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Old 03-14-2006, 01:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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all i know, is Norton and McAffee, what do you guys/gals have? ya think it is good to dl it from a website................?
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I use many, however, I use AVG more than others.
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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nod32 is the best. period
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McAffee all the way for me.
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My personal favorites are:

NOD32, AVG, Avast, antivir , kaspersky personal edition

Norton isnt good in my opinion just from personal use just took too long loading my windows. isnt Mcafee the one who deleted excel.exe ? lol

Also I hear that symantic corporate edtion 10 is good but only around these forums
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We run SAV corp 10 for a couple of hundred offices that my company supports... i still come home to my free avg every night. I have put free a/v's on side job computers and they come back a week later reinfected, at which point i make them buy software, so i guess it just depends on your experience level~
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Well for those of you that use McAffee should consider that it is full of problems.

CNet shows that an update will remove Excel among other apps. Hows that for a antivirus app?

But i have to say that Avast! and NOD32 have been the best for me.
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Never heard of Mc Affee deleting a software application when updating. Of course I do not use Excel, nor wood I ever use a Microsoft program beyond the OS. I use Open Office. What other Mc Affee problems have forum members run into? I converted from Symantec approximatly three months ago. Symantec almost destroyed my PC.
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We run SAV corp 10 for a couple of hundred offices that my company supports... i still come home to my free avg every night. I have put free a/v's on side job computers and they come back a week later reinfected, at which point i make them buy software, so i guess it just depends on your experience level~
Norton and symantec is the same company. I know for a fact the Norton just straight up point blank flat out misses viruses. plus they only updates once a week and they don't do heuristics (ability to detect unknown virus or virus like activity), so if a disaster virus comes on Tuesday and it updates on Friday, you are screwed.

there are at least five good a/v out there. symantec isn't one.
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Symantec Antivirus 10 Corporate Edition and it does have Heuristics
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