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Which Anti-virus I Should Use ?


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#1 Mohannad Hakmeh

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 12:07 PM

Hello Everyone

i am a beginner in this stuff i mean computer and viruses

i bought a new labtop and one of my friends give programs CD which include a lot of useful programs and it is including several anti-virus(s) and here they are

1. BitDefender Plus 9.0
2. F-Secure Antivirus v6.1
3. Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal v6.0
4. NOD32
5. Norton Antivirus 2006

which one should i use ? and if you better one please can you tell me about it

note : McAfee 9 came with the labtop but it uselessbecause i cannot update it or even delete the infected files

another note : my computer now is infected and i tried to fix the problem with Windows Defender but it did not work and i think my comuter is infected with spyware because there is balloon show up on task bar say that

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 12:34 PM

Below is a list of free programs.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

Also, recommend you post a Hijack This Log using the directions in the link below:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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#3 Papakid

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 12:35 PM

i bought a new labtop and one of my friends give programs CD which include a lot of useful programs and it is including several anti-virus(s) and here they are

1. BitDefender Plus 9.0
2. F-Secure Antivirus v6.1
3. Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal v6.0
4. NOD32
5. Norton Antivirus 2006

which one should i use ? and if you better one please can you tell me about it

Short answer is don't use any of the programs that are on your friends CD. You won't have a legal license to run them if they will run at all. That is what is known as software piracy and against the Forum Rules so no one will give you advice to help you with that. Besides, if you can't afford a commercial one, why steal a security program when you can get good ones that are free for personal use? See buddy's link for alternatives to commercial apps--not only for security. And if you can afford it, pay for it to insure it works properly.

Also, the reason your McAfee is not working is probably because of the infection(s) you have. Malware now if very effective at disarming security programs. Maybe McAfee should have caught it in the first place, but I would hesitate to blame them for being no good. No AV is going to catch everything, new malware is coming out daily for which there are no definitions and AV's will do you no good if not properly configured and kept updated.

So you need to get your system cleaned up ASAP and get it secured to prevent infections as much as is possible. Clicking on buddy's second link is the best way to get started on that process.

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