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Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by DoeZ0763, May 20, 2004.

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  1. DoeZ0763

    DoeZ0763 Registered Member

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    I need a little guidance here...My Norton Antivirus subscription will be up in a few days...I'm wondering if I should renew this or is there something better and maybe free that I can download for my protection? I do you the Panda also...Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated... *puppy*
     
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    Kaspersky, F-secure or Norman virus control.
     
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    Where do I find these and what can you tell me about them? I have never heard of these before so I'm not familiar with them...any info on them would be great *puppy*
     
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    Panda is very good.He has found a suspect virus that other Antivirus could n't find
     
  5. DoeZ0763

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    I am feeling stupid here...but...what is NOD32? I was reading all the posts about it and it sounds great...what is it and where can I get it? Thanks *puppy*
     
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    Panda is a good one but recently i found out that they cut short their promo offer from 1yr free license to 3 months free license. so if you want good quality free solutions you can try eTrust EZ antivirus using the latest VET engine which has many VB awards. this is the direct download link:

    ftp://ftpav.ca.com/pub/myeTrust/apps/EZAntivirus.exe

    and this is the link where you can register and get a free activation code.

    http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft

    don't download the EZ Armor as it contains the old version. the direct link has the latest version.
     
  10. FluxGFX

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    To be honest all AV have their own strenght and weaknesses.

    It all depends what you whant your AV to do. ( Note AV stands for Anti-Virus ) if your counting on having an AV to catch worms, trojans and malware then better look for an AT and various other utils.

    Some people might not agree with me. So please if your here to start a pissing contest you can piss alone.

    F-Prot
    Nod32
    Kaspersky
    Kav
    F-Secure
    Avast
    Norton ( bloated but works great )
    Mcafee
    and there's a few others.

    ( Note that this is not an order of preference but just a list of some of the very good AV seen )

    If your asking what I'm running. Nod32 resident, on demand Kav and F-Prot.
    Running also TDS.

    If your going to bitch this is not the place. So please this is just to inform the user.
     
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    You can get it at www.nod32.com.

    NOD32 is a lightweight, blindingly fast AV that is top-notch against In The Wild threats--viruses that are most likely to infect your system.

    IMO, NOD32 has no equal in detecting and stopping stuff contained in e-mail--which is the vector by which over 95 percent of the yuckies come from.

    In addition, I would say it's also "very good" against trojans and other crap which you might find trying to get into your system.

    Download the 30-day trial and give it a spin. ;)
     
  12. Paul Wilders

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    No such contests allowed over on this board ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
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    LoL ! You know what I mean Paul lol
     
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    Sure - we want this board no-umbrella-needed :)

    regards.

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    Now isn't it passed your bed time ? If I'm correct your around 8:40pm


    Well maybe not in bed but close...
     
  16. Paul Wilders

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    Wrong - on both accounts :)

    regards.

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    DoeZ - if Norton worked for you, I'd pay for the new subscription. Yes, NAV has its own quirks and faults, but stick with what works FOR YOU. If, however, you had problems with NAV, then I'd consider trying Avast or AVG (both of which offer free versions).
     
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    Norton is a good av. it is not what I use but I have in the past. If norton has worked well for you you might want to keep it. If you just want to try something else there are some good ones mentioned in this thread. You can always trial a few till you find one you really like. ;)
     
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    I noticed the time ERROR I enterd... sigh
     
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    After reading all your replies...I downloaded NOD32 and ran that...looked like everything came up clean...I can't figure out how to get an update on that one...I also downloaded and ran Kaspersky(?sp?) this one seemed alot easier and it cam up with 7 viruses that it deleted...I uninstalled my Norton before doing all of this...Is there something else I should be running for protection...I have ZoneAlarm~Spybot Search & Destroy~CWShredder~AdAware 6.0 already on my computer. Just one more question please...if this Kaspersky found and deleted 7 viruses...how can I be sure they're gone from my whole computer all together? Thanks again *puppy*
     
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