#1
My Norton is being pretty screwy, so I want to look at getting something else.

Anyone know any good free anti-virus/protection software that I can download?
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#2
no,stick with norton it works eventully,just need some TLC
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#3
Get AVG Free edition + Spy Bot and Zone Alarm Free Firewall

You're pretty much set then.

Norton is the antivirus that viruses are designed to circumnavigate because its so common. The last virus I got while I had Norton literally ripped norton to shreds immediately after entering the computer and then altered my hosts files to make me unable to go onto their websites.
#5
Antivir or AVG both are good and are free.
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#6
Norton is a pretty good replacement for Eric Bana.
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#7
Nod32

EDIT: The only problem is that it costs money and the old fixes for using it free don't work any more.

You could just redownload it every 30 days.
Last edited by BodaciousZac at Aug 27, 2008,
#8
all very poor advice. norton and avg are not good at all. Nod32, or Kapersky are really the only way to go.
#9
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Nod32

This is pretty good.

Edit:
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all very poor advice. norton and avg are not good at all. Nod32, or Kapersky are really the only way to go.

I somewhat agree with you (never used Norton), I would only use AVG and Avast! as 'warning' anti-virus's. I've only found them good for warning me of infected files/sites. But then again my only experience with a virus was one I got from my pen drive on another computer. Avast stopped it from infecting my computer (if you plugged it in it would copy a Backdoor IRC Trogan batch script to your root directory) but could not get rid of it for the pen drive. I solved that by reformatting it in Linux (would not let me reformat in Vista or XP).

Being free, you probably won't get as good performance as you would with Eset's Nod32 or Kapersky. If you are going to pay for one, I say Nod32.
Last edited by acersucks at Aug 27, 2008,
#11
I use avast!
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#12
ANYTHING is better than Norton. It never really leaves your computer once its on there, like a bad cold.
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#13
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Norton is a pretty good replacement for Eric Bana.


I liked Eric Bana though.

Anyhow, I use Nod32.
#15
Avast.

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McAfee
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#19
avast>avg
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#20
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Get AVG Free edition + Spy Bot and Zone Alarm Free Firewall

You're pretty much set then.

Norton is the antivirus that viruses are designed to circumnavigate because its so common. The last virus I got while I had Norton literally ripped norton to shreds immediately after entering the computer and then altered my hosts files to make me unable to go onto their websites.


What exactly is Spy Bot? If you had both Spy Bot and Avast would it both detect and repair/delete viruses and spyware? Someone up there said Avast and AVG are more like warning software.

Also, how good are downloadable firewalls compared to the firewall that comes with Vista? I'm thinking about getting one now.

Sorry dude don't mean to jack your thread but I think you got plenty of suggestions. I personally use Avast but I haven't had my laptop very long so I can't be sure.
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#25
Apple...


Or Avast. It rawks.
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#26
Norton is awesome.

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#27
windows defender is pretty good
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#29
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What exactly is Spy Bot? If you had both Spy Bot and Avast would it both detect and repair/delete viruses and spyware? Someone up there said Avast and AVG are more like warning software.

Also, how good are downloadable firewalls compared to the firewall that comes with Vista? I'm thinking about getting one now.

Sorry dude don't mean to jack your thread but I think you got plenty of suggestions. I personally use Avast but I haven't had my laptop very long so I can't be sure.

What I meant was as long as you use common sense (eg. stay away from sites if your anti virus says to do so, remove external drives (if infected) as directed by your anti virus, don't download software from untrusted sources etc.) you shouldn't have any problems.

I'm not sure of how professional anti virus's get rid of virus's if your PC gets infected, but if it happened to me, I would just reformat - having a few external hard drives and making images of your HD certainly help.

Edit: I suggest getting Avast! Free Home Edition. It comes with an IM, E-mail, Network, Outlook, P2P, PC, and Web scanner and is low on system resources. It also updates automatically. All you have to do is renew your licence key every year (also free)

Double Edit: If you're wondering - I've been using Avast Home Edition for 1 year, have prevented about 5 potential virus's, and have never been infected.
Last edited by acersucks at Aug 27, 2008,
#30
I use AVG Antivirus + Spybot Search & Destroy + Sunbelt Personal Firewall

All free and work great together.


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#31
oh yeah i forgot to say i use spybot aswell
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#32
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No, shut the **** up! That virus just got through tearing up my computer.
#33
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No, shut the **** up! That virus just got through tearing up my computer.

I can't tell you how many idiot friends' computers I've seen that on.

"oooo shiny pop-up!"
*click*

What the fuck, I mean come on.


Joking, I don't have any friends...
Last edited by acersucks at Aug 27, 2008,