can anybody comment on CyberScrub AV Lifetime Edition

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  1. fire

    fire Registered Member

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    hi everybody!!!!!
    In a month I have to either renew Norton AV, or buy another one.
    I came across this one, on "updatexp.com" and it offers a free trial too....
    What seems so new to me, and appealing in the same time.... the fact that you pay one time the price $ 49 o_O and not ever have to pay for the 5 yr. period for the upgrades.... it may even be convenient if I have to travel overseas for a while....
    It said that because it's a new technology is better than Norton and etc., etc., if anybody is using it ? can i get some input on the mattero_O thanks!
     
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    Hello fire... welcome to wilders. There is a thread about cyberscrub https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=36664&highlight=cyberscrub
    If you need more click on search (at the top of the page ) and enter cyberscrub . It appears to be the" Kav light " that Kaspersky decided to drop last year. It has reappeared as Cyberscrub antivirus. There may be better options for the long term than this . If you lurk around the anti virus forum you may see some nice options.
     
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    thanks for your response!!! I seem to find the process of finding a "good" AV quite frustrating....Is there a web link or something that lists top 10 let's say, so I can get an idea or any other sugestions on few names. I'm looking for something easy to use and good protection, maybe around $ 50 -$70 the most, thanks again!!!
     
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    NOD 32 http://www.nod32.com.au/nod32/home/home.htm
    The official NOD support forum for Noddy users is here at wilders. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=15
    Excellent instructions for setting up NOD https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=37509
    It costs $39 the first year and $29 there after

    Kaspersky personal http://www.ice-kav.com/personal.php
    support forum http://forums.useice.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?;act=SF;f=1
    excellent assistance for your kav .
    Or at http://www.kaspersky.com/personal
    It costs $39 from the ice-kav link above. with 30% discount the following year. Kaspersky does give very good all round virus/trojan/worm malware protection.

    If you do decide to drop Nortons then it may be a good move to uninstall it completely before trying out another antivirus product .

    If your surfing habits are tidy you might find that a good free anti virus such as Avast home edition is all you need. http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html .
    They have a good forum for support http://forum.avast.com/ There is also excellent support here at wilders from experienced Avast users.
     
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    hey guys, thanks so much for all the information.....guess whato_O
    I have used "avast home edition" and I absolutely loved it, very easy to use, loved the update feature.... here is what happened
    I got my dell computer in June and didn't use any protection of any kind, I had SP1 on my system and upgrade it to SP2 a month later, all this time my computer was infected and didn't know until my browser would "set itself" to some "CoolWebSearch" web page. I got Pestpatrol and deleted a lot of "stuff" but could not remove the CWS "aboutblank"... in the meantime I got Zonelab firewall which i liked alot too... and Avast, but since I was so "infected" and it would find a lot of stuff... I couldn't really tell "how reliable" it is, because of the way my computer was at the time, but I liked it enough to recommend it to other people....that wouldn't want to pay for an AV...When I thought I had my computer "cleaned up", my computer crashed and had to install windows again, and that's how I got to use Norton AV, the guy at dell told me that I should just have a good AV( he suggested Norton) and not worry about anything else, but I'm not sure if I want to get stuck with Norton, sometimes my husband forgets to turn on the "internet security" and I found some 162 viruses which were deleted on my weekly scan......... I keep going to avast page and look every now and then, and I think they've added the "internet security" feature....someone can correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks again so much for all your input !!!
     
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    Hello fire,
    I think Avast sounds like a good option , there is good support with this also.
    If you are running with a firewall ( as you do ) ... you may want to add "Ewido " a good free compliment to your anti virus (avast)
    http://www.ewido.net/en/features/
    This setup contains the free- as well as the plus-version of the ewido security suite. After the installation a free 14 day test version containing all the extensions of the plus-version will be activated. At the end of the test phase the extensions of the plus version are deactivated and the Freeware version can be used unlimited.
    this will give good support to your current security and add extra protection against spyware/malware and trojans
     
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    thanks again for all your information, I really appreciate your help!!!
     
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