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Old 11-11-2007, 06:45 AM
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Cool NOD32 The Best Antivirus!!!

Iused lot of anti-viruses in past.And in my opinion the best is NOD32 Antivirus!!!
The AVG Antivirus Free Edition is very good anti-virus!!Norton and McAfee are very 'heavy' programs and slow down much your computer!!

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Old 11-11-2007, 09:09 AM
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Default NOD32 should be on the list

I agree with some of the other posters - NOD32 takes far less from the system than does Norton.

Since switching from Norton and its constant scanning and making my computers grind to a standstill, I have not looked back.

Doing some research at the time NOD32 seemed to get the best overall reviews - so it was a no-brainer really. Sure there are free AV software packages but this is one area where it is probably worth spending the bucks to have someone constantly on the case!

Eset (the makers of NOD32) have just realeased a new version. They have changed some of their "quirky" menus - they have made it look more like the sort of thing that Norton users expect. They have also included a full protection suite with spyware and personal firewall.

Having just downgraded a Vista pc to XP I needed to install an AV package as the raw XP install doesn't have it. NOD32 was my obivious choice as I already had a multi machine 2 year licence for it.

The fact that Norton is pre-installed on most new PCs is a master stroke of marketing - Symantec certainly don't make it easy to un-install.
Initial setup of a Vista pc with Norton on the preload package (especially on a notebook that you picked up for $399.99 [Vista Basic and 512M RAM]) - is particularly painfull. Norton and Windows are constantly fighting in their efforts to update themselves. Norton sometimes finishes first and wants to re-boot. This is often in the middle of Windows downloading updates! How is the novice user expected to know NOT to reoot at this time and let Windows Vista finish downloading updates and install them?

It is little wonder that Vista gets a bad rap when Norton (possibly) screws up the initial installation? The last PC that I configured had over 30 updates to Vista (we must be getting close to SP1 - the new year I hear). Not letting Vista fully update itself (or worse allowing Norton to interrupt it) is crucial to obtaining its potential performance. The painful setup of a new pc with Norton and Windows updates is so slow - even on computers with fast processors and lots of RAM - is the first thing that most users experience. No wonder they want to downgrade to XP!

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Old 01-31-2008, 02:32 PM
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I love McAfee... I especially love the "Quick Clean" feature....

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Old 01-31-2008, 04:27 PM
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Nod32 is my AV of choice, it was a refreshing change after the Norton AV bloatware I had previously been using.

A 64 bit version is available as well for those of you running XP Pro x64.

It is very easy to set up maximum protection for the new user,using Blackspears tutorial from the official Nod32 forum...

EAV 3.0 Tutorial - 15 Jan 2008 - Wilders Security Forums


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Old 02-29-2008, 11:56 PM
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I must say, AVG is pretty cool, I use it on all 30 computer at work (lol im the tech geek there) and we have had 0 viruses since.

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Old 04-19-2008, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by jtcartboy View Post
NOD32 by Eset is far and above the best of the best. Yes I agree AVG is good as well as Avast. PC-Cillin used to be good but now it is garbage. I have been playing with the New McAfee 2007 which is pretty decent and also Panda 2007 is pretty good as well. NAV 07 is once again a flaming pile of trash much like their software since 2004. BitDefender and Sophos are really good too. I have one PC that I infect with viruses and I use different AV products and see which one can remove certain new viruses such as Ruin and whatnot.

MIT does a virus research project every year or maybe a couple times a year now that I think about it and for the past 7 years they have ranked NOD32 at the top of the list with Sophos right behind it.
Au contraire...TREND'S PC-CILLIN INTERNET SECURITY SYSTEM is by far the best, coupled with the best service. I have been using PC-cillin since 1995, save for a very short stint with Norton [yuck!] and never once did I regret it. Their free "sysclean" download and install works independently of your system in Windows, SafeMode, or DOS...and may be run, when all you can do is get to a DOS screen, then to the install folder, etc..

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Old 01-06-2009, 05:18 AM
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Default Which is the best..?

Node32 is the best.. but it's not cheap...

I'm running the free BitDefender AVS, and the free Sunbelt FW, through a hard-wired router... It keeps the floater hackers out, but it isn't solid for surfing super-bad web-sites... I just don't use the PC to surf anymore... I use the old iMac for opening all suspect emails, and for surfing dangerous places...

When I can afford it, I'm considering buying the full versions of BitDefender and Sunbelt... Maybe Node32..? not sure yet...

Sunbelt has a nice feature with which you can totally block IE and other things from the Net, on a new OS install...

The free BitDefender doesn't seem to catch bugs entering... It's basically just a scanner/cleaner...

Bottom line is.. You are your best security...

If you want to be up on all the new stuff that interests you, then run "google alerts" for everything you like... Remember to place quotes around every multi-word alert... Google alerts is the safest way to surf the Internet war zone...

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Old 02-25-2009, 02:41 PM
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I would have said PC tools but it wasn't on the list so my 2nd best was AVG, although I use mcafee I cant choose it afetr it attacked my pc and single handedly crashed after facing a little bit of malware that took control of mcafee so i installed PC tools and it solved the issue. Now you could say i am over cautious about what mcafee does on my pc especially on glitcha, crasha or better known as ... or MS VISTA

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Old 07-09-2009, 07:19 PM
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I think AVG free works well, and the price is right

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Old 10-19-2009, 03:16 AM
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Default Avast antivirus is the best!

i have been using all of the above antivrus but the best is avast. AVG is ok but very heavy when scanning.

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