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#1 blueraider

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 07:14 PM

I currently use Mcaffee for my anti-virus but would like one that doesn't use as much resources. I've looked into panda, nod and avg. Any suggestions?

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 07:36 PM

Bitdefender has a nice package, for two computers for two years, I saw it retail for about 70.00, but it is probably available for less online look for bitdefender 10 . There is also a nice list of free programs here, all of which are better than McAfee or Norton.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 07:49 PM

Thanks I seen housecall quite a bit, might give it a try.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 08:01 PM

For me,i strongly suggest also AVG,Avast,Trend Micro (the most so far),Nod32

If you want more guaranteed protection than i gave examples of,
ex.protection from Adware,Spyware,Rootkits,etc.
you can look down at my Signiture (tested all programs) :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 08:22 PM

AVG and NOD32 are both very good AV scanners that use minimal system resources.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:56 AM

I use Kaspersky on my XP and Avast on the little Me I use for old stuff. So far no problems with either. :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 01:04 AM

Well recently, i have tried quite a few like in the past month and i have used Norton(it came pre-installed) and of course i automatically ditched that, then i put AVG on but it didn't find one of the viruses on my system so i switched to Kaspersky which i just didn't like for the fact it wasn't quite as quick as AVG so i switched to avast and I'm happy with it and have no problems.
i would not recommend Norton or Macafee ever.
though i cant say much about panda its been years since i used that.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 02:59 AM

FWIW, Housecall is an online scanner, it has no realtime protection.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 06:08 AM

For me it has to be NOD 32, light on resources and strong on heuristic protection.

But saying this an A/v is only step one in staying safe

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 11:50 AM

Downloaded avg, but having trouble unintalling Mcaffee antivirus i can't find the uninstaller anywhere. Also should i just go ahead and uninstall mCaffee personal firewall and dowanload zonealarm.

Edited by blueraider, 27 May 2007 - 12:00 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2007 - 01:37 PM

You could either get removal tools directly from McAfee website (as I did) to remove all their products, or try this all-in-one tool I recently learned about on another forum.......(haven't tried this myself).

http://www.majorgeeks.com/McAfee_Consumer_...Tool_d5420.html

Hope this helps. Be sure all McAfee products on your system are turned off before removing them.

Edited by buttoni, 27 May 2007 - 01:38 PM.

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