Best Anti-Virus/Internet security?

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  1. Bob Loblaw
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    Just bought a new computer and uninstalled the Norton it came and would like your recommendations for what AV/Internet security programs I should replace it with !

    Preferably free or cheap? What's the goods?
     


  2. b4nn3d

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    NOD32 > AVG > Avast!

    Comodo > Zone Alarm > Kerio
     
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    I work in Tech support and pc/laptop sales. The new Norton will slow your pc down quicker than shit.

    I highly suggest the best on the market and that is kaspersky
     
  4. xJonny

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    IMO:

    Firewall: Zone Alarm
    Anti-Virus: NOD32

    Suite: Kaspersky
     
  5. Urza

    Urza hi

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  6. laminaatplaat

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    i agree [​IMG]

    Dont know about firewalls [​IMG] just use the windows wall and the build in firewall in my modem. I used zonealarm in the past but it was always bitchin when installing new software that wanted to go online...

    I use a helped version of nod32 as virusscanner.
     
  7. b4nn3d

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    Hardware firewalls can't stop all of your pirated programs from calling home.
     
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    To be honest, I've never tried Comodo before, what is it like?
     
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    It uses 3760 K of RAM and can do just about everything.
     
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    To be honest i'm currently using only windows firewall. It's suprisingly good, doesn't take resources etc.
    (the one in vista, never even bothered to try that one on xp)

    Actually the new ones are faster imo. (2007, 2008)
     
  11. Urza

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    I'm just talking in terms of security. I don't pirate PC software.
     
  12. Dack

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    Commodo also do an antivirus. Been looking at using that instead of Avast which has shown a decidedly unfriendly syptom of *Really* slowing two machines I installed it on after a few months. (One running Vista and the other XP).

    Machines got so slow I thought Norton was back [​IMG]
     
  13. Bob Loblaw
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    Awesome suggestions, guys!

    Looks like NOD32 is getting a lot of votes! I take it it's worth the money then?
     
  14. Urza

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    In my opinion, definitely.

    I've purchased three two-year licenses and have been using it on all my Windows systems for a few months now.
     
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    And it isn't a resource hog from what I remember.
     
  16. Jackreyes

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    I like AVG myself...
     
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    I have not played that much with NOD32 but it is good and quite possibly deserving of the top spot.

    AVG is also a good bit of AV software (I install it on all the computers I am responsible for and run it on my own). Being sensible tends to stop malware from appearing but AVG runs with few resources, gets lost when you tell it to and is free (at the cost of only one update per day and "lack of official support that the paying users get")

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    hardware (via a small linux/BSD box or something if only for the logs and high degree of customisation available)> hardware (via modem/router)> komodo/comodo> zone alarm (leaks memory a bit but it works).

    Oh and my "refit kit" if you wanted it (ignore the version numbers as there are a bit old (this was the only one that had some explanations and I am a bit lazy right now), none to my knowledge have had bad newer versions)
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  18. xJonny

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    I didn't particularly like AVG when I used it - although I was using the free version.
     
  19. test84

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    I'm using NOD32 and ZoneAlarm for years and I'm happy with both.
    The only problem I have is big updates of ZoneAlarm which is notable for dial up users and I assume you are not.
    Recently I dont like ZoneAlarm that much of before, its getting heavier with each update and I dont like that but I dont trust others to swtich.
     
  20. Bob Loblaw
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    Excellent refit kit Fast! [​IMG] After updating with the SP1, two of the first things I grabbed were IMGBurn and Grabit 1.7.1 [​IMG]

    I decided to go ahead and grab the 30 day trial of NOD32 and it is working smooth and integrated perfectly with windows so I think after 30 days I will buy a year or two of it [​IMG]

    Thanks again for all the suggestions, guys!