Which anti-virus software are you using with LnS?

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  1. nuser

    nuser Registered Member

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    Hi, Friends,
    I believe that besides LnS, all of you have installed some kind of Anti-virus software. I just wonder which one is the best (or more appropriate) buddy of LnS.
    I am using Mcafee product. Not bad.
    Is there a better choice?:-*
     
  2. danieleb

    danieleb Registered Member

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    I don't know of any incompatibility with any of the known free or paid AV products, so you could probably just use witch ever you like. I've settled for NOD32 for its lightness. Both NOD and L'n'S are light and unobtrusive and that suits me fine!
     
  3. Smiggy

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    I have NOD32 alongside my LnS for much the same reason.
    Very light on resources and well known in the game as one of the leaders.

    Kaspersky got one of the highest detection rates but I personally am not keen on its interface, just a preference.
    Macafee and Norton very good too but they are well known resource hoggers.

    On the free AV front I tested Avast, AVG and Avira's offerings back end of last year and early doors this year and would have to recommend Avira's AntiVir. Very fast scanner, high detection rates and like most of the commercial products it satisfies the independant award panel at the Virus Bulletin, www.virusbtn.com, it still maintains its VB100 award.
    AVG too holds same certification (listed under parent company Grisoft) but its main problem lies with virus detection, it doesn't possess a live quarantine/delete option.
    It will alert you to the presence of a virus but you then have to initiate a full scan to detect and destroy said virus, cumbersome!
    Avast is ok, bit too graphic based for me, I tend to be suspicious of prgrams that try to dazzle you with fancy graphics, skins etc. but again, it maintains its VB100 award status under its parent name Alwil.

    Coupled with a Firewall and Anti-Virus solution you should consider an Anti-Spyware/Malware guard.
    Webroot Spy Sweeper is good, the good 'free' program is AVG's anti-spyware.
    http://free.grisoft.com follow prompt for free anti-spyware.
    There are other free programs that you can consider, SpyBot, Ad-Aware however these do not possess a live 'guard' that AVG's offering does. You have to regularly run a scan to check you are clean.
    SpyBot has a process protector called TeaTimer which is ok but not what I would class as a full guard against infection.

    Add the three together (AV, FW & Anti-Spyware) and you have a very good barrier against the nasties on the net!

    There you go, a lot of waffle and words, hope some of this may be of some use to you in your quest for total protection!

    Take care all!

    Smiggy.
     
  4. DVD+R

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    Using NOD32 with Spy Sweeper and L'n'S :cool: Very Compatible Indeed :thumb:
     
  5. Mongol

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    Currently using Panda AV 2007 with Look N Stop and running smooth on my desktop. I flip-flop between this combo and Online Armor AV+ every few weeks. I just feel a little uneasy about Online Armor AV not having a fulltime guard at times...:rolleyes: :blink: :)
     
  6. MikeNash

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    :D Anything unknown that tries to run will get scanned by the KAV engine, don't worry about that :)
     
  7. sukarof

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    Im running Norman Antivirus (XP) and Avast free (Vista). I have also tried Bitdefender, Kaspersky, NOD32, AVG, Antivir and DrWeb. All play nice with all I got, including Look´n´stop.
     
  8. huntnyc

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    I use NOD32 with LnS. After you configure both, they are pretty much set and forget in their functionality and of course very light on resources.

    Gary
     
  9. Ade 1

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    Hi.

    Like others using NOD32 & LnS - no complaints here.

    Both aren't resource hoggers like complete internet suites that I've tried which suits me fine.
     
  10. farmerlee

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    I've run many av's alongside lns, avg, avs, nod32, avira. They've all worked fine. I find mcafee to be a bit too heavy on the resources for my likeing.
     
  11. carioca

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    Hi, buddy. I should recommend one of the best scanners without spending one cent. It's called Active Virus Shield but better known as avs from aol/kaspersky. It's a very low impact antivirus (one of the lightest antivirus scanners) and It's a second ranked position by the antivirus testers for 2007 antivirus review. You can read a resume of it as follows down there below just to have an idea:"Active Virus Shield is free anti-virus for your PC that combines traditional antivirus programs, stopping them before they can infect your computer.

    Active Virus Shield is brought to you as a free service of AOL and is based on Kaspersky Lab’s award winning Personal Anti-Virus:

    * Ranked #2 by Consumer Reports (Sep. ’05)
    * Rated “Excellent” by TopTenReviews.com (2006)
    * “Offers updates with more frequency… compared with… other security vendors” – Information Week
    * “No anti-virus vendor launches a fix faster” – Red Herring

    Active Virus Shield seamlessly integrates with the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems and is compatible with other PC protection programs (firewalls, anti-spyware, etc.). Like other anti-virus programs, using Active Virus Shield may require that you uninstall other anti-virus programs to avoid product incompatibilities.
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    Good luck! Best Regards.
    :thumb:
     
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