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Offline GenryMak

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What Antivirus you use?
« on: 25/11/2006 02:08:39 »
Hello, excuse if has placed topic not in that section. I wished to take an interest in what anti-virus program you use,
itself recently tried to use WinAntiVirus to me it was pleasant, probably you will advise something better.
 
Here it is possible download WinAntivirus if someone has interested
« Last Edit: 27/11/2006 12:13:57 by daveshorts »


 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #1 on: 25/11/2006 15:09:40 »
Is this an example of someone trying to gain some free advertising, What do you think?

In any case i use symantec's Norton internet security.


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 if symantec wish to bung me a free copy of 2007 for that i wouldnt say no :)
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #2 on: 25/11/2006 16:10:59 »
Yep, I thought the same thing Michael.

I use the freebie AntiVir Guard as unfortunately for me, Symantec brought my computer to a halt !...
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #3 on: 26/11/2006 17:51:23 »
I used Norton until they tried to hit me up for money for a resubscription so I switched to AVG Free and ZoneAlarm.
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #4 on: 26/11/2006 18:28:27 »
I used Norton until they tried to hit me up for money for a resubscription so I switched to AVG Free and ZoneAlarm.
All you had to do was  either reformat your hard drive or remove it completly from your pc  and clean everything out of the registry in regards to symantec , norton and liveupdate and then if you reinstalled it would have given you another years subscription free.
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #5 on: 26/11/2006 19:10:18 »
oh is that all. lol.
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #6 on: 26/11/2006 19:21:12 »
oh is that all. lol.

LOL...That's exactly what I thought !!...LOL !!
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #7 on: 26/11/2006 19:34:01 »
I just bought Norton a while back It seems to do a pretty good job and has stopped several things so far!
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #8 on: 27/11/2006 00:15:13 »
Or if you wish to make the removal easy then download the there removal tool from the symantec website its called "Norton removal tool" :)
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #9 on: 27/11/2006 02:56:31 »
Up until recently, I too was using AVG - I actually find some of the paid up ones such as Norton and Mcafee to have more of a hedache than the freebies.

I have just put together a new PC, and loadec Windows XP x64, only to find the AVG does not support 64 bot operating systems, so I have moved over to Avast (quite a few reports of Avast seem reasonable - although AVG seems one of the most popular freebies).
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #10 on: 27/11/2006 03:27:55 »
I use Norton.  I tried to renew it when it expired.  It let me download the renewal thingy, but I for some reason it won't let me run the program.  Funny, it had absolutely no problems taking my money!!!  AND to actually speak to someone they want to charge something like $29.00.  Money hungry greedy b*#@*#%#s!!!

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #11 on: 27/11/2006 04:38:51 »
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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #12 on: 28/11/2006 21:29:55 »
We use AVG free edition and Zone Alarm for a firewall. We also run hitmanpro (www.hitmanpro.nl) occasionally just to catch anything that might have slipped by our defences. All of these are free and have kept our computer(s) virus free. The reason my computer died was a hard disk failure  :( >:(
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #13 on: 28/11/2006 22:00:19 »
i have used AVG for two years now its ok but http://www.free-av.com/ is much better and its free too. it found stuff that avg missed. i run AVG just turned on for my email and i use free-av for the rest. you can disable the other features in AVG and just leave it moderating you email
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #14 on: 28/11/2006 23:40:43 »
We use AVG free edition and Zone Alarm for a firewall. We also run hitmanpro (www.hitmanpro.nl) occasionally just to catch anything that might have slipped by our defences. All of these are free and have kept our computer(s) virus free. The reason my computer died was a hard disk failure  :( >:(

Me too has this...Well, I have Hitman Pro thanks to ewe...but ewe do need to leave the computer for a good hour or two don't you !...I'm not complaining...I think it's great that it's so thorough...though sometimes...even though I have set to AUTO mode ..I return after a while only to see it asking me to click on something...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #15 on: 29/11/2006 03:19:35 »
I haven't had to do that yet too much with this new Norton!
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #16 on: 29/11/2006 07:27:22 »
Okay, think you all should be warned with AVG....I use it too, but as of January...they are going to start charging...I have search and destroy which is pretty good too...I have another one...but for the life of me I cannot remember it...something spybots to destroy those little terrorizing monsters...
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #17 on: 29/11/2006 07:30:49 »
I rareley have to do anything but I am glad it works. It took out my last computer not having anything at all!
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #18 on: 29/11/2006 08:43:43 »
Okay, think you all should be warned with AVG....I use it too, but as of January...they are going to start charging...I have search and destroy which is pretty good too...I have another one...but for the life of me I cannot remember it...something spybots to destroy those little terrorizing monsters...

I heard that too, then I heard it was a false alarm, though they do keep trying to get peeps to upgrade.
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #19 on: 29/11/2006 15:46:54 »
i use different anti-virus to protect my self.....such as buldguard anti virus,avast anti-virus,window washer,am now using this midium to advice everybody in this forum to protect there self by using those anti-virus i mentioned
 

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« Reply #20 on: 29/11/2006 15:52:52 »
AVG will require you to upgrade in January, but I don't think they will be withdrawing their free version for home use.

There always was a charged for version for commercial use, and nothing has changed about that.  They also do, as many other companies (such as RealAudio and ZoneAlarm do) make the commercial version of the software the obvious one to download, so you have to hunt around a bit to find where the free version is.
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #21 on: 29/11/2006 16:15:43 »
I use avast, it seems very effective, does anyone doubts that
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #22 on: 30/11/2006 01:06:28 »
Testing
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #23 on: 30/11/2006 06:52:59 »
Thayo...no one doubts anything you say...LOL
 

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Re: What Antivirus you use?
« Reply #24 on: 30/11/2006 07:16:39 »
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