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-(satisfied)- Yes, very.
-(why/not)- It's free.
- Updates are frequent and painless.
- The forum is helpful,responses are fast, the helpers are
rather determined. Brilliant support for a free program.
- It has helped keep me malware free. (ie: it works.)
- It's extremely configurable. The pro version even more so.
- "Boot time scan".
I have used NORTON 2007 and found that it slows my PC down and its clunky to use.
I now use the free version of AVG (downloaded here at CNET) and found it meet and exceeds my needs, it's easy to use. It works in the back round and auto updates. AVG works great for me.
(And the price is right to)
NAV 2008 works well with 32 & 64 bit versions of Vista. No comaptibility issue, also it does'nt slows the system like NAV360 or the earlier versions.
I am one of your members who originated the query on Spyware etc.
I found Spy Hunter, $29.95 which painlessly, and quickly, removed the Antivirus XP2008 (Avxp2008). The only reminder is a popup when I turn on my computer telling me to get an anti virus. Regards. Doug Allen
Question about Avast home
I too use Avast home and it does a good job of removing viruses and malware WHEN I scan the computer. My question is why doesn't it catch the bad guys when they first appear? I do a scan weekly but sometimes scan more often when my computer starts acting "goofy". Only then will I discover a virus and/or malware.
What anti-virus programs do you use?
Norton and so far I have had no problems.
Reply - What anti-virus programs do you use?
NAV2008. Excellent, does'nt slows the system like Norton 360 or like the earlier versions. Also the virus definitions on the norton official site helps a lot.
What anti-virus programs do you use
I use McAfee Anti-Virus software and a firewall w/ the same software. I really like it because it doesn't get in your way while you're trying to do stuff like with Norton Anti-Virus. You also won't get those stupid annoying pop-up things all the time.
What Spyware, anti-virus and security programs do I use?
I use AVG and McAfee programs. However, almost every time such programs are installed, they are followed by notifications that systems are out of date and need updating!
What Spyware, anti-virus, and security...etc..
I use my C-net newsletter quite often for suggestions and the posts from it's users, ratings as well..this helps me a great deal. Recently added SUPERantispyware, as seen for free on here. Noted many stars..but just paid $30 for another program..I am a ****.(yes I am) as this and our Advanced Windows Care V2(very, very good..also free!!)Hey what can I say..(I am raising a 16 yr old by myself)..every dollar helps..Good luck , cousin?.. also a Rowland in Pa.. not many of us around here..
Reply to Roland
1) You should only be running ONE anti virus program on your computer. Running more than one will likely cause a clash and neither program will protect you.
2) You comment that both programs need constantly updating, this is NORMAL operation. New viruses/Trojans are being created all the time therefore the virus definition base must be constantly updated to ensure you are protected.
I use Avast Free. Dumped AVG when they switched to version 8.
What virus program are you using
Rowland...I've been using AVG (free version) for years without any problem.
The reason why you keep getting the out of date message is you haven't started the update schedule in the AVG options. Mine is set to update daily
A weird name but it works very well and uses very few system resources.
Avast Home over NOD32- Hands down
My University here in Taiwan uses NOD32 on all its computers and they are more often than not infected with viruses.
Avast Home is a much better protection program, though it uses more system resources.
I use AVG free with reservations
I used AVG7.5 with no problems at home, but my mom's machine was left unprotected because AVG's auto update did not work.
Also, when i updated to AVG8, it works fine on my slower PIII file/print server machine, but hangs on Windows system files on my P4 3.4G CAD workstation machine, taking > 3 hours without ever finishing the scan.
I even uninstalled it and re-installed it but it still hangs on the default.pif file.
However, I never had much better luck with either McAffee or Norton, with both applications slowing down my machine and going back to when WINXP SP2 was released, it caused such a mess with my Norton license that I had to reinstall WIN XP.
what anti virus programs do you use
I have been using Norton for years and have never had a virus
what anti virus programs do you use.
avg free -- and pc tools firewall plus--- and cos i like it-- pc tools spyware doctor-- for cookies and addware no problams at all and all free via cnet thank you .
I was recently turned on to AVG free version and liked it so much that I bought the internet security suite from AVG. I had used Norton for years prior to this and had become disappointed with Norton the last year to two. I have been very pleased with the ease of use with AVG!!
I Use Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
It is really Superb. It has excellent detection, even in case of viruses, it removes them 100%, which neither avast ad avira could do. I have tried all antiviruses that exist till now, just this is among the best.
i Use Kaspersky Internet security 2009
very satisfied ive tried norton,avg,avast,nod32 and others and so far i think kaspersky is better than all of them (my opinion)
Why I'll never go back to Norton
I used to use Norton Internet Security, which includes Norton's Anti-Virus program. For months (two or three times a month) I received a message reporting the existence of a virus that had not been deleted. However Norton Anti-Virus scans never picked it up. So the warnings continued. When I started using CCleaner the warning messages stopped for good. After three months I received another warning about an undeleteable (not a real word) virus that Norton couldn't pick up in scan mode. After running CCleaner on leaving the Internet that warning ceased. I now always run CCleaner when I leave the Internet.
However, tired of Norton, I started to use AVG anti-virus anti-spyware. That seems to be the best anti-virus that I have ever used. Granted the scans are slow, but you can change the default settings to cut scan time to 40% of what it was on default. To do that click on AVG, Tools, Advanced AVG Settings, Scans, Scan Whole computer, and move the slide all the way to the right. This dedicates
all computer resources to AVG. It's true that you can't run another program simultaneously but running programs during any AV is infuriating, so why set it up, run the scan and then do something else.
AVG 8.0 + Norton AntiBot + SAS = complete protection
AVG 8.0 professional = the best anti virus + real time protection
Norton AntiBot 1.1.838 = the best behavioral protection
SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition = the best on demmand anti spyware
AVG + Norton AntiBot + SAS = Fast, Light & Effective (Complete Protection)
What anti-virus programs do you use?
I use Spyware Doctor with Anti Virus 6. It has never let me down. I used to use Norton 360 and it crashed my computer all the time. I talked to what they call tech support about 10 times with no results.
The last time they said they would get back to me the next day, that was 3 months ago.
I use Kaspersky Internet Suite, and am very satisfied. It's not cheap, but it works well thus far.
Which anti virus programs I use
I use Avira free edition anti virus, I use this because it regularly beats in tests most other anti virus programs (including paid for versions). It scans relatively quickly. I would go as far as saying its the best anti virus program I have used.
For spyware etc I use,
Spybot Search & Destroy
Which anti-virus do I use?
I have tried several Norton, Avast, AVG, but the one I have found which suits all my needs is Comodo. It's free and they have a whole slew of free software to go with the anti-virus. I also use their free firewall, the Bo-clean (for malware) the spam blocker ect. Check it out! It works great.
AVG 8.0 Professional
so far the best protection i have. with avg 8.0 i feel very safe. no false positive, but sometimes a resource hog. but the protection is solid as rock.
Its the best of all time..
I have used Kaspersky for a year and have renewed for a second year. I feel it is very good with many options plus they are very responsive. Virus updates have been daily.