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Which antivirus would be Good?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk & Web Things' started by AlexTom, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. AlexTom

    AlexTom OMG Member

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    Which antivirus would be Good?

    [FONT=&quot]Guy's I am using AVG 8.5 free version. I have Internet connection also and I regularly update my ant virus. But I am not satisfied it's performance because when I took some data in to my Pen drive any copy it on to my friends computer then his ant virus always give us a warning a thread found .He is using Norton .So I am confuse with it that which is the best ant virus which is also free over the net.[/FONT]

    Thanks:
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  2. Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    If I am on Windows, I no longer use any Anti Virus or trojan or other malware software. It's just a 'surf' computer, and I wouldn't use it for anything serious, besides just gaming.

    I am a Mac user, and realized how much the AV i have running over years and years was just making things so much slower.

    I just go to trend micro anti virus online housecall scanner once a month and do a quick scan.
     
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    Miles312 Trusted Member

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    I second that one.

    As windows is my main OS, i use Avast! The free edition for personal use.
    If it's a computer for work, I'd get a paid one (better updates, more frequent maybe, better product because they get income from it) even if it's just the full Avast! bit. And then just write it off as a business/work expense. :P

    Also, there are some discrepancies to note between Anti-Malware softwares.
    It's called a false-positive. So, while Norton might be over-paranoid and found something that AVG 8.5 did not, that doesn't mean that there's something malicious there waiting for you.

    Anyway, a complete list of my tools:
    Avast! (First line of sec, apart from common-sense) [Free Edition]
    Malwarebytes' AntiMalware (second line of sec, great for scanning for extra stuff and works pretty quickly even on old/er machines) [Free Edition]
    Trend Micro Housecall (cause it's like a second opinion from the dr's.)
     
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    I have terminated to use Norton antivirus because I wasn't satisfied with it also. In my opinion the free antiviruses can't guaranty the complete protection against Internet viruses and spy programs. That is why I am using NOD 32 and I think that it is the best antivirus on the market today.
     
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    hi thanks for your information
     
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