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Post  Rplix on Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:37 pm

I don't like paying for things that I don't want to pay for, but somehow I do pay for it in the end. Like antivirus software. Right now, I am riding it free with AVG free edition. What antivirus software do you guys use?
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Re: Antivirus Software

Post  Somebody on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:27 pm

I've got Avast, it's a free antivirus, and pretty good.
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Re: Antivirus Software

Post  Wumbo on Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:36 am

i used AVG and it messed up my steam games for a week had to uninstall it but it did get rid of lag after lol
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Post  Rplix on Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:11 am

Messed up your steam games?
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Post  Rplix on Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:11 am

How so?
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Post  Wumbo on Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:22 am

First day it wouldnt let me play online 3rd day it didnt let me play at ALL
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Re: Antivirus Software

Post  Daedalus on Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:27 am

we use BitDefender and Avast at work, both have been pretty reliable.

Personally, i use Avast, AVG, Avira (funny how they all start with AV, eh?), and ZoneAlarm Security Suite (bummed off a friend).

When using multiple antivirus programs, only run ONE at a time or you will get massive conflicts as antivirus programs work almost exactly like viruses and thus are detected by other antivirus programs as such when two or more are running at the same time. I do 4 separate scans, one with each program in a row. often times i'll find malware and other little goodies the others couldn't find.


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Re: Antivirus Software

Post  CoolGearhead on Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:59 pm

I use norton

























But I want to use Comodo. Razz
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Re: Antivirus Software

Post  Daedalus on Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:48 pm

I Just confirmed that Avira, although it does somewhat catch viruses, is a scam. The free version creates a fake "virus" that is detected, but is constantly re-created. I have also gotten notices from avira to buy the FULL VERSION for more options and better "protection".

personally any software that fakes a result on my computer in an advertising attempt to get me to buy their "full version" is definitely full of -something-... *cough* shit *cough*

Avoid Avira wherever possible.

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Re: Antivirus Software

Post  Daedalus on Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:50 pm

CoolGearhead wrote:I use norton

<wtf is with this giant waste of space? annoying lol...>

But I want to use Comodo. Razz

In my opinion, both Norton -AND- Comodo are not very good. One is slow, sluggish and bulky (norton), and the other is almost NEVER up to date on virus definitions (comodo), and both leave too many viruses intact and you're left to clean up with ANOTHER program.

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Re: Antivirus Software

Post  Douglas on Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:11 pm

At the current moment, Avast isn't legitimate. I recommend getting a copy of norton 2010 or 2011. Don't buy the Internet Security or Norton 360 crap, just stick with the regular antivirus/antispyware package.

if you are looking for free software, I recommend you download Malwarebytes

www.malwarebytes.org
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Re: Antivirus Software

Post  Rplix on Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:34 pm

I use malware's anti-malware scans to get rid of my internet viruses. Very useful!
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Re: Antivirus Software

Post  Patriot on Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:13 pm

I use BitDefender... quite useful in many cases.
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