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Old 06-08-2003, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Good XP Antivirus.

Need your folks comments on a good antivirus that will be in the clear to run under XP, because of the new file access permissions and such. Any constructive suggestions are good.

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Old 06-08-2003, 10:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use Nortons System Works 2003 and it runs very smooth and does a great job of catching harmful things that may infect my system.

You could say I've been around.
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Old 06-08-2003, 11:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use AVG ( and I think it makes a great alternative to Norton (especially since it's free )
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Old 06-08-2003, 11:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Free is good... lol
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Old 06-09-2003, 11:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I use avg also. It is a pretty good anti virus.
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Old 06-09-2003, 01:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Really anything other then Norton.

Sure Norton does a great job at removing it. But there are some where it stops Norton from working. What other choices? The best are the free online scans.
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Old 06-09-2003, 02:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 06-09-2003, 05:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I actually use norton 2002, (still have years of free updates), or panda. Panda is free and it can run from your browser while you are online....
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Old 06-12-2003, 06:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Excellent!

Hey, just tried AVG per reading this thread.

Brief Story that happened today. Mcafee had run out yesterday since I had the 30 day trial. I was downloading, then installing gta3.exe off of kazaa and I immediately thougtht, 'hey' i really ought to check for bad stuff...and looked in task manager and saw the infamous system32.exe running. Argh! I installed AVG. and it immediately found it on reboot. Fixed it. Found 83 freaking infected files!!!! Wow, I didn't know those little bastards worked that fast. Luckily I caught in time and none were essential system was getting ready to spew random replications named things like update.exe...gamecrack.exe etc.

Anway thats my infomercial plug for AVG. I'm glad I read this thread when I did.

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Old 06-13-2003, 01:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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maybe i should try it too,..downloading it now...

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