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What Anti-Virus Software do you run?
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What Anti-Virus Software do you run? - June 30, 2008, 09:05 AM

Ok, I have a new computer (and yeah, it runs VISTA) and I'm just curious what you all use for virsu software if anything. I usually watch what I download but you never know....Im running Nortons now and thats what I usually run but I am always looking for upgrades!

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June 30, 2008, 09:18 AM

Ive always run norton and sometimes Mcafee.

I use firefox(3)+noscript plugin for safer browsing.

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June 30, 2008, 09:23 AM

http://www.eset.com/ (NOD32) on my XP.
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June 30, 2008, 09:30 AM

I have been using AVG for a while now and like it alot.
Norton hogs so much resources that I hate it.


They have a free version.

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June 30, 2008, 09:34 AM

I run the AVG free as well. Always the highest rated free software from what I've seen.

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June 30, 2008, 09:36 AM

+1 for AVG

-1 for Norton

I work on a big network and Norton doesnt catch shit. AVG on the other hand is very good about detecting problems immediatly. The other thing I dont like about Norton is the size of the update files. Bandwidth is a problem here and downloading a 10-20Mb file is troublesome to say the least.

I use AVG Free on my Vista box

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June 30, 2008, 09:36 AM

AVG Free along with Spydoctor. I even have CCleaner and AdAware sitting on the system when I feel like really mopping the system up!

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AVG here too

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June 30, 2008, 09:51 AM

mcafee, cuz it's free.

AVG is good too, but I don't use it.
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Threatfire and Antivir - use them both on two Vista machines at home. Free, and highly recommended. Check out http://forum.notebookreview.com - EXCELLENT site with some very helpful folks. Couple of things you can do to get the most out of Vista, as well as recommendations on software

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June 30, 2008, 10:03 AM

I use a free antivirus called avast!

It doesn't hog resources, and some of the modules that come with it, like the Outlook plugin, only load when you open Outlook. Updates are fairly regular and small in size.

For web browsing, I also use firefox with noscript as some above have listed.

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Anti-virus software is essentially useless against the 0-day stuff so the only point of competition is really price, so by all means, go with the free ones.

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