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Old 12-07-2005, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default Which Antivirus Program Is Best?

Ok guys well since our computer recently got some virus's, is crashing lately and is really slow, I am gonna start buying some programs to try and improve my computer. Ok well i have read your tutorials and there great but I have a question which out of the follwoing programs should I get/run, which ones are the best?

- Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition
- McAfee Antispyware
- Spy Remover
- Norton Antivirus 2006
- CCleaner
- Spyware Nuker 2005

Or should I just try and get them all, the only problem about that is that they would take up alot of space
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:48 AM   #2
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It's all preference. Try the trials of them and see what you like best yourself. Otherwise it seems like you're just tryin' to start a flame war ^_^. You could try one, write down what you thought, pros & cons ect. Install the next. Compare at the end.
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Old 12-08-2005, 12:23 PM   #3
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Well to be honest I don't like ur list at all.
There are 2 anti-viruses, both symantech, and I have to say that I have had so many problems with them. I know that others have too, but then again there are many ppl who have had no problems at all. If u want to go with symantec then go with Norton Antivirus 2006. If u don't then I suggest u try AVG and AntiVir. Both of these have free versions, which are great. U can also buy them which means that u will get even better anti-virus protection. But I have used the free version of AntiVir and couldn't be happier with it.
I wouldn't buy any anti-spyware. U can get microsoft anti-spyware, spybot s&d, ad-aware and spyware blaster and many others for free. The ones I mentioned are all very good programs but there are other good ones too.
Crap cleaner is also quite good, but I've been told it's not too easy to use, but u should get used to it. Also hijack this is a good program, but again u need to know what the stuff is in the log file it gives u.

But as rewt guy already mentioned, just try them out and see which ones u like the most.
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Old 12-08-2005, 03:23 PM   #4
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hey thanks guys I am gonna try them all out and see which one I like best.
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:00 PM   #5
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avg

its free and it works....simple answer
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:41 PM   #6
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Yeah i use AVG as well You might also want to try AntiVir ...
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Old 12-08-2005, 06:05 PM   #7
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No problems here with Zonealarm with built in Antivirus. Definitions are updated frequently. The best on the market is NOD32 however.
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NOD32 never heard of it

i presume

http://www.nod32.com/home/home.htm
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DO NOT HAVE 2 ANTI-VIRUS.

I recommend AVG free.
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Old 12-11-2005, 12:51 AM   #10
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Why can't you have 2 anti-virus programs at once ? I understand that you should only have one monitoring your computer at a single moment, but 2 programs which scan for viruses ? Why not ? Wouldn't that just be recommending one anti-spyware scanner such as Ad Aware as opposed to several others like Spybot Search And Destroy and Microsoft Anti Spyware ?
Anyhow, i've also never heard of NOD32 ... i think i'll stick with AVG and AntiVir
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