Antivirus Recommendations

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I'm just setting up a new PC, and was wondring what antivirus software to put on it. I've got a copy of Notron Antivirus, but I've also heard good things about AVG.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    AVG is really all you need, as far as antivirus. I have it, it's all I have, and my computer has always been just fine.
     
  3. Draven

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    Use AVG. Do not even touch Norton.
     
  4. Vector Sigma

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    I'm an Avast guy myself...
     
  5. drippy

    drippy is a freethinker.

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    Norton has always excelled for me.
     
  6. Omnius

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    AVG ftw, as they say! I used to use Norton but it's bloated, ate RAM and CPU time for breakfast. After a few months LiveUpdate broke, meaning new AV definitions failed to install. Even a complete uninstall failed to remedy it, and I learned it was a known issue. I followed Symantec's instructions on how to fix it, and broke it permanently! Gave up in frustration and installed AVG, now I'm a happy customer of 4 years. :D 
     
  7. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    AVG Rules your sorry ass, I have been using it for years and whenever I have managed to catch a virus it's been able to handle it.

    Plus I like that it's updated damn near daily.
     
  8. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    Another vote for AVG. Norton is a bloated monster.
     
  9. Super_Megatron

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    AVG or you're fired. It's free and good.
     
  10. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Best reason to get AVG so far!
     
  11. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I was pointed to AVG by a computer techie... I haven't had any problems, and I now use them for my antispyware, too. The updating on the startup lags my PC slightly, but nothing major.
     
  12. MegaPrime33

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    AVG is good. I have symantec corporate.
     
  13. optimusprime42

    optimusprime42 Autobot Leader

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    my computer came with norton's and with fraud monitoring
    no other does that.... avg is good and avast is a good one as well
     
  14. ckhtiger

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    AVG is rediculous in it's goodness. free, simple, doesn't slow down your computer while you wait for it to load, oh and did I mention it's free?
     
  15. benzo

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    Norton is good. been using Norton since 1999 and it has never failed me!
     
  16. Elvin Pena

    Elvin Pena <b><font color=red>CyberCon is #1!</font></b> Veteran

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    Avast or AVG, but Avast would be my first choice. DON'T TOUCH NORTON!
     
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    Unless you like having your PC taken over, don't use Norton, McAfee, or any of those other bloated pieces of shit. AVG!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. optimusprime42

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    i suggest getting a program with fraud monitoring.... so your identity
    don't get stolen... my girlfriends was yes it can happen to you
    if you don't get fraud monitoring on your computer
     
  19. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    AVG is teh awesome... I haven't had a problem with it yet....
     
  20. Sycia

    Sycia Draconian Faction

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    Guess I'm the only one who doesn't like AVG? Had it on my desktop at work, and once, someone's USB flash drive infected my workstation. I had popups, and obnoxious sounds going on in the background. AVG didn't detect sh*t. Scanned the computer 2 times, and made sure AVG was updated. Still nothing. So the virus had to be deleted manually from registries and what not.

    Use AVG as your main anti-virus, but don't put your 100% trust in it. Use online scanners from time to time and get a second 'opinion'.
     

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