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    Yes
  • 27% (22)
    No
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post #1 of 58
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I've had Norton [the most recent release] installed but I hate it everytime I boot into windows...do you guys use antivirus software? If so, which ones?
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post #2 of 58
You'd be better of with no anti-virus than having norton. lol

Try AVG, avast, or NOD32 (recommend but costs money). NOD32 is the best one out there but its $50/2 years or around there. Worth it IMHO.
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post #3 of 58
More or less, I'm not really paranoid about viruses though, tis just there.
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post #4 of 58
AVG Free
Ad-Aware 2007 Free
CCleaner

Never have any problems.
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post #5 of 58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
You'd be better of with no anti-virus than having norton. lol

Try AVG, avast, or NOD32 (recommend but costs money). NOD32 is the best one out there but its $50/2 years or around there. Worth it IMHO.
haha, I just disabled everything in startup after a 2 week struggle with it. I know AVG has gotten really high ratings...does it hog your computer like Norton?
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post #6 of 58
Norton is evil.
I've been a happy Avast! user for about two years now. I've tried Norton and McAfee, but didn't really like them. McAfee was a bit too overpowering, and Norton just didn't really do anything. I also tried AVG, which was great, except that scanning took way too long.
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post #7 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by xz3rorom3o View Post
haha, I just disabled everything in startup after a 2 week struggle with it. I know AVG has gotten really high ratings...does it hog your computer like Norton?
It uses alot more processes than NOD32. AVG also has a habit of detecting viruses that arn't really viruses.

NOD32 is the minimal anti-virus, and its probably the best A/V out there with detecting viruses. I stand by this A/V it has never let me down. Detects everything, never conflicts, been using for 3 years.
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post #8 of 58
I am going to jump on the AVG train, they have never failed me and have apparently done a great job keeping viruses off my system.
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post #9 of 58
I've used everything:

Norton
McAfee
Panda
ClamWin
Avira
Avast
Nod32

but I always come back to AVG. I'd love to see a first party windows anti-virus. I love Windows Firewall, and Windows Defender. They're about the only thing M$ has done right
post #10 of 58
im using panda atm. im starting to like it more than avg but im only on a trial now.
after that i mioght end up buying it.
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