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Best Anti-Virus for UT3

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by Fuzz, May 13, 2009.

  1. Fuzz

    Fuzz Enigma

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    I happen to be in the process of replacing my anti-virus and there are quite a few on the market. I would like to hear what anvi-virus works best for you. A sub-category would be the best free anti-virus according to the UT3 users.

    I tried BitDefender Free recently and it's really slow on start up whenever UT3 loads anything.

    Avira got pop-up ads every day.

    I rather go with a free version anti-virus because I don't want to pay yearly fees.
     
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  2. Cowlike

    Cowlike New Member

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    Avira only shows pop up when you update, I set it to do it once a week so it doesn't bother me.
     
  3. Fuzz

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    Good idea. The free version can be configured in this manner?
     
  4. Cowlike

    Cowlike New Member

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    Yes, in the tools/config window
     
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    What about "Avast! Home Edition"? I am using it together with Comodo Firewall for about two years and it works without any troubles.
     
  6. d3tox

    d3tox Face down in a pool of his own vomit.

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    How about not running an AV, having a hardware firewall and being educated enough to know what to avoid?

    It works for me.

    There's too much, "I just want to have it done for me automatically" in computing these days, and along with it comes the blind who don't have the common knowledge to differentiate good from bad and even know when theyre taking risks on the internet.

    Not a rant, just my opinion.
     
  7. Kazimira

    Kazimira Necris Fan

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    I did that till someone actualy took the time to hack my computer and does so every so often. I find no matter what firewall I have some virus has got past it and then gets removed. I know who the little freak doing it is as well.
     
  8. Wormbo

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    Sometimes you might get lazy, so having no antivirus tool is only really recommended if you never ever connect to any network, incuding the internet in general or any LAN.

    I'm using Avira AntiVir on my PC and Laptop and I'm happy with it. I know it works because it regularly reports some of the UT2004 cheats I test against Anti TCC as potentially malicious software. ;)
     
  9. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    The best way to kill Virus in UT3 is to shoot him with Rocket.
     
  10. Fuzz

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    Yes, but how do you get rid of a nasty nanoblack infection?

    I'll stick with Avira for now. Update in every ten days is good enough for me.
     
  11. Kazimira

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    You cant. Best just to look at it as a good thing.
     
  12. TurdDrive

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    what's the best anti virus software altogether?
     
  13. Fuzz

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    Nod32, but it ain't for free.
     
  14. Alhanalem

    Alhanalem Teammember on UT3JB Bangaa Bishop

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    AVG Free works for me.
     
  15. Kazimira

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    Avast here.
     
  16. TurdDrive

    TurdDrive sam k

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    OK then 'free' Anti virus

    I am on Mc'Afi and it scares me because i have had no viruses since getting it

    it scary cause I don't know if its good for blocking viruses or just crap and cant recognise them
     
  17. Fuzz

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    Avira, mostly I don't even notice it working in background. AVG is pretty good too, but got ads everywhere. Avast destroyed my music collection a couple of years ago. BitDefender deleted a few dozen files without asking me and the quarantine was empty.
     
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    AntiVir (Avira) is the best free one, but really, there are no good free ones.
    AVG is useless; avast isn't great either.

    For spyware/malware, there are some good free ones though:
    SuperAntispyware
    MalwareBytes
    Spyware Doctor "starter edition" is free & very good
    Spybot
    CounterSpy (15 day trial)
    Ad-aware is basically useless these days
    Spysweeper, not free, but good
     
  19. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I've never had any problems with Avast.
     
  20. Alhanalem

    Alhanalem Teammember on UT3JB Bangaa Bishop

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    AVG Free doesn't have ads. It only discreetly nags you to buy their full security suite, and only if you open up the control center. It also doesn't get in the way of operating the program at all.
     

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