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Post by Lex on Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:29 pm

My Norton software expired today and, before renewing it, i thought i'd the the legacy's opinion on what protection is ideal, since i know there are some technical boffins on here who have much more experience with different software than i do

Norton 360 is the obvious choice, but i've heard that Kaspersky, as an anti-virus solution, is miles better than anything Norton has, but at the cost of huge memory consumption

Opinion?

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by dmize on Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:52 pm

I've always used Kaspersky and it's pretty awesome(simple to use, great protection), I don't think it uses a lot of resources either. At least the older versions used less than Norton, I haven't used Kaspersky 12 though.

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by RealGunner on Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:01 pm

sorry did i just read......buy ?


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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by JespSwe on Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:11 pm

this has been one of my problems too. norton for just a year of subscription cost me close to about 8000 yen equilvant to about 100 dollars. not happy

what r u going preferring... norton, mcafee. like any cheaper but very good antivirus software available??

i also ran out of time just now so just for basic safety im using free AVG which i feel it aint safe at all.

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by Lex on Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:54 pm

@RealGunner wrote:sorry did i just read......buy ?
I gots money to burn Thumbs up

Seriously though, i just don't feel as safe with free software as i do with paid stuff

@JespSwe wrote:what r u going preferring... norton, mcafee. like any cheaper but very good antivirus software available??
I've done a bit of snooping around and Kaspersky seems to be the people's choice for best anti-virus software.

$100 for Norton? Is that the basic version, or are we talking about the full shebang Norton 360?

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by Le Samourai on Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:58 pm

Avira.

But you rally don't need to buy it if you don't want to.It's available.

K9 Web protection is a useful in browser tool as well.

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by RealGunner on Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:07 pm

The best Anti Virus imo is Eset Nod32. Try that

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by Pedram on Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:16 pm

@RealGunner wrote:The best Anti Virus imo is Eset Nod32. Try that

Trust me, NOD32 is garbage. i had it as my Anti-Virus for a year but noticed my system is not working well, i removed it and installed Avast! Anti-Virus. guess what happened ? there was tons of virus in my system.

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by RealGunner on Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:22 pm

lol nod32 isnt a virus cleaner, its a blocker. It prevents viruses n trojans from getting into the system


Its been excellent for me and i havnt had a virus in about 5 years now

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Post by Pedram on Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:27 pm

Yeah it's good for those people who uses flash disks a lot but all round it isn't good at all.

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by beatrixasdfghjk. on Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:16 am

Yep, NOD32/Smart Security is pretty good, but I dunno what happened, probably because I was installing so many beta versions and things, but when version 5 came it, it kept crashing my computer, so I just uninstalled it .__.

I'll reinstall it at the next iteration, but at the moment, NO AV.
Honestly, if you're careful, you won't need one.

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Post by Swanhends on Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:41 am

the best anti-virus program is to buy a mac :coffee:

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by Lex on Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:06 am

But i'm not a latte drinking, wine bar attending, loafer wearing tosspot :'(

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by poolsupporter on Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:33 am

Microsoft security essentials seems to be the go to anti-virus these days.

I wouldn't pay for anti-virus though. Just be smart while you're on the internet and you won't encounter any viruses.

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Post by Swanhends on Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:29 am

@Lex wrote:But i'm not a latte drinking, wine bar attending, loafer wearing tosspot :'(


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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by che on Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:22 am

eset smart security :bow:

yearly license for like 30 quid, you get both antivirus and a firewall, haven't had a single problem with it

slovakian programmers :bow:

BhritanniaBhlue wrote:the best anti-virus program is to buy a mac :coffee:

that's like saying the best way to prevent pregnancy is to turn gay :coffee:

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by Senor Penguin on Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:31 am

MS Security essentials + Comodo should be sufficient.

I've never had any problems.

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Post by Babun on Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:01 am

The most dangerous subject sits in front of the desktop eco smile No antivirus could defend against it eco smile

I do like senor penguin. Comodo internet security (free) + microsoft own stuff. If you're too eager to visit xxx websites ( eco smile ), create a guest account whitout administrator rights. Use admin account to install sutff only and the guest account for everything else eco smile

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Post by Senor Penguin on Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:10 am

I also use noscript, betterprivacy, ghostery and adblock plus as add-ons in Firefox to cockblock the bad stuff.

