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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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    Oh come on...this topic have been covered Many times! Just do a search...and read.
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    Norton is actually fairly poor in detection rate. Somewhere around 94%. Even McAfee is better than that. Kapersky has the highest detection rate in the 2 studies I've seen, 99%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc
    Norton is actually fairly poor in detection rate. Somewhere around 94%. Even McAfee is better than that. Kapersky has the highest detection rate in the 2 studies I've seen, 99%.


    as you said its very poor in detecting viruses normal sub seven repacked and scrambled a bit can pass by him, thats why i would have to say ether panda or kaspersky they are not much to pay but they are worth every $ kaspersky got their internet security out now which is anti virus mail spam firewall phishing all in one and it works just great
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    I would recommend Avast or AVG Free. I'm assuming they both work with Win 98, it's so long since I used it! I know Avast works with Vista as I installed it on RC1.
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    I use Avast Anti-virus. Its a good freeware one. I suggest trying that one it. I beleive i got it in AO's downloads section but if not here is the link.
    www.avast.com/eng/download.html
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    Agony Aunty-Online Moira's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kryptonic
    I use Avast Anti-virus. Its a good freeware one. I suggest trying that one it. I beleive i got it in AO's downloads section but if not here is the link.
    www.avast.com/eng/download.html
    The link was in my post above!
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    Get a router and practise "safe hex", oh and don't open attachments from people you don't know...

    Actually I agree with hexadecimal. Trend Micro Internet Suite 2006 and now 2007 are all that you would need, other then the above aforementioned...tried both AVG and Avast and of the two if you go the free route I would give Avast the thumbs up..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moira
    The link was in my post above!
    I noticed that after I posted it. I guess i should start reading the whole post before posting things. :-)
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    Hey secure_101, you might want to look at the date on the post before replying to it.The last post on this thread was over four years ago

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