Which Anti Virus to use?

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Aug 7, 2009

Which Anti Virus to use? by ComplicatioN at 12:47 PM (1,932 Views / 0 Likes) 30 replies

  1. ComplicatioN
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    I've given up on avira cos its OVER protective
    can anyone recommend me a protective but not over protective av?
     


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    AVG Anti-Virus Free is what I always use.
     
  3. raulpica

    Supervisor raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Isn't this the 90th thread on antiviruses I see? [​IMG]

    AVIRA overprotective? That crappy AVG won't even let me browse a dir if there's a virus in there! [​IMG] And even if I press "Ignore", it won't let me open the file. That's OVERPROTECTIVE.

    Also I remember once a time that I had something like 90 viruses between trojans and worms on my pendrive (it's a long story... had to put my pendrive on a critically infected PC) and AVG didn't detect a SINGLE one of them. Same story for Avast.

    AVIRA instead found them all [​IMG]

    Who cares it's overprotective, at least you won't find your PC full of viruses in a few weeks.
     
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    I'm totally pleased with AVG Free, haven't had a proper firewall for 3 years or so now (i use the Windows firewall..) but with AVG, Spybot S&D and a bit of common sense i've had less than 2-3 viruses/trojans in these 3 years(except these minor things, which doesn't do any harm, and gets erased when you scan with AVG/Spybot).

    I guess that using the less known (but superior) web browser Opera instead of I.E/Firefox also adds to the security.
     
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    avast! antivirus, its free, and its the best windows antivirus I have found. It seems to work better than AVG on the dozen or so computers I have tried it on.
     
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    Avira and Avast, but since both are "overprotective" because of their hight detection rates, good luck trying to find an anti-virus claiming they are "under-protective"
     
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    haha ill have to stay with avira then don't i [​IMG]
    thx for replys anyways
    helped me sort of my mind
     
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    I personally like AVG myself.
     
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    Been a big fan of NOD32 for the better part of a decade. Check them out.
     
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    I will vouch for this one as well - I've tried many (free) ones & this was the only one that has so far catch all virus attacks - the others had let one or two slip by
     
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    I use Kasperky on my desktop and AVG Free on my lappy
     
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    Avira has an annoying pop-up every so often begging you to buy the full product, so I recommend against that one. Go for Avast! or AVG (although I haven't tried AVG.)
     
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    I've Been using NOD32 for the past year.
     
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    Been using NOD32 since last year, thing isn't disruptive at all and you can turn off update notifications and everything. In fact the only time when I've ever had to deal with it was when my product key ran out (in which case it's easy to obtain another one let's say), and when a possible threat pops up. Doesn't hog up resources that much either.
     
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    i've heard nod32 and kaspersky are the best in combination of how well they are and the small background process... personally i use ESET Smart Security (Nod32)... so yeah
     
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    I use Avast, and I don't find it overprotective.
     
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    most people i know here do 220gb of download a month of homebrew and crap without a virus protection program installed or internet security

    and i use trend micro online virus scanner when i notice quarks or think i should check...

    virus' are aimed at your protection and stop it from working so why use it from the infected pc??

    never did understand y people pay for it, or get free avg and stuff since evry hacker in the world could get it free or maipulagte it once gotten.

    i knew 1 idiot downloaded nortons interent security ....riddled with trojen and virus....funny as hell to me!
     
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    there is another thing id like to raise about avira
    if u get the free one THERE IS NO exception list
     

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