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by bigjoexx / March 3, 2006 8:55 AM PST

I need help big time my Mcaffe ran out of the subscription about 2 days ago and i need to find a new virus protection software... can u tell me what is the best virus protection software out there and how much it is?/?

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There are many good ones
by roddy32 / March 3, 2006 9:49 AM PST
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Need help
by marinetbryant / March 3, 2006 9:59 AM PST
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Being a newbie I read the forums and chose several standalone programs. NOD32 for av, EWIDO for most all the other nasties, Outpost Firewall, Adaware SE Plus w/Adwatch. These were all paid versions. Then I have MS Beta and the stuff AOL supplies.


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Need new A/V..
by Larry38 / March 3, 2006 11:32 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Well, I see my first post has returned.
by Larry38 / March 3, 2006 12:04 PM PST
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Need A/V...
by Larry38 / March 3, 2006 11:53 AM PST
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My other post disappeared, so will try again.

I use avast free version, very good A/V.

If you need a Firewall, I use Kerio Paid version, but it has a free version.

Spyware realtime, Windows Defender Beta, works fine. also free.

Also would suggest Ewido, free after 14 days.


Hope this will help.

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Joe .. you asked for help about finding the best..
by Carol~ Moderator / March 3, 2006 1:03 PM PST
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virus protection software.

I've copied something I wrote in one of the many threads, where the same question has been asked.

''When using the word ''best''.. it will all boil down to what is best for you. There are those who feel best is, that which doesn't ''hog'' memory. There are those who feel AVG's ''price is right''. There are also those, such as I, that use McAfee and find it does the job and is ''problem free'' - my criteria. Some people feel if their AV or anti-spyware hasn't found anything - it's useless. Other's find if it detects too many things .. they must be false positives. There are those that complain about a certain AV, only to find they had ''other issue's'' going on, which caused conflicts with the software. And the list goes on.''

In the end, it's going to be your personal choice. If you're looking for other people's opinions, [url=

http://reviews.cnet.com/5238-7813-0.html?rankBy=10001&numResults=20&categoryID=2&lucene=true&forumID=32&threadID=161038&m=10&tag=cnr&q=best+AntiVirus&select=All+CNET+Forums]here are some and here are some more.

It's all relative. You may wish to look through the prior posts and see what aspects of AV software is important to you.. then make your choice. As you know, if you've been without protection for a couple of days.. you best get reading quickly! Wink You certainly wouldn't want to be without it.

Just my opinion..

(As to prices, within the posts, people sometimes allude to whether or not it is free. If they haven't, after deciding on a few that you think you like, you can always put the name in Google. You'll find out quick enough how much it costs.)

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(NT) (NT) Good advice! :)
by glenn30 / March 3, 2006 9:53 PM PST
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thanks everyone...
by bigjoexx / March 3, 2006 11:20 PM PST
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were can i get NT?/?

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If you are talking about
by roddy32 / March 3, 2006 11:38 PM PST
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the (NT) that appears in Glenn's post, that stands for "No Text" in the body of the message. His whole message is in the title of the post. Happy

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by glenn30 / March 3, 2006 11:38 PM PST
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(NT) simply means there is no message in the text body. Only the subject title will be showing. Grin


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