What anti-virus software do you use?

by rmx
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I've used AVG for years, but the latest version is bloated and giving me problems.

What is a good alternative?

RMX
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  • Profile picture of the author SpicyRobby
    Originally Posted by rmx View Post

    I've used AVG for years, but the latest version is bloated and giving me problems.

    What is a good alternative?

    RMX
    Hi RMX,

    Personally I don't use any (I know, someday I'll pay for this maybe:-))) but a while ago I used this one Best Free Antivirus: ESET! Try free antivirus programs for 30 days. - this is nod32, by the way.

    A friend of mine - and he's good at this stuff - recommended it to me.

    This soft is not gonna slow down the resources etc, try it.

    Rgds,

    Robby
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Deegan
    I'm a longtime nod32 user. It's what has worked best for me over the years. I've tried quite a few different anti virus vendors, but none have been as solid as nod 32.
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  • Profile picture of the author jonhel
    Long time AVG free user here and always been happy with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author s4nt0s
    Nod32 is one of the best IMO. If you go to their main website you can download the trial for free. If you don't want to pay for it you can go to nod321.com for free login and passwords. I would recommend just buying it because it's not too pricey. It's a great virus protector that uses very little resources. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Elliott Bean
    I use Norton but am considering swapping to AVG because I've heard it's as good and it's free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spike SpiegelIM
    Avast Professional Edition for years, I see no reason to change..
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  • Profile picture of the author The Pension Guy
    When you have a computer worth $1-2K or 3K... I am always amazed that people try to save on a $25-30-40 fee per year(!) to protect it.
    I think Kasperky Anti-Virus is one of the best in the world:
    Antivirus Software: Kaspersky Lab - Protection Against Malware and Cybercrime
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    • Profile picture of the author Wakunahum
      Originally Posted by The Pension Guy View Post

      When you have a computer worth $1-2K or 3K... I am always amazed that people try to save on a $25-30-40 fee per year(!) to protect it.
      I think Kasperky Anti-Virus is one of the best in the world:
      Antivirus Software: Kaspersky Lab - Protection Against Malware and Cybercrime
      I actually just installed avg anti virus recently but I ran about 8 years without any problems outside of a guy who got a virus when he borrowed my computer for a week when I was gone.

      If all goes bad, I can just quickly reinstall the operating system or even worse take 10 minutes and switch out a hard drive.
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  • Profile picture of the author ileneg
    McAfee on my desktop & Trend Micro PC-cillin on my laptop and I'm happy with both of them.

    ilene
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    I've used Norton, McAfee, Avast, and AVG.

    My personal experience is that AVG free is as good as the rest.

    For what it's worth, I've been using it for over 2 years and am satisfied.

    LC
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    • Profile picture of the author koolphoto
      I went from Norton to Trend Micro to AVG To Avast. Been using Avast for the last year. So far I like it.

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  • Profile picture of the author jbode
    Kaspersky is the best according to my research and it does seem to find more viruses than other antivirus software that I've used previously
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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    I used AVG for years and it worked well with xp, but it really didn't
    get along with vista. It caused 2 serious problems that I wouldn't
    have expected from an anti-virus. The first was an internet slow
    down to almost nothing that had me baffled. The second was
    difficulty logging into my host. I finally uninstalled it and got Avast,
    also free and both problems were solved.

    AVG seems to have gone downhill a bit lately. Harvey Segal
    mentioned awhile ago that it was causing him to get duplicate
    emails and uninstalling it solved that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Didier Faucher
    I use Avira Antivir.
    Free antivirus - Avira AntiVir

    I'm satisfied with it.

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    • Profile picture of the author rmx
      wow lot's of different opinions.

      Like I said I used AVG for years but recently when ever it would update it wanted me to reboot. Tried all kinds of things that support wanted me to try. Finally I tried to uninstalled it and it freeze my computer when I do.

      I'm going to give nod32 a try.

      RMX
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  • Profile picture of the author Ralf Skirr
    Hi RMX,

    check out this thread, lots of info on different anti virus programs.
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-software.html

    I switched from Trendmicro (which became too slow) to ESET NOD32 antivirus and I'm happy with it.

    Ralf
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  • Profile picture of the author mccflo99
    This is adapted from a previous reply I posted...

    I definitely would go with Norton 360.

    Best Anti Virus Program - All-in-one protection - Norton 360

    Great all in one solution and it protects you from adware, spyware, viruses, worms, etc. Also has a built in firewall and cleans the registry, runs degrags, does automatic backups, even has an identity theft function which I don't really use.

    It takes the Norton Internet Security to the next level.

    Pretty much a security, virus & maintenance all in one powerhouse and it's always protected me.

    I don't like having to have a virus software, a popup blocker, a spyware scanner, a seperate firewall, etc so 360 works great for me and allows me to forget about maintenance for the most part.

    It also covers 3 computers which is just right for my house so the per computer costs is very low and you get all the cool features.

    Definitely two thumbs up.

    Also, on AVG...

    An update for the AVG virus scanner released a month or so ago contained an incorrect virus signature, which led it to think user32.dll contained the Trojan Horses PSW.Banker4.APSA or Generic9TBN. AVG then recommended deleting this file; this causes the affected systems to either stop booting or go into a continuous reboot cycle. So far, the problem only appears to affect Windows XP, but there is no guarantee that other versions of Windows don't have the same issue.

    I read several reports that people had to reinstall windows because of this, yikes!

    Good luck ya'll,
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  • Profile picture of the author JLP
    Use Avast! with no problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesburchill
    Umm, I use Macs so I don't run any AV software ;-) Actually, that's not entirely true... when I'm running Windoze XP on my Mac in Parallels I use AVG - it's awesome. Tried a few others on "real" pc's and found they went far to slow when the AV s/w was loaded.
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    I use Mac OSX
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