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Old 19th November 2004, 11:51   #1
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Default Which Anti-virus software do you use ?

After all the discussions about which cars , their colours, PCs, mobiles, Internet Explorers, etc i guess its high time to answere this question now...

Recently formatted my PC and need to give it an an Anti-virus dote asap...so need your help in exploring some options

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Old 19th November 2004, 11:58   #2
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norton antivirus 2000 gold version
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Old 19th November 2004, 12:08   #3
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norton antivirus 2002
has kept my comp free from all kinds of problems and errors,
i also use lavasoft ad-aware once in three days
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Old 19th November 2004, 12:36   #4
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Symantec (Norton) Antivirus Corporate 2002

I dont really trust any other AV software.

Also, a word of warning - when MSN Hotmail says it has scanned the attachment and there is no virus present DONT BELIEVE IT!. (esp when it comes to .zip files)
I have downloaded these files several times out of curosity from my junkmail and NAV always recognises a worm in the file.
You would expect hotmail to have the up to date virus definitions and search withing .zip files.....but then again... who owns hotmail?

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Norton AntiVirus 2003 here!!! BTW...i even use a small software called Stinger...it is updated mostly everyweek with the latest virus removals...i download it every week...its size never exceeds 1MB!!
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Old 19th November 2004, 13:18   #6
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All my previous systems had Anti Virus but this one i dont have an anti virus software
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Old 19th November 2004, 13:52   #7
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I had used McAfee earlier on Windows 98. It gave me a lot of problems and was tooo slow, although it looks great and has some really good features. Even Norton gives a lot of errors sometimes [I don't know exactly what error since it never happened on my comp] coz in my college lab it used to pop up every now and then and was very irritating.
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Symantec Gold here as well...
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Old 19th November 2004, 14:42   #9
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Eset NOD32 Antivirus for XP/NT/2000 and 98/Me

Whilst Norton and NOD32 are almost upto par in terms of virus detection rate, NOD32 is 1/10th the size of Norton. An anti-virus of 60mb with a resident portion of upto 15mb is nonsense. NOD32 is only a 7mb download, and puts only 4mb in memory. The result is a faster, better performing system, which is important since antivirus software has to scan each and every file and memory location from time to time and a slow AV can send performance tumbling down.

Virus Bulletin conducts independent anti-virus test and publishes the results on its site here. It gives an award every now and then when a product manages to successfully detect each and every known antivirus at that point in time.

Symantec Norton Antivirus has had 26 passes and 6 fails, whilst Eset NOD32 anti-virus has 29 passes and only 3 fails (which are also several years ago when the anti-virus was very new).

Get NOD32 and watch it breathe new life into your PC!



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Symantec Antivirus corporate edition!

only server needs to be updated. all other computers which are connected to the server, get updated from the server itself. superb!
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I am using Norton Anti Virus 2004 edition ...
keeps my computer protected well ...
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norton systemworks 2003
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only server needs to be updated. all other computers which are connected to the server, get updated from the server itself. superb!
Brilliant stuff. Will call my IT guy and have the office setup updated ASAP.

On my laptop, to keep it clean of unwanted elements...I use the Sygate firewall, Norton 2004 and Adaware.

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Norton Corporate edition.

Whenever I connect my laptop to office n/w, the virus definitions are automatically updated.

No anti-virus and so no internet on my home pc.
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I use "Norton Anti Virus 2005".

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