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Old April 7, 2007, 12:37 PM
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I use none. I run 3 OS, 2 customized for benching, 1 for 24/7. I reinstall windows so much there is no point for me.
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Old May 21, 2007, 07:44 PM
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Kaspersky 6.0 didn't really helped me, neither did avast or nod32, gonna switch on AVG or Pc Cillin...
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Old May 21, 2007, 07:49 PM
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Do you mean that those three let stuff through? Did you find Kaspersky to be bloated?
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Old May 21, 2007, 07:54 PM
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EXACTLY. Kaspersky blocked all kind of shit for me, he said that there were ad aware and stuff like that, rundll32.exe and other stuff, nod32 didn't find all the viruses, same goes for avast.
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Old May 22, 2007, 12:43 PM
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Kaperspy + Spyware Blaster + Spybot keep me nice and safe.
Getting rid of windows firewall would be nice, but I'm too lazy to configure my routers firewall

I've used Norton, McAfee, Avast, AVG, Nod 32, Kaperspy and some more and Kaperspy has been the best to me out of all of them. Though I do find it a little paranoid... OMG! a program called CPUz is trying to run, it MUST be spyware...
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Old May 22, 2007, 01:42 PM
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from Virus Bulletin : Independent Malware Advice
Test results from 1998 to Present for those mentioned so far
AVG - 17 Success / 21 Failure / 13 No Entry
Kaspersky - 38 Success / 13 Failure / 0 No Entry
McAfee - 30 Success / 19 Failure / 2 No Entry
NOD32 - 43 Success / 3 Failure / 5 No Entry
Norton - 37 Success / 6 Failure / 8 No Entry

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my 2 centsNorton & McAfee are the worst!
- bloated and slow
- disfunctional
- can completely corrupt an OS
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Scott's Newsletter recommendation for 2006
F-Secure Anti-Virus 2006 Does It All Well | Best Antivirus Product of 2006!
Scott's Newsletter recommendation for 2007
Eset's Nod32 2.7 | The Best Antivirus Product of 2007
QUOTE: A number of people criticized my selection last year of F-Secure's Anti-Virus 2006 as the Best Antivirus Product of 2006 for Windows. And now I'm going to have to eat crow, because in 2007, those people are right. Eset's Nod32 2.5 came in second last year, despite the fact that I had several criticisms of it.
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Symantec Corporate 10, I get it for free through my school.
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Old May 24, 2007, 01:18 PM
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I use NOD32. Nothing gets through. :3
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Old May 24, 2007, 08:26 PM
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Been a loyal user for Kaspersky for about 2 years now :D Never failed me, a great little app that runs in the background and doesn't take up too much resources.

I just happened upon a few articles a few weeks ago on how good each anti-virus programs are.

http://www.virus.gr/english/fullxml/...p?id=85&mnu=85 (Site down due to maintenance atm of posting)
PC World - PC World#
AV-Comparatives
http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/2007/02

Looks like I made the right choice :p

You can get Kav for free here after MIR (If you want to take the chance heh)
http://shop1.outpost.com/%7BhIheclLi...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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Old May 24, 2007, 08:35 PM
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I use Kaspersky Internet Security on all my computers and swear by it ... Thankfully, my $29.95 + shipping OEM copy came with an 1-year, unlimited PC commercial license, so I was able to install it on all my computers without a hitch. I used to run NOD32 from 2004-2006 (which also provides excellent protection), but I grew tired of the false positives, the terrible UI, and the relatively high price. Before that, I ran Norton from 2001-2003 and was quite satisfied with it. Interestingly enough, Norton 2003 not only took up less memory but caught more viruses than Norton 2004-2006 in my testing (tested on my old computer after making a backup image).

AOL Active Virus Shield is an excellent freebie which provides all the signatures-based protection of Kaspersky but is lacking heuristics. Avira is pretty good, too. I know it's popular, but I've seen more than a few AVG-protected computers that fell victim to viruses at work.

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