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10-01-2008, 09:47 PM
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Antivirus software

Which is the best? (Protection, uses least resources, fast etc...)

I have used McAfee and Norton and not liked either. Right now I'm using ESET Smart security on a 30 day trial, and it seems ok, but before I purchase it I wanted to get peoples opinions of the different antivirus packages there are out there.

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Which is the best? (Protection, uses least resources, fast etc...)

I have used McAfee and Norton and not liked either. Right now I'm using ESET Smart security on a 30 day trial, and it seems ok, but before I purchase it I wanted to get peoples opinions of the different antivirus packages there are out there.
Check out Castle Cops:

http://www.castlecops.com/

This is an independent review site of all anti-virus and anti-malware on the market today. Users give their reviews of products and it really helps if you want to find something good.

I will say this...

Symantec Security products suck across the board.

The only things they do good are Ghost, Norton Utilities (minus the anti virus), and Partition Magic.

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10-01-2008, 10:28 PM
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I use NOD 32 (just the anti-virus and not the security pack as you mentioned in your post).

I love it; it is very fast and hasn't annoyed me like Norton did.

So far so good.

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Check out Castle Cops:

http://www.castlecops.com/

This is an independent review site of all anti-virus and anti-malware on the market today. Users give their reviews of products and it really helps if you want to find something good.

I will say this...

Symantec Security products suck across the board.

The only things they do good are Ghost, Norton Utilities (minus the anti virus), and Partition Magic.
I have no idea what I'm looking at. Too technical for my mind. Where do I go to see the reviews for all that stuff you mentioned? (anti-virus more specifically)

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10-01-2008, 10:48 PM
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Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 works well for me

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10-01-2008, 10:50 PM
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I have a 50 year trial of NOD32, it's freaking amazing.

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NOD32 or Kaspersky, you cant go wrong with either one

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Check out Castle Cops:

http://www.castlecops.com/

This is an independent review site of all anti-virus and anti-malware on the market today. Users give their reviews of products and it really helps if you want to find something good.

I will say this...

Symantec Security products suck across the board.

The only things they do good are Ghost, Norton Utilities (minus the anti virus), and Partition Magic.
Thanks I'll check it out.

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I use NOD 32 (just the anti-virus and not the security pack as you mentioned in your post).

I love it; it is very fast and hasn't annoyed me like Norton did.

So far so good.
Is there a reason to not use the security pack?

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I have a 50 year trial of NOD32, it's freaking amazing.
How did you manage that?

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I use AVG Free.

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I wasn't necessarily looking for a free product, just one that works well. If the best product is the free product I'll definitely use it.

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Is there a reason to not use the security pack?
As far as I know, there isn't anything wrong with having the security pack. I didn't feel the need for anything but the Anti-Virus portion, but that is just my case.

Regardless, the anti-virus software been fantastic for me thus far.

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Just so you know, Kaspersky is a peice of **** compaired to nod32/eset.

I've had both and Kaspersky really isn't that great imo. It couldn't find stuff that Spybot S&D and Malwarebytes found for me easily and that was most of the stuff at the time that was ****ing up my pc. Now that I've found eset I'm decently happy but no longer have trial days left.

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AVG free is very good.

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How does avast! compare to nod32?

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I wasn't necessarily looking for a free product, just one that works well. If the best product is the free product I'll definitely use it.
i use AVG free too .my computer guy suggested to me & its great.

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AVG free is pretty good. I like NOD and avast! as well.

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How does avast! compare to nod32?
AVG is crap. I would have to constantly hit ignore to all of the false positives I was getting. I mean, just go look at any torrent site comments to see all the people with AVG Free or some other crap saying it's a trojan or a whatever (yet no one can agree what "virus" it is ).

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AVG is crap. I would have to constantly hit ignore to all of the false positives I was getting. I mean, just go look at any torrent site comments to see all the people with AVG Free or some other crap saying it's a trojan or a whatever (yet no one can agree what "virus" it is ).
I didn't mention AVG, so...

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 works well for me
I use this right now.
Kaspersky works really well for me.

I used to use AVG.

I don't remember these random AVG popups about viruses like others are describing. Maybe it's a new version/update of AVG? I found it reliable.

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ive been pretty pleased withy avast!

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I didn't mention AVG, so...
Woops, meant to hit the one below you :

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AVG free is very good.

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I have no idea what I'm looking at. Too technical for my mind. Where do I go to see the reviews for all that stuff you mentioned? (anti-virus more specifically)
Here you go...

http://www.castlecops.com/reviews.html

You are correct in that it's a bit cryptic in the site navigation. Once you get used to it, you can maneuver around pretty easily.

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I'm happy with Avast. I tried AVG and found it to be too intrusive and too much of a resource hog.

These are some recent reviews of products:
PCWorld
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I use AVG 8.0 Free, it is working quite well.

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