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#1 Sliver

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 10:02 AM

I was wondering what AV do the people on BC use?? And why. I don't want to question your choice, just curious.

I use EZ Antivirus by ETrust. It is easy enough to use for my family, the new version 7 has a nice interface, I love the snooze feature. I wish it had a higher overall malware detection rate like Kaspersky. It does run very light, I have never had a problem with it stability wise.

Well thats my 2 pennies. Please add yours, and please no bashing others choices. Start a new thread if you want to discuss the merits of an AV.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 12:50 PM

I have been using AVG Free for several years. It is fairly straightforward to use, updates its definitions very frequently, and in actively scans anything I download for viruses.
Whenever I have tested my computer with various on-line antivirus scans, these have found nothing that AVG has missed.
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:36 AM

I have had a similar experience to jgweed's. I would like to add that if you are not using Spybot S&D, it would add a layer of protection above that of any AV you should consider. When you install it be sure to activate the Tea Timer feature. AdAware SE would also afford you protection by manually running it weekly. Hope this helps.


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Posted 13 April 2005 - 11:31 AM

http://www.av-comparatives.org/

Have a look at the test results here, probably the most comprehensive on the web.

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 12:08 PM

I can tell you that I have looked at every report available. I have trialed many AV's, as well as having done my own testing. I [/B]AM NOT[B] looking for an AV, AT , or AS. I was just curious as to what the people of BC were using for a AV.
Thanks to those that did reply with what they were using.

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 02:04 PM

I'm sorry. I misunderstood your post. With your comment about malware I assumed you maybe having a problem.


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Posted 13 April 2005 - 04:09 PM

I use Grisoft's AVG Anti-Virus along with a very helpful and useful program called "A-Sqaured." A-Squared helps protect against Mal-ware on the spot, and AVG takes care of trojans and Viruses.

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 04:21 PM

For what it is worth I use NOD32 by Eset.
Spent a little time setting it up but very pleased with it and it is light on resources.

The biggest bonus is that if you have a problem the support the company offer is excellent. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 09:44 PM

I use Norton 2005, it comes with a fire wall, incoming and outgoing E-Mail scanner and a Internet worm protection. It has been a very good AV, the only thing I do not like is, the program is quite a resource hog when the scanner is running. Also for a check up I use Stinger, once a month or so, Stinger is a free, stand alone program from McAfee, it is good for checking for specific viruses, and a good back up for a full Anti Virus program. You can get Stinger at: McAfee

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 10:56 PM

I've been using Bit Defender Free for the last month or so.
I'm very pleased with.
Context menu choce to scan any file, always available to use.
Scans a little slow, meaning thoroughly.
Light on resource use, and no resident in the free, so even less resources.
Of course it is up to me to scan.
I do that once a week. In the background. Daily if I want to.
I update it whenever I bring it up.
No family surfing, and my habits are predictably, so I don't need constant sentinals.

Updates less frequently than Grisoft, though.
(which I have used for 2 years with very few complaints)

Today I will install Ewido to try out for a while.
Guess I'll have to go to some crummy sites in the near future to check it out more fully. :thumbsup:

I will leave Bit Defender in. Just not run both at the same time.
I'll see how that goes.
Potential conflict in the context menu would be my only concern.

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Edited by phawgg, 13 April 2005 - 11:11 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 09:12 AM

Mcafee virus scan console :D:D:D

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 02:36 PM

ive been using AVG for awhile now and seems very good. also run ad-aware ad spybot SD once aweek




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