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Hello,

To make a long, painful story short, I have come to the stunning realization
that:

(a) McAfee is a piece of @$!%! bloatware (direct experience -- holy cr*p,
there are twelve! programs running in the background!),
(b) per some quick Internet research, everyone else already knows this, and
(c) per that same research, Norton is just as bad.

So, looking for some alternatives.  Free or pay is OK.  BitDefender looks
good, what about AVG?  Thanks.

Thanks, D



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Per Debris:
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I've been through Symantec and PC-Cillen.

Dumped Symantec for reasons I don't recall.

Dumped PC-Cillen two years ago and went over to the freebie version of Avast.

No complaints - and the UI is much, much better.

Don't have the expertise to judge it technically, but would observe that I have
a 13-year-old pounding on this box a couple of hours every day and doesn't
appear to have picked up any malware in the process.
--
PeteCresswell

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I am currently using the FREE AOL Active Virus Shield which uses the
Kaspersky engine and gets it's automatic updates from the Kaspersky server.
I dumped Norton Internet Security 2007 and actually got my money back from
Symantec
Get the AOL /Kaspersky product here http://daol.aol.com/safetycenter/virus

--
Charlie


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The new Trend Micro Internet Security 2007 Suite is very good.

http://www.trendmicro.com/en/products/desktop/pc-cillin/evaluate/overview.htm

-Frank

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Per Frankster:
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Something to look for when evaluating it: what does it do when the PC gets a
trojan that sends out invitations to outside computers to access it?

The version I had popped an interruptive warning every time one of those outside
computers tried to reach out and touch my PC.  

Trend's product, of course, blocked the attempt but the interruptive warning
took focus on the screen.   Try getting any work done - or doing *anything* for
that matter - when those notifications are popping two or three times per
second..... -)

If the notification didn't take focus (i.e. didn't interrupt whatever the user
was doing) it would be no problem.   As it is, something that is basically a
"Warning" situation effectively makes the PC unusable until one unplugs the
internet connection.
--
PeteCresswell

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Debris wrote:
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Not quite true... Norton AntiVirus is just as bad as McCrappy, but Norton
Personal Firewall (NOT Norton Internet Security) is one of the best due to
its ease of configuring. All firewalls do what they are supposed to, the
difference is how much trouble you're going to encounter configuring it.

For your AV, get NOD32. Don't even waste your time with the rest.

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BitDefender is kinda "OK" -- AVG is complete shite!



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The usual recommendations are Kaspersky or NOD32.
I have used McAfee, Norton, AVG, and PC-Cillin in the past.   I curently use
NOD32, and it works quite well.

AVG and PC-Cillin are OK.  McAfee and Norton are not.

Jim



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Kaspersky is good too. It's right behind NOD32.



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Since I have never used Kaspersky, I should not comment about it.
Jim



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I suggest NOD32. It's excellent, small footprint, highly configurable.
-Pete

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NOD32 and Kaspersky.


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Hey, thanks to everyone for the tips.  Going to do some more research and
I'll let you know what I decide.

My original post was going to be a question about a problem I've been having
with McAfee, but @$!@% it, I've already wasted an evening on it and I'm
tired of dealing with it.

Thanks, D


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having
I'm

Check out this site, it has step by step instructions for configuring
NOD32 with screen shots:

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=37509

Chas.




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I posted awhile back incase anybody needs a good anti virus and as i
said before AVG is the best in my opinion wether u get it free like
some people or pay for it or whatever but it saves me over and over
again. You can get it free on Kazaa and all the other peer to peer
things or by torrents if you know how to use those.

noname69


TheGuyWithoutAName 517022


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golden_delicious3403@hotmail.com wrote:

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That would probably be a mistake. Perhaps a serious one.

This is a much better source:
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/avg-anti-virus-free/lng/us/tpl/v5

--
   -bts
   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck

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will AVG from Grisoft work on w98se?



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Otto Sykora wrote:

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http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5469/lng/us/tpl/v5

"AVG Free for Windows is fully compatible with Windows
98/ME/NT4/W2000/WXP operating systems."

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   -bts
   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck

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But not NTserver.

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golden_delicious3403@hotmail.com wrote:
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I would hide my name too if I recommended AVG to someone.



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On 17 Nov 2006 21:23:36 -0800, golden_delicious3403@hotmail.com wrote:

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FUCKING SPAMMER

I see your fucking spam games sites all over other newsgroups too.

And recommending Kazaa is totally outrageous since thats where all the
viruses and spyware comes from.

I have personally sent a copy of this message to someone that will
trace the headers and will make sure you will soon be HISTORY on the
net.

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