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Changing Antivirus program

by TechFreak104 / October 5, 2010 5:00 AM PDT

I got McAfee Total Protection installed into my Dell laptop at home and I been reading past reviews about McAfee. I'm planning on installing a new antivirus that would be better for my Dell. What antivirus is the best to get and use? Also, the Dell is running on Windows XP.

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Re: best antivirus
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 5, 2010 5:19 AM PDT
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Kees is correct about "total protection" w/ WINXP SP3
by Darrell / October 5, 2010 6:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: best antivirus

I have Comodo Firewall and Antivirus with WINXP SP3 and IE8. Some things were originally corrected. I had Defense Mode and Firewall Mode as training mode and sandbox disabled. The first two I have updated them to safe mode. Also, You have to disable Windows Firewall. It runs everyday at 6 am. I also have SuperAnti-Spyware and Malwarebytes' Anti- Malware. Any update are posted in this forum under updates. I only have about 74.5 GB for a hard drive and with all I have installed. I have 89% free space on 7-8 year old HP Desktop. I do have more if you wish to know, ask me. Darrell

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Already got it
by TechFreak104 / October 7, 2010 1:37 AM PDT

I already have SuperAnti_Spyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed into my Dell already. I don't use them too much. I mostly have the McAfee running and scan the computer for me. I'm looking into more of a reliable and easy-to-use antivirus that can actually bring up a list of hidden Trojans and other viruses in the computer rather than just scan and says there's only one virus when I know there is more than one.

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Thanks
by TechFreak104 / October 7, 2010 1:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: best antivirus

Thanks. I'm going to check out those sites later on and see which to get. I was thinking of getting Avast or probably AVG. I know that the total protection involves more than just antivirus but I still don't like McAfee too much. I rather go for something that's more reliable and can actually pick up Trojans and other viruses out there.

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This iis a link to Comodo
by Darrell / October 7, 2010 6:11 AM PDT
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https://forums.comodo.com/link_to_free_comodo_products/link_to_free_products-t182.0.html

There 3 different listings for Comodo 5.0, one is firewall only, 2nd is for antivirus and third has both. one says cisfw, cisav or cispremium.
Another is a HOSTS.txt file and there are three which I have integrated into Zoned Out 3.6 and is listed under Welcome to S,V & Security Forum at the top. If I can only add 127.0.0.1 to that list I have in my flashdrive, I would see if that could be sent to Donna or Marianna. Darrell
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