Help AV ran out today!!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by flutlichtjunky, Dec 28, 2006.

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  1. flutlichtjunky

    flutlichtjunky Registered Member

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    Been using Etrust 2006 Ez Antivirus version 7.0.6.7 and it expired today (must have been all those warnings i saw for the past month :rolleyes: !!)

    Its expired now and I was thinking off getting a new AV as it keeps missing dodgy files (a warning pops up and it says deleted the infection then milliseconds later it shows another infection got through?).

    I run:

    ZA 6.1.774
    Spywareguard 2.2
    Spybot S&D 1.4
    Spyware blaster 3.5.1
    and startup monitor

    Plus a-squared free and ad-aware for on-demand scanning

    And I was either thinking of just getting the free ez av 2007 software using that Microsoft tie in or going for NOD32o_O

    I really need it to be light on resources as I use my PC for music production so which of these are a good choice or are they any others I really should look at?

    Many thanks

    FJ
     
  2. Londonbeat

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    ~removed whole quote of post directly above....Bubba~

    Hi flutlichtjunky

    You might find this link useful if you're after a freebie: Best Free Antivirus #2 reviews the free AV's.

    They're all good and free, if you're after a paid version the report also recommends nod32 and Kaspersky, which I'd agree with.

    Londonbeat
     
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  3. WSFuser

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    for a light and effective AV, NOD32 is one of the best.
     
  4. Jaska

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  5. Pedro

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    According to wilders' regulars:) , Kaspersky, Avira AV and NOD32 are the best for you. Light and on the top.
    I use Avast!, but it can slow things down sometimes. If you really need one that light, go with these.
    Avira experienced some problems with the update, but it shouldn't last long.
     
  6. tomazyk

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    For paid I would go with Nod, for free Antivir Personal. Both very light on resources.
     
  7. Blackcat

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    Recommended "lightweight" AV scanners;

    Free; AVG, Avast, AntiVir, AOL's AV.

    Commercial; AntiVir Premium, Dr Web, F-Prot 6, NOD32, VBA32.

    Try any of these AV's and see which one suits your system and pocket the best.

    Apart from the AV to use, if you want resource usage to be minimum I would not run any AS scanners in real-time. Just use a non-IE browser and stick to your on-demand scanners ;)
     
  8. ggf31416

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    If you want a free antivirus, AOL Active Virus Shield or Antivir Classic.
     
  9. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i recommend AVG for a free solution,

    and dr.web for paid. :D
     
  10. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    I'd choose NOD32 !

    www.eset.com
     
  11. pipester

    pipester Guest

    Some good choices would be AVG, Dr.Web, F-prot and NOD32.
     
  12. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    yep, id agree with that selection, whichever suits the user.
     
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  13. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    i would suggest trying nod32,dr web and kaspersky to see what you like the best.
    lodore
     
  14. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    My AV set ups below are both free and have been effective for me. ;)
     
  15. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    just to add, here is some reasons i like dr.web

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    here are some key features which stand out from the crowd.

    * Computer resources-friendly - perfect for laptops, ideal for notebooks
    * Can be installed on the already infected machine and can cure the infected system
    * Correctly checks on-the-fly incoming\outgoing e-mails via POP3/SMTP/IMAP/NNTP
    * Protects against spyware/adware/riskware/hacker tools/paid dialers
    * Very frequent updates of virus databases – up to several times per hour!
    * The distribution of Dr.Web is the smallest of all leading anti-viruses – around 9MB, just 12-15 MB of free space is required after installation!
    * The size of the updates are the smallest of all - up to 15 KB only - perfect, even for dial-up users.

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  16. farmerlee

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    If you want to keep using etrust i have a spare license key you can use. It works fine with the new version 8, its good for almost another whole year.
     
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