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Which is the best security/virus scanning program?

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  1. Suprub93 New Member

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    what is your opinion on the best security/scanning viruses/and getting rid of those viruses program. i currently have AVG but would like to know if there is something better out there.
     
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    I use AVG myself. Its fast and stable. Not very often I get False positives.
    Mind you, I used NOD32 for quite a while also, very good AV SW.

    -Mick.
     
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    hmm, another thread about this.


    Kaspersky.
    nod32 is my 2nd choice.

    Everyone else rants about AVG and avast and avira, and all these other crap programs - they get heaps of false positives. 90% of the "viruses" they find have "generic.win32" in their name which means "its not a virus but we dont like it"

    hell, some of them you can rename ANY .exe file to "keygen" and it will assume its a virus.
     
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    I can vouch for AVG. Personally, I have not had problems with it.
    I used to use Avast, and that was absolute rubbish. Apart from it giving me heaps of false positives, I found it sucked a lot of my systems resources, and that was when Athlon K-7's didnt have a lot of power to spare. :laugh:
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    AVG isnt the worst of the bunch, its just that i have to help people fix a lot of virus infested machines and i nearly always find AVG on there, completely unable to stop the infection. kaspersky or nod32 always solves the problem.
     
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    My opinion is - use a anti-virus program that you like and if know how to be careful in the internet you will never know what a trojan is :laugh:
     
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    Well i used to never use any program i don't see how you can get a virus but then i decided oh what the heck might as well go buy one so i got Trend Micro love it very easy and it make me feel "safe" ;)
     
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    Avira, with a dash of Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, or A-Squared.:)
     
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    AVG or Kaspersky should do it..
     
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    None or Kaspersky
     
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    Using Nod32 at the moment for there 30 day trial, I like it but I will still be going back to my Kaspersky.
     
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    Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware. I just run the scan every once in a while. It cleaned my mom's pc of some kind of shit virus that niether AVG or Avast got rid of. Spybot S&D is nice for spyware
     
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    That's what I have - Avira/Malwarebytes. I used to use Zone Alarm and that used to be rated very highly, but it can be a pain in the ass sometimes if you want to use the higher security settings.
     
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    Kaspersky...
    AVG, at least free version, sucks imho, killed my xp installation... xD
     
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    I use Avira since years (Premium version). Haven't had any problems with it. And the false alarms are rare.
     
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    Comodo Internet Security - I have had no issues been using for years on many different computers.
     

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