What antivirus do you use?Recommend?
Aug 1, 2004 at 3:36 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 17

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im going to get a laptop with Pentium M with probably a windows xp professional.
i dont want a lot of conflicts so which one do you guys recommend?
 
Aug 1, 2004 at 3:42 AM Post #2 of 17

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I think there was a recent thread or two on this subject of antivirus software. Anyway, I use Norton Antivirus on my three networked PCs at home (2 XP, 1 98SE) and have never had a probem with conflicts. I really like the autoupdate feature, and the reminders to update to recent builds/VDFs. I used McAfee a few years ago, and it did cause quite a few problems for me.
 
Aug 1, 2004 at 4:52 AM Post #4 of 17

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Avast! Home Edition. It's powerful and it's free of charge.
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Aug 1, 2004 at 8:04 AM Post #11 of 17

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I look after a network of about 200 Apple computers and we don't use any anti-virus software at all. We don't even worry about viruses and I haven't seen a virus that affects Macs, for years. We used to use anti-virus software but it seemed more time consuming keeping anti-virus software up to date than dealing with a virus outbreak. So I guess the anti-virus software that we use is the operating system, Mac OS.
 
Aug 1, 2004 at 8:15 AM Post #12 of 17

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MuZI
Avast
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ZoneAlarm
Spybot
Ad Aware



I thought Spybot and Ad-aware don't belong to antivirus programs...they're anti-trackware (anti-spyware) programs. Am I right?
 
Aug 1, 2004 at 8:26 AM Post #13 of 17

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Permonic
I thought Spybot and Ad-aware don't belong to antivirus programs...they're anti-trackware (anti-spyware) programs. Am I right?


zonealarm isnt technically antivirus software either - it's a firewall.
 
Aug 1, 2004 at 9:20 AM Post #14 of 17

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Quote:

Originally Posted by adhoc
zonealarm isnt technically antivirus software either - it's a firewall.


It currently has an anti-virus program with it. And from my experience, a good one at that. So its a firewall with a built-in anti-virus program.
 
Aug 1, 2004 at 9:28 AM Post #15 of 17

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Permonic
I thought Spybot and Ad-aware don't belong to antivirus programs...they're anti-trackware (anti-spyware) programs. Am I right?


Yes.
 

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