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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bsss View Post
    I use Symantec and I was curious as to why you don't use it?
    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=7683 21 pages so far.
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    Cool my tips

    just booted new machine. amd/win-vista premium. Had all of my instalables on an off board usb drive. Instalables=Avg free,Spybot S&D,Zonealarm.
    All of the above instalables were the very latest setup programs. Avg and Spybot installed perfectly. Zonealarm,crashed badly,had to do a restore. All of these programs were of the free variety. ZA say they will soon have a win vista version. I just used win vistas firewall,worked fine for now.
    All anti-virus programs let some viruses in,that is the job of the hacker who creates them. That is to find a way around all of the antivius definitions. There are hackers who create them and programers that fight them.
    I've been using the three free programs,on my old machine,for years. I recommend all of them very highly. AVG=virus protection - Zonealarm as a fire wall and Spybot for finding and removing junk.
    One thing about Spybot I should mention,is if you r installing a new program that u trust u should shut off the TeaTimer feature first,then install you new program. Then turn teatimer back on. Saves some fooling around. Finding teatimer and turning it off is tricky. Boot Spybot,be sure u r in advanced mode. This is done by clicking FILE-top left-then clicking advanced mode. Now on the bottom of the left column=Settings tab and Tools tab,click Tools. In the tools(left side)find,RESIDENT,click on it. Now on that page is a check for Teatimer.(uncheck it) Reverse procedure to invoke Teatimer. Do not leave it turned off. Any ?

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    Default Symantec Vs Others

    No matter what anyone says Norton by Symantec is the leader in anti-virus software!

    Once upon, along time ago I hade a security program called "Macafee," I did a lot of work on the computer Spreadsheets and stuff. I probably had 5 or 6,000 spreadsheets, one day while working my computer CRASHED! it had never done this before! I was able to restart it but it was extremely slow! I thought it was because it crashed.
    A week later it was so slow, I could not even use it!
    When i finally got one of my spread sheets to open it was CORRUPTED.
    I then uninstalled Macafee, which sped up my computer a lot!
    It turned out that all of my important documents were Dead!
    I asked a friend and he said it was a virus called a Trojan horse!!!
    I bought Norton Internet security and it found Two Trojans!
    Ever since Norton has been the way to go!
    I have never gotten another virus, I am a very avid internet user too!

    You can download a free 6 month trial of norton from google with the google pack.

    Avast anti-virus is another great choice!

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    If you are interested in test results of anti-virus software, there is one here from the av-comparatives.org:

    Note: The following is only a brief summary of the material in the report. I suggest that you read the report if you are really interested how the different anti-virus software products compare.

    Fastest in detecting new malware samples:
    • AVIRA AntiVir Personal Edition Premium 7.03
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0.2
    • Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 14.0
    • ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus 2.70.23
    • AVG Anti-Malware 7.5
    • BitDefender Professional Plus 10

    Certification Levels:
    • Advanced Plus (+):
      • G DATA AntiVirusKit (AVK) 17.0
      • TrustPort Antivirus Workstation 2.5
      • AVIRA AntiVir Personal Edition Premium 7.03
      • F-Secure Anti-Virus 7.01
      • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0.2
      • eScan Anti-Virus 8.0
    • Advanced:
      • Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 14.0
      • ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus 2.70.23
      • AVG Anti-Malware 7.5
      • BitDefender Professional Plus 10
      • Fortinet FortiClient 3.0
      • Avast! Professional Edition 4.7
      • Norman Virus Control 5.82
      • F-Prot for Windows 6.0.5.1
    • Standard Certification:
      • McAfee VirusScan 11.1
      • Dr.Web for Windows 95-XP 4.33.2
    • No certification:
      • Microsoft OneCare 1.5
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechWizWorld View Post
    No matter what anyone says Norton by Symantec is the leader in anti-virus software!
    Heh. Personally I don't know of anyone in the security community recommending Norton. Not for a long time.

    Symantec has good advertising though.
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    i think that avg would be good i think they still offer it free.i am not sure i heard that when the new version of avg is out you would have to pay for it.but i am not sure.
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    I'd seen some others thinking that AVG would no longer be free with the newer version,but as far as I know,it'll still be free for home users:
    http://www.pcdoctor-guide.com/wordpress/?p=3703

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechWizWorld View Post
    No matter what anyone says Norton by Symantec is the leader in anti-virus software!

    Once upon, along time ago I hade a security program called "Macafee," I did a lot of work on the computer Spreadsheets and stuff. I probably had 5 or 6,000 spreadsheets, one day while working my computer CRASHED! it had never done this before! I was able to restart it but it was extremely slow! I thought it was because it crashed.
    A week later it was so slow, I could not even use it!
    When i finally got one of my spread sheets to open it was CORRUPTED.
    I then uninstalled Macafee, which sped up my computer a lot!
    It turned out that all of my important documents were Dead!
    I asked a friend and he said it was a virus called a Trojan horse!!!
    I bought Norton Internet security and it found Two Trojans!
    Ever since Norton has been the way to go!
    I have never gotten another virus, I am a very avid internet user too!

    You can download a free 6 month trial of norton from google with the google pack.

    Avast anti-virus is another great choice!
    rubbish,. it is intrusive invasive and impossible to get rid of once you have it installed

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    Smile avg

    i understand you can get avg from www.filehippo.com for free along with many other programs or antivirus software. That is where i got spybot and avg from. I dont know if this is any help to anyone but thought i would help lol

    robz

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    I personally love Symantec's Norton Products, especially its 2007 line up.
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