Best anti virus program?

  • Dawn
  • Newbie
  • Newbie
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 10
  • Loc: Planet Earth

Post 3+ Months Ago

Don't know if this has been asked before .... but what do you think is the best anti virus proggy to have?
Any and all replies most welcome. :D
  • Anonymous
  • Bot
  • No Avatar
  • Posts: ?
  • Loc: Ozzuland
  • Status: Online

Post 3+ Months Ago

  • Axe
  • Genius
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 5739
  • Loc: Sub-level 28

Post 3+ Months Ago

Personally I like Norton :)
  • dekanos
  • Beginner
  • Beginner
  • dekanos
  • Posts: 49

Post 3+ Months Ago

Unix. :)
  • IH8Purple
  • Guru
  • Guru
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 1215
  • Loc: Somewhere on Google Earth

Post 3+ Months Ago

I got System Suite
  • digitalMedia
  • a.k.a. dM
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 5149
  • Loc: SC-USA

Post 3+ Months Ago

I think the best thing most can do is practice a little common sense when it comes to email attachments, downloads/installations, and security updates.

I've never used anti virus software.
  • Vladdrac
  • Mastermind
  • Mastermind
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 2136
  • Loc: Louisville, Ky

Post 3+ Months Ago

I use Norton, although I just read an article where a free anti-virus program (AVG anti-virus) beat Norton and McAfee slightly on finding and removing viruses. It just doesnt have all the bells and whistles the others do. Might be worth checking out
  • ModernDestroyer
  • Professor
  • Professor
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 794
  • Loc: California

Post 3+ Months Ago

I use AVG ( http://www.grisoft.com ) on all my PC's and most of my customers PC's, don't really care for norton, mcfee's DOS scaner has been pretty usefull also but really hard to find anymore for free
  • Heart
  • Expert
  • Expert
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 633
  • Loc: Welcome To, Crazy World!

Post 3+ Months Ago

Forget Norton and Mcfee. Get PC-cillin. It is only a one time fee and it is just over all better than all the other programs I have used in the past.
  • Vladdrac
  • Mastermind
  • Mastermind
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 2136
  • Loc: Louisville, Ky

Post 3+ Months Ago

Ill check out pc cillin, i love a one time fee.

I ran the free avg and it found some trojans that been in my computer since just after I bought the thing.

Norton had failed to recognize it in the past....
  • Nucleo
  • SausagePorkPie
  • Mastermind
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 2297
  • Loc: UK - England

Post 3+ Months Ago

I personally use Norton...

I used AVG from a recomendation from a teacher at school...
i got a virus, Ran AVG from a boot disc to clear it and it failed. The virus wouldn't let me into windows.

I had to re-format..
that was the last time i used AVG (and yes it was fully up to date)
  • rainman
  • Beginner
  • Beginner
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 54
  • Loc: near Warsaw, Poland

Post 3+ Months Ago

I prefer Panda - small, cheap and very effective:
http://www.pandasoftware.com

But now... on w2k im using my brain :D Im looking "into" mails before opening it etc...

And on linux - nothing :D
  • Heart
  • Expert
  • Expert
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 633
  • Loc: Welcome To, Crazy World!

Post 3+ Months Ago

Vladdrac wrote:
Ill check out pc cillin, i love a one time fee.

I ran the free avg and it found some trojans that been in my computer since just after I bought the thing.

Norton had failed to recognize it in the past....


Well, the thing is that no matter how good of a Anti-Virus you have it can't get everything. Actually, anti-viruses are not made to get rid of "most" viruses, trojans, spyware, adware, ect. They only take out the "big" threats. Why, I don't know why they choose to do it like this. They could easily get with Adaware or something and make a program that does all. But, anyways like I said you may have a ton of stuff on you sys that your anti-virus just will not pick up. Spybot and Adaware are both really good free programs and they both pick up a lot of the loose ends left behind from the anti-virus.
  • fivebyfive
  • Newbie
  • Newbie
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 9
  • Loc: Moon, PA

Post 3+ Months Ago

I'm with Rainman.

Panda is awesome. And their website has been excellent for info.
I've got it on my two W2K stations at work. Used Norton for years, and it's been fine, but it seems like Panda's always a step ahead of them.

My Linux stations are naked, and loving very minute of it.

At home I've got a Win98 Gaming PC (also naked) - and I've left it like that because the worms attack the 2000/XP/NT flavors - and for the rest you just have to play it smart.
  • lostinbeta
  • Guru
  • Guru
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 1402
  • Loc: Philadelphia, PA

Post 3+ Months Ago

Grisoft AVG gets my vote.... been using it for quite some time... I love it.

Not only is it great, but it's free.

Now that's a bell and whistle I like to hear ;)
  • Vladdrac
  • Mastermind
  • Mastermind
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 2136
  • Loc: Louisville, Ky

Post 3+ Months Ago

Yeah I think I am going to cancel the norton and stick with AVG and I already have Adaware...Should be good with my Windows
  • Van Doe
  • Born
  • Born
  • Van Doe
  • Posts: 2

Post 3+ Months Ago

For some reasons, Antivirus maker may create a virus too. So don't worry about which one is the best. Just install the one you think easy to upgrade and update.
Anyway, I use Mcafee and Panda in my system. It seems they are working together very well, like brother and sister ...
  • Dawn
  • Newbie
  • Newbie
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 10
  • Loc: Planet Earth

