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Which Virus Protection Program Do You Use?  
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Personally, I´ve been using Norton AntiVirus 2004, whose license will expire soon.
Upgrades to 2006-version are more expensive than a new CD of it bought in local stores (each with 12 months of virus signature file updates) - strange !

Furthermore, Symantec gives no indication about the download size when trying to purchase one of their products online: Not a good custom, IMO.

As I had earlier good experiences with BitDefender, I went to a local store yesterday and bought one of their products.
And I found out only today, that another store was selling Norton's AntiVirus even cheaper = for half the price that Symantec is charging for buying online.

Is anybody else also using BitDefender (V9) ?
Comments about that program ?
-HT


Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

NOD32 from ESET. It is simply the best there is. None of this resource-hogging nonsense from Norton or McAfee.

Give NOD32's trial a go and see how you like it.


User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

F-secure, works really good for me.

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 1):
resource-hogging nonsense

This indeed appears to be a problem with BitDefender too.

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 1):
NOD32 from ESET

Available online ?
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

AVG anti - virus, i have norton installed but theres no were that says uninstall so if anyone has any ideas how to get rid of it  Smile

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

None. At this time, installing an "anti-virus" software under MacOS X actually decreases the level of security. This may change some day, but currently there are no active threats.

And yes, this post was in fact necessary.


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 3):
Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 1):
NOD32 from ESET

Available online ?
-HT

Yip.

http://www.eset.com/products/windows.php

Check out the reviews and awards these guys are winning. They are pipping the big names to the post every time when it comes to posting updates to combat new viruses.


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 5):
None. At this time, installing an "anti-virus" software under MacOS X actually decreases the level of security.

  

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 4):
ave norton installed but theres no were that says uninstall so if anyone has any ideas how to get rid of it  

Under MS-Windows XP go to "System control" - "Software". There you should be able to find "Norton Anti .." and un-install it.
-HT

EDIT:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 6):
http://www.eset.com/products/windows.php

Tnx, I will have a look. Currently I'm getting rid of my old Norton 2004 ...

[Edited 2006-08-31 22:44:08]


Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

I bought a MAC, problem solved.

UAL


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

I use AVG - it is updated almost daily, and seems very effective.


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User currently offlineTmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 5):
None. At this time, installing an "anti-virus" software under MacOS X actually decreases the level of security. This may change some day, but currently there are no active threats.

And yes, this post was in fact necessary.

I may be going to Ubuntu Linux, which also has the same advantage of the mac OS X but is FREE!!
Matt

P.S At the moment I use AVG

[Edited 2006-08-31 23:44:45]

[Edited 2006-08-31 23:45:10]

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

Quoting Tmatt95 (Reply 10):
I may be going to Ubuntu Linux, which also has the same advantage of the mac OS X but is FREE!!

No problem - just make sure you've got some real hands-on comparison prior to your decision. Being virus-free is essential, but it's not everything.


User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2504 times:
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Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 1):
NOD32 from ESET. It is simply the best there is. None of this resource-hogging nonsense from Norton or McAfee.

Ill join you on this one. Brilliant program. Currently using just 19mb of my ram up.

Ive used Avast in the past, its a great free option and AVG is good, but not as easy to use I find as Avast.

Trend Micro I used once,wasnt too bad, felt a little 'clunky'

Panda. Dont touch it with a 10ft barge pole. It screws up your PC badly.

Hope this helped.

kev.



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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 12):
Panda. Dont touch it with a 10ft barge pole. It screws up your PC badly.

Absolutely, I have seen this cause many issues with laptops and wireless adapters.

Adam


User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2494 times:
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Quoting BA757 (Reply 13):
Absolutely, I have seen this cause many issues with laptops and wireless adapters.

Hey! exactly the same problems here.

Had to reinstall windows on my Dads laptop to sort it out!

Glad im not alone.

Kev.



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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3072 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

I currently use Norton Internet Security 2006. I haven't had any problems so far, yet I will admit it takes up gobbs of memory and is quite slow. Other than that, it has all the essential features....anti-virus, firewall, anti-spam, anti-spyware, privacy control, parental control, and so on for just 60 bucks.

