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any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe??
    #2913290 - 07/21/04 08:11 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I just want something that'll automatically check anything I download for a virus. I have McAfee thinger and it automatically made the windows loading time like an extra 20 seconds and puts like 5 additional processes running in the background. I feel like that must be more than I need. Anything out there more specialized to what I want?


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Re: any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe?? [Re: question_for_joo]
    #2913299 - 07/21/04 08:13 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Norton - for home Windows use I like this one the best
Bitdefender
AVG
Kaspersky


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Re: any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe?? [Re: question_for_joo]
    #2913327 - 07/21/04 08:19 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

NOD 32 is without a doubt the best and fastest anti-virus program I have ever used. I have used MCaffee, Norton and a few others, I use my computer for work all the time. I'm self employed and cannot afford to mess around with viruses (if I could get away with it, I wouldn't use Windows because it's so weak in the security department - but that's another story).


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Re: any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe?? [Re: question_for_joo]
    #2913970 - 07/21/04 11:31 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I use the Symantec AntiVirus Client Corporate Edition v8.1. It's the "no bullshit" simple layout, no extra bells or whistles, scans the e-mails and runs 24/7 virus protection which has caught an uncountable number of virii from entering and infecting my home network.

McAfee isn't too good, and I'm not too sure about Symantec's Norton Antivirus 2003 or the likes... they just seem too fancy and too reminiscent of resource pigs.


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Re: any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe?? [Re: question_for_joo]
    #2913972 - 07/21/04 11:32 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

AVAST
AVG are both good & free (and also use little system resource). fuck norton/symantec, fuck mccafee...

I use AVG & recommend it.


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Re: any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe?? [Re: question_for_joo]
    #2915100 - 07/22/04 08:58 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I have used pretty much all of the Anti Virus applications in the past for experimental/testing purposes. I found Norton was the easiest to bypass with the simple binding of a Trojan server and a program like winrar.exe (scary eh).
At the moment I?m using Kaspersky for an Anti Virus and TDS 3 (Trojan Defence Suite) for viruses and Trojans. I like TDS3 because it is aimed at Trojans and has a decent memory scanner and some other cool features. Another option for a secondary backup is Trojan Guard. Kaspersky does scan incoming and outgoing data.

You could also try defragging the boot files to see if that has any effect.


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Re: any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe?? [Re: question_for_joo]
    #2923959 - 07/24/04 06:06 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I also use avg, as well as at the place I work where im a computer tech for over 1500 computers. Free download and updates.


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Re: any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe?? [Re: ShroomyMcPot]
    #2924610 - 07/24/04 10:56 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Thanks for the advice guys,
I looked at the AVG homepage, says the free trial expires in 30 days. Does AVG automatically scan new dls for viruses?


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Re: any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe?? [Re: question_for_joo]
    #2924626 - 07/24/04 11:05 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php

try the avg free edition, and im absolutly sure it actively checking for viruses


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Re: any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe?? [Re: question_for_joo]
    #2924936 - 07/25/04 01:33 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

AVG Free has no trial - it is always free. It will alert you when a virus is noticed on your system - you should still scan the files that you download before opening them, however. rightclick>scan with AVG.


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Re: any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe?? [Re: Vvellum]
    #2925056 - 07/25/04 02:52 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I had Norton 2004, and am switching to AVG. I used it for my neighbor who didnt have one, and its absolutly great. Reminds me of ol' win 3.1 days tho :wink:


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Re: any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe?? [Re: question_for_joo]
    #2926209 - 07/25/04 04:38 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

AVG worked when virii took out norton before it could stop them.
AVG > *


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Re: any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe?? [Re: question_for_joo]
    #2928793 - 07/26/04 03:45 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I'm using avast and I seem to like it.


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Re: any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe?? [Re: question_for_joo]
    #2938850 - 07/29/04 01:35 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

We use command antivirus at our work and it kicks ass. It catches a lot of spyware/adware too


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Re: any better alternative than McCafee ultra deluxe?? [Re: question_for_joo]
    #2948838 - 07/31/04 03:55 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

unix ?

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