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Anti virus software?? what one?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by =GAMMO=, 4 Feb 2006.

  1. =GAMMO=

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,302

    Location: UK near you :)

    Just a quick Q, ive been using norton antivirus which is due for renewel, im off out to buy a new copy but wanted a bit of advice on other anti viruis software out there.

    What do you use and whats supposed to be the best?

    Cheers

    =GAMMO=
     
  2. xb8browney

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 6,299

    I use NOD32 i like it coz it updates alot
     
  3. malfunkshun

    Soldato

    Joined: 20 Aug 2003

    Posts: 6,685

    Location: Pembrokeshire

    Dont be tempted to go with AVG, it has a very very poor detection rate.
    Computer Associates are giving a 12month trial on their EZ Antivirus, some thing they have going with M$, its not a bad AV at all really.
     
  4. Adnams Drinker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 May 2003

    Posts: 2,036

    Location: Cambridge

    Yeah, avoid Norton like the plague - it bogs your system down like you wouldn't believe. I'm using Avast, which is free, but everybody on here seems to rave about NOD32 ... they can't all be wrong :p
     
  5. =GAMMO=

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,302

    Location: UK near you :)

    Where can i get NOD32 from? can i get it from the high street or is it just off the net?


    =GAMMO=
     
  6. Adnams Drinker

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Cambridge

    Net only AFAIK

    Linky
     
  7. =GAMMO=

    Wise Guy

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    Location: UK near you :)

    Ill take a look, cheers guys


    =GAMMO=
     
  8. Duke

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Wiltshire

    You can get it both retail and download version - obviously if you don't want a box/cd then the download version is a tenner cheaper :)
     
  9. Adnams Drinker

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Cambridge

    Actually, thought I'd better practice what I preached - just bought it off the Eset website ...
     
  10. AndyC

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Jul 2003

    Posts: 425

    Thats the one I use - very pleased with it dead easy to setup and use - also very light on the system. also I'd guess its the same engine as their pro product which we use at work..

    Also do a deal for 2 years which is what I did.
     
  11. Modcon

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Feb 2004

    Posts: 320

    Location: on me pc

    Yep I would say go for Eset's Nod 32 Best antivirus software ive ever used and believe me ive used a lot of different makes ;)
     
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  12. basmic

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    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    Must admit, I was a bit reluctant to trust NOD32, especially with having Norton for God knows how many year. :o

    But when I uninstalled Norton AV from two machines, and installed NOD32 - it instantly picked up several viruses which managed their way past Norton.

    I swear by NOD32, purely because it picks up viruses that Norton doesn't/didn't.

    So, asides the virus detection increase, you also get decent performance increase too. :cool:
     
  13. movingtables

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Feb 2004

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    Location: TheWirral

    i have AVG (free)
    Zone Alarm (free)

    according to the "shields up" website my pc is unusaly secure for a home computer.
    sounds good to me.
     
  14. Bellboy

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Jan 2005

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    Hasn't there been a recent test of av software seeing which picked up both the most viruses and also the most potential unknown threats? Something like Kaspersky av software won it, picking up all threats and viruses sent at it.
     
  15. dave_a141

    Gangster

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    Location: Yorkshire

    There was one in computer buyer.
    Nod wasn't in the test but out of the rest kaspersky won
     
  16. Duke

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2003

    Posts: 33,700

    Location: Wiltshire

    VB100% Results Overview: Eset (NOD32)
    36 Success / 3 Failure / 5 No Entry

    VB100% Results Overview: Grisoft (AVG)
    11 Success / 21 Failure / 12 No Entry

    VB100% Results Overview: Kaspersky
    31 Success / 13 Failure / 0 No Entry

    VB100% Results Overview: McAfee
    24 Success / 18 Failure / 2 No Entry

    www.virusbtn.com
     
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  17. DDave

    Hitman

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    Another vote for NOD32, bought a 3 year licence not too long ago.
     
  18. =GAMMO=

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Jan 2004

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    Location: UK near you :)

    Ok cheers guys, just got 1 years subscription :D ill go for a 3 year next year if i like it, hasnt found anything that shouldnt be there so all is well :)

    Thanks again

    =GAMMO=
     
  19. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 28,678

    Location: Westchestershire

    I use Kaspersky here but I am lucky enough to get it for nowt from the Open University as I study with them. It is a bit of resource hog though. I think NOD32 is best, myself.
     
  20. Pain

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Mar 2004

    Posts: 480

    Bought NOD32 myself yesterday, thought I'd also give it a try as my Norton subscription had run out. It picked up a potential problem, which Norton never did, and the scan itself of the entire contents of the PC was a lot quicker then I was used to.

    So far I am very happy with it, and its nice and simple to use.