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1 Anti-virus software recommendations on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:30 pm

Cap'n Clutch

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Hey GMHockey computer wiz members:

I need to download some anti-virus software and I want a good one. I have heard not all anti-virus software programs are alike and some actually make your computer worse off so let me know what you recommend please.

Thank you in advance.


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2 Re: Anti-virus software recommendations on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:31 pm

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I use Avast.... free and good.

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

3 Re: Anti-virus software recommendations on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:32 pm

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AVG

4 Re: Anti-virus software recommendations on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:32 pm

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And if anyone's looking for a good, free Firewall...

http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/download_firewall.html

Comodo is very good.

5 Re: Anti-virus software recommendations on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:34 pm

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AVG is very good and i had it reccomended to my by a computer engineer who had fixed my computer many times he told me it is the best one out there and it is free

6 Re: Anti-virus software recommendations on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:36 pm

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Careful with the latest versions of AVG... they've started to bloat their "free" software. I gave up on it and moved to Avast.

7 Re: Anti-virus software recommendations on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:38 pm

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and by bloat you mean?

8 Re: Anti-virus software recommendations on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:41 pm

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I use Trend Micro. It has a buttload of features, is relatively cheap and really doesn't monopolize your system. I've been using it for several years now.

9 Re: Anti-virus software recommendations on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:58 pm

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Hockeyhero22000 wrote:and by bloat you mean?
Add lots of useless stuff... slows it down...

10 Re: Anti-virus software recommendations on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:01 pm

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I am current trying avira....

11 Re: Anti-virus software recommendations on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:02 pm

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shabbs wrote:
Hockeyhero22000 wrote:and by bloat you mean?
Add lots of useless stuff... slows it down...

That's one of my favorite things about Trend Micro...you only run the feature you choose and it's a simple click to shut down the program.

12 Re: Anti-virus software recommendations on Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:45 am

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shabbs wrote:I use Avast.... free and good.

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

This, unbeatable.

13 Re: Anti-virus software recommendations on Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:40 am

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shabbs wrote:I use Avast.... free and good.

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

I'm going to have to check out avast, I think. I've been using AVG for a few years and, you're right, it's begun to get too big for my britches.

I've got a low-end PC (a 4-5 year old eMachines -- never again buy an eMachnes, but that's another story) and when AVG is running its comprehensive scan it sucks up the CPU for a couple of hours -- and I only have an 80 GB drive that's about half full. As well, I've got a multi-user installation (all six of us have an account) and the update nags happen for everyone, which means that the update checker is running for everyone -- frankly, I don't want my kids involved in the decision of what and when to upgrade. Is it too much to ask that only the user(s) with admin privileges run the updater?


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14 Re: Anti-virus software recommendations on Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:25 am

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shabbs wrote:I use Avast.... free and good.

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this one beats AVG by a mile, noticed like you said with AVG 8, the package was starting to bloat and cause major slow downs on my pc.

15 Re: Anti-virus software recommendations on Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:34 am

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OK, just unloaded AVG and installed Avast. Couple questions:

1. Where is the option to select when to do a full scan? I want to schedule it at something like 1AM every Monday morning. Couldn't (quickly) find it. I don't want it to scan at startup every time, which is what it is currently insisting on doing.

2. While looking for the full scan scheduling option, I started up the simple user interface. There it asked me for a registration license and said I had 59 days left on the demo license. So is this just a time-limited demo that expires in 2 months?


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