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Discussion in 'Software' started by dfk, 22 Nov 2003.

  1. dfk

    dfk What's a Dremel?

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    Which is the best antivirus software availible in the market nowdays, price is not the factor here.

    ???

    I find Norton good, but it had recently started developing some problems.
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I've always found a program called AVG to be a great program, from here. You can buy several different versions, but the free one is quite adequate for all my needs - it usually finds virii before norton does on systems thanks to the free updates every day or whatever...
     
  3. ajack

    ajack rox

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    definitely gotta agree with Krikkit here - AVG is by far the best av software ive ever used
     
  4. ChillingSP

    ChillingSP What's a Dremel?

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    Dont' know how good is avg but i'm impressed by NOD32.
    It is very very fast, customizable, doesn't sucks many resources and has daily or even twice a day updates.
     
  5. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Another vote for AVG here too.

    Other than that, linux ;)
     
  6. ChillingSP

    ChillingSP What's a Dremel?

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    A question.
    Has the free version of AVG an option to exclude file and folders from the on-access scanning ?
     
  7. Spiral Architect

    Spiral Architect Cooked on Phonics

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    AVG all the way.
     
  8. tk421

    tk421 Idiot.

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  9. KinGvsKinG

    KinGvsKinG What's a Dremel?

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  10. ajack

    ajack rox

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    AVG is free too...
     
  11. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    AVG all the way.... tho it wouldn't remove Nachi, had to use other software to do that :eyebrow:
     
  12. ChillingSP

    ChillingSP What's a Dremel?

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    Just browsed to Virus Bulletin for AVG and found this .

    3 passes 19 fails seems one of the worst performance ever :eyebrow:
     
  13. batsman

    batsman the quiet one

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    i'm on norton 2004,

    but AVG is good and bonus as its free

    the trend stuff is meant to be the industry standard
     
  14. white modder

    white modder What's a Dremel?

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    price is not the factor here.
    he sais
    so bye avg and norton

    because price doesnt matter you better buy some enterprise anti-virus
    like
    McAfee Active Virus Defense
    Sophos Anti-Virus
    Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise Edition 8.0
    Trend Micro Enterprise Protection Strategy
    those are far the best
     
  15. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    it's all about AVG.
     
  16. Froggy

    Froggy What's a Dremel?

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    yea i am using AVG right now. ive been having problems with norton 03 and 04. if you have a copy of 02 use that. i got more disks of that then i do AOL. lol it comes as a bonus with every router and mobo i buy.
     
  17. dfk

    dfk What's a Dremel?

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    Im having problems with both Norton 2004 Professional Edition and my previus Norton 2004 Pro.

    I was not having this problem when i was using my previous Windows XP which had no service pack.

    But since the day i have formatted my pc and installed Service Pack1. When ever i try to run LiveUpdate or Open Norton Antivirus's main Window it closed after a few seconds.

    I keep update with the help of the automated Liveupdate.

    Anybody has any clue why i am having this problem ?
     
  18. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    a friend of mine had the same problem. try ctrl+alt+del and open the task manager. click the tab for processes. end all of them that are not necessary (i'm sorry, but I'm not sure which ones are necessary, although someone else lurking in here should know) and then try running the anti-virus. apparently some viruses run processes in the background that prevent you from running anti-viruses. sneaky little buggers, aren't they? anyways, I hope this helps!
    :p
     
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