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Post  Patriot on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:09 pm

My favorite is the BitDefender, although I never have used it (lol) the tech specs and the reviews sounds legit. However, the worst I think in my opinion is the Norton, it sucks because... it sucks
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Re: Good vs. Bad Anti-Viruses

Post  xTwilight on Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:37 pm

Avast is the best. Except it can cause bluescreens.
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Re: Good vs. Bad Anti-Viruses

Post  Rplix on Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:59 pm

AVG I have found to be useful and also helpful.
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Post  [CLASSIFIED] Dash on Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:42 pm

ESET- Crappy AV, good firewall

AVG- Alright Scanner, Meh AV

Malwarebytes- Slow, Good AV

Avast- Good AV, causes crashes

McAfee- Total Crap

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Re: Good vs. Bad Anti-Viruses

Post  Douglas on Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:43 pm

As a part owner of a tech company, I prefer Hitman and Malwarebytes. It's all I use. download a free copy of Hiren's boot CD if you get the chance, its AWESOME software and its free to use. It has tons of tools for every computer issue.
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Post  Overlord Kyron on Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:44 pm

Hitman fixed my last computer once.

then the HD failed.
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Re: Good vs. Bad Anti-Viruses

Post  Douglas on Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:46 pm

They are unrelated, it appears. Software won't ruin your hardware because of physical fail-safes built in. 40% of hard drives fail in the first year. you just have to keep backups of everything!
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Post  Rplix on Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:01 pm

I've had the same 150gb HD since 2004.
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Re: Good vs. Bad Anti-Viruses

Post  Patriot on Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:09 pm

I have used Hiren's boot CD for a very long time now... glad to know other people use it. Very Happy
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Re: Good vs. Bad Anti-Viruses

Post  Ashely on Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:37 am

I don't have a specific Anti Virus.
I use what I like to call "the big wall"
it is a combination of:
- Avast!, it's ability to create a virtual environment has proven useful to test my viru~ programs people send me.
- Threatfire, it tells me everything.
- Spybot Search and Destroy

But Avast! is the best.
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Re: Good vs. Bad Anti-Viruses

Post  Daedalus on Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:08 am

Emperor The Emperor wrote:They are unrelated, it appears. Software won't ruin your hardware because of physical fail-safes built in. 40% of hard drives fail in the first year. you just have to keep backups of everything!

That statement is both true, and false -

I have ruined hardware in a test environment before using software (I called it Purple Smoke, because thats what came out of the drive when i fried it... LOL)

Anyway, its true that nowadays the drives are built with automatic shutoff / failsafes if drives reach a certain RPM (speed), however older drives from ~2000 and before didnt have safeguards that worked too well. Very Happy

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Re: Good vs. Bad Anti-Viruses

Post  Overlord Kyron on Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:22 pm

Lol ash

viru programs

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