anti virus software

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Wombatwal, Jan 30, 2005.

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    Wombatwal Guest

    I am having trouble updating my subscription to Norton Anti-Virus. They are
    asking for a subscription number that I don't have. Had no problems updating
    last year.
    Anyhow have decided to get another anti-virus programme. What are peoples
    idea on the best programme available. Are free anti-virus software worth
    getting. Thanks
     
    Wombatwal, Jan 30, 2005
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    Massimis Guest

    AVG has been good to me and for home use is free.
     
    Massimis, Jan 30, 2005
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    hedgehog Guest

    What version of norton do you have
     
    hedgehog, Jan 30, 2005
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    Steve Batt Guest

    I use Antivir, free for home users

    Steve
     
    Steve Batt, Jan 30, 2005
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    Unknown Guest

    Mcafee Virusscan is the best on the market and interestingly so is Mcafee
    Spamkiller the best Spam killer on the market. Their firewall is shit,
    however.
     
    Unknown, Jan 30, 2005
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    Wombatwal Guest

    Norton's Anti-Virus 2003. Wombatwal

     
    Wombatwal, Jan 30, 2005
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    Eric Guest

    I am running Norton and AVG v7 and find AVG finds worms that Norton
    doesn't!
     
    Eric, Jan 30, 2005
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  8. For a freebie one: Grisoft.
    For a paid one: Panda or Kaspersky.
     
    Stephen Brooker, Jan 31, 2005
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    Ben Thomas Guest

    Try Sophos.

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    blank Guest

    I use AVG free version. It updates daily and has not let me down. For
    years I stuck with Norton, and now I shake my head and wonder why.
     
    blank, Jan 31, 2005
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    Unknown Guest

    You do that to get the droplets off! Problem solved!
     
    Unknown, Jan 31, 2005
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    Wombatwal Guest

    Thanks everyone, have downloaded AVG and will try it. Already found a virus
    that Norton's did not find. Wombatwal
     
    Wombatwal, Jan 31, 2005
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    Phred Guest

    Several years ago I stumbled on a site that had comprehensive test
    results for a number of antivirus products tested on a range of
    platforms over a period of some years.

    At that time, and IIRC, Norton and McAfee seemed to be consistently
    more reliable than most others.

    Unfortunately, I've not been able to track down that site again in the
    past 12 months, so I don't know what is currently "best" in their
    terms.

    If anyone can point me to that site again or a similar test site, I'd
    be very grateful. (And I promise to bookmark it properly this time
    round. :cool:

    Cheers, Phred.
     
    Phred, Jan 31, 2005
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  14. Take a lot of those tests with a grain of salt. It depends on how they
    test them. Norton is not that great, and I think you find most people
    would agree. Norton products used to be fantastic and had a good name
    for a very good reason, now they seem to rely mainly on the name and
    that's it.
     
    Stephen Brooker, Feb 1, 2005
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    Phred Guest

    Well, I did say "several years ago". ;-)
    Yeah. Like all those "German precision" products now seen to be made
    in China or North Korea when you read the fine print.

    Cheers, Phred.
     
    Phred, Feb 1, 2005
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    bucky Guest

    Try AVG Free Edition. Its available from the grisoft web site.
    My IT man reckons its better than Nortons because it doesn't use so much
    resourses and of course its free.
    John
     
    bucky, Feb 1, 2005
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    Ben Thomas Guest

    With German machinery. So they're still pretty good. So long as they don't use
    Taiwanese metal.

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    Ben Thomas - Software Engineer - Melbourne, Australia

    My Digital World:
    Kodak DX6490, Canon i9950, Pioneer A05;
    Hitachi 37" HD plasma display, DGTEC 2000A,
    Denon 2800, H/K AVR4500, Whatmough Encore;
    Sony Ericsson K700i, Palm Tungsten T.

    Disclaimer:
    Opinions, conclusions, and other information in this message that do not
    relate to the official business of my employer shall be understood as neither
    given nor endorsed by it.
     
    Ben Thomas, Feb 1, 2005
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    Skank Guest


    I removed NAV 2003 due to this and
    went back to NAV 2001. Np now.
     
    Skank, Feb 2, 2005
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