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ravinclaw_41 On May 04, 2007




fargo,
#1New Post! Feb 27, 2007 @ 18:42:06
i am in need of some great anti-virus software that will protect my computer against virus malware trojans and spyware maybe adware any suggestions as to what security programs that are good at what they do? i have mcafree and it really doesnt protect my computer as much as i would like to the updates dont ever help much
SUGGEGSTIONS WELCOME!
dave
Pete On March 28, 2012
Master of Unlocking





Central Scotland, United Kingd
#2New Post! Feb 27, 2007 @ 18:43:20
avg free
dragonwars On July 30, 2009




Wellington, New Zealand
#3New Post! Feb 27, 2007 @ 19:08:57
hey, for viruses stay away from mcaffee and nortons because viruses are pretty much made to target these programs...if you want the best around go with nod32 if you want to not spend a lot of money go with avg as pete said it is totally free and catches a fair amount of stuff. For a firewall go with zone alarm i would say if you feel you want one, for spyware go with ad-aware and spybot they are both free and if one misses something the other will get it
ravinclaw_41 On May 04, 2007




fargo,
#4New Post! Mar 02, 2007 @ 17:30:19
i will try the avg but just go to download.com to get it?

thats where in going to try now
doodman On September 17, 2007

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, United Kingdom
#5New Post! Mar 02, 2007 @ 20:28:09
take a look at https://www.filehippo.com or www.grisoft.com
marcus On July 12, 2009

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Membar, Liechtenstein
#6New Post! Mar 03, 2007 @ 19:52:14
Good Free Stuff:

Avast Home: https://www.avast.com
Antispyware: https://www.spybot.com
ZoneAlarm Firewall: https://www.zonelabs.com

I did not add AVG because it lacks many features present in Avast or a premium Antivirus. Why pay Grisoft by buying a full suite when you can get the 3 installed for free without any conflict (unless you mess with the config)?!
ravinclaw_41 On May 04, 2007




fargo,
#7New Post! Mar 06, 2007 @ 18:48:32
i have tried the zone alarm one for a trial period it works pretty good at blocking new threats but not getting rid of old ones thats the only flaw that i can find but i will try there other suggsestions(sp?) what is the best program (free or trial) for getting rid of trojans specifically?
marcus On July 12, 2009

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Membar, Liechtenstein
#8New Post! Mar 06, 2007 @ 18:50:26
bitdefender, windowsdefender, spybot, hijackthis, spystopper,...and a myriad of others
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#9New Post! Mar 06, 2007 @ 18:55:47
For general day-to-day protection, I use and recommend:

AVG Free, realtime protection off, scheduled daily scans
Spybot, scheduled weekly scans
Firefox as your default browser
Windows Firewall
A hardware router

With these five items, you will have very lightweight yet very effective protection.

By being careful about what you download and run from the internet, you can use these items and never see a virus or malware again.

Download and use more specialized scanning tools as required to clean particular infections.
ravinclaw_41 On May 04, 2007




fargo,
#10New Post! Mar 13, 2007 @ 17:56:47
thanks jonnythan
steveuk On May 15, 2012




London, United Kingdom
#11New Post! Mar 13, 2007 @ 18:03:06
NOD32?
marcus On July 12, 2009

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Membar, Liechtenstein
#12New Post! Mar 13, 2007 @ 18:04:33
NOD32 rocks! I deployed it for a company last year. And the license is kinda cheap too.
Pete On March 28, 2012
Master of Unlocking





Central Scotland, United Kingd
#13New Post! Mar 13, 2007 @ 18:13:26
@jonnythan Said
For general day-to-day protection, I use and recommend:

AVG Free, realtime protection off, scheduled daily scans
Spybot, scheduled weekly scans
Firefox as your default browser
Windows Firewall
A hardware router

With these five items, you will have very lightweight yet very effective protection.

By being careful about what you download and run from the internet, you can use these items and never see a virus or malware again.

Download and use more specialized scanning tools as required to clean particular infections.



i agree i have a similar set up, and i cant evern remember the last time i had a virus
MonkeyMadness On April 08, 2015
Lord of your mum





Big Tree, United Kingdom
#14New Post! Mar 13, 2007 @ 18:27:50
Comodo is free too and works pretty well, the real time protection isnt bad, i was running both comodo and AVG ant the same time and comodo picked up more than AVG did
dragonwars On July 30, 2009




Wellington, New Zealand
#15New Post! Mar 13, 2007 @ 20:50:50
@monkeymadness Said
Comodo is free too and works pretty well, the real time protection isnt bad, i was running both comodo and AVG ant the same time and comodo picked up more than AVG did


you realize if you run two virus scanners they pick up things the other one has quarantined? occasionally they pick up each other too.
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