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netreg
Grafter
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Registered: ‎24-08-2007

which antivirus?

Hi
I am interested in finding out others opinions on which antivirus is the best... 
Personally i recently moved to AVG from Zonealarm Security as i just kept finding ZA was slowing my pc down way too much..
I am currently using AVG and the inbuilt XP firewall.
I appreciate your views  Grin
thanks
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VileReynard
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Re: which antivirus?

Start by not using Internet Explorer.
Try to use a router, not a modem.
Change your preferences to show extensions of all files (so that you can see if you are opening an executable file).
Don't trust any software firewall.
When I used Windows, I found AntiVir to be reliable and didn't place too much load on an old PC. Try to avoid Windows Vista (it's not ready yet).

"In The Beginning Was The Word, And The Word Was Aardvark."

suesykes
Grafter
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Registered: ‎31-10-2007

Re: which antivirus?

Quote of the century....
"Try to avoid Windows Vista (it's not ready yet)."
Windows 95 isnt finished yet!!!
Oldjim
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Re: which antivirus?

I am sticking with Kaspersky
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Re: which antivirus?

I used stand-alone e-Trust AV for some time and was happy with it. Then it became part of the Computer Associates ISS which I wasn't keen on, although it was easy to use and configure.  Following a change to Vista, although I had a subscription I deleted the Vista-compatible CA ISS due to problems and used AVG/WF.  I tried ZA when it became Vista compatible and it slowed down the computer (as had CA) so now I use AVG/Windows firewall/router firewall/Windows Defender and the laptop is working fine.  From what I read, ISSs are notorious for slowing things down and I prefer stand-alone products.
Midnight_Caller
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Re: which antivirus?

I yews:
AVG - Anti-Virus.
Zone Alarm - Firewall.
Quote from: axisofevil
Change your preferences to show extensions of all files (so that you can see if you are opening an executable file).

I always do that.  Cheesy
Peter_Vaughan
Grafter
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: which antivirus?

AVG free A/V
ZoneAlarm pro firewall (the free one is also very good)
Don't use the windows firewall!
and many other malware/spyware scanners.
clockley
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Registered: ‎07-04-2007

Re: which antivirus?

I use AVG.  Have done for years and never had a serious issue.  When I mistakenly used BT Broadband, I was given a free copy of Norton Anti Virus, which lasted a few days, and soundly replaced by AVG again.
holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: ‎15-06-2007

Re: which antivirus?

AVG free for years here too and never had a virus yet but i am very cautious about what i open and where i visit
also have the plusnet AV and anti spam turned on
Jetico firewall and the obligatory adaware & spybot which are updated and run weekly
Same as you Carl i was given norton systemworks 03 in 03 funnily enough iirc it was on my pc for about three days and never again will i touch a norton product

puddy
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Re: which antivirus?

I use panda and have done for years, dell wanted remote access to my laptop but it refused to let them in.  Panda updates hourly too and not like most once a day and they let you have new versions when the come out if you are still under contract.  They have support on the end off a phone 24x7 not like some which use e-mail support.  They give a 3 computer license pack as standard.
The bad points dont buy direct they sting you on price get it from amazon
puddy
alanf
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Re: which antivirus?

This is reply to a thread that has been dormant for 10 years!

Oldjim
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Re: which antivirus?

don't

buy it from Amazon and it is even cheaper

Strat
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Re: which antivirus?

Moderator Note by Dick (Strat)

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shutter
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Re: which antivirus?

@Strat Bah humbug... I missed that... Cry

St3
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Re: which antivirus?

I use windows firewall and windows built in antivirus, never had any issues.