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Postby rdang » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:26 am

^ topic

i see AVG a lot, is it the best?
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Postby Karlsweldt » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:49 pm

Welcome to Motherboards.org!
AVG is very well known around the world.
Had McAfee programs, but they screwed up royally with my having two similar systems, and I dumped them. The Norton or Symantec programs are far too top-heavy. AVG has more features, is less top-heavy with background use, and does a very good scan of all files. Multi-station license costs are less than other brands.
One caution, though, as with any anti-virus/Firewall program. You can run only one version (brand), or the other versions will compete for priority and cause excessive system slow down. Ensure any previous other similar programs are fully uninstalled before installing a new one.
Download the new program, and then disconnect yourself from the Web. Now do the uninstall, the nagging reboots, and install the new. Once installed and active, then reconnect, register and update.
Kaspersky, Panda and others are also well known and good.
Check this site for the "top 10" rated.
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Postby sloopdog 1 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:44 pm

I use Kaspersky.It can be found online for far less than the retail price.
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what's the difference between kapersky and AVG

Postby rdang » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:07 am

and what is a good site to download these programs FTW?

i like that AVG is not top heavy, i had norton OMG! slowed everything down!
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Postby Karlsweldt » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:14 pm

The full (licensed) AVG package has anti-virus, Firewall, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, Email scanner, Link scanner, Web shield and Resident shield. And tallying my Task Manager assignments, looks like less than 20 MB of used memory!
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Postby rdang » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:33 pm

what is anti-rootkit, webshield and resident shield, do you need to run all of those. i guess it doesnt matter because it only burns 20 mb? right?
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Postby Copper » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:51 am

i use avast home, and nothing got through. i being using it for over two years
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Postby Karlsweldt » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:51 pm

Anti-Rootkit scanners detect malicious programs that try to hide in the system files. If a hacker is successful at getting in several 'harmless' cookies on your system, they can alter some system files and allow the hacker to take control of your system.
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Postby rdang » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:33 am

ok, AVG sounds good then. Should i buy it on their website?
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Postby SilentKoala » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:04 am

AVG sucks, get BitDefender
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