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Anti-virus Recommendations Needed


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#1 Juggler

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 02:27 AM

I've tried McAfee and Nortons. I actually preferred McAfee. Supposedly it's free, so how do i keep it active without paying for it?
Any antivirus recommendations would be appreciated too.
Thx ahead,,,

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 02:31 AM

Hi Juggler.

There are quite a few good AV out there. Personally I find AVAST does the job for me but check out all the freebies HERE.

Good luck

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 03:38 AM

Thx for the info... apparently the free scan that McAfee offers requires me to log into IE (which I can use but don't), and install an activeX program, which scares me away from it.
Can you tell me more about the AV you recommended....
- Can I keep the McAfee Site Advisor installed?
- Does it have an active scanning mode that red-flags questionable sites (while browsing)?
- Does it scan and clean as well as the other AV programs do?

....I'd like to know before I download it.....
....thx again.....

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 04:07 AM

Hi Juggler.

There is a tutorial HERE which will explain things better than I can, but yes - IMO it is as good as anything else out there and does everything you would expect it to. It has realtime scanning of everything important and gives clear recommendations when it finds something. I have used several different antivirus but have not found a reason to change so far.

Site Advisor works with both FireFox and IE and certainly with Avast. The only scan I bother with these days is MS Windows Live ONECARE. You do need to use IE but a quick scan for baddies takes only a few minutes and as it is made by MS for MS, I am quite happy to run with it.

As far as I am concerned, Avast is as good a freebie as you will get.

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 04:39 AM

Hi. just wanted to add here that Housecall (not the Europe one) does not require IE. It is able to run on Firefox. good luck.

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 06:55 PM

Thx for the help guys. I installed avast and I'm pretty happy with it. I appreciate you taking the time to help me. Cheers.




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