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Old 25th January 2008, 14:47   #121
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Ppl here seem to be clued into everything. Not only are folks knowledgable about cars, but also comps.

Personally, I use Avast and Zone Alarm in combination. Find that very effective in blocking both anti viruses as well as hacking attempts. Just make sure to keep updating your definition files regularly, and hey, dont forget to back up your data, just in case.....
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Old 25th January 2008, 17:38   #122
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I have Mc afee total protection from secure synergy on my laptop and E-trust on my home PC for the past 3 years plus. I have never faced any issue so far. I always keep them updated by paying yearly subscription.
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Old 26th January 2008, 07:43   #123
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See AV-Comparatives for antivirus reviews/tests.

My advice is not to stick to your favourite AV for long.
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Old 29th January 2008, 00:21   #124
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I use Freeware.
-Windows Firewall.
-AVG free edition (Free updates no restrictions)
-Spyware Terminator (anti sypware)
- Ccleaner. once before i turn off the comp every day. (makes windows run faster)
-Regedit to keep the registry clean.
Though the antivirus and anti spyware are always running they dont use half the load of system memory.
I've never had a problems with the comp ever. hope its not thelast time im saying that.

I had Norton before but its very heavy on the system memory and doesnt detect any virus at all, changed to mcAfee but then i couldnt format my system for the last 4 years so had to remove that and put a free version anti virus.
Works well though.
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Old 29th January 2008, 05:58   #125
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I use Kaspersky AV. Just got the latest '7' version and boutght it online.Cost me $70. Though on the expensive side, it had the best reviews. After making an extensive research, I zeroed in on this.

Norton and McAfee in my personal experience are not up to 'it'.
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Old 29th January 2008, 08:34   #126
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I have been using NAV & found it to be thoroughly overrated. It was not able to figure out quite a few trojans. So i uninstalled the NAV & loaded avast, it was immediately able to identify & kill the trojans.

But i have one problem though.
Everytime my comp starts, i get this error message from avast saying that NAV is already loaded & hence on access control is disabled in avast. I have uninstalled NAV, deleted all registry entries, maybe i missed a crucial one. can someone help ?
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Old 29th January 2008, 08:59   #127
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AVG Anti Virus Free Edition. Works wonders on both XP and Vista.
No need to buy all that expensive stuff from Symantec or McAfee.
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Old 29th January 2008, 10:45   #128
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I have been using NAV & found it to be thoroughly overrated. It was not able to figure out quite a few trojans. So i uninstalled the NAV & loaded avast, it was immediately able to identify & kill the trojans.

But i have one problem though.
Everytime my comp starts, i get this error message from avast saying that NAV is already loaded & hence on access control is disabled in avast. I have uninstalled NAV, deleted all registry entries, maybe i missed a crucial one. can someone help ?
Hey e_l,

You can try this one to remove NAV completely.

This is called the Norton Removal tool.

Download and run the Norton Removal Tool
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I use Kaspersky AV. Just got the latest '7' version and boutght it online.Cost me $70. Though on the expensive side, it had the best reviews. After making an extensive research, I zeroed in on this.

Norton and McAfee in my personal experience are not up to 'it'.

Enzyme... It is available in India. I bought it from their distributor for Rs.700/- NETT! License valid for 1 year.... The MRP on the case is Rs.2,400/-

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I use Kaspersky AV. Just got the latest '7' version and boutght it online.Cost me $70. Though on the expensive side, it had the best reviews. After making an extensive research, I zeroed in on this.
You just made the right choice brother. Using kaspersky for like 3 years now no virus attack or anything. I am still using the 6 version.

BTW as kb100 mentioned the price is way too much. Is it Internet security or just Antivirus because i paid Rs 600 1.5 years back for Kaspersky Antivirus 6.

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Old 29th January 2008, 16:48   #131
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Avast antivirus + super antispyware + Smits Fraud
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Old 29th January 2008, 16:55   #132
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I dont use any antivirus.
No virus problems in the last 5 years.
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Old 29th January 2008, 20:36   #133
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Using Kaspersky 6 on the laptop and the latest 7 on the desktop. So far the best AV i have used.
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Old 29th January 2008, 20:46   #134
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... Everytime my comp starts, i get this error message from avast saying that NAV is already loaded & hence on access control is disabled in avast. I have uninstalled NAV, deleted all registry entries, maybe i missed a crucial one. can someone help ?

Try out the method given my Raajiv; alternately, you can also go to Symantec site and read thru on how to completely uninstall NAV. They give step by step instruction on what folders / files / registry entries to be removed.

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I dont use any antivirus.
No virus problems in the last 5 years.
Either you are very lucky or you just don't know about the virus colony in your machine!
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Old 30th January 2008, 02:43   #135
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Zone alarm firewall
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