WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM?

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HYST3R

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i have to agree with the norton haters here!

i read somewhere "dont quote me" that norton sucks up a ridiculous amount of system ram. i wish i could remember the exact number but it was enough for both eyes.
Second here.

Norton is crap, and it even gets worst if you try to uninstall it since the d@mn thing is too intrusive with Windows files. I had a horrible experience trying to uninstall Norton 2004 from a friends comp and believe me, it was one hell of a experience since the damn thing corrupted the windows registry and some other important stuff in the windows kernel. I ended up formatting the whole HD which took my work even longer.

As I said before, F-Secure is really a good antivirus program. Just give it a try here:
http://esd.element5.com/demoreg.html?productid=300042689&languageid=1

9-Inch: Ohh, i almost forgot. here's a review of the best antivirus programs available and as you all can see, BitDefender is the best.
http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
I really don't know how reliable that source is, but definately F-Secure works for me.


like i said above, I cant even remove NORTON SYSTEM GO BACK! with out losing everything on the computer. if it werent for important work files on this rig id strip it down faster than adriana lima!
 

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The fact is, that uber-trojans straight from the programmer's desktop will get by any anti-virus for a fair amount of time unless publicly released. Virus writers also have what's known as packers/binders that will change the tiny pieces of data in a file that virus programs read, which essentially turns any old virus into an undetectable. an anti-virus is only as good as the definitions, and kaspersky by far has the best...
OK, I got it.

Well, to my previous experience, F-Secure does have good file definitions and they upload them 2 or 4 times in a day (depends on new threats).

Some time ago I used AVG 6.0 and I really liked it because it's not a system resource hog, but once it finds viruses "on the fly" (while you're using internet) it can't delete them. That was something really weird since you know your AV is working but it can't delete, heal or rename those viruses once it finds them; also, virus definitions in AVG are not that good and that was the final reason why a change this AV program :?
 

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Well with Symantec Antivirus there is a heuristic detection, basicly if it is acting like a virus or smells like a virus it will be detected and dealt with...Im sure some might get through but nonetheless extended protection in that scenario.
 

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I use PC-Cillin, and have since 1997. The current version works incredibly well, and the only thing I would improve on it is the way you can only get rid of one spyware file at a time.

But I mostly use Spybot and Ad-Aware for that anyway. And Trend Micro definitely updates as often as anyone, particularly when it comes to definition files.
 
I emailed Panda support about an issue I was having with a select few webpages. Firefox would simply display the HTML code instead of the page and IE would display a distorted version of the page. I knew it was an issue with Panda, because if I turned it off, the pages loaded fine.

Just this evening, they emailed me with a hotfix that fixed the issue. I don't know if this is something they had been working on before I emailed them... but I'm pleased they took the time to listen and actually fix their software... most such requests from major vendors fall on deaf ears.

I do realize it's been a month... however it was a problem that happened on only 2 websites I tried to visit. Everything else was fine. So they took the time to fix what to most big companies would be an insignificant problem.
 

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:twisted: :p Zone-alarm Security Suite
(spyware & a virus remover)
& AVG Free
let zone alarm run and turn avg off incase you need a back up virus detector you never know :twisted: 8O :D
 
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