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Old 05-21-2006, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best anti-virus/spyware program

What are the best programs to use to protect your computer from viruses/spyware/adware/trojans/etc. regardless of price.

If there isnt one really good program that does it all give me a few.


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Old 05-21-2006, 12:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Symantec Antivirus 10 Corporate Edition

Ad Aware SE Personal Free

Spybot Search and Destroy Free

Windows Defender 2 Beta

HijackThis Free




Msconfig Cleanup Free

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Old 05-21-2006, 12:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I like AntiVir, simple and easy to use, and gets the job done.
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I have avast! and ad-aware. Both work great for me.
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Old 05-21-2006, 01:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The best one is the one that saves your bacon.

I use CA's ezTrust antivirus and ZoneLabs ZoneAlarm Pro on my rig and my daughter's lappy, and CA's ezTrust Internet Security Suite on my wife's computer (my old Franken-eMachine).

I've been using CA's stuff for three years, and I know I can trust it.

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I have SpyBot search and destroy, and i also have registry mechanic, although it doesnt usually find anything when i scan...

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