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Best Anti-Virus Program?
« on: April 28, 2009, 07:53:22 pm »
Please don't move this into ZzzzTech SectionzzzZZz lets maybe consider that merger/ under-used section deletion topic we had a bit back and get on it!


Anyway, i have been using AVG for the last 2 years, and tbh, last few months, it refuses to update. im lazy and refused to be arsed to find a new one until last night, i got avira. We're talkin free anti-virus programs here btw, none of this "purchase" business.

AVIRA is pretty.. thorough, i thought.. and frustrating, i guess maybe it's just that i had so many pieces of crap sitting on my pc that i didn't know about it had alot of warnings popping up saying "WHERE DO YOU WANT THIS? AND THIS? AND THIS? AND THIS? OH AND THIS?"

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Re: Best Anti-Virus Program?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 08:06:29 pm »
I don't use anti virus since i'm hardcore and that's how i roll

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Re: Best Anti-Virus Program?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 08:07:09 pm »
Try avast. Pretty smooth, fast and.. free.
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Re: Best Anti-Virus Program?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 08:29:42 pm »
The best I know of is NOD32. It's not free though, but it definitely gets the job done.

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I just noticed you said free. In that case, then I'd have to stick with AVG...but if ever you reconsider buying/"buying" (there is a difference) anti-virus, then I still recommend NOD32.
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Re: Best Anti-Virus Program?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 08:53:30 pm »
I use Comodo Internet Security (both antivirus and firewall) and AVG... I've done just fine with them (knocks on wood).
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Re: Best Anti-Virus Program?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009, 09:00:36 pm »
Buy a Mac ;D

That or Avast!

It was what I used when I was on a PC

Worked great and runs in the background smoothly

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Re: Best Anti-Virus Program?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 09:19:47 pm »
Avast is very good! Right now I have Anti Vir. Warning don´t use Anti-Vir, cause everytime it makes an update a pop up window appears this is much more worse than a real virus! Especialy when u r ingame pwning somebodys ass and then POP UP! >:(

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Re: Best Anti-Virus Program?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009, 09:37:18 pm »
if you do get Avast! be sure to turn off the sound.

I had my speakers blaring music once and it found a virus and sounded its freaking alarm and I thought maybe the whole world died.

seriously, turn it off.

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Re: Best Anti-Virus Program?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009, 11:12:26 pm »
nod32 2.7

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Re: Best Anti-Virus Program?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2009, 12:06:48 am »
Buy a Mac ;D

Or switch to a Linux distro.

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Re: Best Anti-Virus Program?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2009, 10:57:03 am »
if you do get Avast! be sure to turn off the sound.

I had my speakers blaring music once and it found a virus and sounded its freaking alarm and I thought maybe the whole world died.

seriously, turn it off.

I forgot to turn my speakers off while at school one day, and a scheduled scan started. My mother just happened to be walking past as it went off. She freaked out and pulled the plug from the wall socket.

I wasn't supposed to leave it on after that.
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Re: Best Anti-Virus Program?
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2009, 02:07:01 pm »
I had avira, pissing me off, constantly showing me the same thing it thinks its lightly but not really threatening malware, which is actually a dll of something i know is safe. So game over avira, hello avast.

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Re: Best Anti-Virus Program?
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2009, 03:02:30 pm »
I use Avast. I love it.
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Re: Best Anti-Virus Program?
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2009, 04:45:53 pm »
just incase you need more convincing... definitely avast.

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Re: Best Anti-Virus Program?
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2009, 05:41:50 pm »
It seems that Avast people have brainwashed even me to reconsider and change my anti-virus program :)
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