October 8th, 2003, 02:08 PM
Any one have any advise on Antivurus software for my new CPU?
See thread ' rebuild project'
October 8th, 2003, 02:09 PM
I use Norton Internet Security (which is a firewall and an AV product).
I really like it for my workstaiton.
If you are looking into something for free... look at AVG. I have that on a couple of my brothers/sisters workstations and it works just fine for them.
October 8th, 2003, 02:12 PM
AVG?...is it good?..i know norton is good...im just investigating the unknown t see if there is better out there!
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October 8th, 2003, 02:24 PM
Yes, AVG. I think it is good. It does just a good of job as Norton does... AFAIK.
Then again... I don't go downloading from untrusted sources, opening email attachments, or downloading from p2p networks.
It has caught everything my brother and sister has downloaded.
I always get the phone calls....
There is a free version and pay versions.
October 8th, 2003, 02:31 PM
I installed the Free version (Grisoft FREE AVG) on the Windows partition of my laptop
And it detected all the nasties my wife downloaded (.exe's with fonts via kazaa)
It has an automatic update mechanism too, and is realy handy (hell, my parents even use it and last time I visited them they had an up-to-date version to my surprise )
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October 8th, 2003, 02:34 PM
Thnx guys...read the Rebuild project... thread and make a few suggestions
October 8th, 2003, 04:26 PM
PC Cillin is also free and better than AGV. I've had better luck with it.
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October 8th, 2003, 04:36 PM
Ok..cool...thnx for the help guys
October 27th, 2003, 08:58 AM
You might want to get something that watches after mIRC when your using it -
try bitdefender . Its freeware.
For your antivirus, theres Avast Antivirus and Avg Antivirus
I reccommend you get one of those. Since Trend Micro (pc-cillin) has a free online virus scanner, AVG can catch what PC-Cillin misses, and vice versa.
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November 7th, 2003, 04:39 PM
In my opinion McAfee is superior to nornton. I also do not like firewalls to be bundled with anti-virii software. I use sygate because it takes low system resources and is easy to crack with a simple serial key, the update period also is unlimited. For a stand alone firewall on win32 I recommend sygate.
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