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Posted 1/22/07
So yeah. I have a trojan virus on my computer that's probably stealing all my personal information as we speak. I ran my Norton Antivirus and it didn't even show up, yet the threat warning keeps popping up every couple of minutes. I'm going to try it again tonight but I don't have much faith in it working. Can anybody recommend me some reliable antivirus software? It doesn't have to be free but I'm not exactly rich.

Preferably something that doesn't involve me paying again and again every couple of months.

Thanks
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28 / M / The Wastelands
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Posted 1/22/07
AVG antivirus is the best free virus software available. It is always updating so it is always up on the latest viruses, It also checks your computer on startup, and is really fast.
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Deceptive_Cadence, maybe this would help you : http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=289948
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/tpl/v5#avg-anti-virus-free
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ Online scan (works with Firefox...I think)

(I can't wait for mushroomjay to post here telling us Ubuntu is better than Windows hehe)
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But it's good right? Do you know how much it will cost or what the upkeep will be? I'll go check that out. Thanks. Keep them coming though, for the future generations of course.
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quarantine it and delete it
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29 / M / long island
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Posted 1/22/07
norton is the best damn anti virus around, it has solved all my problems and has a year subscription
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You are very lucky. I had Norton and 3 viruses were hidden all the time I got it installed. AVG found them after 3 minutes of scanning.
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Posted 1/22/07
I hate norton. Its so useless.

I have Bitdefender 9 Pro and never failed to work for me
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oh yes, Bitdefender is good too.
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31 / M / New York
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Thanks Mauz, every1. I'm try all these. I'm just scared my laptop is gonna take a crap...if that happened. wow.

Wish me luck.
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The virus sucks, huh?
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29 / M / US
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Posted 1/22/07
oh i use macafee which I get though school. I don't worry about it too much, there are differing accounts as to what works best. Really 2antispyware once in awhile + one anti vir and firefox/opera and your basically fine unless you visit xxx sites hardcore. I reformat every 6months or so anyway.

This is about viruses, but might as well get a spyware thing like this
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

free online scanners:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp?langid=ie&venid=sym
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

comparisons for virus utilities:
http://www.virus.gr/english/fullxml/default.asp?id=82&mnu=82
http://www.av-comparatives.org/
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43 / M / London
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Posted 1/22/07

mauz15 wrote:

^ you know AVG is no longer free in February right?


Wrong, wrong, wrong.... oh so wrong. Well, partially wrong.

Support for version 7.1 is what's being stopped in February.

Version 7.5 is the latest AVG you need and that'll still be free.

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oops my bad, just read the AVG site...well that's great!
thanks for telling me
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