Post 3+ Months Ago

Well --- I must say I am happy to see so many "thumbs up" for AVG. :)
That is what I am using now and I like it very much. It's very easy to use and does the job.
I had Norton's before and it screwed up my computer cause it would not allow me to turn off the auto update (live). Was always running in the background and D.L. the same update in over and over and over!
What a bugga a boo. Even had big trouble trying to uninsatll the darn thing! :x
Anyway -- very pleased with AVG and would recommend it heartily! :D
  • steve911
  • Newbie
  • Newbie
  • steve911
  • Posts: 6
  • Loc: North East England

Post 3+ Months Ago

Norton has the profile but I came across AVG by accident and have been using it ever since mainly because there is a free version with automatic updates. It picked up both W32 Blaster and MyDoom before I'd even heard of them! Yes peeps should use common sense with e-mail but it's crazy not to have anti-virus software installed these days.....too many anarchaic freeks about! Oh yea...AVG is at http://www.grisoft.com.
  • joebert
  • Fart Bubbles
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 13502
  • Loc: Florida

Post 3+ Months Ago

digitalMedia wrote:
I think the best thing most can do is practice a little common sense when it comes to email attachments, downloads/installations, and security updates.

I've never used anti virus software.

I'm with DM on this one, a combination of common sence, & a traffic monitor should be all you need.
  • myemailaccount
  • Graduate
  • Graduate
  • myemailaccount
  • Posts: 121
  • Loc: North of Boston

Post 3+ Months Ago

Norton anti virus

HANDS DOWN
  • digitalMedia
  • a.k.a. dM
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 5149
  • Loc: SC-USA

Post 3+ Months Ago

**Disclaimer - I am in no way encouraging others to adopt my practices. I just like to live dangerous, that's all. LOL

Seriously though, I do practice what I preach, and so far, a-ok.
<cautionary knock on wood />

Image
  • joebert
  • Fart Bubbles
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 13502
  • Loc: Florida

Post 3+ Months Ago

digitalMedia wrote:
**Disclaimer - I am in no way encouraging others to adopt my practices. I just like to live dangerous, that's all. LOL

LOL
let me Emphasize my use of "Should" in my earlier post.
  • IH8Purple
  • Guru
  • Guru
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 1215
  • Loc: Somewhere on Google Earth

Post 3+ Months Ago

digitalMedia wrote:
I think the best thing most can do is practice a little common sense when it comes to email attachments, downloads/installations, and security updates.

Everyone should be doing this even if they have an antivirus scanner.
Metaphor: Buying a car and cleaning it once a week. well you are still going to want to be carefull about what you leave in and do in the car.

edit: fixed quote
  • Vladdrac
  • Mastermind
  • Mastermind
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 2136
  • Loc: Louisville, Ky

Post 3+ Months Ago

Does that also apply to busses? lol j/k
  • IH8Purple
  • Guru
  • Guru
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 1215
  • Loc: Somewhere on Google Earth

Post 3+ Months Ago

Vladdrac wrote:
Does that also apply to busses? lol j/k


No, I don't clean it why would I care?? j/k

*mob from ottawa bus cleaner services forms to my house*
  • Netmaster
  • Expert
  • Expert
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 535
  • Loc: Saint Joseph, MO

Post 3+ Months Ago

anti-virus software.... my brain.. thats it. I dont use any software
  • whatlikesit12345
  • Guru
  • Guru
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 1211

Post 3+ Months Ago

we have McAfee.

from my dad's work
  • musik
  • Legend
  • Super Moderator
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 6893
  • Loc: up a tree

Post 3+ Months Ago

I've never had an antivirus program on my computer and ive never had a virus on my computer.

i run zone alarm firewall (free from http://www.download.com ) and have also tightened some things up on xp

im smart with my email programs, I dont activate preview panes and I dont open anything i dont know where it comes from or that its clearly marked.

I dont open junk forward mails that people send me. (you know those fun little .exe etc programs sometimes contain viruses)

i have a popup stopped installed (google) which prevents most popups from appearing (some of these are what have the virus's in them which automatically download onto your computer).

Every now and then I run Adaware just to be sure, to be sure.

I'm smart about what programs I allow to run on my computer and I check my firewall regularly for any leaks etc. http://www.grc.com is a good resource for all those gadgets to keep your computer safe as well as a mountain of computer security information to keep you informed.

Im not saying im 100% percent protected from viruses - however in the 10 years+ ive had a computer - I've never had one intrusion or virus.
  • Vladdrac
  • Mastermind
  • Mastermind
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 2136
  • Loc: Louisville, Ky

Post 3+ Months Ago

well I certainly understand that, I am cautious about those things too. But I am very paranoid about viruses, so I scan once a week as well. In the past 5 years I have only had one virus, and it was easily removed.
  • Dragon
  • Proficient
  • Proficient
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 409
  • Loc: USA

Post 3+ Months Ago

I actually have the best antivirus ever. I'm sorry to change the way this post was running, but just couldn't think of a better antivirus. :roll: (no offence to anyone.)

Check it out: http://cubaneo.250free.com/Personal/The ... iVirus.jpg
:oops:
  • Anonymous
  • Bot
  • No Avatar
  • Posts: ?
  • Loc: Ozzuland
  • Status: Online

Post 3+ Months Ago

Post Information

  • Total Posts in this topic: 61 posts
  • Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 37 guests
  • You cannot post new topics in this forum
  • You cannot reply to topics in this forum
  • You cannot edit your posts in this forum
  • You cannot delete your posts in this forum
  • You cannot post attachments in this forum
 
cron
 

© 1998-2014. Ozzu® is a registered trademark of Unmelted, LLC.