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by S on Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:19 am

Avast Antivirus ftw :coffee:

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by spanky on Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:25 pm

@Lex wrote:My Norton software expired today and, before renewing it, i thought i'd the the legacy's opinion on what protection is ideal, since i know there are some technical boffins on here who have much more experience with different software than i do

Norton 360 is the obvious choice, but i've heard that Kaspersky, as an anti-virus solution, is miles better than anything Norton has, but at the cost of huge memory consumption

Opinion?



norton sucks man, dont waste money on that crap

@RealGunner wrote:sorry did i just read......buy ?


Thumbs up GOAT

on-topic: just get a free antivirus like AVG, ive been using it for years now and coupling it with my habit of not visiting dubious websites i havent had any problems at all virus wise.

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by JespSwe on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:43 pm

@Lex wrote:
@RealGunner wrote:sorry did i just read......buy ?
I gots money to burn Thumbs up

Seriously though, i just don't feel as safe with free software as i do with paid stuff

@JespSwe wrote:what r u going preferring... norton, mcafee. like any cheaper but very good antivirus software available??
I've done a bit of snooping around and Kaspersky seems to be the people's choice for best anti-virus software.

$100 for Norton? Is that the basic version, or are we talking about the full shebang Norton 360?

sorry .. .yeah its norton 360 full shebang.

but still man for a year of subscription gotta pay 100 dollars equivalent... and thast every year... its ok because i tend to forget it, but most annoying thing is that u kinda get blooody reminder ... 60 days left ... and those countdown notification to make subscriber pised off...


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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by JespSwe on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:47 pm

u guys are right best way to stay safe is to surf net safe, sometimes though , like u guys i have to find the live stream feed from websites, sopcast and all is ok, but u know some are direct link feeds, and those websites which hosts the video, they absolutely suck with ads, and kind of plugin notifications, popups ... thats what worries me because sometimes it prompts to install something ur not fully aware of, or accidentallly u do something and something malicious is installed.



thats why now its become a necessity to atleast keep pc at basic safety at minimum

atleast atm as soon as i m done with the net i clear the history/cookies and all. atleast once a week... have to be done...


btw thanks guys for recommendation. im looking for other cheap alternatives atm, if not then im gonna use free ones.. like avast or AVG is doing fine atm..

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by JespSwe on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:52 pm

spanky489 wrote:
@Lex wrote:My Norton software expired today and, before renewing it, i thought i'd the the legacy's opinion on what protection is ideal, since i know there are some technical boffins on here who have much more experience with different software than i do

Norton 360 is the obvious choice, but i've heard that Kaspersky, as an anti-virus solution, is miles better than anything Norton has, but at the cost of huge memory consumption

Opinion?



norton sucks man, dont waste money on that crap

@RealGunner wrote:sorry did i just read......buy ?


Thumbs up GOAT

on-topic: just get a free antivirus like AVG, ive been using it for years now and coupling it with my habit of not visiting dubious websites i havent had any problems at all virus wise.

yea norton sucks not because of software its awesome, but symantec raised money for sure. couple of years ago it was reasonable... around 60 dollars for a year of subscription. and the most earliest versions like around 2003,2004 ,, hell we didnt even need to subscribe.. once u buy software, done.... full symantic live updates.. it was all good. actually back then

back then the competition was between symantec and mcafee. people said mcafee was the best but symantec gave great services on cheap price. now they suck!! raising money every year. i wont be surprised if they raise the price to more than 100 dollars ... well equilvant of... in japan...

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Re: What Anti-Virus Programme Should I Buy Now?

Post by Spooony on Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:34 am

Use a free one like MSE or Avast. They are free and two of the best

AVG is shit I rather take a virus than install that crap on my PC. Wait till you get a infection. It deletes your system files and at reboot your OS is gone. Remove it before you lose your data

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