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Best anti-virus program now?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by The Dopefish, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. The Dopefish

    The Dopefish Active Member

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    Well? Is Kaspersky still the besticles?
     
  2. Cap'n Beeb

    Cap'n Beeb Banned

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    As far as I know, Kaspersky is indeed the bee's knees and the cat's ass.
     
  3. DeeperShade

    DeeperShade Banned

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    tbh, you're gonna end up getting about a 100 different answers as to what is the best. Everyone has their own opinion.. :)
     
  4. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    That's probably because there is no absolute answer to that question.
     
  5. togmkn

    togmkn tog-em-kay-en

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    I just switched from Norton to AVG Free, and, though you get what you pay for, I am very happy with it.
     
  6. Crowze

    Crowze Bird Brain

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    Seconded the AVG vote, it does the job well enough and is free.
     
  7. DeaJae

    DeaJae taking a month's break

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    Thirded the AVG vote. Got fed up of Nortons sucking my resources and paying year on year. Im impressed so far, that i use it to check over customers machines as well.
     
  8. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    I'm still firmly in the NOD32 camp. It's a great deal easier on the resources than KAV, less expensive, and IMO as good, or better at detecting viruses.

    http://www.eset.com
     
  9. DeeperShade

    DeeperShade Banned

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    Symantec here. :shrug: No problems with it so far.
     
  10. The_Head

    The_Head JB Mapper

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    Used to use Norton, was great as it was clear and simple to use, also didn't have to pay for it as it was my mum's computer ;)

    I use AVG now, very good, no complaints.
     
  11. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    But AVG has a horrid detection rate. Even Avast is better.
     
  12. Valium

    Valium Priestess Ishizu

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    I use AVG and SpybotSD, Spybot tends to pick up bits that AVG seems to leave out.
     
  13. ThirtySixBelow

    ThirtySixBelow tactical inaccuracy

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    I use AVG just because Norton was taking up too many resources to my liking. I don't really spend time reading up on anti-virus detection rates, but I have yet to get a virus in a year or so of using it, so I guess it's doing it's job :)
     
  14. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    AVG and Lavasoft Ad Aware :)
     
  15. hyrulian

    hyrulian Rainbow Brite

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    I've been using AVG since my McAfee subscription expired.
     
  16. Zaccix

    Zaccix Truth, by Banksy

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    AVG here as well, although I occasionally scan with ClamWin, too.
     
  17. missPoopShoot

    missPoopShoot voodoo rage

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    Me too. :) NOD32 doesn't hog my poor system as much as Norton did, so I love it. Shockingly the first AV I've paid for personally (although I don't feel good about that). Up until I bought NOD32 a few months ago I'd been using some old verison of NAV that my parents bought for the home PC about 4 years ago.

    Edit: for spyware I use Adaware, Spybot and MS AntiSpyware just to be sure. Usually just end up cleaning out cookies from dodgy sites...
     
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  18. Al

    Al Reaper

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    tool BuFs #1 mom

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    Kaspersky and NOD32 are pretty much dead locked for the best anti-virus program out there.

    I'm a NOD32 fan myself.
     
  20. ThirtySixBelow

    ThirtySixBelow tactical inaccuracy

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    Both of those look to cost money though. Why must you pay for antivirus by the year? Who decided it was ok to keep charging people for protection software? It's just like patching any other software with updates, just more often i guess. NOD32 is 40 dollars the first year, and 30 dollars every year after that. Where is the draw to have a program protect my computer for 5 years costing me $160 when I can do it for free...
     

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