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Old 07-01-2006, 02:32 PM   #11
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I like AVG better, lol
I like AVG as well, but I am going to test Avira and see which of the two I like better.
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Old 07-01-2006, 06:15 PM   #12
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I like AVG as well, but I am going to test Avira and see which of the two I like better.
Yeah, I probably should too.
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Old 07-01-2006, 06:55 PM   #13
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I dont like antivirus software anymore.

I dont keep them turned on, just do an occasional scan. It seems like they are very anal about what is a virus or not, and software I use on my own time with my 100% knowledge of what it does is sometimes classified as a virus.

Such examples include killcmos.c, netcat, superscan.
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Old 07-01-2006, 08:05 PM   #14
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I dont like antivirus software anymore.

I dont keep them turned on, just do an occasional scan. It seems like they are very anal about what is a virus or not, and software I use on my own time with my 100% knowledge of what it does is sometimes classified as a virus.

Such examples include killcmos.c, netcat, superscan.
That's not smart, because without constant protection, you will probably have a virus just slide in there unscathed without being stopped, and you will have a hell of a mess to clean up on. I would not suggest that you keep doing that. Just take a low-footprint antivirus like Avira or AVG and it won't bug you unless it finds something.
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Old 07-01-2006, 10:12 PM   #15
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I hate Avast.

Avira FTW
Pff...Nod32 FTW!
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i use to use these free security programs..those days are over for me, i now got nod32 for viruses and so far its doing great...i even downloaded a test virus in all file formats (.zip, .exe...etc) it scans the site before i downloaded the file and told me it was a virus and then asks you if u want to continue with download...i think this program is the best in my opinon..and it was even ranked better then those other commercial programs... check it out:
http://www.eset.com/
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Old 07-02-2006, 01:53 AM   #17
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Definately. Nod32 is among the best. It's simple, doesn't hog resources and works effectively. What more could you ask for?
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Definately. Nod32 is among the best. It's simple, doesn't hog resources and works effectively. What more could you ask for?

Avira [IMG]file://localhost/C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Echo/Desktop/-.-.JPG[/IMG]

Okay, lets test it. How much resource does Nod32 use when running in the background.

The Freeware version of Avira uses 5,452

And if you use the Guard, thats unfortuantly, 22,912
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AVG uses 9,268. I just checked my processes and got those numbers out.
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Old 07-02-2006, 12:51 PM   #20
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Definately. Nod32 is among the best. It's simple, doesn't hog resources and works effectively. What more could you ask for?
I tried Nod32 and the interface is kind of ... well ... I just don't like it.

But its scanning engine is good, but its not free either.
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