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Post 3+ Months Ago

What are you using?

Im looking for a good antivirus program.

Norton is on my list so far.

Anyone have any better ideas?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

i use Norton corporate edition cause it never runs out of live updates.
i trust norton but i hear McAfee is just as good.
i wouldnt trust those freeware anti-virus programs, if you are gunna get protection buy it.
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well AVG is what I use here at home, of course I would not suggest anything free for corporate use. I usually know what I am doing, and I don't really need an anti-virus. But if you have other people using your computer, or you are downloading a lot of crap that you have no idea about; that you would probably be suited best with Norton like the previous poster suggested
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I've been using AVG free version on my home system for the last few months. So far it has worked very well. I'm pretty careful like vladdrac so it's probably all I will need. I don't use p2p programs and never open attatchments. I like the fact that it's not a resource hog and updates are made available on a regular basis. Grisoft also makes a pro version of AVG which gets good reviews. I have no experience with it so I can't really say how well it works. Based on my experience with the free version, I would guess it works very well.

I used to use McAfee and it did a good job. It seemed to be a bit of a resource hog however. I didn't care for the activeX interface which was necessary for virus def. updates.

Of course, if your willing and able to spend some money on virus protection, then that's probably your best bet. Especially if you download a lot of files and use p2p networks.
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AVG free version. its very good and free to update too.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Well I was on the internet for just under a minute and caught a variation of msBlast.;

Downloaded AVG anti-virus (plus the all the patches) and it cleaned the mess up nicely

Would say go with AVG, it is free for personal use, live updates etc.

Hasn't let me down
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Post 3+ Months Ago

No matter how careful one might be, you should always have some sort of protection. Last year after reformatting and reinstalling my OS I waited a day to install my AV. Just being lazy. Wouldn't you know it? In that short amount of time, I got infected.
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It is amazing how these things get around. I mean in order for blaster to still be going around means a few things.

Servers that are infected have not been disinfected.
Servers have not been patched

and the same applies to user machines.

It is insane but I suppose virus writes form some part of an equilibrium in the programming world, I mean imagine the whole world was comitted to writting one piece of software, scary what it would be able to do
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I personally use Symantec (Norton) AntiVirus Corporate Edition.
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Yes, I don't understand people that aren't updating or patching their systems rabid dog. It just defies all logic. Its like, who the hell is on there IT staff?
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Luckilly, since we use the Corporate Edidtion here at work, we set everyone up as managed. So everyones virus definitions are updated automatically, that way I don't have to worry about updating 50+ computers.
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that would would take quite a while....
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Norton by far has been my prefferance I prefer this one over Mcaffee
all though both are very effective.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Updated my computer week before last, connected to the net without any firewall or antivirus, within 1 minute of being online (hadn't even gone to any websites) got infected with a virus and had to reinstall everything again.

Tools I recommend to anyone to protect your computer (and they are free)

Zone Alarm firewall: http://www.download.com/ZoneAlarm/3000- ... ag=lst-0-5
AVG Anti Virus: http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php
Google Toolbar (popup blocker): http://toolbar.google.com/
Adaware (spyware remover): http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
& Disable preview pane in Email
& keep your Windows updated with the latest patches

Do these things and your chances of getting a virus/intrusion etc on your PC is next to nil :)
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yeah, I fully agree with that, and the best thing about all those programs mentioned...they are free
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Vladdrac wrote:
Yes, I don't understand people that aren't updating or patching their systems rabid dog. It just defies all logic. Its like, who the hell is on there IT staff?


That is the most frustrating thing about the IT industry (locally at least).

There have been so many fly by night guys around that no one trusts the guys who can effectively do their jobs
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I have tryed so many if they could put 1/3 of each special feture i liked from each into 1 cd...id buy 1 copy and be protected for life.I cant find 1 that i like...
Norton** to many pop ups conferming blocks
Avg.** not enough protection
Stop sign** (hated it)
and so many others ive tryed
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I think a different operating system is the best protection. there are like 2 viruses/trojans for mac (both were reported from a company that makes the only mac anti-virus...) and I haven't heard of any for linux/other unix OSs.

But if you have to use windows, I just stick with norton, the pop-ups of it catching a virus do get anoying, but it is better then it not catching the virus.
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norton is the best, hands down. You can turn the notifications off.
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the best virus protection I have is me, I watch what I download, I don't open attachments, I usually use linux. I use AVG just in case, and it's free
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No way. The best virus protection is Kaspersky Anti-virus Personal pro.
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Well I have Norton Internet Security and Antivirus 2003, they work good... but I believe the best Virus protection would be Panda Antivirus.. I have heard more good opinions about that antivirus than the Norton
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I use the Trend Micro Free online virus scanner. I think that its great... the only problem is that I only use it every month or two.

who wants to see my most recent scan taken earlier today?
http://phpservers.com/images/how_many.gif

ummmm...
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Norton is great virus software .... but it is true that trend micro free is a better scanner. i use norton for the real time security but when i do manual scans i use trend micro. Trend micro has picked up things for me that norton could not find using the manual scan even with nortons bloodhound technology on maximum protection.
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phpservers wrote:
who wants to see my most recent scan taken earlier today?
http://phpservers.com/images/how_many.gif


good god man....
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//merged this with the original ongoing topic on the matter.
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who wants to see my most recent scan taken earlier today?
http://phpservers.com/images/how_many.gif

ummmm...

good lord dude.... did you just click in any email attachment you have?lol
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Post 3+ Months Ago

musik wrote:
Updated my computer week before last, connected to the net without any firewall or antivirus, within 1 minute of being online (hadn't even gone to any websites) got infected with a virus and had to reinstall everything again.

Tools I recommend to anyone to protect your computer (and they are free)

Zone Alarm firewall: http://www.download.com/ZoneAlarm/3000- ... ag=lst-0-5
AVG Anti Virus: http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php
Google Toolbar (popup blocker): http://toolbar.google.com/
Adaware (spyware remover): http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
& Disable preview pane in Email
& keep your Windows updated with the latest patches

Do these things and your chances of getting a virus/intrusion etc on your PC is next to nil :)




I love the first couple on that list. Right now i have Zone Alarm and Google Toolbar. I had AVG for a while but then my dad got a work edition of MaCafee(sp) I also have Adaware. so i have used all those and liked all of them
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Vladdrac wrote:
the best virus protection I have is me, I watch what I download, I don't open attachments...


And if everyone follwed this practise the internet wouldn't be hounded by these pieces of evil chewing up bandwidth.

Just a bit of useless info here. Did you know that almost 80% of internet bandwidth is used by spam? Kinda makes you wonder just how fast the internet would be if it spam got canned.
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i have installed, F-Secure Internet security 2004 on my home pc, mainly coz i got it free from where i work and all is fine... i have used norton and mcafee before and didnt like either because they slowed my system down too much and mcafee didnt allow me on the net at times..strange..

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