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Anti virus

By fatbaby
Mar 7, 2008
  1. Which antivirus do you all use. I just reformatted and reinstalled and was wondering which you all liked the best.
    Wanda (fatbaby)
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

  3. fatbaby

    fatbaby TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the link.
    Wanda (fatbaby)
     
  4. JustJay420

    JustJay420 TS Rookie Posts: 78

    Avast! Avast! Avast!... and maybe run AVG once a month just to be extra safe.
     
  5. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

    By AVG you mean the antispyware.
     
  6. JustJay420

    JustJay420 TS Rookie Posts: 78

    No I meant the Antivirus, Once every month I uninstall Avast! and run a scan using AVG to make sure Avast! hasn't missed anything. I've caught a few things a couple of times in the process. I always revert back to Avast! because I like the features. I've read around that some even try Avast! after they have been using AVG Antivirus for protection and find a couple of things as well so I would recommend scanning once a month with an AV that you haven't been using. These two are both free so i figure might as well use it to your advantage.
     
  7. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

    That makes more sense.
     
  8. fatbaby

    fatbaby TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I will try avast. My cable company offers mcafee, but I'm not sure I want to use it. I can also get mcafee from aol because dear hubby likes the software when he plays his games, he is from the old school and won't change his ways....now mcafee slows his 1.8 mhgz computer with the 1 gb memory down...as soon as it downloads the new definitions it bogs down.
    So anyway do you feel that avast will do as good as mcafe that I can also get? I just don't like all the ad ons they do when they give you the virus software. I also need to do my internet security.
    Thanks for the help.
    Wanda (fatbaby)
     
  9. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

    Remember only to use one Antivirus program at a time though. I would pick Avast! over Macafee any day.
     
  10. JustJay420

    JustJay420 TS Rookie Posts: 78

    Imho you should uninstall Mcafee right away. Avast! is a lot better than Mcafee and you dont even notice the updates until you hear the voice tell you "Virus database has been updated". I only have 512mb of ram on this PC and it doesnt slow me down one bit. I can say Avast! is great and it doesnt slow you down even during updates, the only way you know its running is the spinning icon in the taskbar
     
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