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Old 02-14-2009, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default Need a great Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware

im needing a good anti-virus and good anti-spyware... any and all help is great
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:49 AM   #2
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AVG Free

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Old 02-14-2009, 12:03 PM   #3
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I recommend AVG, I've used it for quite sometime, and never ran into any problems...

I download off of LimeWire a lot, and when I'm not being careful, I'll d/l something containing a virus and it'll immedietely catch and destroy it.

Thank you AVG..
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:40 PM   #4
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i use AVG free and Spyware terminator.
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:22 AM   #5
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Nod32 and Ad-Aware...
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Default Re: Need a great Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware

I personally hate Ad-Aware because it never picks up anything for me T_T

I would get Avast - Picked up a Trojen on my dad's computer when AVG and Ad-Ware didn't. Plus, my AVG couldn't update for some reason.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:20 PM   #7
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I use Nod32 and Comodo, seems to be doing fairly well but I have only had them about a month.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:29 PM   #8
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I personally hate Ad-Aware because it never picks up anything for me T_T

I would get Avast - Picked up a Trojen on my dad's computer when AVG and Ad-Ware didn't. Plus, my AVG couldn't update for some reason.
Ad-Aware is simply an anti-spyware. It isn't intended to do the same job as anti-virus programs like Avast, AVG, etc.

Also, Ad-Aware has caught things that Avast didn't, because they're intended purposes are different.
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adaware is bad even in its own field. spybot and adaware both are not good enough anymore.

for antivirus i suggest NOD32.
for antispyware i suggest

superantispyware. many ppl that have had spyware problems succesfuly fixed it with this program.

http://www.superantispyware.com/down...NTISPYWAREFREE
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:54 PM   #10
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i use AVG free and Spyware terminator.
There you go! I run both of those here even on 7 beta.

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adaware is bad even in its own field. spybot and adaware both are not good enough anymore.

for antivirus i suggest NOD32.
for antispyware i suggest

superantispyware. many ppl that have had spyware problems succesfuly fixed it with this program.

http://www.superantispyware.com/down...NTISPYWAREFREE
Ad-Aware 6.0 SE was an old good one in it's day as well as Ad-Aware 2007. Since then Lavasoft has gone strictly retail. SpyBot S&D just like Ewido have become outdated while AVG is generally the best free antivirus program found.

For spywares/adawares Spyware Terminator the real one seen at http://www.spywareterminator.com/ that is not the bogus program using the same name places it's own active shield around the system registry like a firewall. Any changes even when going to remove a program will see the allow/deny prompting.

When first comparing that to Ad-Aware 2007 at the time one would find what the other missed. While Ad-Aware is out it still shows no one program will ever be the one that catches everything. "Mutiple layers offers protection from multiple problems" is the rather simple solution.
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