Free Anti-Virus Roundup

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by Iria, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    how is it funny?

    You don't have to have anti virus installed all the time to run a single scan out of the blue to find out if you've got some bugs or not.... specially if you use a few different scanners before doing a full backup and wipe only to find everything is safe, OR in some cases, backup and then running a scan on the backup using another machine.
     
  2. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Not haha funny, more like "OMG this is stupid" funny.

    I don't see the point not running any anti virus programs, either one of the free ones. Well, unless you are promoting your own virus that is. :p
     
  3. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    that's personal opinion...

    You call not locking your doors stupid... well that's actualy dependant on where you live. In new york hell yes, in most smaller urban centers, not as big a deal but recommended, in small towns, meh(where i live) and on a farm, who the hell locks doors?

    I keep my doors shut with the nessary security. I am a paranoid internet user that simply doesn't go anywhere, doesn't use email at all worth mentioning (i don't deal with attatchments, period). I've got my little typical doorlock on my door, i don't need a vault door or anything.

    As i said, depending on the internet weather your going to braving will obviously determine the type of software you should have installed to prevent such.

    I have a computer set aside specifically for going into those places if need be, seeing as i can't even trust cd cracks.
     
  4. billionairebum

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    Avast is lighter than AVG most definetly.
     
  5. Mousey

    Mousey HH's Official Rodent

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    I use Threatfire, the free version is really good because it does what intelligent scanners do and scans activity rather than specific threats.
    It seems to think Steam is a malicious app but i've set an exception and it sits quietle when Steam updates now, nice interface and very user friendly as well.

    To be honest i do think the way Judas is being treated somewhat unfairly, fair enough Z it's your site, your rules but i dunno, maybe just lay off Judas a bit?
    He's an experienced computing enthusiast, much like most other members of this site and everyone does things differently. Sure one person's way of doing things might seem "voodoo" to someone else but i only use a smidge of thermal paste with my coolers and don't even bother spreading it ("OMG RETARD" i hear you cry).
    Why don't we just let all the jabs and jest drop and start new on this one?
     
  6. Neshi

    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    I'm using a version of NOD32 and been very happy with it. It doesn't use much of the processing powers, or of the memory, and it's been protecting me well for the past couple of years.
    As for Avast and AVG, I heard some nightmare stories about those and didn't bother with them. I guess they have improved over the years, but still.. I like my NOD32.

    And I just wanted to say something about Judas too.
    I don't see how someones opinion should be better then the opinion of someone else. Take the example of the thermal paste. I've witnessed the thing happening and everyone else takes that example. Z tells us he just uses a little on the cpu, Judas tells us he applies a little on the cpu and on the cooler. What's the big deal here? I don't understand why it has to be said that Judas' way is a waste of time and he shouldn't mentioned it before some little boy without enough brains to scratch his head follows his way of doing things and wastes his precious time.

    I think everybody has the right to express his opinion, and his way of doing things (if I recall correctly that was what was asked, the way how you apply your thermal paste).
    Everybody knew Judas didn't mean his way was the right way and only good way, just like Z's way isn't the only right and good way. Hell, even my way isn't the only right way to do things. Even if people are complaining about his way of posting things, that is no reason to act that way.

    Aren't the posts you make always YOUR opinion and therefore not the ultimate truth of things, no matter how it is stated. If people take your post as the truth and don't use their own common sense or take offence or whatever, isn't that their problem?
    I mean, if you take someones opinion and take it for the truth without thinking and hesitation, you can find yourself in an ugly situation and there is no one else to blame but yourself.

    This kind of remembers me of the rant SFOSOK once made about people bitching about his way of stating is opinion.
     
  7. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    i've used Norton Corporate Edition AV before. it's not nearly as bloated as end-user Norton, but it works for crap. Afterwards, i moved on to AVG Free, and that works really well. Too well actually. I have some keygens (can i say that here?) that when i scanned my computer detected them as viruses. and whenever i tried to copy them from one folder to another it wouldn't because it was a potential threat. and furthermore, if i tried to run the file, it wouldn't let me - again, because it thought it was a threat.

    now, that's some good AV software there. but that's so good, it's annoying :bleh:
     

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