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Discussion in 'General Security' started by jlmlelal, Apr 3, 2010.

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  1. jlmlelal

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    is nod 32 anti virus any good sorry if this as been asked before but your answers are appreciated
     
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    In the opinion of its users (of which I'm one) it's very good. Others will suggest that Kapersky or Symantec products may do better (it certainly seems to be the case that the modern Norton products no longer deserve their old reputation for bloat and resource hoggery).

    Some of the free programs have enthusiastic supporters and Microsoft's own Security Essentials gets a good press as well. There are numerous test and comparison sites which will probably produce very different results, this is just one of them; http://www.av-comparatives.org/

    In the end, there is no substitute for trying the various programs for yourself (one at a time of course) and seeing which one suits you and your system best.
     
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    Because of the invasive nature of security software, you may, if you run lots of trials, need to use one of the extra uninstaller programs (such as Revo; http://www.revouninstaller.com/) to make sure that you remove all traces of each install. That should only be necessary if you find that some AV programs won't install properly following the uninstallation of a rival product, (Kapersky appears to be particularly picky about other software) .

    Note that I am NOT recommending things like Registry cleaners, which are best avoided. Revo Uninstaller is safe because it creates a Restore point before it starts and you are given the choice as to how deeply it probes. It will identify some Registry entries for attention but I have never had problems using the 'Safe' option.

    As with any software, reading the instructions at least twice is the minimum preparation needed.
     
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    thanks togg for your help
     
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