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« on: April 21, 2008, 05:47:56 PM »

My dad's PC has the whole Norton suite and the subscription that came with the PC is up. He needs a new AV program. Any recommendations? I've heard AVG recommended alot.
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 05:50:06 PM »

I've tried AVG but have ended up preferring avast! antivirus.  I can't remember why, but it's worked fine for me so far.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 05:52:59 PM »

If you don't mind paying, I'm a huge fan of Nod32.

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008, 07:03:26 PM »

Quote from: gellar on April 21, 2008, 05:52:59 PM

If you don't mind paying, I'm a huge fan of Nod32.

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2008, 08:56:10 PM »

I'm NOD 32 (they also have a separate version compatible with Windows Vista 64 -- still called NOD 32  icon_confused -- though I found it a bit tough to track down on the site) as well. But I've recommended AVG to underpaid friends, and they've been happy with it. I guess back when I used it, I just found the update process a bit intrusive for my tastes (though that was years ago).

My new PC came with Norton Internet Security and 2-3 months mini-subscription but I decided to just remove it and stick with NOD 32 and Counterspy (antispyware).
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008, 09:49:07 PM »

Another vote for NOD32.
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2008, 02:07:46 AM »

I've been satisfied with the free version of AVG antivirus, along with AVG anti-spyware (formerly ewido).

My plan was to get NOD32 if AVG was lacking, but AVG has been fine.  Older versions of AVG were kind of crappy, but they apparently have really gotten their act together in the past few years or so.
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2008, 02:18:01 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on April 21, 2008, 05:50:06 PM

I've tried AVG but have ended up preferring avast! antivirus.  I can't remember why, but it's worked fine for me so far.

I used to use AVG but ran in to a few odd issues with it and switched over to Avast and have never looked back.
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2008, 04:58:45 AM »

Comodo (free)
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2008, 01:41:42 PM »

Personally i'd recommend Avira

http://www.free-av.com/

Its free and the only pain you get is the occasional pop up advert for its retail version when it updates.

Been using it for over a year now on all my home pcs

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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2008, 07:58:23 PM »

I have Norton 2007 on mine but I may nuke it once my subscription is up in August. When I rebuilt My Fair Lady's PC earlier this year I put AVG on it. Auto-updates when she turns it on but otherwise no worries thus far.
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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2008, 10:54:39 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2008, 04:14:55 AM »

I used to use AVG in the past, but switched to aVast a few months ago because AVG was throwing too many false positives.
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2008, 05:45:40 PM »

I used to use Nod32 on my home pc but it failed to catch and clean up a trojan, so I switched to Panda instead.

I moved the Nod32 on the laptop though since I have the subscription for it til the end of this year.
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2008, 12:11:46 PM »

I've been using Avast for at least a couple of years now-I just love it to death. Never had a virus and it auto-updates its database every day or every couple of days.
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2008, 02:11:21 PM »

Another vote for AVG free.. been using it for around 2 years now and while I've never had a virus, it's caught a couple malicious websites that wanted to try and install a trojan.
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2008, 02:00:35 AM »

AVG on 3 systems for a couple years now, plus my brother and parents have had it longer than that.
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2008, 03:26:27 PM »

Lifehacker overview

http://lifehacker.com/395046/five-best-antivirus-applications
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2008, 04:22:37 AM »

Also had problem with AVG. So now using Avast. Other than false positive, AVG also failed to detect some virus.
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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2008, 05:12:52 AM »

At bleepingcomputer.com, the forum that I'm training to remove malware at, they recommend Avast and Avira
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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2008, 07:21:07 AM »

Quote from: Tokek on June 09, 2008, 05:12:52 AM

At bleepingcomputer.com, the forum that I'm training to remove malware at, they recommend Avast and Avira

Still a big plus for Avira here - been using it for upwards of a year now and have absolutely no complaints. Previously used Avast but tbh a year ago it was 'clunkier' than avira and it had the yearly rereg pain which avira doesn't have.

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« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2008, 08:26:05 PM »

NOD32 here.
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