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misterdimiz
If you're are searching for a good Antivirus, try to use AVAST (http://www.avast.com/).
It's freeware for personal use (Home Edition) and it has multilanguage support.

If you know some other better than this one... post.

Very Happy
justinrs32
I'd say from my own personal expierience AVG Antivirus Freeware is the best freeware out there. [url http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1]AVG Free[/url]

Although, a friend and myself are in the process of building a freeware AV that is as good as a Professional AV. We plan on starting a company when we are older. We have a website although it is currently down. http://www.ivata.biz Check it out sometimes when its up. We have a lot of great free programs and tutorials.
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bananaphone
justinrs32 wrote:
I'd say from my own personal expierience AVG Antivirus Freeware is the best freeware out there.


Yup - AVG is the best free scanner - Norton 2006 is the best paid.
straat18
norton uses to much ram i have trendy antivirus
shaggly
I switched from NAV2006 to AVG and have never looked back. Not only is AVG free, but it's also a lot more resource friendly.

I also use a lot of connecting softwareof various ilks, and NAV was a major pain in the ass with it's half baked internal firewall.

AVG's pay version is also a very good option, it has a lot of good additional functionality, and it's a hell of a lot cheaper than Norton.
gertjang
shaggly wrote:
I switched from NAV2006 to AVG and have never looked back.

it's the samy with me: it's an easy-to-use, complete virus software.

The only thing that's irritating me from time to time is the email scanner.

i'd give AVG a rating of 8.5/10
neosree
If you didn't look at the looks, then Antivir is a better option.
It has high detection rate and have had a good huristic scanner.
It is very light in system resources.

I am using it for a ling time.
Very reliable and Stable. Idea
romano
For me Avast is the best antivirus I already try.
Antivir is a good antivirus but i prefer avast.
This two software are better than the pay one.
snowboardalliance
Should I switch from Avast to AVG? The only downside I've heard is AVG updates are hard to get on the free version and AVG protects against less things. Don't know how true that is though.
nntien
misterdimiz wrote:
If you're are searching for a good Antivirus, try to use AVAST (http://www.avast.com/).
It's freeware for personal use (Home Edition) and it has multilanguage support.

If you know some other better than this one... post.

Very Happy


I usually use many Antivirus programs, I have ever download from free software websites. But, I think Norton Antivirus is very good in case we use a single PC, also, Symantec Antivirus is very OK, we can use this program for your network, it is very good. Symantec has two versions, one for Server, one for Client. However, these Antiviruses run slowly in PCs rather old, but we can plan for using our PC better.
Rhysige
snowboardalliance wrote:
Should I switch from Avast to AVG? The only downside I've heard is AVG updates are hard to get on the free version and AVG protects against less things. Don't know how true that is though.


AVG free updates approximatly once a month I believe and as for protecting less on the contrary it does more.
neosree
Rhysige wrote:

AVG free updates approximatly once a month I believe and as for protecting less on the contrary it does more.


It protect the same, not more or less, in free or pro vertions. The virus definitions will be the same in both.
Only difference is in functionalities and special additions.
xxcubicxx2005
straat18 wrote:
norton uses to much ram i have trendy antivirus


I quite agree with your point...

I have tried bitdefender.....It is supposed as one of good antivirus software....

http://www.bitdefender.com/
win66
misterdimiz wrote:
If you're are searching for a good Antivirus, try to use AVAST (http://www.avast.com/).
It's freeware for personal use (Home Edition) and it has multilanguage support.

If you know some other better than this one... post.

Very Happy


Thank, but now i am using e-trust.Anyone can give some command?
pudovkin
Rhysige wrote:
AVG free updates approximatly once a month I believe and as for protecting less on the contrary it does more.


I get almost one update a day with AVG.
And some friend's use to have NOD32. After the tryout, they decided to crack it. But the crack made the software to update from a weird address which was not the official NOD32 update source... So now, they have AVG again... Smile
cheeta
grisoft wrote:
AVG Free Limitations

AVG Free Edition has the following limitations:

  • AVG Free Edition cannot be installed on server operating systems (such as Windows Server 2003), nor can it be used for the scanning of network drives.
  • Scheduling options in the AVG Free Edition are very limited (only one scheduled update per day, one scheduled scan per day etc.).
  • AVG Free Edition receives updates via a lower priority service. Priority updating via ultra reliable Akamai servers is only available for purchased products.
  • AVG Free Edition does not offer advanced testing options, such as automatic healing, password-protected archives reporting, adjustment of scan process priority and many others.
  • AVG Free Edition has no technical support!


every thing is good about avg free exept a big problem, which is, once a virus is detected it blocks access to the file... but doesnt heal it... have to get the paid one to for that option... Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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pudovkin
Other friends of mine complains about this, the file healing.
The thing is: the file is the virus itself! Razz

When I say that, they ask "Why the app doesn't delete the file?"
Well, this is a damn boring limitation...
But still you can find the path and make the "manual healing"... hehehe
ichibanjay
I use avast and I like it. Used AVG in the past before to give it a try and it just didn't seem very good.

Used to be a big fan of Mcafee until they started the Security Center crud, and making you login everytime you download an update, drives me crazy. What happened to the good 'ol integrated days?
nam_siddharth
I have tried Avast Anti-virus. It creates many bugs. It will always ask you to buy paid version. PC Cillin is the best anti-virus as far I know. Although it is not. It uses less resourses of PC, than any other antivirus.
You can try it for free for 1 month. http://www.trendmicro.com/
allthatshaz
htt://www.trendmicro.com also has a free online scan. I think it's also quite good considering that it IS free. Also, it now scans for spyware too.
longjack
I have some machines with Avast Home Edition (http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html) and some with AVG (http://www.grisoft.com/doc/1) as real time vrus scanners and both work without isssues.

I tend to use AVG on machines I work on becuase of the 'set it and forget it' scan and update interface, although the machines with Avast seem to be just as troublefree.

What I find really works well is running Antivir (http://www.free-av.com/) in NON-REALTIME mode to use as an on-demand scanner in conjunction with AVG or Avast running in real time.

Antivir does a good job scanning in archives. If you have to use a lot of files that come to your machine from other sources, run a manual scan on them with Antivir. Antivir will either find viruses in archives itself, or AVG (or Avast ) will detect them when Antivir pulls them out of the archive and puts them in the system temp folder during it's scan.

After you install Antivir, watch the setup screens carefully and make sure to uncheck the Antivir guard checkbox if you have another Anti-Virus running real time. That will keep the AntiVir scanner from loading real time at system start. Antivir will put an Antivir scan option on the right click context menu so you can highlight a file and scan it manually.

longjack
netjunk
I used Norton for a while but found it very unreliable and have stopped using it as it let lots of viruses in. I now use avg which I think is the best free program around.
misterdimiz
allthatshaz wrote:
htt://www.trendmicro.com also has a free online scan. I think it's also quite good considering that it IS free. Also, it now scans for spyware too.


Yes! I know this antivirus. I use it at work. It has a very good on-line scanning.
Correct link http://www.trendmicro.com/
srijit
i use avast. i mostly use it to detect viruses and also its updates are small and fast.
ever notice that when a virus is detected in windows, you are usually helpless to either delete / detect / move it. yes sometimes you dont even detect it, unless you run your antivirus at boottime and there are very very few free antiviruses that allow you to do that. anyway i just pop in a techies toolkit and boot from that when virus is detected. the antivirus is just running for show i guess Razz
argha
AVG Antivirus Freeware and Bitdefender are the two best Antivirus that I found and AVG is my first choice for a free antivirus and its strong enough and takes very low system resource.
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