Free Antivirus

Discussion in 'General Off Topic chats' started by viper357, 20 Jul 2008.

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Which free anti virus

  1. Avast

    5 vote(s)
    23.8%
  2. AVG

    12 vote(s)
    57.1%
  3. other

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Those of you that have used the free versions of Avast or AVG anti virus programs, which one do you prefer?
     
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  3. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Voted AVG, nothing special but it seems to work.
     
  4. lanzo

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    AV never gave me any problems
     
  5. Andreas

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    yip AVG!
     
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    Use AVG at work and Avast at home, never had any hassels from either, just prefer Avast. Both seem to be better than Nortons.
     
  7. Rory

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    Anything is better than Norton.
     
  8. Warr7207

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    Too true :p
     
  9. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    I don't know if we get a different version, but Norton is fairly well respected over here, just like the others mentioned it does it's job, my wifes PC uses norton, never had a problem with it. I suppose all these anti virus programmes are fine if you avoid gimp.com etc;)
     
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    yip agree with you wee-man.use norton on my laptop and have never experienced anything bad.does what it's suppose to do
     
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    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    I think Norton Sux, 2 years ago I had a virus and Norton was the only one that did not pick it up. After doing some research, I found out the the guys write viruses so that the "big" guys , Norton included do not pick then up.
     
  12. Andreas

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    when last did you update it at the time?the thing is that you need to update it regularly otherwise it wont know that it is malicious software
     
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    viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Can you install and run 2 anti-virus programs on the same pc?
     
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    yes you can
     
  15. Shaun

    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    The report I read said you should run 2 av programs, but that was 2 odd years ago. Now days I don't know. They said run one well know AV and one of the others.


    Norton updated by its self I think at that stage the had updates every 1 or 2 weeks.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi guys - I always run AVG, ClamAV, AND ZoneAlarm on all my Windows PC's. I must say - up till now I have never (in 3.5 years) had a problem with viruses/trojans, etc on any of my PC's.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    guys where can i get i am in need does anyone have a link?
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    shot dude...
     
  20. seank

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    I used to run all the free antivirus programs, and still got virusses, until the Computer Fundies said to me that running more than 01 antivirus at a time, is not recommended as they work "against each other". Anyway, I bought Kaspersky internet security and it is definately way better than anything else I have ever put on the Pc, as well as the fact that it has an amazing free internet security for your cellphone, you choose your cellphone from a dropdown list, and download. Btw, I heard he was the guy that wrote antivirus programs for the Microsoft Empire's Computers or something like that...
     
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    my men, really now. was reading up in a PC mag and avira is a free anti virus that outperforms all others and most paid for programs to! was running norton, then switched to AVG and finally to Avira. Avira found 5 different viruses that the other programs didnt even pick up on in a deep scan. top notch stuff
     

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