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    Question Best Anti-Virus?

    I am looking for a good anti-virus prog for my pc. I am running win98 and I was hoping for some advise. I am extreamly frugal(cheap) and was possiblily looking for a freeware one.
    Thanx alot

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    AVP (Kaspersky) is very good and they have a free evaluation versions
    AVP......

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    you can scan yourself for viruses online from norton for free but it's one of those if they find it they won't fix it but it's a good detector
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    I personally don't even use a virusscan becuase anti viruses are just ram hogs. But if you really want to get one get a good one. Norton is fairly good. If your really cheap you could find a "FREE" norton antivirus on some sites.
    Good Huntin
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    I would sujjest norton....
    To be God is to be Root, if someone is erking you just type: rm -d /home/heathen

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    Hello Squall75!

    Good day to you! Antivirus topics had been discussed in the forum before. I suggest that you read the old threads. It will somehow give you an overview with the different products in the market. You can also find product reviews, tips and suggestions posted from the other members. Just click the discussion forum link that's listed in the upper left side corner of the main page. Once your in the discussion forum page, the seach link is located above it.

    Aside from checking the old threads, you might like to check these links :
    www.sofotex.com/antivirus.htm
    http://antivirus.about.com/
    www.antivirus.com/
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/
    www.pandasoftware.com/

    Have fun!!!

    A blessed day to all!!!

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    figures Alexzel would outpost everyone he he...

    Personally I use norton at home. On my networks (work) I prefer norton's enterprise edition it has a killer interface, and allows for good control. It's nice to be able to push updates and lock users from fighting off the system with no real trouble. There are other suites out there that do the same. Trend micro makes some good products as well, I've run Trend scanmail for exchange quite successfully and found that protection at the email gateway almost irradicates any threat (we still keep AV at desktop though). Really, none of this answers your question for a simple home solution. I figure someone else might pop in this post and get some info from it. I used to run a shareware program by Shark bbs called thunderbyte (speaking of memory hogs xpa-) it was a small, light package, and ran unnoticeable. unfortunately I think they got bought out and the product is no more.

    norton is pretty easy to find, as is crackafee (mcafee) trend can be hit at www.trendmicro.com
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    Listen to Alexzel.

    First make a hunt for old threads (they are not of topic) here at AO. Or use one of the supplied links or do your own search with www.google.com.

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    Thanx for the help.
    Of course he relizes, this means war.

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    Antivirus resources - comment

    Hi there,

    I've never had a problem with Norton AntiVirus until the 2007 came out.
    It hogs your system's resources and slow down your entire computing experience.

    Very disappointing, as I have always used Norton products in the past.
    Some of their earlier products were more user friendly.

    Another useful links if you get yourself into trouble:

    http://www.sosdg.org/clamav-win32/ (freeware)
    http://www.avira.com/ (freeware)
    http://www.all-internet-security.com..._software.html (review)
    http://www.pctools.com/anti-virus/ (shareware)

    Hope this helps.
    Kelly.

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