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snakekeeper 
5/4/08 5:57:33 PM
Initiate
Hi guys,
I need to renew my anti-virus software and am now running CA, but would rather get something else, since CA has a habit of stoping about two thirds through checking my HD for viruses and just locking up the whole computer, this choking is usually on a game file but not always.
Any recomendations for new Anti-virus programs that behave better?
I was considering Mcafee or PC-cillin.
I'm running win xp, if that matters.
thanks for any help.


Edited by snakekeeper: 5/4/2008 6:01:04 PM

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
5/4/08 8:05:07 PM
Titan

Avast: http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registration.php

or

AVG Free: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/us/frt/0

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bowiee 
6/4/08 12:00:38 AM
Hero
Guru


+1 to .:Cyb3rGlitch:. Also check this thread.
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=22&t=487

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Pete 
2/5/08 12:22:56 PM
Champion

free AVG +1

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Master_Scythe 
6/5/08 10:22:38 AM
Titan

Free AVG

or if you feel better and you want the BEST

Nod32, check the forum, do some searches.

Nod32 has huge support as the best paid solution.

as for free, AVG, sure Avast and AntiVir technically have a slight better detection rate, they also use a bit more ram and avast especially runs more than 1 process.

just a personal preference there.

but yes, pay, nod32.

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Jeruselem 
6/5/08 1:37:50 PM
Overlord

I use free Avira Anti-Vir.
http://www.free-av.com/

Ditch CA, it's terrible anti-virus.

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the_13th 
8/5/08 11:24:55 AM
Overlord

Quote by Jeruselem
I use free Avira Anti-Vir.
http://www.free-av.com/



+1

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lloyd_borrett 
8/5/08 9:47:20 PM
Serf
For base level protection, try AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0. The recent comprehensive PC Magazine review concluded, "AVG Free offers very good (and very free) protection against viruses and spyware—just a tad better than free competitor avast!. As a bonus, its real-time LinkScanner technology keeps you from clicking search links to dangerous sites. It's an excellent choice if you need free protection against both viruses and spyware." See www.pcmag.com/article2/0...7,2291382,00.asp

However, you've already been using a commercial product, and good commercial products provide much more protection. A two-year licence for AVG Internet Security 8.0 provides comprehensive protection and is excellent value for money.

Best Regards, Lloyd Borrett
Marketing Manager, AVG (AU/NZ)

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