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    Default anti virus programs-a discussion

    Do the experts here have a favorite anti virus they could recommend?

    I have been flirting with buying bit-defender, but am holding out to make a more informed decision ....

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    Hi there.

    Pay for, my personal preference is Eset NOD32

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    Example of free programs available:

    AntiVir

    Avast
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    Default Update needed :)

    So I see this thread or the threads it points to hasn't been updated since 2005. I'd like to know where you guys are now for anti-virus sugguestions.

    How about Registry cleaners?

    And lastly System Performance boosters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tahl20 View Post
    So I see this thread or the threads it points to hasn't been updated since 2005. I'd like to know where you guys are now for anti-virus sugguestions.
    Hello.

    If you are speaking of: http://forums.spybot.info/showpost.p...95&postcount=1

    Last edited by tashi : 2006-10-10 at 22:41. Reason: updated a link
    My own AV preferences (listed above) are for products I use presently.
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    Hello,
    I use AVG Free, and BitDefender 8 Free Edition.
    Here's a list of some other free ones including the ones I mentioned:

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    For a reg Cleaner I use CCleaner and TweakNow RegCleaner Std.
    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    http://www.tweaknow.com/RegCleaner.html


    Gaming4JC

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    Hi Crowbar!

    Personally, I have nothing commercial software installed at my system (except of very few magazine free offerings and a copy of Ghost for DOS, that I had for free, from Symantec's enhanced testing).
    I strongly believe in superiority of Open Source or Freeware programs.
    I have AVG (free edition), installed at my system, since its release as freeware (for home users) for Europe. I've excellent impressions of it, and I'm suggesting it to everyone who asking me.

    I agree also with Gaming4JC, for CCleaner!

    Please also, take a look at Erunt ( http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt ).

    Generally, I don't like very much system performance boosters. I prefer to do this job my own with a tweak utility. I like very much the last freeware version of X-Setup ( http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page5.html ). Its similar to MS TweakUI, but with much many options (although its somewhat compicated).

    Well, GOOD LUCK with your research!!!
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    hi there!

    whot do you guys think about avast?

    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

    and wich free firewalls you recommend?

    thanks!
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    Hi Daniele!

    I don't like very much Avast. I had installed here, at past, but I uninstalled it since they removed the script defence from free version. I switched then to AVG free.
    Clif has publiched my comment about Avast at this newsletter: http://freewarewiki.pbwiki.com/ClifN...11-27-04-16-49 (the article: "Avast! feature no longer available").
    Note: Clif Notes is a free newsletter for Windows freeware applications. I like it very much. Its homepage is there: http://freewarewiki.com/NewsLetters .

    About firewall, I used to have Sygate (free version), but died after latest MS updates (IE7, WMP11 etc.). I switched to Comodo and my first impressions are excellent (although its somewhat complicated). (I'm not experienced with it). I just don't like lightware products (like ZA, Ashampoo and NetVeda).
    For your research, maybe you want to take a look there: http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/se...wfirewall.html (Snapfile's page for freeware firewalls, also both site and users reviews).
    http://www.matousec.com/projects/win...ts-results.php (Leak test comparison).

    Good Luck with your research!!!
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    I'm a BIG Kaspersky fan. Wouldn't trust my PC to anything else (and I have in the past used Norton, McAfee, Panda, and Zone Alarm). Their Internet Security program is pricey, but I got mine for about 50% of the retail cost on eBay.

    As far as registry cleaners, I don't think it's really necessary to spend money on one when ccleaner (www.ccleaner.com) does a fine job for free.

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    im sorry, i forgot to check back earlyer.

    ill check the links out

    thank you all!

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