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Old 01-25-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
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If you saw the last post I did (problems with drive a then you prolly already know what this is asking. I do apologize if this has been done B4 (and I think its been recent, too).

BUT, what kind of antivirus and spyware do you ppl use, and maybe a quick reason why? (I'd prefer free and/or doesn't tax the crap outta my system resources)

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Old 01-25-2005, 03:31 PM   #2
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AV software: Avast and AVG. (Both are great and free) They both found some viruses that Norton didn't.

Spyware software: Spybot - Search & Destroy, Ad-Aware SE Personal.

They are too free and find lots of spam.
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Old 01-25-2005, 03:49 PM   #3
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I've been trialling all the different virus checkers out there - I'll warn you away from Norton, bloated software using its name and reputation to hide the fact their detection engine hasn't been improved for a couple of years.

Avast and NOD32 are both pretty good, but I found myself just re-installing AVG which gets my number one vote.

I would also strongly recommend getting a decent firewall as well. ZoneAlarm seems popular on Ironworks, personally I don't care for it though and would recommend Kerio (both are free for personal use). Not only will they monitor your incoming/outgoing connections but Kerio (and presumably ZA too) will also keep an eye on suspicious activities inside your computer (eg. processes launching programmes that you didn't request etc)
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:31 PM   #4
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Spybot, Ad-Aware, AVG, ZoneAlarm, and HiJack This make up my basic set. All are free for personal use.
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:36 PM   #5
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Basically same as Xen but I also have Norton Antivirus and Zonealarm Firewall. I have 2 of everything.
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Old 01-26-2005, 12:30 AM   #6
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Ad-awareSE, Spybot, plus I like to use TrendMicros totally free online system scan. It is is excellent.

I did pay for ZoneAlarm Pro and I like its protective measures. Good stuff. I always found conflicts using Norton.
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Old 01-26-2005, 12:54 AM   #7
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Bit Defender Console version.
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