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Re: Best antivirus

Tass wrote, on 01/03/2009 6:54 am:
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You can't really do better than go for Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS)
or Kaspersky Antivirus (KAV) (for just an antivirus solution).  It's a
fantastic product and, what's more, the user forum is incredibly helpful
if you do have a query or problem.

I have been using KIS for about 3 years now.  I am not in any way
related to the company, just a happy user.

--
Wilf

Re: Best antivirus

Tass wrote:

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Well, are you considering payware or only freeware?  That can make the
difference in choosing which security product to use as some freeware
products lose some features from their payware version.

For example:

- I'd pick Avira Antivir payware version over Avast (free or paid).

- However, I'd pick Avast freeware version of Avira's freeware version
(which drops malware and web shield that Avast keeps in their freeware
version).

So from these choices, the criteria of payware or freeware changes which
one gets selected.  I payware is allowed, Avira would be chosen.  If
freeware were required, Avast would be chosen.

You mention Norton which is typically a payware product except many
pre-built hosts come with trialware versions of it pre-installed and
maybe that's why it is close to expiring.  You never stated what were
your criteria for choosing a software replacement.

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Thanks for all the feedback.  I will go with the best program regardless of
free or $$$.  Plus with auto updates.

One of the replies brought up other programs for spam etc.
SuperAntiSpyware, MalwareBytesAntimalware, Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware.  Do you
run these programs 24/7 or just update and scan with them?  Maybe I should
have started another post but I hope I get replies.  Thanks again.



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Tass wrote:

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The more security software is running the more it gets in the way of you
using your computer and less responsive becomes your host.  If you want
multiple different-product scanners on your host, don't run them
concurrently but just as occasional or scheduled on-demand scanners
(that is, don't load their on-access or real-time scanners).  However,
several of these products will still load a program on Windows startup
or login whether their on-access scanner is running or not.  So watch
the process list to see what new ones show up after install a new
security program even after disabling its real-time protection.  So even
when intending on using them as only on-demand scanners, they could
still conflict with each other because of these ancilliary processes
that they still load on startup.

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Tass wrote:
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Well, on my Win2000Pro system, I run the paid version of SAS in real time,
free MBAM for on-demand only and also the free SpywareBlaster.
I am extremely satisfied with all three.
PS: I also use Avira's free AntiVir as my main anti-virus program.
Actually none have found any 'real' intrusions in my system, so I guess that
I really don't know how effective they really are.



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Tass wrote:
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I run Avira full-time. SAS has a small low-intrusion process running.
The others are on-demand only. I run them once a week, one at a time, or
whenever anything 'funny' happens. My wife and kids are trained to run
them as needed if there is any question about their systems' behavior.

RB

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The best anti-virus is your own common sense. Get some. It's free.

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That explains why so many people are completely unprotected.


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