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#1 used_and_under_oath24

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 10:07 PM

Does anyone know some real good anti-virus programs? I have Panda Titanium Antivirus which i heard was really good, but i'm worried that it's not detecting everything, i don't know why, just a feeling.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 10:28 PM

Take a look at the threads and at the pinned topics in the Antivirus,Firewall, etc. Forum; this topic has been discussed many times, and you will find many views expressed in that forum.
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Posted 28 March 2006 - 11:45 PM

Once you have read the recommended topic that jqweed suggested, you can select a freeware antivirus from this link.
To be honest no one program will catch every malware that is why we encourage layered protection. If your subscription to Panda is up to date there is no reason to switch. I personally use AVG Free Edition.
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Posted 15 April 2006 - 04:08 AM

Layered protection I agree with but it worth pointing out that Two AV running is not a good idea. This is an occasion when more is definately less.
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Posted 15 April 2006 - 05:27 AM

yes agreed. Im pretty new to this but was advised by t think acklan with the following list i keep a copy now.

Virus Software Recommended


Antivirus (Run only one.)
AVG Free Edition Antivirus (I personally use)
Avast Home Edition Antivirus Freeware
AntiVir Personal Edition Classic Freeware
BitDefender 8 Free Edition

Antispyware

Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta (2000,and XP only)
Spybot Tutorial
AdAware SE Personal Edition Tutorial
SpyBlaster Tutorial
SpywareGuard Tutorial

Trojan Removal Tool
Ewido Anti-Malware After a 14 day trial it will not scan automaticily(2000, and XP only)(Features)
A Squared Free

Online scans
Trendmicro's Housecall Internet Explorer Only
Trendmicro"s Housecall FoxFire Only
Panda's ActiveScan Internet Explorer Only
F-secure's Virus Scan Internet Explorer Only
SyGate's Trojan scan
eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner Internet Explorer Only

Removal Tools
Kaspersky Removal Tools
AVG Manual Virus Removal tool
MacAfee Stinger Virus Removal Tool
Symantec's Viurs Removal Tools
BitDefender Removal Tools Free

Firewalls (Run only one.)
Zone Alarm Free for Personal Use
SyGate Personal Free Edition (I personally use)OutPost Firewall Free
Kerio Free Personal Firewall

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 09:53 AM

I think this is the list you wanted to post :thumbsup:

Antivirus (Run only one.)
AVG Free Edition Antivirus (I personally use)
Avast Home Edition Antivirus Freeware
AntiVir Personal Edition Classic Freeware
BitDefender 8 Free Edition

Antispyware
Microsoft Defender (2000,and XP only)
Spybot Tutorial
AdAware SE Personal Edition Tutorial
SpyBlaster Tutorial
SpywareGuard Tutorial

Trojan Removal Tool
Ewido Anti-Malware After a 14 day trial it will not scan automaticily(2000, and XP only)(Features)
A Squared Free

Online scans
Trendmicro's Housecall Internet Explorer Only
Trendmicro"s Housecall FoxFire Only
Panda's ActiveScan Internet Explorer Only
F-secure's Virus Scan Internet Explorer Only
SyGate's Trojan scan
eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner Internet Explorer Only

Removal Tools
Kaspersky Removal Tools
AVG Manual Virus Removal tool
MacAfee Stinger Virus Removal Tool
Symantec's Viurs Removal Tools
BitDefender Removal Tools Free

Firewalls (Run only one.)
Zone Alarm Free for Personal Use
SyGate Presonal Firewall 5.6 (I personally use)
OutPost Firewall Free
Kerio Free Personal Firewall


Best of all... they are free.

Edited by acklan, 15 April 2006 - 09:54 AM.

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 10:06 AM

YUP! Thats it.

I keep a copy of it and the software i downloaded on my Pen Drive around my kneck!!!


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Posted 15 April 2006 - 10:18 AM

I keep a copy of the raw HLMT code in a notepad file and copy & paste when I need it.
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Posted 15 April 2006 - 10:25 AM

Layered protection I agree with but it worth pointing out that Two AV running is not a good idea. This is an occasion when more is definately less.

Well put and noted. You are correct. Only one antivirus and firewall should be active at one time. This includes not running an installed antivirus and one provided by your ISP or a portal like say Yahoo's free antivirus.
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Posted 17 April 2006 - 10:18 AM

Does anyone know some real good anti-virus programs? I have Panda Titanium Antivirus which i heard was really good, but i'm worried that it's not detecting everything, i don't know why, just a feeling.


It should be a feeling... This is my first post here, and I was wondering for an antivirus, as old Panda user, but I feel that all the other ones are less good than Panda. Why? Should the brands be american or free to be as much good as Panda?

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 11:11 AM

I'll let you explain this acklan :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 11:12 AM

Not really sure what you mean but here are the countries the freeware originate from...

AntiVir

Avira GmbH
Lindauer Str 21
D-88069 Tettnang
Germany

AVG

Czech Republic
Lidická 31
602 00 Brno
Česká republika

US
33 Bleeker Street
Millburn, NJ 07041
USA

Aast

Czech Republic
ALWIL Software
Prubezna 76
100 00, Praha 10
Czech Republic.

BitDefender

BitDefender™ provides security solutions to satisfy the protection requirements of today's computing environment, delivering effective threat management for over 41 million home and corporate users in more than 100 countries. BitDefender, a division of SOFTWIN, is headquartered in Bucharest, Romania and has offices in Tettnang, Germany, Barcelona, Spain and Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA.

Edited by acklan, 17 April 2006 - 11:20 AM.

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 11:34 AM

I think what he means are what i once asked...that are free brands/software as good as purchased ones...

Also if american originated programs are the better ones...

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 11:52 AM

OK. The freeware verisons are as good as the subscription (pay) verisons. I really do know if Americans make a better product. I have never met and talked with a antivirus programer.
I do know that several years ago I left 14 months on a MacAfee subscription and went with AVG free edition. I never regretted it.
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Posted 18 April 2006 - 04:19 AM

yea, i use AVG, thanks to BC. Im very happy with it.




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