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Postby jmammo » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:48 am

Ok I figured it out. But the free version does not have a virus protection software. Should I get one?
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Postby eg37167 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:48 pm

Try the one at comodo.com. I have been using it for 4 months-- it is free, seems really effective, is not a memory hog and gets frequent sig updates.
They also have a darn good firewall if you need one...
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Postby jmammo » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:30 pm

I was actually looking at avast virus protection. Anyone know anything about that?
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Postby some call me...tim? » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:22 pm

I use AVG Free edition, works great for me, updates daily and I haven't had any viruses with it (still need other applications for spyware though). It's totally free, and just about every IT guy I've talked to recommends it, so that's good enough for me. :)
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Postby jmammo » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:04 pm

I was reading reviews and it is said that it has locked up computers that have zonealarm installed, has anyone experienced this and if so how do you fix it?
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Postby swel304 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:37 pm

Im not sure what the original post said befor you edited it but if your looking for good virus protection Id have to put in a vote for pc-cillin. Its good allround protection, not a mem hog, and I havent had a virus in over a year since I got it. good virus protection is worth the cash. Also with pc-cillin you get a reduced renewal price each year.
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Postby Rooster » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:52 am

want the best virus protection? get a mac.
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Postby jmammo » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:33 am

Rooster wrote:want the best virus protection? get a mac.

ya but I dont have that kind of money so I guess that is out of the question. unless you want to make a donation to the Jack Mammosser foundation?
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Postby Rooster » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:01 am

only if you make one to the Andy Bawol goes to BG fund.
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Postby swel304 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:11 pm

Rooster wrote:want the best virus protection? get a mac.


absolutely, because who is going to waste time writing viruses for a computer that so few people own.
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Postby MDR_3000 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:17 pm

swel304 wrote:
Rooster wrote:want the best virus protection? get a mac.


absolutely, because who is going to waste time writing viruses for a computer that so few people own.



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Postby MDR_3000 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:18 pm

I don't even use any virus protection software...I never have. As long as you're smart about the files you receive, you shouldn't have a problem.
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Postby roadkill » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:30 pm

Good virus protection?

Proper hydration, a balanced diet, multivitamin and adequate rest.

What does software have to do with your health? :shock:
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Postby swel304 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:51 pm

thats more good advice. The thing I usually tell people aside from dont open email attachments that you are not expecting is that if it sounds too good to be true DONT F@#$IN CLICK ON IT! :lol: I would point out that even if you are smart about what you click/download you can still get the occasional virus. You should still run some kind of virus scan at least once a month, and no matter how good your friend says it is pirated virus software is never effective for very long after its cracked. It may appear to be working, but trust me it's not.
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Postby roadkill » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:12 pm

Rule number one: Don't use internet explorer as your browser.

IE has so many holes in it's security you're just asking for problems by using it. And since hackers know this they focus their efforts on exploiting it. Firefox is a much better choice and with my limited experience with opera I believe it too is a good alternative.

After that I'd say be careful what software you install on your machine. The generic crap they sell on eBay as well as the free shareware is often infected. Only download software from trusted sources. If in doubt, don't.

After these two common sense practices I'd say run a spyware check once a week with Ad-aware. Ad-aware is extremely cheap and I've found it to be faster, less intrusive and more effective than anything Norton offers.
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