You know the Drill, Post up your Antivirus Software

Discussion in 'Tech' started by Torx, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. ivanolo

    ivanolo Guest

    Used to have AVG Free Edition, but then I discovered it doesn't repair files, so I changed to AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic, which I believe repairs files, although I'm not sure... anyway, I'm thinking about buying one of those all-in-one solutions (anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall), but I dunno if I should go with CA, McAfee, Panda Software, Symantec, or Trend Micro. I'm leaning towards Panda Software's Platinum 2006 Internet Security cuz I can get it for $21.98 (including S&H).
  2. trancosrt

    trancosrt floats

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    I use Nav 2005: I never had problems with virii (knocks on wood). I'm thinking of replacing with sth else since it feels bloated and slugish, but it does get the job done.
    However I am no noob, so I kinda know where and where not mess around, plus I'm running 2 firewalls (hard and soft) and Spybot, so I feel I'm protected (though I still have Windows do a weekly incremental backup).
    I don't run any AV in the Mac, which I use more anyway.
  3. Justin3

    Justin3 Balls of Steel

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    Norton Internet Security/Antivirus 2005
  4. j0k3r

    j0k3r El Chupacabra

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    At home I use Nod32, at work Trend Micro.
  5. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    Since I have 2 GB on my desktop and I'm not running any games right now I downloaded the 6 month version of Norton.

    I tested it using Kazaa and downloading intentional viruses. So far it's caught everything.

    BTW I hate Norton AV in most situations.
  6. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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  7. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    i have a norton subscription but i don't install it because its such a pig, so many panels just for AV. Oh you have to use our security center because its what we base everything around, i just want the AV none of the other crap. And i know my windows firewall is off, because i turned it off.
  8. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher just me

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    I've got kids. I use Norton, Noadware and Clean Up! almost daily. I've still got the kids!!!!!!!!!
  9. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    Why the hell do people bump 6 month old threads for no reason?
  10. ivanolo

    ivanolo Guest

    Using avast! now, saving up to get Panda's package which now costs less.
  11. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    lmao, this shit is old.

    im using kaspersky's online scanner until i actually go legit and buy their software.
    im just not keen on "subscriptions" i dont like the whole idea of renewing each year or 2 years.

    are there any that have no subscription fees?

    EDIT: i forgot v6.0 is out, so i might go ahead and buy it, i heard its badass and fast too.
  12. HoldenBurn1000

    HoldenBurn1000 Mines bigger

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    And six months later..................I still use Panda Titanium!! :d
  13. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    im switching to nod32
  14. Nothing.

    Nothing. G-Riot

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    I don't use any.


    Great bump btw. :)
  15. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    btw, norton sucks.
  16. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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    hell yea it sucks
  17. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Subscription services suck, no matter what the name of the program is. I don't like playing that game. They probably R&D alot of the viruses just to keep themselves in business.
  18. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher just me

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    Damn soulman, some cheese with that whine? Your one of the folks that say you don't use AV. How do you avoid all the shit? Or do you run a mac? Why do they get a free ride anyway?
  19. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    Kaspersky is still the best, IMO.

    <3
  20. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    Uh no I don't have a MAC - I just use common sense.
  21. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    AntiVir.

    Small footprint, doesn't do email scanning (unless I want to pay for it), and can get rid of spyware better than most programs.

    Not that I have to worry, though. I'm smart enough not to get virii.
  22. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    the only problem i have with kav is its updating service..
    the update servers are extremely slow to download a small ~100k of files, takes forever.
    other than that, im pleased.
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    Amazing_Creep New Member

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    I switched to Avast!. No problems thusfar.
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    One Ad-ware, One Solution?

    I've contracted ad-ware from, surprisingly enough, Ad-Aware Personal SE. Because, I have the free version and there's a subscription-required option called Ad-Watch and I clicked it, so it sent me to a site where I believe, several ad-ware quickly planted themselves in my computer along with some probably fake, anti-virus program called Spyware Quake 2.1. It really pisses me off, that a *reliable anti-ad-ware program would be affiliated with viruses. I use Ad-Aware Personal SE, Spybot Search & Destroy 1.4, Norton Antivirus 2005 SE (from Google Pack) and I will soon do a sweep with Spy Sweeper [in Safe Mode?] after reading someone else's topic about their own ad-ware not being able to be removed. I was wondering, what would be a good program to remove the said ad-ware with? And also, if you guys could give me links to these proggies. Like, Kapersky, and I thought McCafee was only for like Hotmail or sunfin o.0;, Yerr, I'm a computer n00b. Avast, Corp Edition Norton, Panda Titanium (which I could download illegally off of www.ddlspot.com, most likely).

    *Not so reliable right now, is it?

    Update: Spy Sweeper has just found a CRAPload of Trojans and ad-ware! Ad-aware always deleted the tracker cookies but they kept coming back, hopefully Spy Sweeper FINALLY gets rid of them!
  25. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    Get rid of everything except spysweeper, all that other stuff is garbage!