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08-20-04, 07:29 PM #1
Antivirus of Choice?
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The 2 big hitters would be Norton and McAfee....who do you use....and why?
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08-20-04, 07:34 PM #2
08-20-04, 07:37 PM #3
I use AVG the free version, had mcafee, i thought it sucked so I switched.CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+
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08-20-04, 07:43 PM #4
Avast Free Home Edition all the way ..
tried norton, it worked for a while, but then the included spam filter made outlook express error on open .. everytime, all the time...once norton's uninstalled, everything was back to normal.
mcafee ... heard many horror stories about them ..
08-20-04, 07:45 PM #5
Voted other. I use AVG. Haven't let me down yet.
08-20-04, 08:16 PM #6
AVG usually, but I'm currently running a trial of eTrust from CA.
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08-20-04, 08:29 PM #7
Norton here. Came with my laptop and I have a copy for the dually as well.David J. Nelson MChem(Edin) PhD(Strath) MRSC [ResearcherID: D-3927-2011] [Google Scholar]
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08-20-04, 09:20 PM #8
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just 'cause I'm out of the clue, whats AVG?(norton user here)"I named the mold in my toilet Albert. He lived there for five years; until I got a girlfriend and cleaned my room." -curtis1552
08-20-04, 09:28 PM #9
i use NAV Corp 9, my friend at work let me on his license, its soooo much better than nav professional or the home garbageA positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
08-20-04, 09:30 PM #10
I use avast home edition, mainly cause its free. Seems to work pretty well for me
08-20-04, 09:35 PM #11
I voted for Norton, cause that's what I buy/use on my rig. On other rigs for my mom and sister I use Avast! Antivirus. I tried AVG, but it had a weird problem were it would detect a virus, but not delete/remove it. It also didn't seem to do a very good job doing a complete drive scan.
On another note I usually set norton or etc to automatically gets updates for itself, and I have it set to do a full scan every monday morning at 3am. How does everyone else have there antivirus set up?Antec P180 - Corsair HX520W - Dell 2005fpw
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08-20-04, 10:02 PM #12
08-20-04, 11:25 PM #13
I use AVG primarily; I have AVAST on two PCs though and I like it too. Both free.1:A7N8X-Del Gaming, game modding/Linux/server
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08-21-04, 07:10 AM #14
08-21-04, 07:33 AM #15
AVG. It pulled 30 odd virii off a system that was running Norton.[Win7 x64 Desktop] Asus P8P67 w/ i7 2600k @ 4.5GHz 1.37v, CM 212 EVO, 16GB Mushkin DDR3 (991996) @ 2133MHz 9-11-10-28-39 2T, Sapphire AMD Radeon 290X, OCZ Vertex3 240GB, Antec P183 gunmetal grey, SeaSonic 850W PSU
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08-21-04, 09:15 AM #16
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08-21-04, 09:19 AM #18
I use Norton and have had no real virus problems . I've however heard of or have seen too many cases where McAfee or sites using it got caught out by viruses . I also have just installed PC-cillin 2002 on my other computer which came free with my A7N8X and I saw that it was tested and is actually a better antivirus than Norton 2004 in fact it won the review beating all others pretty easily . So I was most annoyed that I had ignored it all of this time .1/Asus P6T SE,Core i7 920 ( H2O ),ATI Radeon 5870 ( H2O ),OCZ Reaper 6 GB,OCZ Z 1000W modular ps,Seagate 7200.8 250 x2,WD Caviar Black 1TB,Nec AD-7170A,LG GGC Asus USB3.0 and SATA 6g cardBlu-ray/HD DVD drive and burner,Modified Koolance Tower , Swiftech GTZ, Koolance chipset and memory blocks, Modified Maze4 GPU cooler,Vista Ultimate 64
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08-21-04, 03:44 PM #19
Norton CE here, I got it free from school and it hasn't failed me yet. (knocking on wood)I rule! 127.0.0.1/30
08-21-04, 03:53 PM #20
AVG.. because I used to have the other 2 and they missed things AVG found.Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel Case
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