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#1 jums48

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 10:59 AM

Can someone recomend which antivirus is gd? I have ask my friends that i want to use AVG but he say AVG is not gd just because it was free. So i still in doubt which antivirus should i chose to install at my computer?

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#2 buddy215

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 11:18 AM

Check this post:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry357375
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#3 jgweed

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 12:32 PM

Not Free does not always mean or imply Not Good; this seems to be a hasty generalisation from your friend. In the case of AVG, which also has a paid version, the difference between the free and paid versions has nothing to do with basic functionality, which is the same for both. You will find many members here using AVGFree with good results.
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Posted 16 September 2006 - 03:24 PM

Avast is a very good free AV. I have been using it for about a year now and it is very user friendly in my opinion.
Avast 4.7 Home,Comodo BOClean 4.24,AVG7.5 Free,A-Squared 3.0 Free, Spyware Blaster,Spybot Search & Destroy, Comodo Firewall Pro, AVG Anti-Rootkit

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 03:40 PM

Avast is a very good free AV. I have been using it for about a year now and it is very user friendly in my opinion.



I agree Avast Home Edition is real good for the price (free), I also use AVG Free on some computers here in my home network. Avast does offer to scan in the background when you set it as the screen saver. Other than that the two programs work equally well IMHO. See screen shot.

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 03:46 PM

If you are going to pay for AV software I recommend

http://usa.kaspersky-labs.com/products/anti-virus.php

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 04:24 PM

And I would say if you are going to pay for AV then I recommend

http://www.eset.com/ also known as NOD 32

It's horses for courses.

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 07:27 AM

Top 3 Freeware:
1) Avast
2) AVG-free
3) Antivir-free
Antivir is a great AV

If you want to pay I recommend these:
Top 3:
1) Kaspersky
2) Nod32
3) Bullgard or Bitdefender

#9 jums48

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 08:21 AM

thanks for all the reply, i think i will browse through one by one the suggestion you give. And bear the screen shot you post for the background scan by using Avast Home Edition is cool.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 09:14 AM

Hi, my recommendations
The Spy Guard Site
Adware Punisher
Remedy AntiSpy
ADWare Bazooka
HIT Virus
SPY iBlock
Raze Spyware

Edited by ser, 18 September 2006 - 09:14 AM.





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