whats a good anitvirus? what do you use?

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Nov 23, 2008
  1. nin10do
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    i've run into a new trojan called webscv32. it uses msn messenger to send msg's to people on your contact list.

    i tried to use avg and comodo antivirus but both could not detect it.


    however the comodo firewall did pick it up and i deleted it manually. even now i'm not sure if i got all of it.

    could someone recomend a good antivirus?
     


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    Common sense?
    Failing that, Nod32 is probably your best option.
    AVG and Avast! are both free and run very well too.

    Antiviruses aren't the only thing though. You'll want to have anti-spyware software and do occasional scans.
    For that I suggest you use Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware.
    Spybot has a nice resident which stops all suspicious running processes which helps keep viruses from running amok on your PC.
     
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    what i use: avast pro

    other good ones:

    free: avg, avast

    arrr:nod32, bitdefender, avast pro, kaspersky
     
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    avg 7 was pretty amazing. however avg 8 has failed me repeatedly.

    i think i'm going to use a combination of

    avast antivirus
    comodo firewall
    adaware for spyware etc
    and ofcoarse windows uac.

    i agree common sense and carefull surfing work the best. however a lot o fmy friends don't know jack about computers. everytime i chat or recieve an email from them i have a new virus.
     
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    I strongly recommend Kaspersky! 2008 or 2009, it doesn't matter really, same database anyway. It really feel that your really safe when using it so you actually FEEL it, lol.
     
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    Avira AntiVir > Every other AV out there.

    Seriously.
     
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    Why? [​IMG]
     
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    I just use Webroot SpySweeper w/ Antivirus.

    Always works for me.
     
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    I think the best free antivirus is still AVG, but I'm now using Panda until my license is passed. (It was included with my new PC)
     
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    I don't believe there will ever be such thing as a good anti-virus program. As long as there are people who make viruses, there will always be someone trying to bypass some anti-virus computer, because they shouldn't be trying to kill other peoples's computers.
     
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    It will pretty much stop any virus
     
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    Eset Smart Security.

    It's like NOD32, with a lot more stuff. It works really well, and it's pretty much updated every 5 seconds...
     
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    That is irrelevant to this thread.

    Also Avira Anti-Virus seems to work on the lounge room computer just fine.
     
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    It seemed to fail with our loungeroom computer.
     
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    NOD32 seems to have beaten Kaspersky for the best Antivirus but I still think either is fine.

    And if you downloaded a small file that might contain a virus, always use this site to make sure before opening it.
    www.virustotal.com
    It scans the file with all Antivirus products on the market and it's always up to date.
     
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    My favourite anti-virus itìs AVG free edition because it offers a good protection without being heavy on your system (like McAfee or Norton)
     
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    has anyone tried Mcafee:Security Suite? It has never failed me before
     
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    OMG i tried avira and i was appauled (spelling?).

    it has a good detection rate but fi a virus has managed to multimply there isn't an option to remove all together. you have to click yes for each one seperately. i have since moved back to avg but with comodo firewall.

    all is now well [​IMG]

    thanks for the help guys.
     
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    how is it irrelevant? something that stops viruses is by definition an anti virus, no?
     

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