I know this is kind of off topic, but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Norton System Works? If so, what is your opinion on it?


Chris



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7917 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

Forget Norton, use AVG: http://www.grisoft.de/doc/1. Interface is crappy, but who cares. It's around 10 times better than Norton and still a lot better than most others.


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

Nothing.



Signed,

A Mac User  Smile



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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Quoting HT (Thread starter):
Personally, I´ve been using Norton AntiVirus 2004, whose license will expire soon.
Upgrades to 2006-version are more expensive than a new CD of it bought in local stores (each with 12 months of virus signature file updates) - strange !

I use Mac OS X.  duck 

Quoting HT (Thread starter):
Is anybody else also using BitDefender (V9) ?

In the last months of my Windows life, I too found BitDefender to be a much better product than Norton.

Quoting HT (Reply 3):
Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 1):resource-hogging nonsense
This indeed appears to be a problem with BitDefender too

Which is what I found, and one of the reasons I switched to Mac.


User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 40
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

I use a condom, it's pretty effective at stopping viruses.  Smile


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

Thanks everybody for your valuable insights !

Quoting JCS17 (Reply 19):
I use a condom, it's pretty effective at stopping viruses.

How do you stretch it over your DSL-modem ?
And do you also use latex-gloves while typing on your keyboard ? Big grin

Quoting HT (Reply 7):
Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 4):
ave norton installed but theres no were that says uninstall so if anyone has any ideas how to get rid of it

Under MS-Windows XP go to "System control" - "Software". There you should be able to find "Norton Anti .." and un-install it.

Un-install everything that starts with "Norton" like "... update", "... MSI" etc.
Worked for me last night.
Afterwards (and after q re-boot) memory usage with BitDefender was the same as it was before with Norton AV-2004: About 184 MB RAM (XP-SP2 on a light noname 12"-laptop).
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

AVG free. Yeah, i'm too tight to buy one, but i don't care. It gets the job done, however i rarely use it because i don't usually get virii.

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 21):
however i rarely use it because i don't usually get virii.

My employer relies on Symantec (Norton) AntiVirus and we had a problem earlier this week with a virus passing through all barriers, although the virus-file was only 1 day old ...
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 22):
My employer relies on Symantec (Norton) AntiVirus and we had a problem earlier this week with a virus passing through all barriers, although the virus-file was only 1 day old ..

The suppliers still need some time to react to an active threat - blindly relying on anti-virus software would be misplaced in any case. Some attacks can always get through if the system is vulnerable.


