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The obvious question:

In the opinion of posters, 1) which is the best free antivirus program (and
safe source) and 2) which is the best paid for program (with safe source)?.



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What is the best car?

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Fred W. (NL)

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FredW wrote:
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Mine.

:-)

wolf k.

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Wolf K wrote:
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More seriously:

FWIW, Maximum PC tested several popular paid and free programs (January
2009, pp.36-48) Highest scores went to Eset's NOD 32 and Norton Internet
Security 2009 (9/10 each), and Kapersky (8/10). They found very little
variation in most program's abilities, based the higher scores on speed
and low resource use.

cheers,
wolf k.

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Thanks for that. Surprised to see Norton there. It has a reputation for
messing up Word.



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On Tue, 2 Jun 2009 13:51:42 +1000, MoiInAust wrote:

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http://www.av-comparatives.org /

That site has a lot of in depth quantitative reviews of each AV.

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Thanks. A thoroughly depressing read! Seems *none* of the products is much
good!



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On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 06:15:28 +1000, MoiInAust wrote:

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Eh? Theres quite a few that get top rating. If you go back you'll see that
they're constantly battling it out. Eset and Kaspersky got the highest
ranking twice this year. Symantec even got the highest ranking in the
latest test. I hear they finally made a good product, so thats getting
hashed out in the tests.

Also make sure you looked at the On Demand tests not the Retrospective
tests.

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MoiInAust wrote:
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Oh, they're good enough. You should have three or more installed in any
case. Set one up to run at boot and provide some kind of active
protection. About once a week, disconnect from the 'net, shut down the
primary defender, and run the others one at a time.

BTW, if you haven't already done so, get a router. It goes between the
computer(s) and the modem. A router has a hardware firewall built in,
and prevent 99.99....% of random attacks from getting through. Will cost
yoy about $20 and up. Heck, it's a good excuse to get a bleedin' edge
wireless router, then you can set up a defended network, which will add
another layer of protection. And your friends'n'relations will be able
to bring their laptops when they visit, and won't hog your machine. Just
change the password after they leave. ;-)

HTH

wolf k.

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A very good site to help you to make your own decision is this:
http://www.av-comparatives.org /

You can find tests for this year:
http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/main-tests

You can download summary reports here:
http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/main-tests/summary-reports
If you scroll down, you can find a quick overview.


NOD32 (payware) scores very good for some years now.
Avira AntiVir (also available as freeware) is always in the top.

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Fred W. (NL)

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MoiInAust wrote:
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Avira, AVG, Avast

2) which is the best paid for program (with safe source)?

NOD32

Their own web sites are safe.

Many stay away from security suites.  Don't forget antispyware protection.

HTH

Pete
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1PW  @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

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On Tue, 2 Jun 2009 06:08:58 +1000, MoiInAust wrote:

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How long is a piece of string?

Try asking which ones to avoid.

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OK then....?  Which?



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On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 06:17:26 +1000, MoiInAust wrote:
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Norton, Macaffee for starters. Although some claim Norton has much improved
of late. Trend seems to get poor reports now.

Better that someone who has used these lately replies. For myself I use
NOD32 on one machine, it's never put a foot wrong in many years and through
many versions, and Kaspersky AV on another. I must say that although
Kaspersky AV is pretty good, not quite as good as it used to be many years
ago, their 'Security Suite' (or whatever they call it) should be avoided
like the plague. I used it for abou ten minutes, utterly HATED it and its
wretched 'firewall' and got my money refunded by return.

There you go, sometimes you just have to suck it and see. Good luck (but
try NOD32).

Cheers,

Roy

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Nomen Nescio wrote:
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Nice sig file there you hypocritical wanker

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