View Full Version : Anti-Virus Software - AACCCKK

01-01-2008, 10:32 PM
I have to get rid of Norton. My ISP provides it as integrated online protection, but it has a significant negative effect on system performance.

Can anyone recommend another solution that works well without being so intrusive? I can use the free firewall from zonelabs if the software is antivirus only. Any feedback greatly appreciated ;)

PS, also looking for DVD authoring package (for completed movies and slideshows with menus etc.)

01-01-2008, 10:38 PM
I dumped Norton and switched to AVG Antivirus from http://www.grisoft.com. The home version is free.

east tx skier
01-01-2008, 10:39 PM
Another vote for AVG.

01-01-2008, 10:49 PM
AVG hands down, trend micro in second.

01-01-2008, 10:53 PM
Thanks guys, AVG looks good, I'll give it a run. Just like many other of life's problems, I can find solutions for software on TeamTalk!

01-02-2008, 12:13 PM
The only thing I did not like about AVG, was it shut down my home network. I emailed them and the reply I got back, was neither the free nor paid home version supported networking. I don't care about support, but didn't want it shutting down the network :( Testing out another solution.

01-02-2008, 01:00 PM
I use Norton but I have the corporate edition...much better than the standard one

01-02-2008, 02:49 PM
I recently let my CA (Computer Associates) Virus Protection subscription expire. My brother used to work there so I got it through him. I hated the software. It had the worst user interface I have seen for a software program. It was also so difficult to do anything without the software constantly blocking your communication. I checked consumerreports.org and there highest rated was Trend Micro so I bought that. Wow what a night and day difference.

I did have a nasty virus, the Vundo virus, recently that nearly made me reinstall windows on my laptop. None of the antivirus software found all of it or cleaned my computer properly. Needless to say these virus softwares aren't bulletproof. I had to use a program called VundoFix to finally get rid of the thing.

07-09-2008, 10:58 AM
Another vote for AVG.I had AVG in my last PC, anyone hear of NOD32 :confused:
Reviews are rated @ 10 plus!

Anone using it?

07-09-2008, 11:08 AM
I stomped my Norton in the head when the time ran out and started using AntiVir, from Avira. More stable, the computers run better, I'm not constantly PO'd at them and it's free. They have a scheduler for scans and updates, too.

07-09-2008, 11:12 AM
I used the free AVG for a while and liked it so much that I paid for their whole upgrade package. Don't quote me but I think I paid $70.00 and it has absolutely everything. I believe it was original $60.00 but I paid $10.00 extra for a disc hard copy.

It has the following modules;

Email Scanner
Link Scanner
Web Shield
Resident Shield

Very, very impressed!!

07-09-2008, 11:16 AM
I have norton now, but lookin' for a change. Seems to do the job, but kind of a PIA

07-09-2008, 11:16 AM
trend micro is a good product as well!

07-09-2008, 11:24 AM
AVG free all the way

07-09-2008, 11:25 AM
I have norton now, but lookin' for a change. Seems to do the job, but kind of a PIA
Both Norton / McAfee suckup major disc space and consume vaulable resourses.
After reading mulit-pgs of strong rated reviews, http://reviewboard.com/news/257/ARTICLE/1210/2008-04-17.html

I think I'll give, NOD32 free thirty - day trial a go :D

dog paw
07-09-2008, 11:25 AM
Another vote for AVG Used it for years. I will say so far I dont like the new version as well. Less user control, I hate crap that helps itself to the internet @ startup or anytime for that matter. Even turning the auto updates off it will still do its own thing on startup and gives you the evil eye for trying to disable it.

07-09-2008, 11:28 AM
My new computer has Trend Micro and it seems much much better than Norton or McAffe that I had used before.
I had planned to buy AVG for it, but Best Buy had it preconfigured on my computer. They tried to charge me $120 for the preconfigured, but when I complained that I did not want it, they zeroed it off the bill and still gave it to me.

07-09-2008, 11:37 AM
Found this ..
Maybe of interest to some.

http://www.software-antivirus.com/ (http://www.software-antivirus.com/program/nod32-antivirus-review.html)

07-09-2008, 12:18 PM
i used avg it free and good so is avast could download fom zdnet.com have good luck with both

07-09-2008, 09:27 PM
AVG and spy hunter.

07-09-2008, 09:28 PM
cyber defender not too bad.

07-10-2008, 12:00 AM
I always used to use Norton at home and MacAfee at work. Currently, I don't have any virus software nor any spyware software on either my home computer or my laptop, and haven't for over a year.

07-10-2008, 01:35 AM
I use Kaspersky. I used to use Norton and got fed up for the same reasons as others. Kaspersky is not as well know as the others, but comes highly recommended. I like it. Non obtrusive, easy on the system resources, and the default settings are perfect.