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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:00 PM
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Need A Good Anti-Virus Program Other Than Norton and Mcafee
Any suggestions?
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:02 PM
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1. Kaspersky kicks Norton in the nuts
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:15 PM
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11. hum...
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:56 PM
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17. Second.
It's what I use.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:07 PM
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2. If you have Windows XP SP2 , the new Windows Defender (free)
Is testing nicely. It appears just as effective as Norton and way more effective and much less resource draining than MacAFooie.

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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:14 PM
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4. Is it out?
Or is it still being tested?
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:17 PM
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5. Have it installed on 3 of my 5 systems, testing and free
Hit windows update, click on Windows family and on downloads. It's right up front. There is also on-line disc cleanup and safety checks available now too. Making it easier for the non-geeks among us to do maintainance without fear.
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:04 PM
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7. I dunno. One-Care left a bad taste in my mouth.
That @$#% thing was constantly downloading at the worst possible time, causing me massive performance problems while gaming.

Is it a free beta, or is it free forever?
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:08 PM
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8. Hey, waitaminnit!
According to this, Windows Defender is for spyware, not viruses. Meh. There are plenty of good, free anti-spyware programs out there, and they won't download updates when I'm in the middle of a gaming session.
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:08 PM
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3. trend micro
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:46 PM
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19. Seconded.
Norton sucks. McAfee is almost as overpriced.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:53 PM
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6. There's a good chart at the site..
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 10:55 PM by mvd
av-comparatives.org. Go to the latest test for February 2006. My AV, Kaspersky, did the best (except for F-Secure, which uses the KAV AND BitDefender engines) - but Norton's performance will surprise some people.

Note: the site does not allow direct linking, so had to give partial address. Just put the normal www in front.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:18 PM
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9. The Symantec was quite excellent. Not suprised
Been a fan since '99. But One-care will solve a lot of problems for non-gamers and "surfers" who aren't glued to these little boxes. :headbang:
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:11 PM
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10. I used Symantec before and liked it
It let a couple minor things through, like the ByteVerify exploit. But generally, it was good.

I'll warn the OP that I'm having problems with the beta for KIS 6. I always lose my internet connection. It might be something on my end (not sure what,) but I'd advise sticking to KAV 5 for now.

If I can't get KIS 6 working, I'll likely change to NOD32 because of its heuristics.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:16 PM
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12. Kaspersky gets my vote. Use it here on all of our machines. n/t
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Lady Effingbroke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:24 PM
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13. Avast and AVG.
Both free.

I am currently using avast and have found it to be an excellent antivirus program. I have also used AVG Free and found it to be a good AV program, as well.

avast! 4 Home

AVG Free
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Monkey see Monkey Do Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:28 PM
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14. I use AVG Free & am happy with it
It updates itself very regularly & it doesn't hog much memory.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:33 PM
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16. Works for me, too. n/t
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:30 PM
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15. FREE seems to me to be a great program
No wallet drain, no passbook exploit, no pocket cruncher, no checkbook reducer.

I love free. Other than advice, so few things really free any more. :silly:
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:52 PM
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20. Avast Is Great
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:16 PM
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18. Trend Micro
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