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mtntopper
05-04-2006, 09:40 PM
Has anyone used the AVG anti virus free software program? Are you happy with the results? I have been using it for about one year and have no complaints. I quit buying the Norton and seem to do just as well with the AVG program. Does anyone have another or better suggestion for an antivirus software program to recommend?

Hutchman
05-04-2006, 09:50 PM
I too dumped the Norton and went with the AVG. No complaints here.

Melensdad
05-04-2006, 09:50 PM
Well since you agree with my dinner choices, maybe you will agree with my anti-virus protection . . . buy an Apple Macintosh!!! Viruses are so rare that I had Norton-AntiVirus on my computer for 2 years and it never encountered 1 virus that was Mac compatible. My wife has a Mac, her's has been running for almost 4 years without any anti-virus protection and no viruses so far! My daughter's Mac is 4+ years old, no virus protection, no virues. My new Mac also has no anti-virus software installed.

Now I will say that I don't open stupid attachments from unknown sources, etc. I also don't frequent a lot of questionable websites. So I guess I am reasonably careful.

jim slagle
05-04-2006, 09:55 PM
my anti-virus protection . . . buy an Apple Macintosh!!!

Bob, along with the winders stuff I support a couple of Macs. They have virus problems but non from outside. All of mine are user induced. :pat:

Jim

OhioTC18
05-04-2006, 10:00 PM
AVG has worked real well for me.

Melensdad
05-04-2006, 10:03 PM
Bob, along with the winders stuff I support a couple of Macs. They have virus problems but non from outside. All of mine are user induced. :pat:

Jim


That is when you SHOOT the users! :tiphat:

PBinWA
05-04-2006, 10:16 PM
I don't use any "protection". Life is more fun that way! ;)

mtntopper
05-04-2006, 10:36 PM
I also don't frequent a lot of questionable websites. So I guess I am reasonably careful.

What are you doing here?????:yum: :yum: :yum:

AndyM
05-04-2006, 10:38 PM
I use AVG on all three of our PC's.

It seems a lot of people are using it, which means it probably won't be free for long.

DaveNay
05-04-2006, 10:42 PM
Don't use any anti-virus programs. Never have, never will.

Don't use a condom either. :whistle:

bczoom
05-05-2006, 08:36 AM
I dropped Norton and went with AVG myself.

Since doing so, I haven't encountered any virus or anything.

My one gripe is that (at least for me), it doesn't work with Outlook Express.

darroll
02-10-2009, 02:01 AM
I use Windows one care.
They are not selling it anymore after ?/?
They will still support it though.
Greatest anti bug I ever used.
No bugs here Ha, Ha
And a future great value for nothing after this year.
Norton sucks, slows my PC to a crawl.

Galvatron
02-10-2009, 06:05 AM
Well a have never heard of AVG and Norton slows down things to much so for 3 years i used Spyware Terminator which is free and done good http://www.spywareterminator.com/download/download.aspx

But now i need things a little more secure so I'm using NOD32....this works very well indeed(a freebie from my Bro-in-law).

ghautz
02-10-2009, 10:17 PM
[QUOTE=bczoom;41209...
My one gripe is that (at least for me), it doesn't work with Outlook Express.[/QUOTE]

In what way does it not work with Outlook Express? I have used AVG for several years with Outlook Express and have had no problems--no viruses either, so I don't know whether it is working or not, tho a box comes up saying something about scanning new messages.

pirate_girl
02-10-2009, 10:21 PM
Avast.
Love it.

EastTexFrank
02-11-2009, 12:52 AM
Dumped Norton, got AVG. No problems.

PBinWA
02-11-2009, 01:11 AM
I don't use any "protection". Life is more fun that way! ;)

Wow - old quote!

I now use PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Anti-Virus on the main surfing computers. More to cleanse the spyware than for viruses.

My wifes computer really needed it and it came as a "3 pack" so I put it on my main Vista machine.

Erik
02-11-2009, 01:51 AM
AVG on the laptop, spysweeper on the desktop.

oneoldbear
02-20-2009, 03:41 PM
Avast.
Love it.


Yep, definitely Avast! :clap:Used to have AVG, and kept it updated faithfully - until one day it missed a virus, and I spent literally hours recovering my system....:hammer:

mak2
02-20-2009, 08:12 PM
Avast.
Love it.

saved my puter last week. Thanks again PG:clap:

Bulldog1401
02-21-2009, 12:53 AM
Avast.
Love it.


Arrrrrrrrr!!

pirate_girl
02-21-2009, 12:54 AM
haha! :D
Told you guys it's the best.

scifi2nite
03-14-2009, 12:49 AM
So I have tried some other free anit-virus programs too - I didn't have really any good experienc ecause me system slowed down. i got Cyberdefender from a friend who told me about it and i first was confused a little about what it did but when I tried it, I did liked it. It was fast (not like AVG which was really slow) and it dealt with viruses and trojans and spyware all together plus it comes with 24.7 computer help.



I was really glad that they are NASDAQ company, although with the stocks these days, I'm not sure I even want to watch what there doing!! But I really do thing it's great to know they're publicly traeded.



I didn't like that that free version only did the scanning for removing trogan and spyware, but you had to upgrad to remove the viruses - that part kindof sucked. It seems the free version only scans for the viruses, but I guess they have to make money rite? It also had popups reminding me to buy the upgrade, but that wasn't so bad.



I did do the upgrade cause I really like the fact that it offerend 24/7 computer help for any problem on the computer whether it was computer or printer or scanner. And it can be used by any member in my family. I'm pretty sure no other of the anti-virus softwares offer that kind of support. Does anyone elses offer that support?

tekkiegurl
03-14-2009, 09:33 AM
symantec anti-virus

Cowboyjg
03-14-2009, 10:00 AM
I have the security suite that comes free with my CPU server. I augment with cc cleaner and spybot. No issues.

