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Trend Micro Pc-cillin Internet Security 14


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#1 trashcan7

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 01:04 PM

How is this program? It came with my computer and I was wondering how effective it is.
Also, it apparently is expired, meaning I can no longer update the definition files or the program. Should I get a different virus scanner (let me guess, of course)?

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:56 AM

I like AVG and Avast for a anti virus, and Ashampoo for a firewall.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 06:21 PM


You should try PcCillin an see if u like it.
PCCillin and AVG are both good, but PcCillin is all tied together and made me feel safer. Most of the free AVG is not automatic
On the down side it was a PIA to get into a site that was on their list of problem sites

I think that their 2008 version is improved, but will not allow another virus or spyware program on the computer.


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:08 AM

I have found that AV programs are usually down to user preference, I prefer antivir, some prefer AVG. Trend is a well respected name and make good products.
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:34 PM

Thanks for the feedback, guys, but there's also the question of it being expired meaning I can no longer get any updates. I would have to pay for a new subscription, but I don't want to pay. Should I switch to a free antivirus, or does it not matter much?

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:59 PM

There are many free ware AV programs that can do sometimes a better job than paid for tools. http://www.av-comparatives.org/ is a good site to look at regarding AV products.
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:32 PM

If you're not going to pay for Trend Micro, then yes you should get a free scanner instead. Since new threats come out all the time, you're leaving yourself unprotected against them by using outdated definitions. There are several free AV's available which are good. Don't forget to make sure you get a firewall if you uninstall your Trend Micro Internet Security. You might want to check out our list of Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps which has some choices for both AV's and firewalls.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:39 AM

Ok, thanks drex23 for the quick and thorough reply. Since I did not want to pay for a new subscription, I did get a free antivirus and firewall.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:51 AM

Just out of curiosity, what AV and firewall did you go for and do they work well together?
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:29 AM

Ok, thanks drex23 for the quick and thorough reply. Since I did not want to pay for a new subscription, I did get a free antivirus and firewall.

You're welcome, glad to be of assistance. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:09 PM

Just out of curiosity, what AV and firewall did you go for and do they work well together?


For the AV, I got AVG because it seemed several people like this one. For the firewall, I got COMODO Firewall because it seemed to have good reviews. Right now, they seem to work fine and I can see no problems, but it's only been a couple days.
The COMODO did have a strange quirk, though. After I installed in restarted, the computer froze after startup and wouldn't let me do anything. I just repowered the computer and it worked fine. Other than that, no problems.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:22 PM

thats good to hear, :thumbsup: I tend to experiment with many different set-ups.
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