1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Two Factor Authentication is now available on BeyondUnreal Forums. To configure it, visit your Profile and look for the "Two Step Verification" option on the left side. We can send codes via email (may be slower) or you can set up any TOTP Authenticator app on your phone (Authy, Google Authenticator, etc) to deliver codes. It is highly recommended that you configure this to keep your account safe.

Best Anti-Virus for UT3

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

  1. Kazimira

    Kazimira Necris Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    664
    Likes Received:
    0
    AVG is a bit of a resorse hog compared to Avast though.
     
  2. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Messages:
    4,721
    Likes Received:
    1
    OK, so this thread's topic has expanded a bit, but I use Avira's AntiVir Free for all 3 XP home computers and my one at work. It seems to work fine with UT3 and it doesn't really seem to interrupt it too bad when it updates either, but I'll have to watch for that again; although, I do try to update before I start the game as a precaution.

    As far as spyware/malware, I use SpywareBlaster, Spybot, MalwareBytes and SuperAntispyware. I recently axed Ad-Aware and added the last two.:)

    I just got back from vacation and don't feel like working, so I'm checking UT3 threads at BUF.:flak:
     
  3. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes. That along with Zone Alarm free. You can find a lot of free utilities at MajorGeeks.com
     
  4. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,808
    Likes Received:
    0
    im using AVG free too. no problems with it so far.
     
  5. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Messages:
    4,721
    Likes Received:
    1
    One thing I don't like about AVG 8.5 is it combines the anti-virus and anti-spyware into one process (or something like that), so you can't disable the anti-spyware if you have other things on your system that takes care of that. We have it at work and I just noticed this today.
     
  6. Princess_Die

    Princess_Die Always Out Numbered... Never Out Gunned

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is there any anti-virus that protects against spidermines?
     
  7. hyrulian

    hyrulian Rainbow Brite

    Joined:
    May 20, 2001
    Messages:
    9,548
    Likes Received:
    0
    Although the virus-scanning part of AVG also takes care of checking for spyware, you can tell it not to. You can selectively turn off checking for spyware for both the Resident Shield (on-access scanner) or any of the Scan Settings (on-demand scanner) if you wish; screenshots below. You can access that dialog box from Tools --> Advanced Settings.
     

    Attached Files:

  8. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Messages:
    4,721
    Likes Received:
    1
    Here ya go:
    http://www.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/news-nouvelles/archives/spotlight-pleinfeux/0306-eng.asp
    "The partners (DRDC Suffield and MED-ENG Systems Inc.) testing the MED-ENG Spider mine boot knew they had a success when blast tests on their jointly developed "prosthetic foot" confirmed that the boot would provide four to five times the protection offered by conventional mine boots. The success of the Spider Mine Boot Protection System stems from a revolutionary design that prevents or minimizes injury to the feet and legs when the user steps over or near a blast-type antipersonnel mine. Comprising a platform (to which the user’s combat boot is secured) supported by four pods, the Spider boot keeps the foot 15 to 20 cm from the source of the blast. The pods and elevation of the boot allow the energy and fragments produced by the blast to be dispersed and deflected away from the foot and leg. The shell of the boot absorbs any residual fragments and blast energy. The Spider boot is meant to be used with appropriate full-body protective equipment."
     
  9. rAt.8^].bAg

    rAt.8^].bAg Don't eff wid Gkublok

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    0
    AVG works fine so far. About a year ago Avast missed a virus and I had to re-format and re-install OS. :mad: No more Avast for moi.
     
  10. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Messages:
    4,721
    Likes Received:
    1
    I only use Avast on my Win98SE computer.:)
     
  11. Reddrag0n

    Reddrag0n Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2015
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    I use free Nortons from Comcast.
    Seems to work fine for me.
     
  12. dr.flay

    dr.flay Dr.Flay™

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    3
    Seriously dude, will you please stop resurrecting old threads.
    This one is 16 years old ! date.png

    BTW. Comcast do not make Norton.
    Symantec make Norton. Comcast is your internet provider.
    Symantec pay ISPs to shove free Norton trials at people (it does not stay free).
    If people search first they will find that the quality of Norton is so random over the months, that you cannot trust it.
    ISPs could give really free, high quality antivurus, but nobody will pay them to do that.

    The final word on choosing your antivirus is;
    Look at the comparison sites, and never trust the opinion of a user with no comparison to something else.
    Over the past year (2015) Avira has been voted the best by the independent AV test sites, for the most months.
    Avira and Bitdefender have been the best free AV over the past year, and currently still are.

    If you read this post in years to come, just use the links below and ignore everything in the tread above this line.

    Half yearly averages
    https://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/latest_comparative/index

    Monthly tests
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/dynamic-tests/
    https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/
    https://www.av-test.org/en/compare-manufacturer-results/
     
  13. Reddrag0n

    Reddrag0n Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2015
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks for the info.
    I
     

Share This Page