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    AntiVirus

    Okay Ive been looking around for some good, reliable Antivirus, currently Ive got "Trend Mircro internet security 2005" Yeah it came with my Laptop, which I got from my Uncle, The antivirus itselfs great, but its shit at some what degree, every 5 days Ive got to update it, yes every 5 days, The worst part is, it takes 20 fucking hours to download, with motherfuckng Broadband!

    I was thinking about getting:
    Norton 2009 or 2010, when its released antivirus (Heard 2009 extremely good though)
    McAfee 2009 or 2010 (Apparently Award winning, very trust-worthy).
    ESET Nod32 2010 ($70 bucks, for 3 years, whick probably means it shit?).

    Yeah any others that are good, My price range is around $50-150 dollars.
    Also its antivirus which usally is around about $70-160, (At the local shops).
    I mainly want antivirus that filters spam, has a Transaction protector and removes any Trojan Horses, worms, viruses, harmful ZIP/folders etc, also an on demand scan, which most antiviruses have any way.

    I'm waiting for a reply from Skype, because I know he'll be straight up with good answers, and he's like PC wizz, m'rite

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    Re: AntiVirus

    I have Norton, it works pretty well. I've heard that Avira is really good and I'm pretty sure it's free too.

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    Re: AntiVirus

    I use Avira. It has a fantastically low memory footprint.

    http://www.avira.com/en/pages/index.php

    As always, I advise people not to use Norton.

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    Re: AntiVirus

    I use McAfee, but I'm to state right now I have no idea what the hell it does. I don't have any viruses on my computer though, so in my opinion it's good.

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    Re: AntiVirus

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam
    As always, I advise people not to use Norton.
    I always hear people say that, but I'm not sure why. Could you explain why you advise against it?

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    Re: AntiVirus

    Very CPU heavy, it used to my comp down to a fecking snail pace.

    That and it's not that good, kinda meh.

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    Re: AntiVirus

    Quote Originally Posted by Chimaera
    Very CPU heavy, it used to my comp down to a fecking snail pace.

    That and it's not that good, kinda meh.
    Hmm, so it uses a lot of memory to run? I've heard that it is one of the best anti-virus software availabe (if we ignore the memory it uses to run), but it seems I've heard wrong.

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    Re: AntiVirus

    I haven't used it since the 2007 model, but people generally say that Avira, a free AV, that uses less resources, does a better job than Norton, which you pay for.

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    Re: AntiVirus

    Norton is renowned for being very resource hungry and troublesome when trying to remove it. Not to mention it's widely considered to be very bloated.

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    Re: AntiVirus

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam
    Norton is renowned for being very resource hungry and troublesome when trying to remove it. Not to mention it's widely considered to be very bloated.
    What do you mean by bloated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chimaera
    I haven't used it since the 2007 model, but people generally say that Avira, a free AV, that uses less resources, does a better job than Norton, which you pay for.
    Yeah, I've heard that Avira is exceptionally good. I'll have to look into it a bit more. Thanks.

    This isn't even my help thread haha.


 
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