AntiVirus

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Altimax98, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. Altimax98

    Altimax98 Guest

    Heya Guys, I guess alot of us with Trend Micro antivirus are thinking about
    this but what are we to do for antivirus, starting the first of the year. my
    subscription is up then. Mcfee sucks, Norton is only offering 30day trial of
    theyre beta??? Why?? Symantec needs some help when offering beta stuff. If
    Microsoft did that we'd all get 30 days of vista then we'd be forced to go
    back, or buy a product not yet avail. dont get it. Y doesnt Microsoft come
    out with Vista x64 support for One care???
     
    Altimax98, Nov 25, 2006
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    Jeff Guest

    What seems to be at issue?
    Try Avast.
    Avast works great; it's free and from their site itself:
    "We are glad to announce that the latest versions of all avast! antivirus
    editions, including the free Home Edition, now support the new Windows Vista
    platform (both 32-bit and 64-bit builds). "

    Never had one single issue with it; and trust me; tried all of em, including
    all the beta's ;of all those companys you mention. Plus more.

    Jeff
     
    Jeff, Nov 25, 2006
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    Fat Kev Guest


    If you "never had one single issue with it" then probaly it is crap!!
    How do you know that it catches all known viruses known to mankind? Have
    you tried any other free versions e.g. AVG?
     
    Fat Kev, Nov 25, 2006
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    Jeff Guest

    can ya read?
    I didn't say it didn't catch stuff.
    first off ;nothing catches everything-100% of the time, if it did, viruses
    wouldnt be out there still;
    and avast has caught stuff that other's didn't;
    and yes, have used avg too.
    and nod32
    and symantec
    and mcafee
    and trend
    and ca
    and
    and and and

    so b4 ya yap-get things straight
     
    Jeff, Nov 25, 2006
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    Robert Moir Guest

    You know, you're perfect proof of why it is a good idea to keep your mouth
    shut and let people wonder if you're an idiot rather than open your mouth
    and remove all doubt.

    You have apparently defined an absence of problems with something as a sign
    of poor quality. I'm guessing you're a programmer or possibly a quality
    control supervisor for Symantec?
    Where did he claim that it did? I'm wondering if you're constructing a
    strawman arguement on purpose or if you're just drunk at the keyboard now.
     
    Robert Moir, Nov 25, 2006
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    Guest Guest

    ...a quality controller for Symantec LOL

    Colin T
     
    Guest, Nov 25, 2006
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    JeffM Guest

    Avast works well.

    Cheers,
     
    JeffM, Nov 26, 2006
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  8. I can't remember whether Mark Twain's writing is within the public domain or
    not. If not, Samuel Clemens deserves attribution ;)
     
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Nov 26, 2006
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    Altimax98 Guest

    Ive heard alot about Avast, but im kinda scared of it missing something. I
    had AVG and if you want Crap-o-la get it. It is slow and doesnt catch
    everything and the realtime protection doesnt exist.
    --
    Im pretty Smart with computers but I even need help sometimes. Thats why im
    here.


     
    Altimax98, Nov 26, 2006
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    Jeff Guest

    Well,

    Ya asked,
    and responses were favorable for Avast, not to mention their numerous
    awards; which you can see for yourself, here:
    http://avast.com/eng/awards.html
    If you're so concerned; you should research it yourself;
    if it was me; I'de be looking at all of them.
    Which I have.
    So, have fun with whatever ya decide;
    Good luck

    Jeff
     
    Jeff, Nov 26, 2006
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    Robert Moir Guest

    Mea Culpa, I never could remember _who_ said that one.
     
    Robert Moir, Nov 26, 2006
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    Robert Moir Guest

    I'm running AVAST here and I'm quite happy with it. It's free software and
    there are some tools out there that are better if you want to pay, but it is
    still quite a decent package.
     
    Robert Moir, Nov 26, 2006
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  13. Avast is a good anti virus application and so too is AVG. I've used both on
    various builds of Vista. Currently, however, i am using the Onecare beta
    which seems to be working well.

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    John Barnett MVP, Nov 27, 2006
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