What antivirus do you have?

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Norton 360 +

Post by QuickMan » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:19 am

The wot add-on packs a punch!

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Re: AVG marks as "Safe"

Post by Jazspeak » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:51 pm

AVG uses bots to check websites, whereas WOT uses human experience. Consequently, the AVG bot doesn't look for things like Adult Content, or Ethical Issues, whilst humans can identify such 'problems'.

If you think that a site is unsafe but AVG has given the site a green then you can follow a link on the AVG search-flag to get a bot sent out to check for safety. However, the bot will only look for malware on the page that you specify, and doesn't necessarily check for spamming, scamming, and other 'nasties', and might not follow any of the links on the page to see if they lead to anything undesirable.

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NOD 32 Ver. 4.x (Standard

Post by Nulander » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:13 pm

NOD 32 Ver. 4.x (Standard Edition).
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Post by Guest » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:31 pm

The most common bash on McAfee and Norton are that they are resource hogs.

Might want to read up on dear one... That was in the old days of Norton.
It now has one of the lowest resource usage.

Norton 360 all the way here.
15 years with Norton and never had a virus.

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ESET smart Security

Post by giedrius » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:43 pm

I use ESET smart security for my main laptop.
Where I work, we stick to Eset's NOD32 usually.
Family/ relatives get MSE or Spyware Doctor with antivirus from google pack usually. In tough cases ( children or elderly) they might get both.

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Post by LOLCATZ » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:38 pm



No, no, no

Post by Guest » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:35 am

@ sflorg,

I said the "most common". Indeed, I have heard (not the least from yourself on other threads) that Norton has changed their ways . . . and I don't doubt that they have.

But they're still suffering from the rep that they laid for years ("old days").

If in fact they are no longer resource hogs, it's going to take them more than a year or two to change that "most common" perception around.

You can't as a business earn one reputation and expect a change to take hold over night ("over night" in the software biz, or in this case, is a year or so). I don't know how long Norton has been trying to right the ship, but for years and years they pissed people off and the "most common" feeling was that they were resource hogs. Now they're paying for that!

They're going to have to earn people's trust all over again.

(And BTW, that door swings both ways. Software that has earned a good reputation over the years can, and often does, go south and shoddy work can rest on the laurels of previous good work. Just as it will take time for Norton to establish a good rep, it likewise can take years for a good rep to turn sour when in fact the software itself went "bad" in just a year or so. It's a matter of "track record" . . . the longer that track record was, the longer it takes to turn it around).



Post by Guest » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:47 am

Yep you are right my dear one... on all accounts.
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Post by The Shadow » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:16 am

Linux (Ultimate Edition 2.7) with ClamTk Virus Scanner (ClamTk is a GUI front-end for the ClamAV antivirus using gtk2-perl).

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multilayered freeware

Post by Armored » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:03 pm

MSSE-antivirus (I have my reasons)
Threatfire-behaivoural based detection
spyware blaster- vaccination
Malwerbytes-on demand scanning
Super anti spware- on demand scaning
Keyscrambler-key encription
Win Patrol-system monitor. I guess HIPS function.
Obviously I use WOT.

For firewall I tried:
Zone alarms- It conflicted, wouldn't even let me open my browser
PC tools firewall- It conflicted as well
Online armor is my next choice, But for now using windows firewall.

But the most important FREEWARE ANTIVIRUS I USE IS:


Hang on a minute, the OP was only asking about antivirus, not our entire security setup!

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