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#1005905 - 09/17/10 01:09 PM Best anti-virus programs?
Dancing Offline
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Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 22746
Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
Ok, need input from computer people please.

What is the best anti-virus software? anti-malware? anti-spyware etc?

What is the best to use to "clean" your computer?
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#1005908 - 09/17/10 01:24 PM Re: Best anti-virus programs? [Re: Dancing]
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Registered: 03/21/10
Posts: 28202
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro Area
Depends...are you looking for something free or to pay?

AVG is one of the better free anti-virus software programs.

Pay:

Kaspersky is excellent! IMO, stay away from Norton. While their program is strong, it takes up SO much space and slows your system to a crawl.

Or, you can go one step better, drink the koolaid and buy a Mac! roflmao
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#1005910 - 09/17/10 01:33 PM Re: Best anti-virus programs? [Re: Dancing]
ValkyrieMome Offline
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Registered: 01/13/07
Posts: 10983
Loc: Denton, TX
WHAT?

What are you saying about a Mac??

Step away from the Mac-hating! You're just jealous!
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#1005911 - 09/17/10 01:33 PM Re: Best anti-virus programs? [Re: Dancing]
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Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 22746
Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
LOL, can't afford a new computer.

I had AVG before but had issues. I "dumped" my computer early on this year and just don't want to have to go through that again. It is a PAIN to reload everything.

I'm not having "computer issues" right now that I know of, just want to prevent them from happening again.
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I could have missed the pain
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The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

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#1005912 - 09/17/10 01:36 PM Re: Best anti-virus programs? [Re: Dancing]
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Registered: 03/21/10
Posts: 28202
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro Area
Nooooooooo......... roflmao

I HAVE a Mac and wouldn't go back to a PC if they strung me up by my toenails! LOLOLOLOL

As far as free-ware, other than AVG, I'm not really sure. For one at cost, I'd go with Kaspersky...there's gotta be someone else with some other ideas!

*chanting* Mac, Mac, Mac...LMAO
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#1005918 - 09/17/10 01:46 PM Re: Best anti-virus programs? [Re: Dancing]
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Avast is awesome, I've had it since I got my laptop with the first Windows Vista launch. Never had to pay for anything, always cleaned up my system.

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#1005942 - 09/17/10 02:16 PM Re: Best anti-virus programs? [Re: ]
Srlb Offline
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Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 16733
Loc: St. Johns, Florida
When my system recently crashed and I took it in, they installed Panda Antivirus on my computer. Works quick and smooth.
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#1006003 - 09/17/10 04:13 PM Re: Best anti-virus programs? [Re: Dancing]
johnsgirl02 Offline
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Registered: 07/26/10
Posts: 234
Loc: SC
I recently started using kaspersky. So far so good. I got it on amazon for a lot cheaper than Norton.
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#1006004 - 09/17/10 04:15 PM Re: Best anti-virus programs? [Re: Dancing]
DirtyPaws Offline
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Registered: 09/26/08
Posts: 1823
Loc: Wichita Falls, Texas
I have Kaspersky with no issues in over a year. I have a computer geek friend who says McAfee is the best though.
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#1006006 - 09/17/10 04:24 PM Re: Best anti-virus programs? [Re: Dancing]
GliderGrrrL Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 1169
Loc: Chicago Suburbs, IL
Ad-Aware and Spybot Search & Destroy are good spyware and malware programs.
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#1006007 - 09/17/10 04:25 PM Re: Best anti-virus programs? [Re: Dancing]
wclanton423 Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 1268
Loc: Houston, TX
I have Avast on one computer and Prevx on another. Both are wonderful. I've never had issues with Avast and it's free. We use Prevx at work so I decided to put it on another computer of mine and I think it's only $19.95 a year.
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~Southland Sugar Gliders~


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my dogs, Duke and Nikki
my cat Puma
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#1006116 - 09/17/10 09:26 PM Re: Best anti-virus programs? [Re: Dancing]
gliderdad79 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/04
Posts: 15514
Loc: Long Island, NY
Originally Posted By: Dancing
Ok, need input from computer people please.

What is the best anti-virus software? anti-malware? anti-spyware etc?

What is the best to use to "clean" your computer?



Dump windows and use Linux tounge
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"Great people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people."

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching!

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#1006136 - 09/17/10 10:19 PM Re: Best anti-virus programs? [Re: Dancing]
Dancing Offline
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Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 22746
Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
Baby steps Eddie, baby steps.
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Judge not until you have walked in their shoes and lived their lives. What you see online is only part of the story.

I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance


The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

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#1006258 - 09/18/10 07:43 AM Re: Best anti-virus programs? [Re: Dancing]
Dragonrain Offline
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Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 233
Loc: NY
Kaspersky and Avast, both have already been mentioned, but are the antiviruses that my fiance and I have had the best experiences with.

We just got a new computer last week (finally, yay!) and it came with a free 60 day trial of Norton. But once the trial is up, we'll be buying Kaspersky.

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