KenJackson
03-21-2009, 01:26 PM
I've never used any anti-virus package on my home PCs.

Of course I use Linux on all my home PCs, and AFAICT viruses are strictly a Windows phenomenon, so there is no need.

However, I do have ClamAV (http://www.clamav.net/) installed so I can scan any Windows software I might come across and want to pass along. There used to be a Windows version of it, but it seems to be discontinued.

jim slagle
03-21-2009, 01:33 PM
I've never used any anti-virus package on my home PCs.

Of course I use Linux on all my home PCs, and AFAICT viruses are strictly a Windows phenomenon, so there is no need.

However, I do have ClamAV (http://www.clamav.net/) installed so I can scan any Windows software I might come across and want to pass along. There used to be a Windows version of it, but it seems to be discontinued.

Ken, welcome to the Forum! :tiphat:

When you have a minute step over to the introductions forum and tell us a little about yourself!

Jim

norscaner
03-21-2009, 04:20 PM
I also run AVG along with Spybot and Malwarebytes . Next computer will probably be Mac as both my daughters run Mac and have been very happy with them.
Going to check out the Pirates treasure " Avast" also. Pirates be it Blackbeard or Pirate Girl always have the best treasures.:clap:

pirate_girl
03-22-2009, 01:00 AM
I also run AVG along with Spybot and Malwarebytes . Next computer will probably be Mac as both my daughters run Mac and have been very happy with them.
Going to check out the Pirates treasure " Avast" also. Pirates be it Blackbeard or Pirate Girl always have the best treasures.:clap:
I think you'll be happy with Avast. :)

JustWatching72
04-04-2009, 03:54 AM
AVAST (http://avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html) without a doubt. I have been using it for over 2 years and it is what I put on my customers computers. It does not use up nearly as much of your system resources(like Norton, Mcaffee, etc) and the boot-time scan is invaluable. A lot of virii are very apt at disabling certain things so scanning within windows is pointless.

HulaMac
04-04-2009, 04:31 AM
I think you'll be happy with Avast. :)

I think you'll be happy with a Mac.:clap:

Caitlin
04-04-2009, 08:05 PM
I use AVG on my desktop. Got a laptop coming Monday though and no idea what's best for that, but guess I'll try AVG on that too.

bczoom
04-04-2009, 11:11 PM
Well, I just removed the AVG from my daily PC and put the Avast on it. I haven't done anything with it yet but it was taking forever to open documents and such and a lot of the wait appeared to be for a virus scan.

mak2
05-06-2009, 10:35 PM
Ok my free trial of AVAST has run out. Did you pay 39.95 by credit card to renew? Anyproblems?

KenJackson
05-06-2009, 11:11 PM
Ok my free trial of AVAST has run out.
Here's a better solution (http://www.getgnulinux.org/) (IMHO) you should check into before plunkin down the cash. :brows:

pirate_girl
05-06-2009, 11:41 PM
Ok my free trial of AVAST has run out. Did you pay 39.95 by credit card to renew? Anyproblems?
I downloaded Avast 4.8 Home Edition.
It was free.. :brows:

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

Kei
05-06-2009, 11:59 PM
I use something called comodo. It's a free anti-virus and firewall. I have no idea how good it is since i just started using it.

BamsBBQ
05-07-2009, 01:19 AM
I don't use any "protection". Life is more fun that way! ;)

I downloaded Avast 4.8 Home Edition.
It was free.. :brows:

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

ok i am going to use your suggestion... if it screws up my computer, i am coming down there so you can fix my PC.lmao...j/k

pirate_girl
05-07-2009, 01:22 AM
Swear to God Jeff, it's a good program.
Keeps my computer running like a clock, no problems with it ever.

Kei
05-07-2009, 01:25 AM
Swear to God Jeff, it's a good program.
Keeps my computer running like a clock, no problems with it ever.

It says the key they give you is good for 1 year. Do you get another free on after the year?
Also what firewall do you use?

pirate_girl
05-07-2009, 01:31 AM
It says the key they give you is good for 1 year. Do you get another free on after the year?
Also what firewall do you use?
So far I have Kei, and I have Windows firewall.
I used to have Norton (sucks!) then AVG (sucks more lol).
I am totally happy with Avast and Windows Firewall.

Kei
05-07-2009, 01:40 AM
So far I have Kei, and I have Windows firewall.
I used to have Norton (sucks!) then AVG (sucks more lol).
I am totally happy with Avast and Windows Firewall.
I might switch to what you use then. This comodo I'm trying out is starting to dive me crazy. It gives constant alerts and pop ups for every single thing. :doh:

pirate_girl
05-07-2009, 01:42 AM
I might switch to what you use then. This comodo I'm trying out is starting to dive me crazy. It gives constant alerts and pop ups for every single thing. :doh:
You'll get a virus database update once a day, and if you visit porn sites, you may get a virus alert... :whistling::yum:

thcri
05-07-2009, 07:04 AM
I have been using Avast for two years now and been very happy with it. And yes when your year is up you can get a new key free for another year.

mak2
05-07-2009, 08:27 AM
It wont let me click the download free version or what ever it says. I will try it again next time it pops up. Thanks again everyone.

thcri
05-07-2009, 09:26 AM
It wont let me click the download free version or what ever it says. I will try it again next time it pops up. Thanks again everyone.

Avast Home (http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html)


Once there click on the download for english and it will bring up the download box, wait about ten seconds for the Save File box to light up. Save to any location and then click on it when done.

Junkman
05-07-2009, 09:28 AM
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Kei
05-07-2009, 01:04 PM
In a word.............. eset.com
But that's not free. :sad:

I switched to avast by the way. :)