I am using Symantec Antivirus and it is perfect and easy to update.
Didn't say they were. But they are freeware and nod32 is not. And as far as FREEWARE, they're the best 2. Been using them for 3 years now and haven't had the need for any pay antivirus programs. But go ahead and pay for them if you want. And the link I had for hijackthis will take you to the same download, but I changed it to the developer anyways.
Well good... you recommended the best pay and I recommended the best free. Now the person has the best of both worlds. I'm sure that the poster has enough intelligence to distinguish between the two, and will PAY for the best if that's the way they want to go. Some people don't. If by chance they wanted a free one... I JUST MENTIONED the ones I felt were the best ones. And I could care less if you own a freeware site. And since you test freeware all the time, why don't you tell us the best freeware antivirus. I see AVG is on your list. If it's not one of the best, you should take it off. And since when do pay ones have obligations? Norton SUCKS! I have no idea what your talking about either on the hijackthis. I just pasted the URL from the original vendor. I went to your site and I could NOT find the download link for either version. If I have no intentions of ever paying for antivirus's, then it would just be a waste of time downloading them, even for a trial. And if those freeware antiviruses haven't caught any hidden viruses by now, my PC would be a mess. Running smoothly, everythings works fine... keeping the car on the road while eyes closed. Been doing it for 3 years now. And I saved $60.00. End of sermon.just because its free does not make it a good one, perfect example adaware and spybot, not as good as spysweeper but everybody recommends it because its free.
I don't like my system to be running more processes then it needs to and ya so I'm willing to pay 20$ a year to enjoy the best of the best.
as for your recommendations I make it a point to advise people on the best app not just what I think is OK specially when the title of the thread is asking for the best.
BTW don't preach to me about freeware I own a freeware site and I test them all the time but just because they are free does not make them the best.
as for hijackthis the link takes you to my site where you can download both versions 1.9 and the new beta 2.0 and the developer site is the new one not sure what link you are talking about .
good luck if I were you I would install the nod32 30 free trial and scan my system from time to time just to be sure, it does not hurt and its free and then you would know for a fact your system is clean not just because a freeware told you (freewares have no obligation to you or keeping you clean at all so relying on them is like driving with your eyes closed, its only a matter of time)
Flash drives (for important info), backups to other hard drives...........@Assman I would talk about that all day but we can't here
@micronerdo, I see guys like you all the time, driving with your eyes closed.
you would not use a bank that told you they did not promise to keep any of your info secure but you will do that with your PC, home you got no important info there its just a matter of time.
plus I'm glad that all the data you need are your PCs and your perception of what is going on, no technical facts come to play.
Well, if the freeware worked good enough for 20 years.... that's not so bad, huh? At least I'm $400 ahead.actually the time will come when you wished your anti virus was not freeware.
btw at 20$ a year I'm not sure what kind of pc you are talking about buying but see you in 20 years or so