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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-22-2005, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Cool anti-virus Help please

I'm having computer issues. Like I can't find my norton anti-virus anywhere on my computer?! It was there just a week or two ago. I don't have the disk anymore either.

This HP is 6 years old slow as hell and used mostly for word and emails and data. But where did my Norton go? Who cares - - -

Rumor has it there is some free wear (?) that is as good if not better than the pay for anti-virus - Anyone know what is good?

I use lavasoft ad-aware se for spyware but I really need (free ) anti-virus.

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Macaffee or however you spell it has an online scanner that's free.
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I'm having computer issues. Like I can't find my norton anti-virus anywhere on my computer?! It was there just a week or two ago. I don't have the disk anymore either.

This HP is 6 years old slow as hell and used mostly for word and emails and data. But where did my Norton go? Who cares ...
you lost your C:\Program Files\NavNT directory?
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www.nod32.com

Not free but cheap for the single license, and its the BEST.

Argue all you want I aint listening.

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I'm not a big computer guy with knowledge so I appreciate all the help and advice. Now if you all could agree on which one is the best! Thanks!

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I have to agree with grisoft, but any of those should do.
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That NOD32 is OK. was cheap license for the Dell NAS servers.

McAfee wanted a license for every use that would hit the server
Never saw a virus on them. $200 compared to $4000
They were caught already by Mcafee groupshield for Exchange or the VirusScan on the desktop.
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That NOD32 is OK. was cheap license for the Dell NAS servers.

McAfee wanted a license for every use that would hit the server
Never saw a virus on them. $200 compared to $4000
They were caught already by Mcafee groupshield for Exchange or the VirusScan on the desktop.
Dont get me wrong, the McAfee for the Enterprise stuff is decent, but the home use stuff you buy off the shelf sucks!

Nod 32 is faster, and better at catching viruses on a PC than the others. Check out the reviews in non-biased industry publications. my .02

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Dont get me wrong, the McAfee for the Enterprise stuff is decent, but the home use stuff you buy off the shelf sucks!
No kidding. I got the Mcaffee ISS6.0 when it came out and only 2 out of the 4 programs it came with worked halfway decent. SPam killer and pricavy programs didnt work one bit 2 weeks after I installed them. The firewall and AV workded ok, but not great.

Now I use Zonealarm Firewall/AV (paid for $25/yr) on my main PC, Avast AV and Zonealarm firewall on 2 others desktops and AGV AV and Zonealarm firewall on my lappie.

Avast is a damn good free AV origram. Zonealarm is probably the easiest to setup and best firewalls I found. And you can get the free one also which still works just as good as teh paid for version.
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