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Old 08-28-2007, 03:00 AM   #1
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I am just wondering what is the best anti-virus to protect my laptop against Trojans. I recently got the trial version of 'Spyware Doctor' and that has been voted the best but i was wondering if that is true. If you could give me some advice on your own experiences that would be great.
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I am just wondering what is the best anti-virus to protect my laptop against Trojans. I recently got the trial version of 'Spyware Doctor' and that has been voted the best but i was wondering if that is true. If you could give me some advice on your own experiences that would be great.
I use AVG [free edition] it is very efficient, I had problems with trojans a while back, no probs they were put in AVG'S vault, that was over a year ago, nothing since, it has it's own firewall which works alongside Microsoft's very well.
I recommend that that you install "SpyBot" too, that mops up the bots like crazy!!, anything else you wan't to know just PM me, my door is always open.
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Thanks, i will download avg now. Thanks again.
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I am just wondering what is the best anti-virus to protect my laptop against Trojans. I recently got the trial version of 'Spyware Doctor' and that has been voted the best but i was wondering if that is true. If you could give me some advice on your own experiences that would be great.
I think NOD32 is the best, only AV to not have been hit by an in the wild virus in 8 years.

AVG is free, however it has a terrible track record, it's vulnerable to many different virus's.
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I think NOD32 is the best, only AV to not have been hit by an in the wild virus in 8 years.

AVG is free, however it has a terrible track record, it's vulnerable to many different virus's.
Rubbish, Chris, read my previous post, I've always run AVG, I installed it 3 years & 3 PC's ago, & have never ever had problems, the 2 firewalls are the answer, I've had nothing worse tan a few trojans which it dealt with efficiency.
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While it's true AVG doesn't have a great track record with many independent researchers when it comes to "in the wild" nasties, the level of cover it offers is more than suitable for the majority of home users. If one keeps away from adult content, file sharing programs, crackz sites and is careful to not open unsolicited email, AVG should be fine. If however you like to visit or use any of the above, I'm afraid AVG won't protect you for long. The likes of NOD32, Kaspersky and F-Secure are streets ahead of the freebies in terms of protection and detection.
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While it's true AVG doesn't have a great track record with many independent researchers when it comes to "in the wild" nasties, the level of cover it offers is more than suitable for the majority of home users. If one keeps away from adult content, file sharing programs, crackz sites and is careful to not open unsolicited email, AVG should be fine. If however you like to visit or use any of the above, I'm afraid AVG won't protect you for long. The likes of NOD32, Kaspersky and F-Secure are streets ahead of the freebies in terms of protection and detection.
A little story then, before I d/loaded the free version I got the disc in Staples for around £23, in the meantime a friend recommended the free version, so I thought I'd give it a go, thinking I could always uninstall, but I never did, & gave the boxed disc to a relative as a birthday gift, three weeks later he rang me saying that his PC had been compromised, three major viruses had reallysnarled up his PC,& he had had to get someone in, in the end he had to have a new hdd.
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I dare say he didn't surf as safely as yourself then Brookfield.
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I dare say he didn't surf as safely as yourself then Brookfield.
Thanks, he was rather young, have I asked before where you live?, I was born in Portsmouth but now I live on the Isle of Wight.
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Nod32 is brill if you can get it or Kaspersky, AVG is ok as a freebie
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have I asked before where you live?, I was born in Portsmouth but now I live on the Isle of Wight.
I hail from just outside Liverpool for my sins.
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NOD32 is the best by far. Statistics put it above AVG every time. Team it up with spybot and adaware and your virtually unstoppable.
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I hail from just outside Liverpool for my sins.
Not your sins though, it's such a pity, city of culture, now a city of guns & knives, I was stationed on the Wirral, many moons ago, near that great city, I was in the RAF, & a gang of us caught an electric train there, & being 18 & full of bravado, we all made a bee-line for Lime Street, but broke into a trot when two of the madams smiled at us, after that we took a look at the Liver Building, we didn't head for The Cavern because none of the Beatles were born yet, we were due back at camp at 4, so a quick Coke & a chip butty each before we caught the train back.
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Rubbish, Chris, read my previous post, I've always run AVG, I installed it 3 years & 3 PC's ago, & have never ever had problems, the 2 firewalls are the answer, I've had nothing worse tan a few trojans which it dealt with efficiency.
Any proof of this claim about AVG being the best? I can get a few different sites that will say totally different.
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Any proof of this claim about AVG being the best? I can get a few different sites that will say totally different.
Mick, you can take my word for it, I don't make things up, that'd be counter-productive.
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Any proof of this claim about AVG being the best? I can get a few different sites that will say totally different.
Yeah even McAfee has a better track record than AVG now.

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Mick, you can take my word for it, I don't make things up, that'd be counter-productive.
3 years using that AV on a system is no real test of how well it works. Expisally due to the fact your a "good" internet user.

Another thing AVG doesnt protect against is young girls that click every link someone on msn sends them.
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Mick, you can take my word for it, I don't make things up, that'd be counter-productive.
I wont take your word for it lol, ive been working with PCs for a hell of a lot longer than you. How about you taking my word that NOD32 is better than AVG.
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Even the pay version of AVG is worse off than NOD32 http://anti-virus-software-review.to...32-review.html
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Yeah even McAfee has a better track record than AVG now.
3 years using that AV on a system is no real test of how well it works. Expisally due to the fact your a "good" internet user, another thing AVG doesnt protect against is young girls that click every link someone on msn sends them.
How can you say that 3 years is no real test, how long is then, 10?, 20?, that's ridiculous!, on what basis do you calculate this, surely how long you use it has nothing to do with anything, & I fully intend to carry on with AVG for as long as I have a computer, oh & why "especially as you're a good internet user"
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