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Antivirus

Postby ethanlevin101 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:49 pm

Hi Guys,

My laptop just crashed recently due to a trojan virus. The antivirus which i was using was Norton which got expired recently and also my system was really slow cause of that.Can someone tell me which is the best antivirus now available in the market.

Suggestions Welcome!!
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Postby Oregon Coast Guy » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:22 pm

My recommendation is AVG.

Very good and it has a free version, which is all I've ever used.

I'd download Spybot Search & Destroy, too. ;)

Regards,

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Postby angienewton » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:59 pm

This antivirus post might help you.

I have been using AVG for quite some time but hubby has found that it it's been causing me some issues so we are going to try out Microsoft Live One Care (I think that's the name of it).
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Postby lisamariemary » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:21 am

I used to use AVG for virus checking and Spybot for spyware, etc - but now AVG has a free spyware checker too - so I use AVG for both!
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Postby Mmfh » Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:17 pm

Hello,
Its my first post, but I think I have something good to say. So don't feel funny about posting even if you are new just do it. Right?

Anyway, I've been using Avast for about three years now, ever since Norton crashed while updating and took out my hard drive. That was a sad day. I lost everything from about two years.

I now use Avast home version and I love it!

It's free to download and updates itself daily. It has not missed anything is about three years!

I've heard that Avg is good too but I have loaded Avast on lots of computers now and they are all working great!

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Ant-Virus

Postby Deltlake1 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:28 am

:D Here is another salute to Avast and AVG. Both have free
versions and work well. I have Microsoft Corporate running on mine
simply because I am tied into where I work. That was one of the stipulations.

I use Malwarebyte's Anti-malware, Ad-Aware Home, and Spybot
Search and Destroy to keep this unit clean.
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Postby CorpRebel » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:46 pm

I've been using the free AVG version for many years now and really like it. I put it on all my family and friends PCs.

You can download it at:

AVG AntiVirus Free ...
http://free.avg.com/download?prd=afe

I used to be a Nortons fan but they, like McAfee, have become resource hogs over the years and if you don't have a relatively up-to-date PC with lots of RAM (memory), your PC tends to get very sluggish.

My 3 centz anyway ...

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Postby shijiang1130 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:46 am

have you used Kaba before?
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Postby terrapin719 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:40 am

Running AVG here too.
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Postby dante » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:20 am

its definitely AVG to use as your anti virus. its good to remove all the viruses and spywre . use free adission .
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Postby onlineleben » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:04 am

NOD32 is an anti virus program that doesn't use too much of your systems resources, which is important when your PC or Laptop is already a little bit aged :)
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AVG or Norton?

Postby createyourdream » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:39 am

My "ComputerGuy" just convinced me to stick with Norton Internet Security on 2 of our networked desktops. The newest version-2009 doesn't seem to hijack as much of the resources as previous versions.

The key is not to let any anti-virus program expire! I just didn't like Norton letting me know every minute of every day with a big red icon, that I was going to expire for the the final 30 days...

I like AVG and use it on one of our older desktops-the 3rd of 4. Started with free and upgraded using TrialPay. I also recommended it to my Dad who is very happy with the free version of AVG on his pc that is standalone.

best,
Mary
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Re: Antivirus

Postby dagmar » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:22 pm

I have also used AVG for 2 years now. I downloaded the free version, then upgraded and I'm about to renew within the next few days.

I used to have McAfee but my computer was extremely slow with it. I don't have that problem with AVG! :D
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Re: Antivirus

Postby Lucysmith » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:37 am

hello.

With Avast Antivirus Professional you will get complete protection from viruses and other malware (spyware,rootkits, etc.) in real time. Automatic updates are included for 1, 2 or up to 3 years, depending on the type of license you choose. This way, you can make sure your antivirus software is always up-to-date. Avast gives you great malware protection at a very affordable price, and also fully supports the 64-bit Windows platform, something many other types of software still don’t do.

Avast! currently has over 80 million registered users worldwide, so with Avast Antivirus you can be sure you are in good hands!
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