at all.
     
  3. jin07

    jin07 Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    I use both AVG free and Avast. This combo has worked very well for me.
     
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    wuzertheloser Notebook Deity

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    I just use Kaspersky Internet Security Suite 7.0
    Zero viruses, spyware, etc ever since I got it, though it does get quite annoying with all the warning when you put firewall in training mode since it will block every connection before it verifies it with you
    at least you know it's working though
     
  5. Gunner

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    I use Windows Live OneCare. No viruses, spyware, etc.
    The Tune-Up option is great, too.
    Live OneCare, once configured to not show every program it has blocked, etc., is a great anti-virus piece of software.
     
  6. Sub-D

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    I use AVG Free, Ad-Aware 2007 Free Edition and Spybot Search and Destroy. Yet to pick up a single virus.
     
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    I use OneCare for my PC. I had to switch from Panda due to incompatability issues....
     
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    ShinAkuma135 The King of Beasts

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    honestly if you want the best one....try XoftSpySE, it cleared what Norton 2008, Adaware Professional, Spybot S&D, and ZoneAlarm couldn't. It takes care of all the crappy "toolbars" that appear on IE, and it clears all the trojans. That was the best 40 bucks i've ever spent on computer software.
     
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    Both AVG and Avast are nice free AV programs. In my opinion the main con is that both programs are a bit slow when doing real-time scanning. On my ThinkPad X61 with a T7300 2.0GHz and 3GB RAM it is noticable when opening applications. This is why I chose NOD32.

    NOD32 is much faster at this. In fact I do not notice any difference in speed with NOD32 enabled compared to when there is no AV program installed.
     
  10. P_Schneider

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    Avast, next time make a poll so we can see how they stack up. ;-)
     
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