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Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by analyzer, Aug 10, 2003.

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  1. analyzer

    analyzer Registered Member

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    I'm lookin for cheap and good AV to use for my new pc.
    Is F-Port a good choice compare to AVG 7or any others alternative ? I know KAV lite is good but already has KAV 4 prot on my main pc so it's not an option.
     
  2. LowWaterMark

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    I'm not totally sure I understand the situation... Why does having KAV on one system prevent you from using KAV Lite on another?

    As for "F-Prot for Windows", it is inexpensive and quite good. Here's a recent thread that overviews it:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=10006
     
  3. analyzer

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    cos I'd like to try different AV and play with them
     
  4. Blackcat

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    You cannot get cheaper than the free Etrust AV.

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=9672

    It has 2 scanners and should give you good protection.

    Worthwhile giving it a try and worth keeping if you can get the automatic updater to work.

    Also, depending upon which country you live in, there are rebates for the 2 big retail products- NAV and McAfee- which brings them down to a very low price, practically zero with some offers I have seen.

    Relatively cheap commercial programs to consider, all of which offer good protection and are $25 or less, include Dr Web(Home Edition), AVK and eScan. Slightly more expensive, as LWM suggested, would be F-Prot for Windows.

    Since you have a new computer, none of these should drag down your system.

    I suggest you take a look through some of the recent threads here at wilders where you will find information on all of these scanners.

    Although if you can afford a new PC I would have thought that the main factor determining your choice of AV would not be its price. Surely virus detection and how well it sits on your system are better characteristics to consider?

    If you agree, take a look here, for a wider choice;

    http://www.wilders.org/anti_viruses.htm
     
  5. the Tester

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    Analyzer,

    If I understand what you are saying,you already have KAV so you are looking for something different to try?
    If you are looking for an av that is not a KAV based av
    here are some that I have trialed or used recently:

    F-Prot For Windows(trial w/no updates).
    This is a good program.Cost is $29/year.

    eTrust.
    It may the best of the free av programs.
     
  6. jannuh

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    Maybe give Avast a try..
    www.avast.com
     
  7. Zidane

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    Yes, I suggest Avast - www.avast.com - I have Avast Home Edition for a year and only the Blaster bastard made it through a few days ago... and they quickly updated, so Avast was able to detect Blaster the next day...

    AND AVAST! IS FREEWARE FOR HOME USE :)
     
  8. FluxGFX

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    Has a good free AV, I would have to go with either KAV light 4.5 or Avast 4 home ;)

    Both of them are oustanding in the AV free world.
     
  9. minacross

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    o_O o_O Is KAV light 4.5 a freeware ?!
     
  10. Blackcat

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    Not if you want to detect AND clean the virus/trojan.

    In the past, a 'crippled' version of KAV Lite was available, particularly on the discs supplied with PC magazines. But it could ONLY detect viruses.

    Therefore, a fully functional free KAV lite is only available for the usual 30-day trial period.
     
  11. stranger

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    Another low cost, effective av you might want to check out is etrust ez antivirus by ca. Don't exactly recall the exact figure think it retails for $19.99 or something close. It's smaller in size compared to the standard etrust av and it only utilizes a single engine. It's nimble and scans fast and doesn't suck up cpu/memory cycles. :)
     
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