Thread: Anti-Virus & Firewall


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All, Losing patience with the whole virus thing and having to wipe and start again What Anti-virus and Firewall progs are you all using that you'd recommend?

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    Re: Anti-Virus & Firewall

    Quote Originally Posted by HibbyDave View Post
    Nod 32 is by far the best I've ever used, would highly recommend it.


    Many thanks Dave.



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    Re: Anti-Virus & Firewall

    Quote Originally Posted by HibbyDave View Post
    Nod 32 is by far the best I've ever used, would highly recommend it.
    Cheers Dave.

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    Re: Anti-Virus & Firewall

    Cheers Lads

    Can't get a 'safe' version of Nod32 in my usual place so plumping for Avast with the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software for now

    Much appreciated !

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    Re: Anti-Virus & Firewall

    i use comodo internet security , never had a problem

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    Re: Anti-Virus & Firewall

    using avast and comodo firewall with malware bytes

    only problem I get is occasionally with malware bytes running on startup. It freezes the pc. I read somewhere a reinstall of dotnet framework. Workaround which seems to work for me is to manually start it after pc completed startup totally.
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    Re: Anti-Virus & Firewall

    Avast is as much use as a chocolate fireguard to be honest had a virus on the pc only time it found it when i done an online scan and i tried to remove it . i now use Nod32
    They say that man is descended from the apes; it appears that some are on the return journey...

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    Re: Anti-Virus & Firewall

    i need a 64 bit nod32 security suite....32bit wont work with 64bit windows7

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    Re: Anti-Virus & Firewall

    Quote Originally Posted by die5el View Post
    Avast is as much use as a chocolate fireguard to be honest had a virus on the pc only time it found it when i done an online scan and i tried to remove it . i now use Nod32
    Depends how careful you are I guess. Ive not had a virus for quite some time and avast generally has been good. Beggars cant be choosers when its free
    Suffered from malware but a few runs of malware bytes usually sorts that out
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    Re: Anti-Virus & Firewall

    Quote Originally Posted by die5el View Post
    Avast is as much use as a chocolate fireguard to be honest had a virus on the pc only time it found it when i done an online scan and i tried to remove it . i now use Nod32

    you will find that is the problem with them all.

    If a file is infected and has got passed what ever you use then it will be there...you will find many posts going back over the years on this and many forums of people extolling the virtues of all the various products out there.

    Many of the products give false +v's this in many cases is why when people swap to a new product and suddenly find many virii that their previous product failed to find.

    i use a combination of products

    a smoothwall firewall and router that includes clam antivirus for pop e-mail so it catches them pesky virus before they hit my windows machines this is a linux based system that runs on an old 386 pc

    server runs kaspersky v6 server av

    clients use a combination of avast and nod32
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    Re: Anti-Virus & Firewall

    I use Kaspersky and never had any issues with it and isn't that hungry on the memory, well the latest version isn't. You can also get it for free if you setup online banking with Barclays. I did that 2 years ago and they just renew it for me each year.
    well worth checking out in my view. Im sure other banks do the same, offering free AVS if you set up an online account, so worth checking out with ur bank if they do.



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