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Old 2005-12-21, 13:32   Link #61
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ghd > i'm not saying those opensource software are safe. i completely understand your point of view. i had to resign and install a firewall software before moving to the school residence, knowing it would be a garbage network.
so, as denka said before, i'd go for a symantec (non norton) av. their firewall software works fine and detects attacks (hurray, lan gaming networks!). the interface allows to configure everything. sometimes it's not very clear but the software works fine. as long as you have memory, it won't need to much cpu ressources
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Old 2005-12-21, 16:03   Link #62
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Ah, well; each to their own. "Security" is the magic-word to the heart of customers and, in any case, it is nice to see such promising clients in the field to which I will be graduating to. Always think the positive side.
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Old 2005-12-21, 16:25   Link #63
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Ah, well; each to their own. "Security" is the magic-word to the heart of customers and, in any case, it is nice to see such promising clients in the field to which I will be graduating to. Always think the positive side.
just like me
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Old 2005-12-23, 08:34   Link #64
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I have AVG as my own as Norton made my computer crack at slightest task; not to mention I got hit with a virus and Norton did absolutely nothing. AVG Free is designed to be ignored and perfeclty fine for background use. Also has anyone had their network configuration screwed up by Norton? 'cause now I get all these bleeping "svchost crashed etc. etc" whenever I try to ICS.
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Old 2005-12-23, 12:04   Link #65
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I've been using winclam and winpooch for a while now and they seem to work very nice. And they are open source and free. They virus database is updated all the time, winpooch is an anti spyware application, but you can interface it with clamwin for virus + spyware.
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Old 2006-05-29, 19:31   Link #66
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anti-virus

could anyone recommand me some good and free virus scans?

thank you very much
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Old 2006-05-29, 20:25   Link #67
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I use Avast. Typically the free scanners aren't rated all that high. I guess it works, though. And it seems pretty light weight.

Not using IE, Outlook, or clicking on and running any "cool program" anyone sends you is probably more effective than any scanner.

Oh, and the picture in your sig is gorgeous.
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Old 2006-05-29, 21:29   Link #69
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I myself like Girsoft's AVG, they have a free edition, which is basically the same as the pay minus some scheduling options. So there doesn't seem to be a big difference. I have it on the computers at work, and the computers that had a habit of getting virus have been clean since. The free version does allow for one daily automatic update and scan, the pay can do them more often.
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Old 2006-05-31, 16:53   Link #70
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thank you all so much. i am grateful
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Old 2006-06-13, 19:07   Link #71
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Best antivirus software?

I was wondering can anyone give me advice on whats the best antivirus software out there these days? I heard norton was good but takes up alot of resources.

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Old 2006-06-13, 20:29   Link #72
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Avira is good. Norton and McAfee are wicked resource hogs, I wouldn't even consider them. I don't use one, however, and I don't have any issues. More important than having a virus scanner is, well, just not being a dumbass.
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Old 2006-06-13, 21:44   Link #73
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I strongly disagree here. As soon as you are connected to the Internet, you need a good antivirus and firewall software.
McAfee personal edition is slow
Symantec is too heavy.
Value for the money is AVG. free edition http://www.grisoft.com/doc/289/lng/us/tpl/tpl01
Another free antivirus is Avast. http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
Fast but expensive is NOD32 www.nod32.com
Worth trying is Panda www.pandasoftware.com.
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Old 2006-06-13, 22:27   Link #74
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F-Prot is the best for low-end computers. It barely leaves a fingerprint on your RAM, yet possesses real-time protection and formidable scanning.
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Old 2006-06-14, 06:50   Link #75
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NOD32 is pretty good for me, it will never let virus get into your computer ;p
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Old 2006-06-14, 13:48   Link #76
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As soon as you are connected to the Internet, you need a good antivirus and firewall software.
Maybe YOU do, but plenty of people have zero issues without them.
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Old 2006-06-15, 09:33   Link #77
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Nod32, and I've been using AVG, Norman and Norton. NOD is the most effective one, and drains about zero memory. Costs money though
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Old 2006-06-15, 11:32   Link #78
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Maybe YOU do, but plenty of people have zero issues without them.
QFT.

I don't have anything protect my computers other then my router, Windows Firewall, and anti-spyware stuff. I feel having AV software is overrated. I only recommend it to new computer users.

All this complaining about security in XP is just so funny to me. All the patches MS can release won't make up for the biggest hole in XP. The mouse and keyboard.
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Old 2006-06-15, 15:17   Link #79
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Nod32, and I've been using AVG, Norman and Norton. NOD is the most effective one, and drains about zero memory. Costs money though
NoD has a low fingerprint and it's fast, but it is hardly perfect. I have put viruses past it before. Also, it's real time detection scanner is not that exceptional.

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QFT.
I don't have anything protect my computers other then my router, Windows Firewall, and anti-spyware stuff. I feel having AV software is overrated. I only recommend it to new computer users.

All this complaining about security in XP is just so funny to me. All the patches MS can release won't make up for the biggest hole in XP. The mouse and keyboard.
AV software is overrated for the experienced user. Proper internet and patch habits will never get you infected. Never hurts to have a firewall though so you can always know who is phoning home *cough* WGA *cough*.
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Old 2006-07-21, 00:37   Link #80
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Recommendations on Anti Virus Program (that uses the least ammount of RAM)

As the topic states. I need that... as I am starting to find myself jumping from photoshop to gaming... wooo!
I am currently using Norton Corperate Ed.
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