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#27370 23-Oct-2008 15:37
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My McAfee antivirus software is due to expire soon, what antivirus softward would you recommend? i want one that is effective but affordable. i've never had a problem wtih mcafee apart from them charging my card without authorisation! might be time for a change as they want nearly $100 for a years subscription!

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  #173088 23-Oct-2008 15:45
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Bitdefender or Bullguard (uses bitdefender engine)

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  #173090 23-Oct-2008 15:54
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Your best anti-virus will always be common sense.

Personally, I do not use A/V as a regular application, but will do an online scan once every few months. But if you have multiple users, then you will probably need anti-virus.

The new Norton/Symantec 2009 packages are very good.

Maybe you should look at a whole internet security package too, virus' are probably not your biggest worry today. I would be more worried about spyware and phishing attacks. See Mauricio's blog for more info.

 
 
 
 


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  #173091 23-Oct-2008 15:56
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Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 is very good - I am using it now that it uses less than 7MB RAM on Vista, and it's fast. They provide free phone support in the USA too. A single license can be used in three PCs.

The other option I suggest is Avast. They have a free version - you just need to request the registration code. It's very light and works well.




 

 

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  #173093 23-Oct-2008 16:05
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freitasm: Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 is very good - I am using it now that it uses less than 7MB RAM on Vista, and it's fast. They provide free phone support in the USA too. A single license can be used in three PCs.

The other option I suggest is Avast. They have a free version - you just need to request the registration code. It's very light and works well.


That's good that Symantec have finally got the speed right with NAV BUT what about virus detection.
I have seen many a machine with up-to-date NAV and run NOD32 on it and found viruses that Symantec missed.

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  #173094 23-Oct-2008 16:06
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I'm quite fond of NOD32

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  #173095 23-Oct-2008 16:08
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NAV seems to work fine here. They also have a new update method that is constantly updating during the day.

I use NOD32 in all servers.




 

 

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  #173098 23-Oct-2008 16:12
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  #173106 23-Oct-2008 16:35
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a free one such as avast wouldn't work as well as one you pay for though surely...? you might not realise until a virus has taken over?

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  #173124 23-Oct-2008 17:46
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+1 for Avast!




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  #173137 23-Oct-2008 18:30
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+1 NOD32. Light on resources, fast, regular updates, and consistently high scores on www.av-comparatives.org




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  #173140 23-Oct-2008 18:34
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Step 1: Shut down your PC using the Start MenuStep 2: Unplug the PC at the wall, cut it off if you mustStep 3: Remove the modem connection to your PC be it USB or ethernetStep 4: Walk away
* this should stop about 98.7% of viruses getting in there....the 1.3% accounts for water damage and actual bugs getting into the sytem.
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  #173141 23-Oct-2008 18:37
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coffeebaron: +1 NOD32


+1 very light!



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  #173144 23-Oct-2008 18:41
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madmax77 i do that pretty much every night anyhow! the only time mcafee really found anything was if i was trying to download a song that it thought was a trojan. still i feel like if i don't have any anti-virus software my computer will get one! if i have the anti-virus software it won't. sods law eh...

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  #173145 23-Oct-2008 18:42
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coffeebaron: +1 NOD32

+1.

Has symantec finally after how many years actually made a norton package that doesnt slow down the computer more than a virus itself? Thats a miracle, i assume they finally used the corporate AV's engine instead of the old slow bloated engine that got worse with every release.



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  #173146 23-Oct-2008 18:42
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is NOD32 a free one or do you have to pay? where is the best place to get some of these different ones from as i live in the sticks!

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