Thread: Need computer help...
07-04-2005, 10:33 PM #1
Need computer help...
Anyone know what free anti-virus software is the best? Anyone running some good, free anti-virus software that they recommend?
07-05-2005, 01:07 AM #2
07-05-2005, 01:28 AM #3
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07-05-2005, 01:33 AM #4
usually means NOT FULLY CAPABLE.
or BUSTED BY EVERY HACKER IN THE WORLD.
AVG is a good package. Pay for it, it pays in the long run.
Can you afford to lose everything on your computr?
At this point MOST people could say yes.
The average computer could easily be repaced by 4 systems.
3. Post Office
But it wouldn't be as much fun.Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.
07-05-2005, 02:08 AM #5
AVG is very good software with regular updates.
Don't forget that in todays internet age you can't live on ani-virus alone. You need to get a good spyware / adware package as well. Ad-aware works fine. If you also need a firewall for packet filtering as well. If you have XP then make sure the firewall is turned on. This is VERY important if youare on broadband.
AVG can be had here:
Good luckWe struck down evil with the mighty sword of teamwork and the hammer of not bickering.
07-05-2005, 03:33 AM #6
I use AVG, as well as Ad-Aware, and Spy-Bot Search and Destroy.
I never had a problem using it all religiously for years, but after my lsat clean install I got lazy. I paid for it big time with many problems including a couple of viruses, tons of spy-ware and even a hijacker.
Now I'm back on the program, and haven't had a problem since.Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!
07-05-2005, 05:59 AM #7
I agree with all of the suggestions above about AVG. I use it on about 5 machines with no problems at all. You will also need a firewall. I suggest Zone Alarm. It's free also. The thing I don't like about McAfee or Norton is that they are system resource hogs. They will slow your computer down as each runs about 5 programs all of the time. AVG and Zone Alarm is the way to go.
You can also get a free Virus check at Trend Micro's PC Housecall.
07-05-2005, 10:26 AM #8
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Next time buy a Mac! No viruses.Sometimes, in order to make an operation idiot proof, you must remove the idiot!
07-05-2005, 10:40 AM #9
Or you could go Linux. The Ubuntu distro is pretty nice for 1st time users. Plus Debian finally got updated.
On another note here is an interesting article on connection times vs. infection rate.
On Slashdot: http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?si...id=220&tid=218
http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/securit...9200021,00.htmWe struck down evil with the mighty sword of teamwork and the hammer of not bickering.
07-05-2005, 10:50 AM #10
I use AntiVir
It works great and doesn't chew up a lot of resources has live scanning and is free. It picks up some stuff even the big boys don't and I believe since it's a small German company they aren't getting 'hacked' like McAfee or Symantec tend to be.
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07-05-2005, 08:54 PM #12
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I use AVG now works great. I also use Adware and MS anti spyware.
And Macs arn't less vunerable to viruses. They just don't get viruses written for them because there are so few of them compared to PC's.
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