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Old 2nd July 2008, 01:35   #211
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I have been using McAfee 8.0i before, and now am using 8.5i with the anti-spyware plugin. It has been pretty decent, and have not seen any notice-able fall in speed on my computer.

Generally speaking, I have felt that the corporate editions - of both Symantec and McAfee - seem to do a better job than the home editions.
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Old 20th October 2008, 07:17   #212
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tell me a good antivirus that's free.

he who mooched off Avg Free since like four+ years and is in withdrawal symptoms
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Old 20th October 2008, 08:33   #213
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Phamilyman, AVG isnt free anymore?
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Old 20th October 2008, 12:30   #214
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I'm using Kaspersky. Totally rocks!
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I'm using Kaspersky. Totally rocks!
I agree. I am also using Kaspersky and it performs very well.
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Old 20th October 2008, 12:34   #216
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I am using AVAST-home edition.
Its free.
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Old 20th October 2008, 13:44   #217
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avg website indicates 30 day trials only. for all variants.

kaspersky isnt free. and from a close friend, have seen that they update all cracked serials within months - so cracked bhi use mat karo - never kaspersky.

avast i wsnt satisfied.

eset nod32 is okay, but eats 50% of one CPU. Slightly irritating at times. but corporate hai toh i am not bothered
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1) Kaspersky : Works well. As soon as I uninstall it, I had to format my OS. I dont know why. And what I had used were trial versions.
Never use this.


2) AVG : Works well. Every 30 days, I download a new one. This is how my antivirus works.
This is the best.

3) McAfee : Dad bought it for his PC. Very poor user interface. Cannot look into settings. Checks around 60GB data in 12 minutes. Never picks up any virus. Yesterday, my father hooked his HDD into my PC, and we scanned his HDD with my free AVG. Result : 53 virus found. They came from my dad's office.
Never use this.

4) I have noticed that bit defender is the best. Finds everything pretty fast. Earlier my father had this installed.

5) Avast : Was great initially. Good that it is free for one year. But it is not the best. One of its feature is the best i.e. Boot time scan. If you feel some pretty serious infection is in your PC, run avast boot time scan. It is good for trojans.

Question : My father connects his Nokia N73 music edition phone in his office pc. Transfers data which usually happens to be excel files or word files or C programmes. And then at home connects this phone to his PC at home, transfers the files. This is the most likely source of virus. Now my question is : Can the phone be damaged by these viruses ?

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I am using AVAST-home edition.
Its free.
When you get a legal 3-user copy of Kaspersky, for around 500 bucks, I don't think it's necessary to skimp. I think that under 170 bucks per PC, that's practically free!
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I'm using Kaspersky. Totally rocks!
Same here. It really is the best. I have it on 5 machines (two have the Internet Security edition on them). The new 2009 version is a bit of a nagger with popups for nearly anything, but the notifications can be turned off if we want to do that.
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When you get a legal 3-user copy of Kaspersky, for around 500 bucks, I don't think it's necessary to skimp. I think that under 170 bucks per PC, that's practically free!
I totally agree! In fact, i was so generous, i donated two licences to my friends for free!

The only downside being that i purchased version 7, while version 9 is the current one. :(
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Old 20th October 2008, 16:27   #222
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Guys use an APPLE Mac, you have no need of an antivirus!
I'm just making a statement - PC guys please dont aim your guns on me.
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Old 20th October 2008, 16:44   #223
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buddies i am using avast antivirus ,and havent faced any problem till now, hope i am not outdated gurus please enlighten .
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Phamilyman, AVG isnt free anymore?
it is free ...... AVG Free - Download antivirus and antispyware software for Windows XP and Vista

well i was not using antivirus, but for past 1 year AVG is installed in my system but till date i haven't seen any virus being detected on my system, dunno how people get them, if you are careful enuf you will never get infected, i mean your comp :P
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Old 21st October 2008, 18:32   #225
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if u want free then for me its Avast home or Antivir. I am using Rising Antivirus though. Works great . I prefer Avast most times but I have been liking Rising for a while now.
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