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Old 02-21-06, 04:57 AM Thread Starter   #1
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What's the best all round AV program?


Hi just doing a new install of windows and I was wondering if I should change my Anti-Virus to a different 'brand' up to now I have used Norton. Anyone got any opinions.

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Old 02-21-06, 04:58 AM   #2
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I use AVG, probably not the best but it's got a small footprint and I'm not really prone to any online viruses so it does more than enough.
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Old 02-21-06, 05:11 AM Thread Starter   #3
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I use AVG, probably not the best but it's got a small footprint and I'm not really prone to any online viruses so it does more than enough.
Thanks just looking at it now
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Old 02-21-06, 05:30 AM   #4
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NOD32 is ranked number 1 detecting 100% of known viruses and something crazy like 70% of unknown ones. Also it runs REALLY light. 2 tasks averaging 15-17MB of Memory total


Second is trend micro. Also detecting 100% of known but only 50% of unknown (then you move down to norton somewhere around 10-15% of unknowns)
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Thanks just looking at it now
Cool, BTW I'm using the Free version. I don't know what the benefits are for the paid version but if you aren't real prone to getting anything on your comp and just want it for added protection I would suggest the free one for you also.
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I like AntiVir free, light weight, good scanning, and i have had AVG installed and gotten virus before.
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Old 02-21-06, 12:55 PM   #7
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i would trust trend micro or kaspersky myseld..
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I like AntiVir free, light weight, good scanning, and i have had AVG installed and gotten virus before.
antivir is good too. i use it.

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NOD32 is ranked number 1 detecting 100% of known viruses and something crazy like 70% of unknown ones. Also it runs REALLY light. 2 tasks averaging 15-17MB of Memory total


Second is trend micro. Also detecting 100% of known but only 50% of unknown (then you move down to norton somewhere around 10-15% of unknowns)
Been using NOD32 for about 3 years, it is by far the quickest and most lightweight AV I have had the chance to use on Windows, I'd deffinatly recommend it.

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