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    Hello everyone.

    For years I have used FRisk F-Prot as my desktop antivirus solution, and until recently have been pleased with the result. However, about a week ago, something got through, and since then I have been doing by best to get rid of it. (In fact, as soon as TrendMicro Housecall finishes doing it's scan, I am posting in the Malware Removal area)

    What do you guys recommends to use as their security protection? I already use Spybot, and won't let Symantec near my computer. And of course, Firefox is my browser unless I am on the Windows Update site. Are the TrendMicro programs good? Any other really good solutions out there?

    Thanks in advance,
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    Hi there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldrin View Post
    For years I have used FRisk F-Prot as my desktop antivirus solution, and until recently have been pleased with the result. However, about a week ago, something got through,
    We should all have an anti virus program, but it isn't a guarantee that nothing will ever break through.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldrin View Post
    And of course, Firefox is my browser unless I am on the Windows Update site.
    Firefox vunerablities have increased with it's popularity.

    These topics may be of interest:

    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=11789 http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=9289

    Perhaps our members will have other suggestions.
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    I use Kaspersky.
    There is no 100% software solution to safeguarding one's OS setup. Only redundancy in separate media i.e. another HDD, in my case. I clone (Acronis MigrateEasy) my HDD every 2-5wks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    We should all have an anti virus program, but it isn't a guarantee that nothing will ever break through.
    Oh, I know. There are plenty of other reasons why I want to dump F-prot. The virus getting through was just the last straw.

    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Firefox vunerablities have increased with it's popularity.
    Very true, still not enough for me to go back to Internet Explorer.

    Thanks tashi, zapjb, for your recs. I am checking out the NOD32 now.

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    NOD32 is a very good choice, but you have to pay for it. You could also choose a freeware solution, and do a regular online scan with for example Kaspersky as a backup

    Greetz, Red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Firefox vunerablities have increased with it's popularity.
    I am sorry dear But Firefox with NoScript is still safer than Internet Explorer

    Greetz, Red.

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    In your opinion. Both have vulnerabilities and both need to be kept updated.
    Last edited by tashi; 2007-04-16 at 00:48. Reason: edit
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    You are right dear, as always

    Greetz, Red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldrin View Post
    and won't let Symantec near my computer.
    I use Symantec and I was curious as to why you don't use it? There is a free anti-virus program from AVG, but I do not know how good it is since I do not use it but have considered because I like the AVG anti-malware.

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    I also use symantec and is internet explorer that bad I use it and seems to go fast but I have ie7 not ie6 I think that makes a difference.....

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