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Old 12th November 2009, 17:03   #451
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Symantec is the best one I've ever experienced. Its really good. Never faced an virus even after three years.
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Hi All,

Anyone tried a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5 software ?

They are giving free license for one year ( offer valid only today )

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Better stay away at this moment !

If you want a free AV, use Avira.
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guys, i need to buy a new anti virus & i am confused between quickheal, symantec & kaspersky. which one do u'll suggest?

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Kaspersky - never ever run on a low spec comp
hi harish nair (i am rajeev nair ), my comp is pretty high spec, so do you think kaspersky is a good bet, better than symantec & quickheal?
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guys, i need to buy a new anti virus & i am confused between quickheal, symantec & kaspersky. which one do u'll suggest?



hi harish nair (i am rajeev nair ), my comp is pretty high spec, so do you think kaspersky is a good bet, better than symantec & quickheal?

My two cents worth.

Install Eset Smart Security. Secures like nobody's business. Google search for nod 32 will give you the stuff. Updates are not straight forward but workarounds are a plenty.

alternative Kaspersky

Strongly stay away from the likes of symantec and mcafee et al.Over hyped piece of junk. My corporate is a major buyer for them and one download of winzip crack just cleaned my disk of all executables, right under the watchful eye of Symantec "Enterprise Security"
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guys, i need to buy a new anti virus & i am confused between quickheal, symantec & kaspersky. which one do u'll suggest?



hi harish nair (i am rajeev nair ), my comp is pretty high spec, so do you think kaspersky is a good bet, better than symantec & quickheal?
Out of these, the best bet is KAV 2010.
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Better stay away at this moment !

If you want a free AV, use Avira.
Thanks for the inputs Mithun

I have installed Avira,Avast and Ad-aware ( all free AV )
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KIS (not just KAV) 2010 is decent and cheap. 600 for 3 license - u cna get cheaper in mumbai!

NOD32 is as good also. no problems whatsoever

my most ideal was avg free v7. Very LIGHT and safe. But since then its become way too bloated
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Have used Kaspersky & Avast in the past. Am using ESET Smart Security currently-pretty good I must say.
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Have used Kaspersky & Avast in the past. Am using ESET Smart Security currently-pretty good I must say.
Same here. ESET NOD32 has been great for me. AVG was such a hog on the resources.
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I dont use an anti Virus at all, i had situations where my system refused to work after installing anti virus and while trouble shooting it, found that the anti virus itself acts as virus some times (Read this in some website through google). Now though i dont use an Anti VirusMy systems run, both my desktop, Laptop and my Carputer
If some one really wants an anti virus then grab the avast. that is a good one IMO.
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Just digressing here.

Most users on Windows have this nagging issue on AV, Firewall, trojan.

Why not consider using a Linux OS? Comes with almost all kinds of goodies. Users like on Windows, Media player, Office , IE, winzip on their OS.

On Linux (or Apple) , it is virus free ( peace of mind).programs downloaded from internet cannot execute by themselves because of the strong security built in the OS model itself. Plus you have all the goodies equivalent. Plus you can try them from a live CD which does not require you to install. Play around flavours and choose the ice cream you like.

Moreover, did I say its FREE for life.No activations of any kind. I use Ubuntu at work and Windows at home, so that I have a balanced thinking

Think about it.
Here is a link to see what you use on windows and what you can use on Linux
Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software | Open Source Alternative - osalt.com

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Same here. ESET NOD32 has been great for me. AVG was such a hog on the resources.
Since I'm not too much into computers, could someone tell me how different is ESET NOD32 from ESET Smart Security.

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I dont use an anti Virus at all, i had situations where my system refused to work after installing anti virus and while trouble shooting it, found that the anti virus itself acts as virus some times (Read this in some website through google). Now though i dont use an Anti VirusMy systems run, both my desktop, Laptop and my Carputer
If some one really wants an anti virus then grab the avast. that is a good one IMO.
Still wondering how your computers work man!!!
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@jayabusa : There are some simple/silly tips through which you can avoid virus from entering into your system.
1.Dont download what ever you get on the internet, specially cracks/patches/keygens etc for softwares.
2.NEVER run a pen/flash drive directly from your mycomputer window, use the navigation bar for that purpose or use the explore tab.
3.NEVER use "ctrl+A" for selecting all files as a pendrive has many hidden files which are viruses in most of the cases.
All these small small tips helps you keep viruses away for an extent.
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guys, i need to buy a new anti virus & i am confused between quickheal, symantec & kaspersky. which one do u'll suggest?
hi harish nair (i am rajeev nair ), my comp is pretty high spec, so do you think kaspersky is a good bet, better than symantec & quickheal?
So hello Mr. Rajeev Nair

Kaspersky and F-Secure are the best ones out there (both use the same engine). I stopped using Symnatec a long time back (2004) so cant comment on the new ones.
ESET- I used it for almost a year and it was really disappointing.
I am using Avast now. Its free and I am very much satisfied with it.

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I use Forefront Endpoint Protection client.
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