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    Anti-virus software recommendations

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:30 pm

    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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    Re: Anti-virus software recommendations

    Post by shabbs on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:31 pm

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    Re: Anti-virus software recommendations

    Post by Tuk Tuk on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:32 pm

    AVG
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    Re: Anti-virus software recommendations

    Post by shabbs on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:32 pm

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

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

    Comodo is very good.
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    Re: Anti-virus software recommendations

    Post by Hockeyhero22000 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:34 pm

    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
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    Re: Anti-virus software recommendations

    Post by shabbs on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:36 pm

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

    Post by Hockeyhero22000 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:38 pm

    and by bloat you mean?
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    Re: Anti-virus software recommendations

    Post by hemlock on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:41 pm

    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.
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    Re: Anti-virus software recommendations

    Post by shabbs on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:58 pm

    Hockeyhero22000 wrote:and by bloat you mean?
    Add lots of useless stuff... slows it down...
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    Re: Anti-virus software recommendations

    Post by Phoenix30 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:01 pm

    I am current trying avira....
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    Re: Anti-virus software recommendations

    Post by hemlock on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:02 pm

    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.
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    Re: Anti-virus software recommendations

    Post by LeCaptain on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:45 pm

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

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

    This, unbeatable.
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    Re: Anti-virus software recommendations

    Post by wprager on Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:40 am

    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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    Re: Anti-virus software recommendations

    Post by SensFan71 on Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:25 am

    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.
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    Re: Anti-virus software recommendations

    Post by wprager on Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:34 am

    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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