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Old 14-10-2006, 09:55 PM   #1
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anti virus

anti virus/ spy ware
can any body recommend a good one
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Old 14-10-2006, 10:21 PM   #2
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AVG Grisoft as a freebe anti virus
Spybot aint a bad freed anti spy ware & will prompt all registry changes if you set it up

http://www.spybot.info/en/download/index.html

http://www.grisoft.com/doc/products-...g/us/tpl/tpl01
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Old 14-10-2006, 10:47 PM   #3
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I use AVG, seems very good.
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Hi Dan,
I use spybot S&D, and also some ad-aware thing both free downloads.
One other good bit of kit is called hijackthis. Not so much of a ad removal tool more program based. Allows you to see absoluletly everything that is running on your pc and teklls you what it is so you can delete all those crappy spyware progs.
None of the above are really anti virus but worth having anyway.
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I use AVG, seems very good.
Has improved a lot over the past couple of years and is not as "heavy" as Nortons or Mcafee....

Something else worth running regulary is CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) http://www.ccleaner.com/
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I've always found AV sw opinions are like arseholes - everyone's got one. I've not used AVG, but have used most others, and all are more than capable of doing the job.

The most important thing is keep the virus definitions up to date - most common grievance about a product is when a "customer" blames the software when they've not kept their virus definitions up to date.
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Old 14-10-2006, 11:57 PM   #7
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my AVG one, has a wee chat with 'head office' every day at8pm to update itself, then at 10pmit runs a full virus scan, again, daily. If you're using the pc when the scan starts, it's a bit annoying coz it slows everything up,as you'd expect. But you can stop it, or pause it till you're done, then let it carry on.

All seems to work pretty well, and is easy to use. Norton drove me fkkn mad, so I removed it and went to this one.
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I should take a look at AVG, will probably do so when my current subscription expires.
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Old 15-10-2006, 12:15 AM   #9
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I've used panda-antivirus for past 4 years. Like norton was 'heavy' but has improved significantly does a complete internet security thing.....
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thanks for all the info
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Old 15-10-2006, 02:46 PM   #11
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my AVG one, has a wee chat with 'head office' every day at8pm to update itself, then at 10pmit runs a full virus scan, again, daily. If you're using the pc when the scan starts, it's a bit annoying coz it slows everything up,as you'd expect. But you can stop it, or pause it till you're done, then let it carry on.

You need to open "scheduler", and change it to 2 in the morning
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Old 15-10-2006, 04:08 PM   #12
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wouldn't do much scanning at 2am, I don't leave mine powered up like you do. It's fast asleep at 2am.
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wouldn't do much scanning at 2am, I don't leave mine powered up like you do. It's fast asleep at 2am.
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