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    Anti virus

    My 'puter finally gave it up and I replaced it a couple weeks ago, It came with McAfee and the trial version is about up. On my old computer, I used Avast Pro, and liked it. Whats top dog out there these days, and is one really any better than the other?


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    Senior Member Candlejack's Avatar
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    Nod32 is my favorite out there.

    I would avoid norton, and f-secure as these eat up more power than is needed. And have history of a few glitches, especially norton at that point.

    Avast is a good free choice, and zonealarm is a good free firewall.

    Feel free to ask me about anything related to computers (Mostly hardware, software is harder as everything could mess with anything) , it's one of the hobbies i've had the longest.

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    I'm using AVG with an 18 year license key right now. It's good but kind of a resource hog on my now over 6 year old PC. Let's just say I don't pay for software very much either. Hint hint.
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    I've been using G-Data AntiVirus and Comodo firewall. Very happy with both.

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    I just don't go anywhere new, and Windows 7 is set to ask me permission for everything beyond opening an icon when I click on it.

    I have trouble dealing with the world of auto anti-viruses. I got Win7 about a year ago after having Linux forever and the whole "computer collecting trash and eventually working badly" thing seems stupid to me.

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    I use the free version of Avast.

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    Nod32 is the best for older computers and ones that are not very fast as it doesn't use a lot of resources but does a good good all around.

    for free id say Avast or AVG.

    The best all around for spyware, malware, viruses etc is Pc tools spyware doctor for sure. Next are Eset Nod 5, and Panda Antivirus Pro. I am an IT tech as well and work on computers on the side and that will remove just about any virus plus spyware.

    Stay away from norton and Mcafee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgraeff View Post
    Nod32 is the best for older computers and ones that are not very fast as it doesn't use a lot of resources but does a good good all around.

    for free id say Avast or AVG.

    The best all around for spyware, malware, viruses etc is Pc tools spyware doctor for sure. Next are Eset Nod 5, and Panda Antivirus Pro. I am an IT tech as well and work on computers on the side and that will remove just about any virus plus spyware.

    Stay away from norton and Mcafee.


    Actually, nod32 is one of the safest too, and it's not just for older computers you want to keep all the power.
    Might add i'm running an i5 750, with 8gb och ram, a GTX580 with an SSD and loads of diskspace - and nod32 is still the way to go.
    It's just plain good all around. That it doesn't take much power doesn't mean it's just for computers that don't have it. Just that it's optimised by good engineers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgraeff View Post

    for free id say Avast or AVG.
    They're all free.
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    Thanks guys, I went with Avast again!


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