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Discussion in 'General Software' started by straight, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. straight

    straight Member

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    I'm looking at buying a new anti virus and I was wondering if anyone knew some good ones. Right now i'm only using AVG free which I've been told isn't the best:confused:. This morning I was alarmed to find quiet a few viruses on my computer and I want to get them off ASAP.

    Advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. kix

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    There is no need to buy anti virus software.
    Plenty of free alternatives out there : Avast,AVG etc.

    I haven't got a virus for the last 5 years and when I did get one, it was my fault for clicking /opening porn links. :o
     
  3. AthlonMan

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    AVG Free is usually quite good for home user environments. Nortons or Trend should be ok if you wanna pay for AV and don't mind the speed reduction.
     
  4. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    What's the best? Dunno. Does anyone?

    What do I use that I'm very happy with? Avast (free).
     
  5. TERRA Operative

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    I use ESET Nod32 (uses the Kapersky engine IIRC) simply because it came with my eeepc. Everywhere else, I use AVG.
     
  6. ECHO

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    eset nod32 is my choice ... plus its cheap :)
     
  7. matthew-r88

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    disagree with all those calling AVG good AV software, from what i've found Avira is 10 times as secure

    seen so many pc's who customers say are virus free until you run avira on them and find about 450 or so :tongue:
     
  8. arrow224

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    The latest Nortons 2009 is very fast and very low on system resources. Much better than previous versions
     
  9. Zzapped

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    Currently using sophos, its not a free one but its very good

    Cheers

    Z
     
  10. xman01

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    nod32, avira, avast, kaspersky, bit defender

    pick one and you're good to go
     
  11. anthonyl

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    Avast is a time limited demo...58 days and then you pay.

    Even if you download the "free" version its only a time limited demo.
     
  12. kix

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    Wrong, you get the registration code and extends it to a year.
    After a year you just enter a new registration code.

    All free.

    I have been using it for years.
     
  13. anthonyl

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    Thanks for setting me straight on that!! I registered and got my licence....

    Thankyou!!
     
  14. kix

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    Yeh its a little tricky to see the free link when renewing.
    The free link is right in the bottom corner whilst the paid link is plastered all over the middle.
     
  15. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Same here, most definitely not paid AVS.
     
  16. Fatmantan

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    Best anti virus is NO anti virus! :thumbup:
     
  17. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Not for the unwashed masses it isn't.
     
  18. xcalibur

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    best ant-virus could be OS X ;P lol

    it makes you wonder why Microsoft constantly dumps the roll of protecting "their" os on their paying consumers. as one of the apple guys said somehting to the effect of "we don't see that people should defragment their systems, all that stuff should be taken care of" therefore HFS+ does not really fragment due to the journelled file system. osx will eventually get viruses written for them, but they beat MS to the punch for an auto protecting os :/
     
  19. busky2k

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    I've found Avast! a good free client.

    Pretty sure it aint!!
     
  20. andydev

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    Tried a few... and always came back to Avira.

    Avira personal edition. Free and secure.
     

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