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Which Antivirus Program To Use?


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#1 mr.weathers

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:23 AM

after 2 seperate trojan infections in one month, ive decideed that the free edition of an antivirus program isnt cutting it...

but i am unsure which program to go with
any ideas?

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:06 AM

What AV are you using?

Are you using anything other than a AV?

Firewall?

Malware?

Addware?

Spyware?

Because of the proliferation of attacks being made on computers there isn't a single application that is going to protect you. I run AVG and Zone Alarm which both are active and I still get the occasional infection. About the only thing you can do is keep you protection updated and run regular scans.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:17 AM

Firewalls...are the primary protection against trojans, I believe...not an AV program.

Even though some trojans are included in AV program databases, a good firewall (monitoring what goes in and what goes out) is the best defense, IMO. A good firewall prevents trojans from entry onto the system, which is a cut above detecting them and removing them (as done by AV). This link explains it better than I can, http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Fire...-Firewall.shtml

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:56 AM

lol ive heard this a few times, what some people do is disable their firewall and think its fine because AV is running :thumbsup: I use AVG which is a free item and have never had a single problem with it as i have all my firewall in place :flowers:

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:32 PM

AVG or Avast work good.
Adaware,Spybot Search & destroy..
Spyware Blaster ...

Use Google for above...

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 02:07 PM

Nod32 from Eset is the best IMO. Check out the profiles of the malware fighters here and many use this program.
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 05:36 PM

i mainly use Ad-ware SE
and Spy-bot search and destroy

but i do not have a firewall
is there a good free one out there?

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:09 PM

Below is a list of good free firewalls: (Please only choose 1)

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:14 PM

Your HJT log is posted, The advise you seek can and will be answered by the Team.

You should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

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