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    Default Free and good Anti-Virus

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    Avast Anti-virus

    Avast is the anti-virus I'm using right now. It's freeware and only asks for a registration code every 14 months or so. All they'll ask for is an e-mail for the reg code.

    It's a nice anti-virus, keeps all the generic and most harmful viruses from entering the computer.

    http://www.avast.com -> official site
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    haven't heard of this anti - virus program yet... is it really that good?? ^^

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    Much better than AVG or any other free anti-virus. Its what im using also
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    Yeah, what mikko said.

    According to a magazine(I won't say it's title for two reasons - copyright and I've forgotten. :P), Avast is better than AVG and one of the best free anti-virus progs around. They get their money by selling professional copies(more powerful than the free ones and used in corporate and business comps). Home Edition is completely free. It was also said that AVG is only good at spyware but not that much at real virus.

    ...It's a very good anti-virus, been using it since uninstalling Norton.

    If what we've said isn't enough, you can check out their official site. :)

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    Yes! I'm also using this Anti-Virus program. A hacker friend of mine said that Kaspersky can't detect his viruses, but Avast! can!

    I'm a lot more happier with this Anti-Virus and it's absolutely free!

    You know what the sig is trying to say...

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    Wha? I didn't know that. People said Kaspersky is the best AV prog, but turns out to be, Avast is even better... lol. Maybe it's because of my settings(my settings are set to normal not higher than that).

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    I set my Avast! at the maximum protection. I always have the warning messages before running any program. XD

    Yes, Kaspersky is the best anti-virus program as they say, but home-made viruses are not on their databases.

    You know what the sig is trying to say...

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    hahha yea before I got to my college I was using avast :D
    I have to agree its good
    but then my college had specific requirements and only approved certain protection programs... but anyway they gave away software that would normally cost like... $100 +... and thats what i'm using xD

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    What software is that? Can we know? XD

    It might protect better than Avast! is it some new kind of Anti-virus?

    You know what the sig is trying to say...

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    Avast is still the best for me. XD

    His AV has a cost, so its commercial(unlike Avast Home Edition).

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    I'm using both AVG and Avast, and it's always Avast that gets to identify the viruses. I'm thinking of taking off my AVG :|.

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    They say AVG is just a spyware scanner...

    In that case, Spyware doctor is better, but more RAM consuming.

    Well, I'd advise you to get rid AVG... Programs take a lot of space in the hard drive, eh?

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    I'll try using this on my desktop computer before using this on my laptop, but I still trust Norton. xD

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    Id go with Antivir like what chiva has recommended to me cause its pretty effective so far i might say. It detected most of the stuff kaspersky and AVG and the other antiviruses i installed didnt detect.

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    Norton is commercial... >_<

    And, according to personal experience and of a friend too, once we uninstalled Norton, we got a ton of viruses... =_= (I uninstalled it in my old computer way back in 2005 or so.)

    I'm an avast loyal user. :PP

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    to me on my experience but there are no documents to confirm this

    scale of 1-5 which 5 is the highest and 1 is lowest


    NOrton Antivirus 3/5

    Pros: good antivirus... up to date database... quality programs that they use to counter the latest virus... up to date...

    Cons: it is not memory hog like the others (well on my exp anyway.. intel dual core 2.5ghz) but it does need massive update files. NOt recommended with cheesy slow internet speeds and low hard disks


    AVG Antivirus 2/5

    Pros: it means well when it is free.. Everyone likes free. Detects basic viruses around.

    Cons: Being the program is free doesn't mean it has to be the best. Problem about free is that it doesn't have the complete package like internet security and also active scanning free. you need to purchase them to have full protection


    AVAST! antivirus 5/5

    Pros: Quality database for the antivirus. Good at detecting spywares and viruses. They are quick at updating and they proved it against antivirus 2009 issue that put windows users on their knees.

    Cons: Also same as AVG. Full strength at database is not there unless you have proper license. You will just get trial version which is not detecing much.


    Kaspersky Antivirus 4/5

    Pros: Good antivirus program. It even has process monitoring. And it also has registry entry blocking.

    Cons: You need to be an advanced user to know what these process are. Beginners will find themselves scratching their heads what is this alert and that every time they open some programs.


    You can also try some of the dudes on the philippines. They have some quirky ideas on how to deal with advanced viruses that your antiviruses cant detect...

    I dont know much about these guys who can create them. I just hear they hate those guys who create these viruses since some of the BEST viruses out there are philippine made.

    AMA drop outs and STI dropouts make these anyway as they say.

    these are just 2 of the programs i use but use it if you have these symptoms
    these are some threats that were philippine made

    Knight
    [TLA]
    [HBG]
    ADVanced
    SilentSoftech
    ImgKulot
    Funny UST
    Destrukto
    Krag
    StrawBerryJuicer
    Kxvo or Kavo (this one hits the psp and ipod really hard)
    Mabuhay
    Y!Worm or SOHANAD
    Jaymyka
    WinZip123
    Sowar


    if these symptoms appear try this program Noob Killer by Leerz

    noob killerz direct download

    just update it to get the latest antivirus database


    Have your internet explorer blocked with ALL antivirus websites?
    ever wonder what happened with it?
    tried checking the list of blocked site on mozilla firefox and internet explorer. tried clearing cookies and scanned with antispywares and antiviruses dont work?

    try this program.. this is my fav



    quicksmash


    i forgot the other one. it has the icon of balmung on ragnarok online.. that program really rocks and it is the ace of my IT friend here on the philippines... i dont know why there are so many elite hackers and virus programmers on the philippines... probably because no one is able to catch them i guess..

    well thats all folks

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    i use avg and spybot search and destroy spybots pretty good but i dont think it would stand against some really powerful viruses

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    nc post, fire-san. :)

    according to your post, AVG's the lowest. XD

    ...Yeah, many Filipinos are elite hackers...

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    Its probably because Philippine authorities won't really do much about them and its basically a haven here. I think one of the biggest online banking hack was done here.

    If I am not mistaken, the creator of the deadly Love Virus, Onel De Guzman's, is now a free man. All charges was dropped. He would be probably be working on some big companies now. maybe.

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    Most probably...

    I really haven't heard of the authorities apprehending a hacker much, 'cept for the one who blackmailed a university student by hacking his/her friendster account.

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