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#1 lerum

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 07:35 PM

With my new PC, which antivirus is best?

I have no budget (everlasting supply of money :P ) I will be using Win XP Pro.

My current choice is Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2002.

Please help me choose :D
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#2 lerum

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 05:47 PM

*bumb*

please reply ASAP B)
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#3 anyweb

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 08:35 PM

if you are using windows XP then please make sure to checkout the following alternatives listed here

http://www.windows-noob.com

guess who created that domain ? ;)

cheers

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i do windows too

#4 lerum

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 11:18 PM

what about 2005?
seeing as that is the one on the shelves. :huh:
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Posted 18 December 2004 - 02:07 PM

I have no budget (everlasting supply of money  ) I will be using Win XP Pro.


hello my new best friend, where did you say you lived again ? <_<
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#6 lerum

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 08:21 PM

lol been saving for quite a while though. (not that rich really :( )
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#7 gus

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 10:03 PM

i know this is an old thread but avg antivirus is awsom even if you do use the free trial. i've had WAY better resualts with avg as apposed to anyother (i.e. norton, mcaffie, other stupid virus programs)

good luck,
gus

p.s. ad-aware is the best spywear as well (the free one is awsome too)
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#8 dasunst3r

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 01:19 AM

Norton AntiVirus is the perfect solution for bogging up your machine. Also, I hear that it's a paper shield. I would suggest looking into something like F-Secure.
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#9 znx

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 11:58 PM

AVG http://free.grisoft.com Free Util, free upgrade, Cleaned all the viruses I've got, runs in safe mode too (why would an AV product not you say?, ask Norton/Sophos.. )

Also I'd suggest something like ZoneAlarm (http://www.zonelabs.com)
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#10 dasunst3r

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 03:14 AM

I say that Norton and Symantec are very good paper shields. AVG is definitely the way to go if you have to get antivirus on the cheap. Otherwise, consider F-Secure.
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Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:16 PM

AVG dose have a PAY program but i think its focused on corps. I beleve it just provides support and u get updates a few days early.
gus
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Posted 19 February 2006 - 12:47 AM

try symantec corporate edition 10

or symantec clinet security that has both symantec corporate edition + symantec firewall

those are better than norton antivirus or norton internet security
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#13 znx

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 01:14 AM

AVG dose have a PAY program but i think its focused on corps. I beleve it just provides support and u get updates a few days early.
gus



not quite, the free service has a single daily update. the pay has multiple thats the difference :)

Oh and now they have a linux client too!
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#14 djsmiley2k

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 01:50 AM

For any norton users out there ::

startkeylogger


:lol: :rolleyes: :blink: :D
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Posted 25 February 2006 - 09:47 PM

Hi,

Have you tried F Secure?
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Posted 25 February 2006 - 10:42 PM

F-secure is awful

the amount of services it starts on a windows box is mindblowing

if you have F-secure installed, check task manager and see how many services are running related to f-secure

thumbs down from me

use AVG FREE

instead

cheers
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Posted 25 February 2006 - 10:56 PM

www.av-comparisons.org does some really good comparisons between the top AV programs. Avast! Antivirus has consitantly scored higher than AVG and it's free also. :)
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#18 YeOK

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 10:14 PM

Avast free home edition! Best virus software I've used and I had panda for ages..

have both Windows and linux versions for free home use

Avast Home Page

Best thing is, the same serial key works for both my Windows install and linux install...
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Posted 21 July 2007 - 06:06 AM

With my new PC i was wondering which antivirus is best?

I have no budget (everlasting supply of money :P ) I will be using Win XP Pro.

My current choice is Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2002.

Please help me choose :D

AntiVir (freeav.com) best support and great updates too :3
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#20 Deltanoob

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 03:44 AM

I agree with Yeok, GET AVAST NOW!!!!!! lol its really good.
I have been using it for a while now and no virus has made it in :)
Also get the following programs for that extra armor:

Spybot S&D
Protowall


May you walk the net with this new armor :)
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#21 tonto

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 08:54 AM

well...it's hard to choose but i can tell a few things: avast is ennoying with its scan, avg takes space, norton is a nightmare, mccafee is not ok. So i don't know what to say; the best choise for me is this kaspersky vers 7 I hope it'll help you too. Good luck!
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