Antivirus/AntiSpyware software

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  1. Rangent
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    Hey everyone, finally got my laptop, and am going to install some antivirus/antispyware software on it. I've been partial to AVG software for a long time, and was thinking of purchasing the retail version (Internet Security which I believe is the antivirus/antispyware in one, correct me if I'm wrong). I was wondering if anyone else had any reccomendations for what I should get? I'm avoiding anything with the name "Macafee" and "Symantic" attached to it. Anyone have any luck with free software (besides AVG free)? Let me know what you think!

    Ha... forgot to mention.. Windows Vista Ultimate (32bit).

    ~me
     


  2. ZAFDeltaForce

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    For antivirus, a good free alternative is avast! antivirus. Kapersky antivirus if you want a retail solution.

    For antispyware, try out spybot or AVG Antispyware
     
  3. GBA_Temper

    GBA_Temper *KING OF GBATEMP*

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    I still use AVG ....But Avast is better
     
  4. Rangent
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    What makes Avast better?
     
  5. bangchikipupu

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    NOD32 anti-virus
    Fastest Scan
    Lowest memory Footprint
    Highest Detection rate

    give it a try theres 30 day free trial, so far this is the best anti-virus i have used because it doesnt slow my pc like crazy

    as for anti-spyware I use spybot and ad-aware (free version).
     
  6. gigermunit

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    Avast is not better the AVG
     
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    It is
     
  8. Rayder

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    For spyware, I use the 3 Amigos:

    Ad-Aware
    Spybot search & destroy
    Spywareblaster
     
  9. nintendofreak

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    y not?

    Both of u state your sources [​IMG]


    i use avast (antivirus), and trend micro (antispyware)

    Works like a charm [​IMG]
     
  10. GBA_Temper

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    LOL Avast better because it will run in dos if you want it to ..You can set it so it can run soon as your cpu boot...It will run before it hit the log on screen .. [​IMG] [​IMG] I didn't come to this forum to debate lol
     
  11. Rangent
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    Any of you running Vista?
     
  12. nephdj

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    picks up alot of stuff AVG doesnt, i got a msn virus when I had avg :'(
     
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    So I'm getting a lot of support for Avast, thinking that it is only Antivirus though. No clear winners for anti-spyware though. Anyone else offering any ideas?
     
  14. .::5pYd3r::.

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    stuff Vista get Ubuntu its free, much more stable than Vista and you can nearly not get viruses without antivirus software
     
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    I always post the link to Ubuntu [​IMG]
     
  16. cubin'

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    use a combo of spybot - seach and destroy and ad-aware. they usually together clean most if not all of your spyware
     
  17. Johnatton

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    There is a free Nod32 beta up for download on their website at the moment.
     
  18. bangchikipupu

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    Johnatton - There is a free Nod32 beta up for download on their website at the moment.

    yeah i know but i fear its getting bloated for every release the original nod32 was popular for the PC gaming crowd and its superb protection (i think they are no.1 since 2000 in virus bulletin)
     
  19. Zorn

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    Am i the only one who use Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition classic?
     
  20. ZAFDeltaForce

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    I've tried it out before, but I had to bail because it was a trial