Remind Me -- Anti-Virus Software

Discussion in 'Computing' started by blank, Feb 2, 2004.

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    blank Guest

    What's the name of the best freeware anit-virus software I see mentioned
    often in newsgroups? (I use Norton, but my tightass mate has finally
    decided he might need some protection.) Thanks
     
    blank, Feb 2, 2004
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    colin Guest

    http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php
     
    colin, Feb 2, 2004
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    atec77 Guest

    atec77, Feb 2, 2004
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    blank Guest

    yup, thats the one i was looking for thanks

     
    blank, Feb 2, 2004
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    Unknown Guest

    This HAS to be a troll. It's a guaranteed flamewar topic!

    The best one is the one that you decide works best on your computer. Depends
    on how old and what capacity the computer is as to whether Mcafee or Nortons
    will run effectively on it or make it walk like a 2 legged dog, though.
    Having said that, I would use one or the other of those two so long as I
    keep updating my hardware.
     
    Unknown, Feb 2, 2004
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Still jumping at bogeymen eh ?
    Not free it aint.
    Those aint free, stupid.
     
    Rod Speed, Feb 2, 2004
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    RedBack Guest

    Free Online scanners.
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    Norton:
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/

    Under Virus definitions, click on...
    Free Online Virus and Security Check

    Trend:
    http://www.trendmicro.com/en/home/global/enterprise.htm
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    Free AntiVirus Programs:
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    AntiVir - (My Favourite)
    http://www.free-av.com/

    AVG
    http://www.grisoft.com

    BitDefender
    http://www.bitdefender.com
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    Free FireWalls Programs:
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    Sygate Personal Firewall - (My Favourite)
    http://smb.sygate.com/

    ZoneAlarm Personal Firewall:
    http://www.zonealarm.com/

    Kerio Personal Firewall:
    http://www.kerio.com/us/kpf_home.html
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    Free SpyWare Scanner Programs:
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    Lavasoft Ad-aware:
    http://www.lsfileserv.com/index.html

    Spybot - Search & Destroy:
    http://www.safer-networking.org/
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    Free Registry Cleaner Programs:
     
    RedBack, Feb 2, 2004
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    Unknown Guest

    You forgot the free online scanner at Mcafee. It was actually the first.
     
    Unknown, Feb 2, 2004
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    Codswallop Guest

    The best virus protection is teaching your mate not to open anything
    unless he knows what it is.

    I use http://housecall.antivirus.com and http://tinyurl.com/ea2h
    occasionally.
     
    Codswallop, Feb 2, 2004
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Trouble is that many cant really grasp what 'opening' involves with email.

    The best protection is an email client that refuses to
    open anything unless its been reconfigured to allow that.
    And even with that approach, plenty will just get told by
    some other technoklutz how to reconfigure it to allow that.
     
    Rod Speed, Feb 2, 2004
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    len gardener Guest

    well your tightass mate most likely will get better protection wth avg
    still free as far as i know and if he wants to loosen up the purse
    strings a little i find e-trust very good.

    len

    snipped
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    happy gardening
    'it works for me it could work for you,'

    "in the end ya' gotta do what ya' gotta do" but consider others and the environment
    http://home.dnet.aunz.com/gardnlen/
     
    len gardener, Feb 3, 2004
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    nobody760 Guest

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