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OfflineMojo_Risin
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2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE
    #2413804 - 03/10/04 08:00 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I've been using Norton Anti-Virus 2004 for 2-3 months and am not satisfied at all. Many files that are detected by scans are not deleted, and there is not an explanation to why. Instead I must go through my registry and browse for the files and then delete them. A hassle when there is more than 10 files detected by a scan. Thats the most significant complaint.

Please post your Anti-virus and your review...


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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Mojo_Risin]
    #2413810 - 03/10/04 08:04 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

> Please post your Anti-virus and your review...

Unix. It is a great operating system, well designed, and does not have the virus issues that plague windows.


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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Mojo_Risin]
    #2414512 - 03/10/04 12:42 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I use AntiVir Personal Edition. It's free and it has contstant updates. It's worked well for me, and has protected me so far.

http://www.free-av.com/


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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Seuss]
    #2414729 - 03/10/04 01:37 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

where can I find Unix?


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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Mojo_Risin]
    #2414952 - 03/10/04 02:23 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I built a new PC recently, and decided to ditch my McAfee AV program while I was at it. It just felt like a half-finished program. Manually updating the virus sigs required me to log into their web site via explorer (they claim mozilla support but I could never get it to work) and it seemed to run a lot of processes in the background and required a lot of activeX downloads as it's partially online based.

I saw NOD32 reccommended on Slashdot recently and decided to give them a try. The program is very unobtrusive and doesn't seem to hog my system resources at all. It also immediately detected 2 viruses that had already installed themselves through IE spyware. I'm pretty happy with it so far, and downloading updates is handled flawlessly. They seem to have a pretty comprehensive list of awards here if you're interested.

I paid for a year long license (updates etc...), but I heard that the standalone product is also excellent and can be found from the 'usual sources' (bittorrent etc...)

edit:
I just re-read your post and thought it worth mentioning that although NOD32 detected the viruses immediately, it couldn't 'clean' them. I did have to delete a registry entry in order to stop the files re-appearing after every re-boot.

also: Unix doesn't seem like a very practical suggestion if you're already running windows.


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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Edame]
    #2416277 - 03/10/04 07:39 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

:thumbup:
I use NOD32 as well and I'm very happy with it.  I used to use Norton, but it is a resource hog, I had problems with other programs conflicting with it and it really slowed down my computer.  My wife has McAfee on her laptop and and it gives her problems printing to our network printer (Microsoft informed her that it was McAfee causing the problem).


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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Mojo_Risin]
    #2418070 - 03/11/04 05:31 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I've been using Grisoft's AVG Free edition for some time now. It's a small and efficient AV program, and I'm quite happy with it! :laugh:


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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Mojo_Risin]
    #2418433 - 03/11/04 09:51 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

where can I find Unix?




You can find Unix-based OSs in Macs & Linux.


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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Xochitl]
    #2418511 - 03/11/04 10:42 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

BSD (freebsd, openbsd, netbsd), Linux (rehad, mandrake, gentoo, etc) are all free. Mac OS-X uses unix for its base. Solaris, BSDi, sco (assholes), and many more.


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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Mojo_Risin]
    #2419365 - 03/11/04 03:41 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I use F-Prot for DOS in my XP machine :grin: i'm serious !
It runs when you want it to run, it's fast, can be used from a floppy (great if windows is broken), gets regular updates for viruses, macros and it's free.
I do run Linux at work, so no viruses but i do run F-Prot version for Linux to monitor the smb network shares under a daily schedule.
For windows, i prefer using a light firewall like kerio and scan for viruses once a week. I also use anti spyware stuff when running IExplorer but the best solution is not to use IE at all :wink:

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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Mojo_Risin]
    #2425134 - 03/12/04 08:48 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Norton AV bites, Mcafee has always worked fine on a fast PC but
upgrading usually involves uninstalling old version, regedit, reinstall
old version then apply upgrade. Real PITA but easier than recovering
from a virus :shake:

I'm going to try AVG soon.


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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Mojo_Risin]
    #2427123 - 03/13/04 12:59 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Any opinions on trendmicro's PC-cillin? I have been using it for quite some time and it seems to do very well..


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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Mojo_Risin]
    #2427386 - 03/13/04 02:34 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I use
1)McAfeeVirusScan/Firewall w/ Internet security
2)AVG
3)Sygate
4)Zonealarm


And yes, all at once. I plan to add PC-Cillin to my PC-Fortress.

AND...I use a wireless 2.5 GHz router with data-encryption.

Now that, is Safety.

If I used Unix on top of all that...shiit...I Would be mo' safer than mo'fuckin Fowt Knox, yo. Make the Pentagon look silly, y0.

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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Mojo_Risin]
    #2427527 - 03/13/04 03:26 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I have tried it, I had problems with the installation and for some reason it wouldn't auto-protect, even though I try to set it on it says there is an error, so I uninstalled it.


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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #2427554 - 03/13/04 03:40 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

SkorpivoMusterion said:
I use
1)McAfeeVirusScan/Firewall w/ Internet security
2)AVG
3)Sygate
4)Zonealarm


And yes, all at once. I plan to add PC-Cillin to my PC-Fortress.

AND...I use a wireless 2.5 GHz router with data-encryption.

Now that, is Safety.

If I used Unix on top of all that...shiit...I Would be mo' safer than mo'fuckin Fowt Knox, yo. Make the Pentagon look silly, y0.

:wink:





Fucking Yes!

*Starts downloading AV's*
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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #2427748 - 03/13/04 05:02 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

I use
1)McAfeeVirusScan/Firewall w/ Internet security
2)AVG
3)Sygate
4)Zonealarm




you are using multiple software firewalls all at once? I believe this would make you less secure due to conflicting, no?


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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Xochitl]
    #2427760 - 03/13/04 05:07 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

It would be better to have a gateway machine running one and the PC running another.


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Re: 2004 Anti-virus reviews HERE [Re: Xochitl]
    #2430514 - 03/14/04 06:49 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Nope...havent had any problems.

Everytime something needs or tries to access my computer or the internet from my computer, it goes thru three different security gates, or 'prompts'...simple as that. =)



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