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Is kaspersky the best anti-virus program?

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Theres really no "best" anti-virus program. Everyone has their own personal preference. I personally run AVG for my anti virus (because its free and I'm cheap) and its always done well for me. Most any anti virus that is widely used will work well for you.

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nod32 is up there

but theres still people that dont like nod32, and think if they run it there bulletproof, and watch porn all day long and complain when they get a virus!

People stay away from norton/mcaffee purely coz there system resource hogs!!

no a/v is 100%, user needs to be educated, PREVENTION IS BETTER THEN CURE!

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If I am using anti-virus, its usually AVG. I had Kapersky for a while and I liked it a lot, but it expired, it updates its definitions VERY often. The newer version with the internet safety was killing my pings :(. I used NOD32 for a bit, but it was TOO safe, I couldn't fully disable it. So I now either have AVG running, or nothing, because as woody said, prevention is better than cure.

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I run AVG and Symantec Corporate Edition (yes it's legit). I haven't had a problem with either so far.

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I use Symantec's corporate AV as well (yes, legit too.) I like it because it isn't the bloatware of most other consumer-level products. It gets the job done. I'm also partial towards F-Secure, only because I really like their blog. I've never actually tried their products. :P

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i dislike that antivirus so much...

i like avast (yea its free wooo), and most of norton's stuff... though lately, like windows, in order to run, it eats 2/3 of your ram, no matter if you have 128mb or 4gb.

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i dislike that antivirus so much...

i like avast (yea its free wooo), and most of norton's stuff... though lately, like windows, in order to run, it eats 2/3 of your ram, no matter if you have 128mb or 4gb.

Norton sucks ass big time.

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Think about malicious mobile code like this:

in sex, the best protection is a barrier method. This includes a condom, male or female. The point of the barrier method is to prevent the sperm from catching up to it's target, the egg. This is just like a worm trying to get to your registry. When it hits antivirus, it's like getting caught in the tip of the condom, with nowhere to go. at this point, you want spermicide. The spermicide of mmc protection is spyware sweeping software. This picks up where the AV software left off. While, say, norton the condom found mr. spermy, mr. spermy is still causing a ruckus. You want to put that puppy down as soon as possible, and clean up your registry. Since sexual hygeine is the key to reproductive health, do a routine cleanup with a registry editor or hijack this, to find any excess traces of malicious mobile semen.

So, my personal preference: avg and spybot search and destroy, combined with hijackthis. Otherwise, use lifestyles. A little pricy, but added comfort and protection makes all the difference. Are we talking about sex or computers?

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The best anti-virus ever is called Brain. Brain is not something that everybody do own, or can afford, unfortunately. A computer using lacking Brain will be likely to use Norton anti-virus, and wonder why his Windows box is so slow. Another typical example of a user lacking Brain, is someone having no anti-virus and running adware + spybot as a replacement to an anti-virus. While this keeps spyware away, viruses still come in...

So, if you don't already own Brain, rush to the store and get one.

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I had to try and clean out a friends PC the other day and boy, it was full of loveliness.

Would I be correct by saying, a lot of the trojans on it were constantly trying to launch IE becuase, the task manager was showing around 5 explorer.exe apps running, and the CPU was at like 97%, took forever to boot up.

I guessed the virii just kept on trying to lauch IE over and everagain and as soon as an internet connection was available they started to do whatever it is they were programmed to do.

Make any sense?

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in sex, the best protection is a barrier method. This includes a condom, male or female.

By time a condom is useful, you're already being fucked. Better to avoid that situation in the first place. eAbstainance is easier than the real thing.

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Anti-viruses really aren't needed. They wont do much in protecting you against 0day attacks and if you get an older virus, you need to change your computer habits. Viruses today people get because they do stupid things, browse sites with spyware/adaware (myspace, and every other social networking site), downloading stuff off p2p networks not paying attention to the size or the full filename, not keeping up to date with patches, or just in general being stupid. If you watch what you are doing and don't put your computer into those situations viruses (that aren't 0day worms) become a thing of the past. I personally don't run an anti-virus on my computers anymore because I don't have a need to. Though my favorite anti-virus out there is either avast or nod32. Both work great and are very resource friendly.

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I like Avast, especially the free part. It's one of the few modern scanners I've seen that has the capability of doing a boot-time scan, before everything has time to get loaded.

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I had Kaspersky and it's exceptionally good.. but AVG Security Suite ftw! :P

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Personally I run AVG Free, its free and seems to get the job done. But as everyone has already said the best thing to do is pay attention to what you are downloading and stay away from questionable sites.

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I like AVG the best. I use AVG's Antivirus and their Antispyware tool. Both are free.

The Antispyware tool is great because it lets you change LOTS of security settings and do many things other programs can't do. I was skeptical about it before I downloaded, and now it's replaced my Ad-Aware SE Pro.(legit)

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nod32 is up there

but theres still people that dont like nod32, and think if they run it there bulletproof, and watch porn all day long and complain when they get a virus!

People stay away from norton/mcaffee purely coz there system resource hogs!!

no a/v is 100%, user needs to be educated, PREVENTION IS BETTER THEN CURE!

WHAT?

ITS NOT BULLETPROOF?

/sarcasm

i like nod32.. i havent tried kaspersky however..

i'm new to these boards so i'm not sure if this is allowed but.. there is a crack to make your nod32 trial last forever..

easy to find.

if i shouldnt be posting that, delete it please

Edited by zpr
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I like AVG the best. I use AVG's Antivirus and their Antispyware tool. Both are free.

The Antispyware tool is great because it lets you change LOTS of security settings and do many things other programs can't do. I was skeptical about it before I downloaded, and now it's replaced my Ad-Aware SE Pro.(legit)

Well, I used to run AVG. Turns out they make you buy it if you want to install it on a 64-bit machine. Now that I have vista running on my AMD 64 I can't use either AVG product.

Switching to Avast!

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