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Old 02-01-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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Alright... My Norton Anti-Virus subscription has expired... What is a good software to get to replace it? I want a slim application (not with tons of features, just keep the shit off my comptuer) with an updated definition list and a scanner. Know of any?

Oh and has to be free.
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:04 PM   #2
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Well then, what about AVG:

http://www.grisoft.com/doc/1

its free, and reliable, and is probably the best free one out there.

I'd use it if I didn't have Norton.

I hope this helps
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Avast or AVG for free ones....

Avast actually scored higher on this "top 10 antivirus software" list that PCWorld just put out on their website.....http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/artic...,124475,00.asp
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:11 PM   #4
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Default Re: I need some anti-virus software

Ah right kewl. I forgot about Avast.
That might be the one to go for.
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Default Re: I need some anti-virus software

when ever my norton subscriptio runs out i jsut uninstall it then delete all the files from my comp and all of the programs registry entires restart my comp then reinstall
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Default Re: I need some anti-virus software

You also need a firewall, i use zonealarm.
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Default Re: I need some anti-virus software

Try AntiVir.
it's free, and it's one of the best anti-viruses I've ever used.
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Default Re: I need some anti-virus software

Definately Avast is the way to go, its not that resource hungry like some of those antivirus packages out there....AVG is also a good way to go, but I think that avast has more control over it.
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Avast or AVG- Both free, and great.
I use Avast- over a year and counting- still infection free
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Default Re: I need some anti-virus software

Or at least The program says you are, hehe.

No, honestly though, any of those programs will do. I'd probably try Avast if I were you.
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