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mistral

Some opinions about antivirus program: what is better for windows 98, XP? I
dont like Norton, it makes a mess, throws a vaste amount of it files on all
system. Kaspersky has a tendency to block whole internet connection. Some
program that non obtrusive, use low system resources and does not prevent
work.

Computer Associates (EZ Antivirus).(12-month free trial)
F-Secure (6-month free trial)
McAfee (90-day free trial)
Kaspersky antivirus
Panda Software (90-day free trial)
Symantec (Norton) (90-day free trial)
Trend Micro (90-day free trial)


mistral
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Windows Live OneCare offers excellent protection for Windows XP.
You can try it FREE for ninety (90) days.
http://www.windowsonecare.com/Default.aspx

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows - Shell/User

Enjoy all the benefits of genuine Microsoft software:
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| Some opinions about antivirus program: what is better for windows 98, XP? I
| dont like Norton, it makes a mess, throws a vaste amount of it files on all
| system. Kaspersky has a tendency to block whole internet connection. Some
| program that non obtrusive, use low system resources and does not prevent
| work.
|
| Computer Associates (EZ Antivirus).(12-month free trial)
| F-Secure (6-month free trial)
| McAfee (90-day free trial)
| Kaspersky antivirus
| Panda Software (90-day free trial)
| Symantec (Norton) (90-day free trial)
| Trend Micro (90-day free trial)
|
|
| mistral
 
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Rebecca Hubbard

Your question shouldn't be which one, but which ones? (plural).
I like Ad-Aware for cleaning up adware, CrapCleaner for cleaning up temp
files, and Spybot S & D - all of these are Free.

Then I also havea firewall thru Zone Alarm - can't do without one of those.
you may be able to get a free version.
And finally, I use Firefox.

You best defense against viruses is multiple defenses.

And I second - Norton = awful.

~r
 
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--Alias--

mistral said:
Some opinions about antivirus program: what is better for windows 98, XP? I
dont like Norton, it makes a mess, throws a vaste amount of it files on all
system. Kaspersky has a tendency to block whole internet connection. Some
program that non obtrusive, use low system resources and does not prevent
work.

Computer Associates (EZ Antivirus).(12-month free trial)
F-Secure (6-month free trial)
McAfee (90-day free trial)
Kaspersky antivirus
Panda Software (90-day free trial)
Symantec (Norton) (90-day free trial)
Trend Micro (90-day free trial)


mistral

http://www.avast.com/ Free and excellent.

Alias
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

mistral said:
Some opinions about antivirus program: what is better for windows 98,
XP? I dont like Norton, it makes a mess, throws a vaste amount of it
files on all system. Kaspersky has a tendency to block whole internet
connection. Some program that non obtrusive, use low system resources
and does not prevent work.


The problem with questions like this about opinions is that if enough people
answer, you'll find someone to prefer every one of the choices. That leaves
you back where you started.

That said, I'll give you my opinion: I use and like Avast.
 
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--Alias--

Rebecca said:
Your question shouldn't be which one, but which ones? (plural).
I like Ad-Aware for cleaning up adware,

Not an anti virus program.

CrapCleaner for cleaning up temp

Not an anti virus program.
files, and Spybot S & D - all of these are Free.

Not an anti virus program.
Then I also havea firewall thru Zone Alarm - can't do without one of those.
you may be able to get a free version.

Not an anti virus program.
And finally, I use Firefox.

Not an anti virus program.
You best defense against viruses is multiple defenses.

None of those will protect *anyone* from a virus.
And I second - Norton = awful.

~r

Finally! Something true! Can you recommend an *anti-virus* program
instead of changing the subject?

Alias
 
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mistral

The problem with questions like this about opinions is that if enough
people answer, you'll find someone to prefer every one of the choices.
That leaves you back where you started.
That said, I'll give you my opinion: I use and like Avast.


Yes, you are right in this point. Also, its important, how frequently
anti-virus bases updated and new viruses investigated. Kaspersky AV is best
in this point, in my opinion.

mistral
 
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antioch

mistral said:
Some opinions about antivirus program: what is better for windows 98, XP?
I dont like Norton, it makes a mess, throws a vaste amount of it files on
all system. Kaspersky has a tendency to block whole internet connection.
Some program that non obtrusive, use low system resources and does not
prevent work.

Computer Associates (EZ Antivirus).(12-month free trial)
F-Secure (6-month free trial)
McAfee (90-day free trial)
Kaspersky antivirus
Panda Software (90-day free trial)
Symantec (Norton) (90-day free trial)
Trend Micro (90-day free trial)


mistral
Read this, plus all the opinions and make your choice.

http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/home.html

Antioch
 
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Dingley Mellowcreme

No fanboy here . . . OneCare works very well for me on my 2 XP Pro
machines.
 
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--Alias--

Dingley said:
No fanboy here . . . OneCare works very well for me on my 2 XP Pro
machines.

Keep telling yourself that. After all, it's your computer and your money
but No One Cares is the big bad wolf guarding your hen house.

Alias
 

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