Which Antivirus Software you Like ?

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grief
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Post by grief » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:32 pm

i just changed to nod32 after screwing around with a few other antivirus programs after reading some of those views...and well, i gave up SAV 10.1.6.6 for it.

nod32 is cleary faster, uses less memory. runs half the services that sav does, its a good program with what seems to be better protection. i was satisfied with symantec for years but this program grows on you fast ;)

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Post by Deas » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:23 am

Avast... It's perfect... Free for personal use and alot of updates to the virus database so its very up-2-date... :)

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Post by chetri » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:02 am

I use AVG Internet Security Suite. It is superb. I found it GOOD DETECTION rate compared to NAV also. and it update daily.
It is also consume less cpu resorce and RAM compare to NORTON, AVIRA ANTIVIR, BIT Defender as i have personally installed in my pc and then test for resources. again it is cordinate with SP2 Security center.
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Post by Fragbert » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:19 pm

Symantec has released a beta of SAVCE v11, re-named to "Symatec Endpoint Protection".

http://www4.symantec.com/Vrt/offer?_req ... a_id=42087&

Among the many improvements is a supposedly lower memory footprint. Let's see :)

Direct download http://esdownload.symantec.com/akdlm/CD ... eta_EN.zip

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Post by ahmerkhan » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:14 pm

AVG Free Edition still Rocks....!! :)

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Post by project51 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:13 pm

I've been using McAfee VirusScan 10 Home since forever. And it's not bloated!
Although some McAfee version are indeed bloated, but not this one.
Since the era of 8086, I've been using McAfee. I've tried Norton, AVG, etc. But got tired of beta testing the rest. I'll stick with this one until it broke.

My firewall is only Windows Firewall SP2.

From time-to-time, I install SpyBot 1.4 to friends' computers to fix them. I don't use Ad-Aware anymore after they upgraded.

That's it.

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Post by moataz » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:38 am

Anyone has an idea on how to update ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.566.0 Definitions offline ?
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Post by rubab » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:47 pm

I think you will find the list of Best Antiviruses Here :
http://ssupdater.com/modules/Forums/ind ... topic=1603 :arrow:

I think you will find the list of Best Anti-Spywares Here :
http://ssupdater.com/modules/Forums/ind ... topic=1810

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Post by lespea » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:34 am

Anybody have any experience with comodo's antivirus/spyware software?

I love their firewall, but am iffy on their other products (for no real, defined reason :o)

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Post by Jay » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:21 pm

I use a router so no need for a software firewall.

I dont use antivirus or anti spyware (not worth the slow down) and only use trusted websites and I never get any problems.


If I did I would reformat the hard drive and be back to normal within 20 mins as I have a clean install backup on another hard drive which I simply copy to the other drive.

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Post by mr_smartepants » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:05 pm

Jay wrote:I use a router so no need for a software firewall.
That's fine, as long as you only have a single PC connected to the router.

If you have more than one PC connected to the router then the software firewalls will protect each connected machine from each other in the event of an infection.

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Post by lespea » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:15 pm

Software firewalls are also extremely handy for blocking apps that want to connect outbound w/o your permission.

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Post by LUZR4LIFE » Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:34 pm

NOD32 is what I currently using. I have tried Zone Alarm, AVG free and paid for versions, BittDefender, Kaspersky.
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Post by TJHart85 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:23 am

I'm using Symantec Endpoint atm, seems to do a good job (the only thing its found so far is a backdoor program {found it shortly after M$ update, in the folder with name similar to this: 8c36b7956b0ff89a5d24f973e4 } & a couple "hacktools" which I use to not have to use the CDs for a couple of my games.

Endpoint doesn't seem to be effecting system stability or speeds at all, unlike any version of Norton I have ever used & it seems to be better than Symantec Anti-Virus 10.

I've got 2 gigs of RAM & the main things using memory are: FIREFOX (106MB), AZEREUS/BITTYRANT (69MB), EXPLORER.EXE (23MB).

My CPU isn't being slammed around either [AMD 4200+], so I'd recommend it.

I probably won't re-install at my next reformat as I haven't used Anti-Virus in at least 6-10 months [at each re-format I do install a random AV thats getting good ratings, usually NOD32 or Avast) & see if it gives me any positives and they never do, so obviously I don't need the AV too badly.

I've got nearly a TB worth of stuff, some downloaded some not & have never had a virus. Be smart, don't use IE (or actually be careful when you do & NEVER click the ActiveX button!) & don't download from shady sources & you'll be fine.

Obviously, OPs situation is different in a school & if you have kids make sure you install something good! I've had to clean up messes from 10-12 year olds & they somehow manage to find the most obscure devastating (not destructive, just annoying) virus' known to man!
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Post by runningfool87 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:49 pm

as an update to my earlier posts, i have since stopped using antivirus programs. i didnt see the point of giving several dozen MB of RAM to a program that hasnt found a single bug in months. most of the software i use is free and open-source, and i feel that knowing what not to click on is the best protection your computer can get.

oh, and having a XP x64 disk thats been nLited into oblivion doesnt hurt either :)

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Post by fullmooninu » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:03 am

I basically tried them all.

The current configuration i have is Avast AV active and ClamWin on demand.

Avast is easy and pleasing to use after you disable the templates. It's not too intrusive, and it works with modules: those you don't need may be disabled to save resources.

But, like most free antivirus, it lacks scripting protection, and it has a low detection ration (~85%)

ClamWin has a better detection ratio, so i use it when suspicious of a file. Or to scan the current memory space once in a while.

But the antivirus is like... one of the last layers of protection. If you want to make your computer safe, you most work on the other stuff.

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Post by sayeds » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:29 am

HAS ANYONE TRIED THE NEW NOD32 FULL SYSTEM SECURITY, APPARENTLY IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE BRILLIANT

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Post by mr_smartepants » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:58 pm

sayeds wrote:HAS ANYONE TRIED THE NEW NOD32 FULL SYSTEM SECURITY, APPARENTLY IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE BRILLIANT
YES, AND THANK YOU FOR SHOUTING AT US!!

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Post by moataz » Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:13 pm

If you are interested.....

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