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Which Anti-virus do you use ?

Postby nilulk » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:07 am

I have been using different antivirus softwares.

The free ones ofcourse like Avg Free etc but i am satisfied with non of them.i do use McAffee and Quick Heal and few antispyware thats nice though.

Do you guys have any suggestions in this matter
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Postby Oregon Coast Guy » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:49 am

I use AVG myself and am quite happy with it.

Free is always nice ;)


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Postby angienewton » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:01 am

I also use AVG (Professional). Hubby just had a huge computer virus and took the free new Norton 360 (I think that's the name?) test drive and it made him very happy that he is thinking of just buying it. I think he said it even comes with 3 licenses so we can use it on other computers. We'll see.
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Postby terrapin719 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:03 am

I use AVG too and on several occasions it has picked up things that McAffee and Norton have missed.
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Postby CorpRebel » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:24 pm

I use the AVG free version for my antivirus and have been for 3 years or so. Very happy with it.

I used to be a Nortons freak but their software takes up ALOT of your PC's resources. Used to really slow my PCs down. Uninstalled it and huge difference. Same with McAfee.

It's very good software but they basically cater to the corporate crowd these days.

AVG + ZoneAlarm firewall (also a free version) and I'm a happy camper. :wink:

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Postby tknoppe » Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:36 am

Avast - which is also free.
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Postby tam2005 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:51 am

I use Norton :)
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Postby terrapin719 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:10 pm

CorpRebel wrote:I used to be a Nortons freak but their software takes up ALOT of your PC's resources. Used to really slow my PCs down.

I found the same problem with Norton sucking resources on the PC. I was surprised by how much it actually used.
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AVG - switching

Postby createyourdream » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:24 pm

Hi, I've been using Norton for years, as it was already installed in our first Dell. It kind of takes over the computer, using a lot of resources, and changes configurations on its own. Never thought about using another though because of the fear factor & Norton's reputation.

AVG was recommended to Barney by another chimney sweep a while back, so I'm testing that on one of our computers, which doesn't have a large hard drive. So far, no issues, it uses very little space and resources, boots up fast, scans fast.

Along with the confirming good reports I'm hearing about this software, I'm probably going to switch the other 3 computers over when our Norton subscription expires.

best for now,
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Postby Publisher-For-You » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:58 am

My anti-virus software?


Been using Macs all day every day since 1995. Have never installed any kind of anti-virus software, and never had a problem.

For the amount one might spend on PC virus software, one can buy a Mac.

But, don't buy a new Mac from Apple, unless you really need latest greatest cutting edge features. Very few people need the latest models.

Instead, buy 2 or 3 used Macs. I do all my work on a 10 year old $79 Mac.

Here's the math.

One New Mac: $1000-$2000

Three Used Macs: $79 X 3 = $237.

Why buy three?

If one breaks, toss it, plug in the next Mac. Downtime 5 minutes.

Say goodbye to repair hassles and expenses once and for all forever.

I've used to buy used Macs a few times, so far so good. I don't work or sell for them. All I can speak to is that they've treated me right a few times.
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Postby tms_seo » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:38 am

I use free Avira AntiVir Personal :)
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Postby mrsatwood » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:45 pm

I've been using Norton however it's about to expire in a few days. I'm considering trying the AVG Free version.
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Postby MommyEnterprises » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:49 am

The last couple years I have been using McAfee and also have Spybot running too!
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Postby Katysmith » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:17 am

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Postby onlineleben » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:01 pm

NOD32 - doesn't slow down the system too much
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