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post #16 of 62
I use AVG free edition. It works fine, but ulitmately, good browsing habits are going to be much more effective than any AV. That and Firefox+NoScript=win.
post #17 of 62
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
No antivirus protection needed over here!
Mac OS X is all I need...
same here.
post #18 of 62
NOD32 - smallest footprint of any realtime virus scanner.
post #19 of 62
Another vote for nod32.

Another vote for good browsing habits being more important then AV.

These days you really need both.

By the way, there is research being done on the feasibility of viruses "escaping" from a VM and infecting the main system via installed integration tools (i.e. VMTools on VMWare, etc.). It'll be interesting to see where this goes, a very targeted virus of this nature could be devastating.
post #20 of 62
I've used 10 in the last year, all the big names.

NOD32 is the best, as agreed apparently!

I get software free though so that's nice.

Freeware I use is spybot and Comodo firewall.
post #21 of 62
I set up Nod32 for 300 pc's at work... its a fine AV, there were small memory leak issues but we'll let those skip.

At home clamAV on linux (you can't ever be too sure what is going on in your windows partitions) and AVG on windows. Nod32 on vmware machien in linux
post #22 of 62
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Originally Posted by stevenkelby View Post
Freeware I use is spybot and Comodo firewall.
Meh I don't really see the need for firewalls. Windows firewall when I am on outside networks and I turn that off when I am behind my router. NAT and the windows firewall is fine for now; There is really no need for something more robust unless you are on external networks alot.
post #23 of 62
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Originally Posted by wanderman View Post
There is really no need for something more robust unless you are on external networks alot.
Yep, that's it. True.
post #24 of 62
A firewall isn't critical on a personal computer if you have very strict rules for what services are running.

The problem is that most people don't, and having strict control over services can be a little tricky in windows. There isn't really a good reason not to have a basic firewall up.

Then again for 20% of people a firewall is a bit redundant since most routers require explicit port forwarding. It essentially is your basic firewall.
post #25 of 62
Thread Starter 
I've never really had much use for a firewall, I mean my window's firewall's turned off and my AVG which is free has none of that stuff. When surf using other computers thought it says that "attack has been prevented by (norton/whatever AV)" what does this mean? Now I don't have my firewall on I get attacked? what do these people or sites or bots do? I don't feel any changes. ;/
post #26 of 62
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Originally Posted by RYCeT View Post
What about avast guys?
I use avast! antivirus, and Comodo Firewall. Both are free, give excellent protection and are unobtrusive. Haven't had any problems for years. Thumbs up to both.
post #27 of 62
I use Avast and really like it and would reccomend it to anyone.
post #28 of 62
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Then again for 20% of people a firewall is a bit redundant since most routers require explicit port forwarding. It essentially is your basic firewall.
Agreed, valid point. Ppl who use a wireless router to connect their laptops to the internet dont need a basic firewall if its their personal laptop.
Only 20% of ppl use routers to connect to the internet? I would think that a lot more ppl have a Wireless routers.

Anyways, I use AVG, I have tried Norton, Symantec Corporate,McAfee and PcCilin.

McAffee is easily the worst, doesnt know how to operate without bothering the user with constant notifications or questions and is a big resource hog.

Norton and PcCilin follow also being heavy on GUI and running several tools in the background which you need to sit and disable.

Symantec corporate was pretty good for a while until it totally missed a virus, and my comp was compromised, so I changed to AVG, and I havent had any issues yet...
post #29 of 62
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Originally Posted by jilgiljongiljing View Post
Only 20% of ppl use routers to connect to the internet? I would think that a lot more ppl have a Wireless routers.
That was just off the top of my head, I figured a bit less then half the people who have broadband actuality use a router and don't use a laptop.
post #30 of 62
i use nod32. pretty nice program. smallest footprint...

kaspersky is good as well. i heard they vastly improved it from version 5 to 6, making it faster and a with a smaller footprint. i haven't tried kaspersky since version 5, so i don't know how it is. kaspersky yields the best results though when running full system scans.

however, i'd rather have nod32, in trading detection for speed.
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