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vesta On December 06, 2005




United Kingdom
#1New Post! Mar 08, 2005 @ 22:08:26
What do you consider to be the best anti-viruse/spyware programme to secure the safety of your computer and..................WHY?????
nothinsnew On September 15, 2009

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The Coast, Australia
#2New Post! Mar 08, 2005 @ 22:14:52
I agree with tino:

https://www.theforumsite.com/forum.php?t=2517

Although I haven't tried x-cleaner and spyware blaster I'm sure they're good. Its funny actually, I was looking at the tino post and went to download x-cleaner and came back and there ws ur post about anti virus/spyware.....
R u spying on me?

jk
kungfukandy On October 21, 2005




Cwmbran, United Kingdom
#3New Post! Sep 22, 2005 @ 15:16:35
Up until recently I had panda titanium antivirus, unfortunately I had to delete the whole thing as it wasn't connecting me to the internet. I was so sick of re-installing it to work. I think it's the firewall they have installed with it that lets it down.

I now use a free antivirus called AVG, never heard of it before, but it seems to be doing the job nicely.
aces On December 23, 2013




, Australia
#4New Post! Dec 20, 2005 @ 20:24:13
Yeh i use AVG but now and then my email scanner says its not functioning which has me abit worried. so as a back up i use ADVAST as well which is great
amkv_buoy On August 20, 2006




chennai, India
#5New Post! Aug 19, 2006 @ 19:01:25
hey gud morning 2 all of u...Am using Kaspersky antivirus and well it sounds good to me...so hav a try on it.
zirrpo On May 01, 2010




Edmonton, Canada
#6New Post! Sep 21, 2006 @ 22:01:49
There's a free program going around called "Spybot Search and Destroy". It sounds cheesy but it works like a charm!
rammstein On November 15, 2006




Meilen, Switzerland
#7New Post! Nov 15, 2006 @ 07:53:09
@zirrpo Said
There's a free program going around called "Spybot Search and Destroy". It sounds cheesy but it works like a charm!


Sure Does
brainfarmer On February 09, 2007




huddersfield, United Kingdom
#8New Post! Nov 15, 2006 @ 09:49:34
im sure i read somewhere that when on the net you should creat a new account on your pc and not give the new account admin status which apparantly stops some viruses and stuff getting on to your pc.
im sure some techie will correct me or explain it better.
jolly On September 22, 2008




taunton, United Kingdom
#9New Post! Nov 15, 2006 @ 09:52:43
ive got spy bot works well and had no problems with it
uknightowl On October 07, 2009




Basildon, United Kingdom
#10New Post! Dec 05, 2006 @ 12:29:28
@brainfarmer Said
im sure i read somewhere that when on the net you should creat a new account on your pc and not give the new account admin status which apparantly stops some viruses and stuff getting on to your pc.
im sure some techie will correct me or explain it better.


I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination but I believe it is because if you are logged in as an administrator, viruses and other malaware can use your admin status to install themselves on your PC.

So, being security conscious, I tried creating another account without Admin status for myself on my PC once - and found it a complete pain in the butt! I can't remember exactly why it was a pain now, but I think that every time I wanted to download something, install something or change any global settings, I had to keep logging off as a user and logging on as an Administrator.

So rightly or wrongly, I decided to delete the user account and keep my fingers crossed that having an up-to-date firewall and antivirus program would give me fairly reliable protection against such attacks. I also run SpyBot search and destroy on a regular basis, to delete all the spyware and malaware that my Firewall/Antivirus program unfortunately seems to miss.
brainfarmer On February 09, 2007




huddersfield, United Kingdom
#11New Post! Dec 05, 2006 @ 12:46:44
yep i found theres somethings i cant do in a none admin account but for plain old surfing chatrooms forums etc ive not had a problem.
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