What is the best most user frendly anti virus software out there?

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  1. mike2h

    mike2h New Member

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    guess nobody uses spysweeper or/& this thread to old. lol.
     
  2. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy New Member

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    I haven't tried it out myself Mike. I find AV programs a lot like CD and DVD burning software the users preference usually plays a big role in the selection. I have a buddy who just loves Zone Alarm and it works well for him and I can't stand it ;)
     
  3. Cow_160483

    Cow_160483 HH's only cow moooooo...

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    Hay guys does Lynux have/need antivirus software ??
     
  4. Mac Daddy

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    mike2h New Member

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    i agree(specially about zonealarm).i like spysweeper for what it does & how it is setup wich is y im considering using it for av to. but real world perf/prot is what is most important to me wich is y im trying to get some feedback on it so i can make an informed choice.
     
  6. Mac Daddy

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    I would gladly try it out on my second machine running 32 bit Vista Ultimate but they don't have a trial version ...
     
  7. mike2h

    mike2h New Member

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    that is what is making it a problem. probably just end up going with avast or heaven forbid sticking with norton.
    thx for offer tho!!!
     
  8. Lelisevis

    Lelisevis Howlin at the moon

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    Oh..erm..gulp. Glad I saw this topic, it's reminded me that my Kaspersky licence runs out in 7 days. For years i've used AVG free but after it let one nasty slip the net forcing a re-format I decided to hunt around for an alternative. I saw Kaspersky8 on offer at my local PC world and decided to give it a try. It does seem very (assume a goldmember accent) Toit and safe but has thrown up the odd false positive oddly when downloading logitech and creative drivers. I definitely think i'll be renewing in the next few days.
     
  9. Mac Daddy

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    No worries man and they really should offer a trial version of spysweeper few people are going to buy a program they can't try out .. myself included ;)
     
  10. Cow_160483

    Cow_160483 HH's only cow moooooo...

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    thanks for the link
    I knew that Linux was somehow unaffected by windows viruses but was not absolutely sure.

    Just installed Fedora on my other rig to play around with, but having trouble with sound card installation. otherwise i have not used it for long enough to be proficient lol :)thanks again.
     
  11. supafly

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    I say AVAST sucks ass.
    AT least get Nod 32 it at least pretends to work. I personally prefer Kespesky And Norton Corporate.
     
  12. HardwareHeaven

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    Absolutely nonsense. I haven't had a virus infection in years using avast and its the only one I tested to use the lowest resources and no CPU as it operates. It also doesn't throw a ton of false positives at you either, which irriates the hell out of me when I get them from other clients.

    NOD32 is actually quite good, but I wish people would be more constructive in this thread rather than saying something "sucks ass". Sounds like a kindergarden response.
     
  13. Cow_160483

    Cow_160483 HH's only cow moooooo...

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    lol I just got AVG for Linux downloaded cant wait to give it a try !
     
  14. Mac Daddy

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    Cheers and no problemo on the link man. That's what I use on Ubuntu on the dual boot on the other machine and no issues with it :)

    On Avast I never personally had a issue with it ...

    EDIT: What do you think of Pidgin? Ubuntu comes bundled with it and FF
     
  15. Cow_160483

    Cow_160483 HH's only cow moooooo...

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    I read good things about pidgin but never personally used it :(
     
  16. Mac Daddy

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    It's open source and originally was Linux only even though there are Windows versions now. Fedora doesn't come with it?
     
  17. Cow_160483

    Cow_160483 HH's only cow moooooo...

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    That's ok if it proves to be a headache i will just install windows or vista back on that machine, it is after all just 4 messing around.
     
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  19. MitchRapp

    MitchRapp a.k.a. pepiman

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    My Kaspersky subscription ran out last month ... now I'm trying NOD32 x64 ... very very simple window - doesn't use up much ressources....
     
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    NOD32 is apparently very good. Right now I'mon a 2 year subscription with McAfee, and really not liking it at all. I constantly have to let the program fix my security status, which somehow always resets...grr
     

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