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Anti-Virus Quick Question

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by mixx941, Jan 2, 2002.

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Which Anti-Virus program do you think is the BEST?

  1. McAfee VirusScan

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  2. AVG

    6 vote(s)
    16.2%
  3. Norton

    27 vote(s)
    73.0%
  4. Housecall

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
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  1. mixx941

    mixx941 Thread Starter

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    What Anti-Virus program do you all reccomend. Currently, I have McAfee VirusScan (the new one compatible with XP). I have heard that the free AVG is very good, and even better than others. I have heard that Norton is the best. I always thought that McAfee was the best.

    What do u think?

    -Mark
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    hi... I voted housecall but your poll does not reflect that some are paid and some are free


    AVG is what I run... but I wish I had PCcillin & I use Housecall when in doubt
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

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    I would recommend either Norton or Trend's Pc-cillin. The latter is the paid version of House Call.
     
  4. mixx941

    mixx941 Thread Starter

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    Any reasons that you would reccomend what you did. I heard that AVG is kinda slow on updating the deffinitions. Sorry bout' the not saying which is paid or not.

    -Mark
     
  5. Davey7549

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    I agree with Rog Trends Pc-Cillin and Norton antivirus 2002 are your best choices. I use Norton on all my machines but many have Pc-Cillin and are very satisfied.
    Dave
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    I've only used InoculateIT personally, now it's ETrust in a paid version. But my recommendations are based on observation and reputation. I've overseen and troubleshooted more problems with McAfee than any antivirus available. And Trend's HouseCall has an uncanny way of picking up infections that others miss.

    Moreover Trend is quick to update their definitions and provide complete manual removal instructions in their library for the latest buggers. Symantec is the same way, and by far has the best support library. When I want info on a virus I go to Google and enter the virus name followed by symantec to get right to the latest info.
     
  7. FlaFoci

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    I'm useing Panda Titanium, I had McAfee beforem but I like this one better.
     
  8. ratchet

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    Currently using norton (and happy)had alot of problems with mcafee.
     
  9. mixx941

    mixx941 Thread Starter

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    I have heard from some people that McAfee isn't any good. I always thought that it was the best. Previously, I got a free CD of Norton 2001, and it was OK. When I upgraded to McAfee, the scans took a long time (talking 48 hours for a 13.3Gig 7200RPM).

    Myself, I do not really like Norton. I have always disliked that scanner. I have heard quite a few good (and bad) things about AVG:

    Bad Review:
    Do any of you have AVG? Has this happened to you?

    Good Review:
    I have an idea about using AVG AND McAfee. Is this a bad idea, or might it protect me from some virusses that McAfee misses?

    Please post back with any thoughts.

    Any input would be appreciated :)

    -Mark

    P.S. Is AVG compatible with XP?
    *All above reviews are from cNET
     
  10. mixx941

    mixx941 Thread Starter

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    Well. I had a great idea last night. I thought that I would test AVG on my laptop, in case something went wrong. It turns out that AVG detected viruses that McAfee missed. It is a pretty good program in my opinion. Thanks for all your responses though:)

    -Mark
     
  11. AAPlus

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    Hello,All

    NOD32 is king

    but if i needed a free scanner then

    it would have to bee AVG it's a great

    program
     
  12. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Here's an independent and authoritative test.
    It should settle some differences of opinion:

    <A HREF="http://www.virusbtn.com/100/vb100sum.html">Virus Bulletin VB100 list</A>

    Meanwhile, I am a NAV fan myself, but any one of the top 7 or 8 apps there is sure to do its job properly, I reckon.


    Grtz.
     
  13. AliceWyman

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    I am currently using Norton and am very satisfied with it. I previously had McAfee. I did not have any problems with it other than installation. Norton was easier to install and configure. My friends also use Norton.:)
     
  15. GreenIs

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    I've pretty much tried them all and can say I like norton the best. Mcafee gave me the most problems when it came to liking my system.
     
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