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Old 25th September 2010, 18:49   #586
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i am using mcafee'10 for my laptops and desktop.the newer 64 bit version works flawlessly over my machines...the earlier NAV'09 was definitely a resource hog.
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Old 27th September 2010, 15:46   #587
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When it comes to OS and Anti-virus, I avoid using pirated version or even freeware. I am currently using Symantec Endpoint protection. I have registered my credit card with them. So it is automatically renewed every year.

I don't know whether it is best Anti-Virus around. But it is my best bet to go with one of the big and respected.

In addition to Anti-virus, I also avoid downloading anything from unheard sites. But it is time to buy personal laptop for me as I noticed my 8-old learned basic google skills to find kids online game over internet. She has already started questioning why don't I download games like other kids in her class.
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Radek,

check out Virus Bulletin : Independent Malware Advice or such industry resource. Symantec is NOT the best, but its like the maruti - trusted.

NOD32 is infinitely more value for your money.

or kaspersky - cheapest to buy (rs 600 for 3 licenses) - and as good as symantec.
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When it comes to OS and Anti-virus, I avoid using pirated version or even freeware. I am currently using Symantec Endpoint protection. I have registered my credit card with them. So it is automatically renewed every year.

I don't know whether it is best Anti-Virus around. But it is my best bet to go with one of the big and respected.

In addition to Anti-virus, I also avoid downloading anything from unheard sites. But it is time to buy personal laptop for me as I noticed my 8-old learned basic google skills to find kids online game over internet. She has already started questioning why don't I download games like other kids in her class.
If you do have genuine windows OS, then i suggest windows security essentials(free download). It has a small footprint and works silently.
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Old 27th September 2010, 20:04   #590
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Ubuntu 10, its the best AV available. But unfortunately when I'm on Windows, Avira AntiVir Personal Free. The nag screen does, well, nag a bit, but it's free, relatively light on resources, and I've actually found it to be a better AV than NOD32 v3. NOD32 used to be my AV of choice, and new XP installations, but since v3 it has become so bulky, that the times I installed it, my laptop would fail to go past the desktop loading screen... anyway, Avira does the job well, and for the occasional spywares/malware etc., I do a random scan with Spybot Clean & Destroy.
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Old 27th September 2010, 20:17   #591
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I just switched from McAfee (after 6 long years) to Kaspersky.
Got the kaspersky internet suite 2011 (3 comp license) for 1200 bucks.
I can see marginal improvement in the performance of all my three computers. McAfee was using up a lot of system resources.
It does feel different as I'm missing McAfee. But then, Kaspersky has been impressing me since yesterday.
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Old 11th October 2010, 22:41   #592
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this is what i've got stuck with..

P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.aweh
P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.awws

my very competent Kaspersky Internet security can just identify this virus.. after which its given up.

HELP!
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Its best to take a backup of your data and have system formatted and software reinstalled.

What is the brand / model of system? Dell / HP can do a complete system restore fairly easily.
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this is what i've got stuck with..

P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.aweh
P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.awws

my very competent Kaspersky Internet security can just identify this virus.. after which its given up.

HELP!
Looks like F-Secure Anti-Virus can fix it. You may try their 'Trial Version'.

More info:
F-Secure forum - 2010-09-28_07
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Old 15th October 2010, 07:26   #595
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I have used kaspersky trial version and it indeed was very good, never had any virus problem in that period.

After that I used K7 trial version and i did not find it good in comparison to Kaspersky. Did not have much options like kaspersky.

I am planning to go for kaspersky paid version for 750 rs, three users.

Is it a good choice. One of the "K7 dealer" told me there is some privacy problem or something with kaspersky. Is it true. Please help me to finalize it.

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2010. Rs.750, 3 user licence.
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Old 15th October 2010, 11:51   #597
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best antivirus is you! if you habitually surf 'shady' sites, you are asking for it.
you should have both an anti-virus and an anti-malware.
Recommended free antivirus softwares are AVG free, Avira and Avast.
A friend of mine who is handling his office network recommends Norton Corporate.
Recommended free anti-malwares are Malware bytes (no automatic check, update once in a while and check once in a while), spybot( realtime protection, alerts you when any program wants to change startup entries, blocks your browser from accessing known dangerous sites). There are couple of others. Normally you should have two anti-malwares(never have two antivirus softwares installed), one real time and one for checking once in a while.
Firefox is a safer browser to use than IE.
Pen drives (USB drives) and torrents are the two major ways by which malware/virus can get into your system.
If you are using a pen drive on your system and also using it sometimes with outside computers, do the following:
First format it (full format), then create a folder on it and name it autorun.inf. Never delete that empty folder, if you format the drive any time, first create that folder.
That will block most viruses/malwares transferred via pendrives.
if you want to be even more safe, you need to create a registry entry to block all files called autorun.inf from running.
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create a folder on it and name it autorun.inf.
Oh.. so in that way no other autorun.inf is created. That is a good trick. I have to transfer lots of data from office to home computer to friends computer. That is how my system gets infected. I am using chrome, so that might provide a better malware protection than IE I think.

Anyway was going to get a good antivirus. The K7 dealer told me there is some privacy problem with Kaspersky. Dont know what he meant by that.
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Old 15th October 2010, 16:32   #599
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CA's E-trust AV is also good, very light on resources and very effective. Have been using it for more than 3yrs now, never had any issues.

On the other laptop am using Microsoft Security Essentials, this also is very smooth and not heavy on resources. Does neat job irrespective of being offered for free.

Used NAV and McA in the past and found them to be very resource hungry.

-Rajesh
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There's no kaspersky privacy issue IMNSHO (3 user licence for one year now, and another year on my comp personally!)

mgh has good points. also sometimes random linkies/attachments from known sources can come - beware!! (most likely they'll send an apology email that their comp had a virus a day later, by which time, your comp's infected!! )
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