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Old February 14, 2010, 09:10 AM
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Using F-Secure that comes with my Shaw cable(free). Seems to do the job. Previous to that I was using Nod32 which I was happy with.
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Old February 14, 2010, 09:12 AM
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Hate to break it to you but the 'free' anti-virus programs that come from the ISPs are typically out of date versions or chopped down ones. When i worked at best buy over 50% of people who had viruses and anti-virus programs were running those free programs
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Old February 14, 2010, 09:23 AM
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Hate to break it to you but the 'free' anti-virus programs that come from the ISPs are typically out of date versions or chopped down ones. When i worked at best buy over 50% of people who had viruses and anti-virus programs were running those free programs


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Old February 14, 2010, 09:33 AM
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Thanks, I'll try it!
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Old February 14, 2010, 09:34 AM
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I had AVG, didn't like it at all, switch to Avira, which was pretty good, it was light and the interface is simple, straightforward, but too many false positives. I switched to MSE and no complain so far.
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Old February 14, 2010, 09:41 AM
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Using F-Secure that comes with my Shaw cable(free). Seems to do the job. Previous to that I was using Nod32 which I was happy with.
I've used this in the past and found it to be GARBAGE. I now use Panda Antivirus Name:  2-14-2010 11-39-45 AM.png
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Size:  2.7 KB It' s a great antivirus and not a resource hog.
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Old February 15, 2010, 12:21 AM
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I'm another for the Microsoft security essentials camp. I noticed right away that with tests done at work it detected and more importantly cleaned viruses on machines that up until then had Symantec endpoint on them. So I'm fairly confident about its abilities, especially for your standard home user.

@3.0Charlie I do not know if it does that but I will give that a test on one of the machines at work in the coming days and let you know. It would be interesting. I never noticed it doing it on my home system and I don't remember setting it back to the update settings I have right now. But like I said I'm not totally sure so I will test it out and get back to you.
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Old February 15, 2010, 08:41 PM
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boo for commencial crap... FreeBSD + custom rootkit detector that detects "new bad files" and tampered binaries and a simple custom 'anti-virus' == never crap again in the computer :P


... and before somebody go beserk on my ass because it's apparently a windows discussion, I preferred Nod32 when I was using windows last year.
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I preferred Nod32 when I was using windows last year.
So you have no experience with new Windows antivirus
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