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Best Virus Protection?

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posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 05:21 PM
Give me some names and where i can download some virus protection i currently have mcafee :S any help would be appreciated.. thanks guys

posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 05:29 PM
That's a subject that have been covered many times. U could probably find a thread by searching.

As for me, when I want free softwares, I check out

U can see the number of people who downloaded it, the rating they gave it, etc etc...

Same for

posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 05:41 PM
Yeah man i searched it but it just came up on virus' not virus protection but ohh well thanks man i just wanted some names..

posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 05:45 PM
Well I use Symantec Corporate AV (no free AV for me
), but I heard lots of people talking (in good) of AVG. I think Panda antivirus is also said to be a good one? (not sure on this one)

Here's a thread I found without searching, just by looking at the computer forum first page.

DreamLandMafia recommended Avast in that thread, and if DLM is recommending it, it must be good

Edit: BTW, my first post wasn't aimed at mocking u or turning u down, I was just explaining why you probably won't get a lots of answer. (because it's been asked many times)

Edit2: BTW, that movie (in ur avatar) is really hilarious hehe..

[edit on 2-1-2005 by m0rbid]

posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 05:47 PM
alright thanks man so much ill check it out and see how it is thanks again man appreciate.. thanks steve! lol

posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 09:03 PM
here we go again...

i use norton (only get it if you bittorent) because i think it is nuts to pay $50 or more on ANY computer software no matter what it is ( unless it is games )

i am going to uninstal norton soon and get avast though because mine is "broke"...

posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 01:21 AM
If you want free AV, you can't beat AVG. That's what I use when building computers for friends & family, those who perhaps don't need anything too high tech, i.e. they have dial-up as opposed to broadband.

I use ZoneAlarm Security Suite for my own computers. Everything in one package: A/V, firewall, privacy controls, pop-up/ad blocking, content filtering, etc. Excellent product: easy to set up, unobtrusive, not too resource-hungry, keeps itself updated, cheap compared to the competition.

I used to use Norton, but became comvinced that it was slowing my computer down. No way to know for sure, I guess, but it sure runs better without it.

posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 07:51 AM
I still say go with the freebies...

AVG 7 Free is a superb Anti-Virus Scanner, nothing wrong with it at all.
Another good A/V is AntiVir.

Yet another free upcoming alternative, is ClamAV (I think they only do UNIX versions at the moment, but it's Open Source).

posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 11:25 PM
i recomand using AVG anti virus i had virus onece that nortan didnt even find eventho it was up to date then i installed avg and it found 10 viruses nortan sucks ne way uses to much ram

posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 11:56 PM

Originally posted by ShadowMan
Give me some names and where i can download some virus protection i currently have mcafee :S any help would be appreciated.. thanks guys

Nod32 for antivirus and ZoneAlarm for firewall. And if possible keep your system up to date.

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 07:28 PM
insted of using zone alam i rekon you would be better off if you turned a old machinr in to a firewall using ipcop of smoothwall you can find these at

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