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Topic # 6908 3-Mar-2006 18:39
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Hey all,
Just wondering if any of you have any antivirus horror storys?
Im looking to ditch Norton and AVG when my sub to norton expires because my soundcard software doesnt load with it.... :(
So please do tell... I wont laugh ... I Promise (crosses fingers)

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Reply # 29767 3-Mar-2006 18:54
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www.avast.com and its free this gets 10/10 from me

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Reply # 29779 3-Mar-2006 21:58
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johnr: www.avast.com and its free this gets 10/10 from me

What he said.
Kicks AVGs butt for usability. Doesnt annoy you when it updates, or leave dialogs open overnight. Avast all the wayyyyyy...............







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Reply # 29781 4-Mar-2006 02:10
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Avast gets a vote from me aswell!! Its also very easy to use!!

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Reply # 29782 4-Mar-2006 02:13
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Trend micro Pc-cillion

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Reply # 29783 4-Mar-2006 02:17
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Also, If anyone knows any decent free firewalls i can get could they let me know!?!

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Reply # 29784 4-Mar-2006 02:31
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If you are using Windows XP SP2 then you can use the built-in firewall. Not as fancy as other products, but free and effective.





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Reply # 29785 4-Mar-2006 02:32
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Yeah I do, just thought it would be a good idea to have another aswell

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Reply # 29786 4-Mar-2006 02:35
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You should not need to run two different firewall software. Also, firewall software modify the network stacks at very low level and they will interfere with each other. Not a good idea to have more than one (same apply to anti-virus).





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Reply # 29789 4-Mar-2006 05:36
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I was going to question why you would have 2 AV progs as I have heard they can cause conflict.

Anyways despite the support for avast I am sticking with AVG. I give any AV programme one chance, if it lets me down then move to another. I have been using AVG problem free for 3 years now. The 2 previous AV programme were paid for and both failed me once - I have little tolerance for computer software failure. (and yet I still use Windows...hmmm)

Zonealarm free version is my firewall. Annoying to set up at the start but after that again another trouble free programme. I have heard that firewalls are really not necessary when connected through a router but I cant see the harm in having another level of security. I will run www.grc.com "shields up" occassionally to test security - stealth all the way.




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Reply # 29808 4-Mar-2006 13:27
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www.grc.com gives me scores of perfect everytime using Trend Micro internet security 06.

I find it stays in the background when it should, and only shows a dialog if nessecsary, ie virus detected or alerting me when a program is requesting access to net. It auto updates in all by itself, although it does pop up a download staus window, that disappears after a few second and installs in background. Its easy to use and configure. I've had it in various version for 3 years and it gets better every year.

I had Norton internet security 05 on my new PC, as it came free and i liked it, so i thought i would upgrade to 06......biggest waste of money!

Trend micro gets a 10/10 from me, and its not overly expensive either

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