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Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by popol24, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. rav009

    rav009 Active member

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    I dont think your talking about the NOD32 I use......

    AVG free or Avast are enough for anyone, if they aren't I'd like to know why.

    If you really, really need to pay, grab Kaspersky or NOD32 :)

    Consult the thread here for great free alternatives:

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/292257

    I hope your qeustion is answered popol24 :-D
     
  2. pepsimaxx

    pepsimaxx Regular member

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    oops....sorry guys, wont happen again..sorry. and yea, i quite like AVG. its nice, small install file perfect. user friendly...its awesome, and norton just bogs down your computer. so the obvious choice is

    [bold]AVG[/bold]FREE :p
    the far more superior.
     
  3. Krazymale

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    I use PC cillen 2006 & never had any problems with it since my Norton expired although Norton was too heavy for the PC but PC Cillen is smooth & easy.
     
  4. popol24

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    thanks guys! i'll get the free AVG, dump the Norton suite and be happy. by the way, is the whole package of AVG any good? and will that include the firewall and spyware stuff? or is it better to get separate antivirus, spyware and firewall? thanks again!
     
  5. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    It's better to get separate AV, anti-spyware, and firewall. That's why I listed each type of product separately above. Unfortunately, there is no one, good, "do-all" suite.
     
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    Hello everyone I was checking out the thread and my questions is,what about McAfee? is there anything wrong with it,I use to have Norton but it did use up to much ram and I swithed to McAfee
     
  8. popol24

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    hi guys, i'm finally convinced and i'm just going to get the stuff separately, and they are:

    free AVG AV
    spybot (someone tell me if ad aware SE is better?)
    zone alarm firewall

    i'll see if all these work beautifully together. thanks everyone!
     
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  9. Niobis

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    Include Ewido Anti-spyware in that and you'll have a good setup. Don't have to purchase it unless you prefer to. After the trial you won't have automatic protection and automatic update, but you can update manually and scan about once a week. Hell, not 10 minutes ago I found I had a trojan when scanning Ewido. :)

    By the way, go with Spybot.
     
  10. Dunker

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    Go with Ad-Aware too. Again, Comodo is the beter firewall though ZA isn't bad. I also prefer the less-well-known stuff, as long as it's as good or better, because hackers usually set their sights only on the popular products.
     
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    hey dunker, could you post the link for the comodo firewall? i've googled it but i'm not sure if it's the right one, and i don't want to install something that's stuff me pc up. thanks!
     
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    i used to like Kaspersky but their recent revision has lost sight of their straightforward anti-virus approach and now has many unnecessary aspects... I have tried AVG and didnt have a problem with it, but i really like Avast! Home Edition, it seems to have a pretty good detection rate, and this may just be my imagination, but it seems to scan faster than AVG... it also has the virus recovery console which allows virused files to be replaced with thier originals, im not sure if AVG free has such a system, if someone knows post!!
     
  14. Dunker

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    Here you go.

    http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

    Just enter a fake name if you don't want to use your real one. FWIW, most reputable software products are also available at Majorgeeks.com.
     
  15. Dunker

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    Avast! does scan faster, but unless things have changed in the last six months (the last time I used it), it has a markedly inferior detection engine to Avira and maybe AVG. However, it is probably the fastest of all the major "free" products. I use Avira which is excellent though it randomly pops up a full screen when it updates, which is really irritating to some people.
     
  16. squijello

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    what about that virus recovery console thing... as far as detection, they claim 100% for viruses in the wild... also... avast! seems to look nicer, without skins, the skins are terrible...
     
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  17. popol24

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    A big thank you to everyone who contributed! everything has just been installed, (and Norton thrown away, thank goodness) and it seems that the pc is much much faster now! again, thank you and hopefully, there won't be any problems
     
  18. wasted05

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    aww thats it i was having fun in this formu i learned a lot...lol

    popol24 + question + afterdawn= :)
     
  19. ddp

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    teach & learn
     
  20. squijello

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    for the record i want to say avast! outperforms AVG... i was running AVG on one computer and avast! on the other... the computer with AVG got a virus which it attempted to infect over the network on my avast! protected computer and it just didn't happen... i needed to format the AVG computer and now its running avast!
     

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