What is a good antivirus software?


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Dave

I don't get any advert with Avast. Just a notification when it updates
My error! I meant to say AVIRA (http://www.free-av.com).

Sorry for the confusion and thanks for the follow up everyone.

I'll have to give AVAST a look-see then if there isn't a daily pop-up.


Just for clarity, avira WILL POP UP an advertisement when you launch the
program. I've never seen an ad in avast!, even when I launch the main
program window. -Dave
 
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Jos

Avira Personal doesn't scan the mail as it's coming in, but if an
infected email tries to open it will be detected it in the normal way
and you can quarantine it.
 
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Patty

Think it's the advert that is shown when the software is opened by the
user.

I just get the opening logo screen which shows Avast Home, license key and
the scanning memory, after which it goes right into avast. No
advertisement that I can see, unless you consider the Avast logo screen to
be advertisement then most software has advertisement (for themselves) on
opening.

Patty
 
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Patty

ODD. I've been using avast! for a couple of years now and have yet to see a
single advertisement. I use the free edition. Only odd thing about avast!
is that it will anounce in a loud voice once a day that virus definitions
have been updated. You can probably turn that off somehow, but it doesn't
bother me enough to try to turn it off. -Dave

You can turn that off, I have on most of my systems, but a few announce.
I'm just too lazy right now to look for the setting. ;) Some systems
don't announce but just show the blue box. One I have doesn't show
anything at all when it updates.

Patty
 
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Conor

You can turn that off, I have on most of my systems, but a few announce.
I'm just too lazy right now to look for the setting. ;) Some systems
don't announce but just show the blue box. One I have doesn't show
anything at all when it updates.
Avast is slow. And the free version is crap at detection and false
positives.


--
Conor

"Some of you may be anxious about finding a new job,
or a new place to live. I know how you feel."
Pres. G.W.Bush hand over speech 11/2008.
 
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PeterC


I also like Avast and use it on all my systems.

Patty

Avast is sarting to slow my system down.

Doesn't slow mine - I've tried it with Avast on and off, for opening apps.,
processing things and browsing.
In fact, for browsing, it seems a tad faster with Avast on (within the
bounds of speedtests of course).
 
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John Doe

Mark said:
I don't see how modern virus checkers can fail to slow your
computer down since they normally intercept (every?) file open
operation to scan the file for malware.

The idea that a virus checker speeds up your system is just silly
(or maybe a troll).
 
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thanatoid

I recommend PTP Yankem Security. It is entirely free,
nothing to buy, and does not need to be
downloaded/installed. 100% protection from anything
malicious on the internet.

You are more than a little confused, buddy.
 
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thanatoid

Hi all I have Norton Internet Security 2005 but I want to
update my antivirus to prehaps Norton 2009 from ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Norton-Antivirus-2009-with-AntiSpywar
e-Full-Retail-Pack_W0QQitemZ110304188456QQcmdZViewItem?hash=
item110304188456&_trkparms=39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C240%3A
1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

What dose everyone think in terms of is it good to use and
if there is better out there, I dont mind much if it uses a
bit of pc resources.

Strange thing is my Norton 2005 version seems to be on a
never pay loop, it keeps moving the renew date to the next
year and I havnt paid a cent since 2005 to today I have
asked the tech team at Norton about this but I asked for a
phone number to speak to someone but all 4 times the number
was wrong, I dont want to get stung with 4 years of paying
subscription so I want to get rid of it. Dose this happen
alot or am I just lucky?

Thanks
GK

They can't make you pay if you didn't ask for it. Sounds like
they're not organized enough to ever notice, anyway.

But if you want something else - Norton is crap - this is
considered very good:
ESET NOD 32 Antivirus Version 3.0

You can get it for less than ½ price from www.purplus.com.

There's also a "security suite" if you really don't know what
you're doing on the net.
 
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BH

Hi,
there are a few good anti virus softwares out there, the one I use which
impressed me, is NOD32, not let me down in four years
REgards
Bob
 
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Guest

Gabriel said:
Hi all I have Norton Internet Security 2005 but I want to update my
antivirus to perhaps Norton 2009 from ebay.

Uninstall 2005 completely, including all folders, files, and registry
entries, and reinstall it. That may give you free updates for the
virus definitions.
 

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