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    Any other free Anitvirus software out there?

    Avast is making me mad. I cannot get it to stay connected all the time. If I manually run it, its fine, but I want to have a constant monitoring of my system....
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    AVG - light on it's feet and very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deronsizemore
    Avast is making me mad. I cannot get it to stay connected all the time. If I manually run it, its fine, but I want to have a constant monitoring of my system....
    LOL

    You tried www.nod32.com

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    I've also been using AVG for the past few weeks. So far I like it.
    www.grisoft.com

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    I have used AVG for the past 3 year The newest version seems to be fine now but they had some "bugs" that needed to be worked out.

    If you don't want to fork over cash for a AV prog - AVG is pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark_W
    LOL

    You tried www.nod32.com
    Enough laughing! lol.

    Actually just went and bought one...I was tired of looking.


    I ended up buying EZ Antivirus by Computer Associates. only 29 bucks and seems to be good................
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    I installed avg on a clients computer because his norton expired. A month later he called me because so many popups were slowing down his computer. He had 22 different viruses. So I guess I cant recomend avg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccs111
    I installed avg on a clients computer because his norton expired. A month later he called me because so many popups were slowing down his computer. He had 22 different viruses. So I guess I cant recomend avg

    Yeah its alot about the sites a person visits. I think I could browse the web with decent success no popups or anything without a virus software or firewall. Its nuts that people have no clue about surfing the web and being protected from spyware and stuff.

    Example being...visited my wifes family for christmas, where my wifes uncle proceeded to tell me that Dell's Suck, after I said something about ordering one. I asked why they suck and he said cause the one he bought is slow and he gets pop ups and stuff like that. With no clue even that his file sharing crap he has on there does all the pop ups and shows your system down. He has no idea about virus software or firewalls...he just knows that Dell's suck cause he's got pop ups. I just nod and go along with it, cause he'll just argue anyway. lol
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    Well, Dell does kinda suck sometimes. They once distributed software with a virus right in it...well that is what I heard of someone. But from my own experience, I got a Dell server about a year back. Paid a lot of money for it, and guess what. On a brand new installation. Before I hooked it up online, the $admin share kept dissapearing. I could not figure out the problem and reinstalled twice. then I ran the virus scan and guess what. 6 virusses! The only thing I ever used on that server were the Windows server CD and 2 Dell disks for installation!

    I am not sure if I am crazy, but I still DO purchase my pc's from Dell
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccs111
    I installed avg on a clients computer because his norton expired. A month later he called me because so many popups were slowing down his computer. He had 22 different viruses. So I guess I cant recomend avg
    This has nothing to do with what kind of av app you use...
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    Quote Originally Posted by deronsizemore
    Enough laughing! lol.

    Actually just went and bought one...I was tired of looking.


    I ended up buying EZ Antivirus by Computer Associates. only 29 bucks and seems to be good................
    Yeah, I have that one to, its actually pretty good. Have you the got the firewall with it as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark_W
    Yeah, I have that one to, its actually pretty good. Have you the got the firewall with it as well?

    - Mark

    No I did not get the firewall with it. I have Sygates personal firewall, which since I've had it (about 6 months) its been great...so until something gets through it that isn't suppose to I'll keep it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deronsizemore
    No I did not get the firewall with it. I have Sygates personal firewall, which since I've had it (about 6 months) its been great...so until something gets through it that isn't suppose to I'll keep it.
    Thats cool, Glad you are happy now!!!...... Eventually!


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    I'm glad I am happy to...for a second I thought the AntiVirus gods were going to keep me from getting one and my computer was going to crash and it was going to be a mess!!! (probably not, but it sounded good right? right?)
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    I know what you mean I never get viruses. My nephew came over and was on my computer for an hour it took me two days to get the spyware and viruses removed. Needless to say he is no longer left alone with my computer. LOL



    Quote Originally Posted by deronsizemore
    Yeah its alot about the sites a person visits. I think I could browse the web with decent success no popups or anything without a virus software or firewall. Its nuts that people have no clue about surfing the web and being protected from spyware and stuff.

    Example being...visited my wifes family for christmas, where my wifes uncle proceeded to tell me that Dell's Suck, after I said something about ordering one. I asked why they suck and he said cause the one he bought is slow and he gets pop ups and stuff like that. With no clue even that his file sharing crap he has on there does all the pop ups and shows your system down. He has no idea about virus software or firewalls...he just knows that Dell's suck cause he's got pop ups. I just nod and go along with it, cause he'll just argue anyway. lol

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    Actually it does. If your virus scanner doesn't recognize viruses it is useless. I was talking about the AVG virus scanner.



    Quote Originally Posted by iluminatae
    This has nothing to do with what kind of av app you use...


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