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Anti virus software......

Discussion in 'Technology' started by chris4x4, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:02 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    What kind of anti virus software are you all running????
    I was running Norton, but it seemed to really make thing run slower on my computer. Im running AVG now, and Im pretty happy with it.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:03 AM
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    AK27

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    buy a mac and you dont have to buy virus protection! i used to run norton on my old pc b/c it was all it could handle, anything else would make it crash
     
  3. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    jolayiv

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    I'm running Avira AntiVir. It's free and seems to work better than anything I have used before.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    coppert

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    I started running AVG a few years back and love it, much better than the other stuff out there that seems to "take over" your computer resources.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:06 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    :p
     
  6. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:06 AM
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    Silver_Jim

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    x2 on that... but I think the days of Mac not needing A/V may be coming to an end. Just a hunch -- as they grow and proliferate they will become a more suitable target to exploit.

    The Mac has a really nice software based firewall that you can take advantage too.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:06 AM
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    Brunes

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    I heart using the Mac for it's inherent protection...and for my Windows laptop I run AVG with a few other utilities...I also have Norton as a back up.

    (Can you tell I'm a bit paranoid??)
     
  8. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:07 AM
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    AK27

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    it is true, now that so many ppl have macs, its going to draw attention to it and some kid will find a may to hack it:(
     
  9. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:09 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    i have norton for daily use, and malwarebytes anti malware for major stuff
     
  10. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:10 AM
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    Delmarva

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    sounds like it.. :laugh:
     
  11. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:11 AM
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    Annnnddddd.......you wear rubber gloves when typing????




    J/K :D
     
  12. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    you might want to with some ppl's computers:eek::p
     
  13. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:15 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    AH! Very true. :eek:
     
  14. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:16 AM
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    I've seen what skilled hackers can do-Like sitting at a server console watching it get destroyed....Viruses and other low class malware is easy to avoid.
     
  15. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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    just remember this...there is no need for 'hair gel' to be any where near a keyboard!:D
     
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    I use Sophos. It is free for students from the university.
     
  18. Feb 15, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    I ran Trend Micro last year - consumer reports rated it top in protection - all it did was lock my computer up on a daily basis.

    So this year I switched back to Norton Internet Security and it seems to be doing ok.

    If there's a better one out there, let me know and when it's time to renew, I'll switch.
     
  19. Feb 15, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    We run Trend Micro on all our work PC's and Symantec on our servers.

    On the home PC's I've loaded AVG....works damn good and it's F-R-E-E :D
     
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