User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

I use Trojan, myself  Wink


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25 Lh526 : .. and another one .. myself! Mario LH526
26 Mham001 : I've used Norton in the past and consider it the virus. What is being said about uninstalling it is correct, you will not uninstall all of it without
27 Post contains images Go3Team : Damn, that was going to be my line after seeing the thread title.
28 BA757 : They are clearly are not experts then. It was known where I used to work as the deadly Panda! Adam
29 IFEMaster : That's a stupid thing to say. Viruses can be contracted by MANY other means than just opening a strange file. Any expert that labels the average user
30 Mhodgson : Yep - I got a virus yesterday through a windows plug and play issue. I had to reformat (there was probably a better way, but as the computer was new i
31 IFEMaster : Sounds like the rather annoying SASSER worm, or a variant thereof. I remember a couple of years ago when the SASSER worm was the hot threat, I was re
32 Mhodgson : Yeah; anyway I'm all up and running again now. Hopefully it won't come back!!
33 Mham001 : Actually the one I heard say this last is more of a security expert than anybody on this board. I'm looking for the podcast done with Leo LaPorte. So
34 BA757 : Expert in who's opinion? Its a word thats thrown around a lot these days with little meaning. What he is said is absolute hogwash, as IFEMaster said:
35 Post contains images Knoxibus : NOD32 from ESET as some others here. Glad to see that others around the world are using it, it is really amazing. As an anecdote, I lost my OS HDD on
36 NoUFO : And I would partially agree with him. What you clearly need when online is a reliable firewall, but you don't necessarily need an AV program as long
37 Dougloid : And one thing is for sure. If you decide you want to try a few anti virus programs to see which one suits you the best make sure you remove whatever
38 IFEMaster : Well Leo would certainly have disagreed with the "expert". I listen to Leo every weekend on KFI, both days, and I listen to/watch his various podcast
39 HAWK21M : AVG Antivirus Adaware 6.0 Spybot Search & Destroy. regds MEL
40 Leskova : I use Avast (www.avast.com) - it's free for personal use.
41 Mhodgson : Except they weren't unscanned - the HDD has previously been used in a desktop, and runs AVG as well. I checked the MS website, which is what alerted
42 Klaus : Laughing about the poor users afflicted with that leaky rust-bucket Windows would certainly be inappropriate. They're suffering more than enough alre
43 Max999 : I use Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition Version 10.1; I get free virus definition updates with this program. It automatically downloads new definit
44 Wukka : Absolutely. That hunk-o-junk will drag your system down to its' knees. For personal use, AVG or Avast are both excellent products, real-time, lightwe
45 Klaus : Speculation, wishful thinking and isolated proof-of-concept trojans have long been paraded up and down with very little connection to actual reality,
46 AirbusA346 : I use AVG Free, Avast Free and I also have the setup file that came with my new laptop for a 6 month trial for Norton Anti-Virus 2006, which hasn't be
47 Wukka : If common sense were applied by the person behind the monitor, there'd be very few infected Windows machines. Clickhereforabiggerdick.sh has a smalle
48 Post contains images Damirc : NOD32 here too .... ClamAV for mails on my Linux D.
49 Post contains images Klaus : Or just fewer Windows machines to begin with! Look, system administrators, service and support people are making money off the problems Windows bring
50 Post contains links Max999 : Klaus, please read the following New York Times article written by a tech guru (he's a Mac fac if you've read his previous columns). The article blow
51 Klaus : It doesn't actually "blow away" anything, it's just the usual party line. None of those arguments are blatantly false by themselves, but it's a suspi
52 Express1 : I use AVG free edition and get updates everyday and had no problems with it. it keeps the bugs away 7 days aweek dave
53 Post contains images Tmatt95 : ROFL... My anti virus has the weekend off and gets 5 days holiday a year
54 Mham001 : I just listened to an old KFI MPG yesterday from April(when you could still download and save them) and he said that it was good to have one but you
55 Rammstein : f-prot: small, simple, clean. (AND WORKS!!!)
56 Max999 : The tone of what you wrote comes off as being haughty and snobbish. It basically talks down to IT staff who don't use Macs as being a bunch of unenli
57 Post contains images Tmatt95 : I agree. I think at the end of the day the grass is not greener on the other side. There are positives and negatives to both windows and Mac and they
58 BA757 : I agree actually. Whilst I do agree Mac's have their advantages over Windows based PC's, when it comes to a thread like this, I don't bother reading
59 Klaus : It's merely a widespread experience with corporate IT that's being reported all over.
60 Klaus : Then why is it that people who actually have experience with both systems generally prefer the Mac? The trend is too consistent to be accidental, eve
61 Post contains images Tmatt95 : A question to everyone reading this thread. When was the last time you went to work or into a library and sat down in front of a mac? Matt P.S Klaus,
62 Klaus : Nope. The point is that people who know both consistently prefer the Mac; Windows is generally preferred only by those who don't know the Mac. So eit
63 Post contains images Tmatt95 : That is an opinion only. I would appreciate it if you did not use bold tags to make me seem stupid. I have nothing against macs and do not want to ad
64 Max999 : I have a lot of respect for every one of my coworkers, including the IT staff who help out thousands of users across the globe day in and day out. I
65 Post contains images Klaus : No, that is the opinion of many people - notably of those who've had any practical exposure to both systems. This is a written medium which is very m
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