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Best Antivirus

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lamaz1928, Aug 9, 2008.

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Best Antivirus/Protection Software

  1. Norton 360

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. Norton 2008

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  3. BitDefender 2008

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. TrendMicro

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. McAfee

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. AVG

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  7. Kaspersky 2008

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  8. Avira

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  9. Avast

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  10. Other.....

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. lamaz1928

    lamaz1928 Active Member

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    Vote for your favorite Anti-Virus/PC Protection software.Be sure to leave a comment saying why you voted what you did.
    thanks :D

    (Tell me if I missed any)
     
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    Avast! for me. I've been using the free version since I've gotten my new laptop and it's been nothing but cool.
     
  3. lamaz1928

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    ok so what are some cool things about it? im looking for a new one.
     
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    AVG for me. I have AVG 8 on my desktop and laptop and they are doing a superb job. ^-^
     
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    I have AVG on my Windows machines and haven't had a problem. Tend not to run anti-virus on my Linux boxes but again, I haven't had a problem. ;)
     
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    hm ok. thanks for the info
     
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    Not many people will agree with me but I prefer commercial AVs than free ones (since the company is more dedicated, unlikely free ones that tend to update later (sadly free ones don't offer rootkit protection (which I think it's very vital) etc etc). I'm happy with Panda Security :)

    you should put "Others" option D:
     
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    hm ive heard thats a good one. yeah thanks, ill add that. i think ill get bitdefender :D
     
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    avast :)
     
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    for free avs AVG is the best :D

    and for paid mcafee/AVG pro ;D
     
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    I like Avast! because it updates their virus database almost daily (sometimes twice a day), and it monitors IM, Email, etc., not just your Internet. Then again, I haven't used any others.
     
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    I forgot to mention mine is AVG pro, not the free edition. ^-^
     
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    well ive looked into Avast home editon....i just got it from there website. im running a full scan and it found about 5 trojans. impressive....(and not avast...lol)
     
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    dude 5 trojans? poor computer.. glad ya found one... i use trend micro and its making me mad!! 8O
     
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    grr no. it said trojans could get in it. files "werent" safe. i was like, "OK, THANKS! thats fantastic! (closes)"
     
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    I don't use open source for my antivirus... The only time I came close was when I was running Ubuntu, but you didn't need it because there aren't any problems for Linux OSes. I did install a Firewall, though. I don't remember what the name was...
     
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    Surprisingly, I'd recommend a closed-source antivirus because it would probably get updated more because there's a team of people that are getting paid to keep it up to date.

    I don't really know though, I haven't really learned much about antiviruses, that's just what I'm thinking.

    BTW, I'm not hating on OSS in any way! :p


    @Sglider, Was it Firestarter? I think that's the commonly used one.
     
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    That's a common misconception about closed vs. open source. It also doesn't happen to be universally true. You might want to read Linus Torvalds' take on the matter, Why Open Source Works.
     
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    It's actually Linus. :p

    So are you saying that there's a good open source antivirus? That'd be awesome is!

    It's been a long time since I've ran Windows, but when I did, I used AVG, and they were always updating!
    I remember hearing something saying that how AVG works is, it has a virus database and it compares the files on your machine to the ones in the db. Which seems kinda like a week way to do it to me. So maybe that's mot how it works.
    But if it is, than they HAVE to keep up to date with all the know viruses! So it might be better to have a staff of security experts working on it.


    Don't get me wrong, I love (and only use) OSS. :) I also think that open source is way more secure.

    Thanks for that link, by the way. I haven't read it yet, but I plan to soon! :)
     
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    I knew that. :-[

    Not specifically...I'm just saying that the argument that closed source is better than open source because closed source developers don't get paid, isn't necessarily a valid argument.
     

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