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Andrew
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#1

Posted 20 April 2005 - 05:02 PM

Hey, shoot me if the topics been posted before, but I've searched and found nothing.

I was running Avast 4.5 Professional, before I restainlled windows, I'm now looking for a different anti virus, sinces Avasts talking, drove me quite insane. I've used, Norton, AVG, AVG always comes up that I've got a virus, when I havent, and as for Norton, it was too resource hungry.

Just want to get other users views on a good anti virus.

Thanks.

loseruser
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Posted 20 April 2005 - 07:55 PM

Did you check the pinned stuff?

http://www.gtaforums...howtopic=185477

Andrew
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Posted 20 April 2005 - 08:06 PM

Yes, theres only two listed, and I've tried both.

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 09:37 PM

McAfee is pretty decent nowadays.
I've been using it for over a year now and it has caught every single virus to enter my computer.

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 10:38 PM

I used Anti-Vir before I found Avast.
However, I think you should stick with Avast. I'm not sure what you mean by "talking", but if it's popping up crap while your working/playing/browsing, just disable the service and tray stuff. That's what I do, and only run it when needed (scan downloads and scan whole computer about once a week).

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 04:53 AM

Yes, McAfee is definitely the way to go. It has free updates and catches every single virus entering my comouter. Firewall is good too. All in all, its also not too bad on resources.

-duder

Andrew
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Posted 21 April 2005 - 06:42 AM

I'll have a look into McAfee. As for Avast, it talks, literially to you. Well mind does... gets rather annoying after while, having a male or female voice suddenly come out of your speakers.

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#8

Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:44 AM

If you're prepared to pay, I hear great things about nod32 and its heuristics.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 08:09 AM

I've always loved AVG, its caught viruses that others have failed to.

I know you said AVG detects a virus but maybe that's because there is a virus which others have failed to find? That's what happened with me?

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#10

Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:59 PM

I don't really know.

It was always in the same place, it found the virus. And it wouldn't remove it, since every rescan it kept coming back.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:36 PM

QUOTE (GTA3Freak-2001 @ Apr 21 2005, 08:09)
I've always loved AVG, its caught viruses that others have failed to.

I know you said AVG detects a virus but maybe that's because there is a virus which others have failed to find? That's what happened with me?

x100

AVG is the best. I use it more than norton antivirus. Besides, norton takes up a lot of CPU as well. AVG is a must, it instantly pops up whenever some virus, spyware, etc enters your computer and you get like 5 options of what to do (move to vault, delete, heal, etc.).




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