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Old 11-21-2003, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I have heard norton 2004(i think, anyway the latest one) is bettet than Mcafee, and its not that much more money(im only looking at antivirus, since i have a hardware firewall) anyway, i have heard of PC-Cillin, is that any good? I just want to make sure i have the best protection for my comp.
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Old 11-21-2003, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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In my opinion, Symantec, McAfee and and PC-Cillin are pretty up on virus defs. Thats the main thing to be concerned about on an end-user level.
I personally trust Symantec (Norton) for my own purposes but I'm sure you'll get pleanty of opinions here.

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i had Mcafee 6.0 but the license was weird, it wouldn't let me update the virus definitions(after about a year of use) unless i paid them money, so i said screw it and so now im looking at norton, but was wondering if there was something better for around the same price.
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My favorites are Norton and ZoneAlarm. Neither is expensive.

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i used to only use avg which is free and will run fast on even a 500mhz pc.
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Old 11-22-2003, 09:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You can always run the free on line virus scan.
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
I have Norton on mine, but it's out of date and they want $$$ to update the definitions etc.
Free is good.


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anyone know if PC Cillan requries you to pay $$$ to update the definitions if it is out of date?
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just use free online. Its all good oh and norton.
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Ive got norton 2003, and Antivir XP
you can get Antivir XP here: http://www.free-av.com - it's freeware and a really fast scanner
on my first scan of Antivir it found 28 viruses, 27 of them was the same one that copied itself (called 'Steph')
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downloading it now..hopefully they'll be an option to disable the res. virus guard as i have nav2003 and don't want another antivirus running in the background fulltime.
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