I need to know which is the best antivirus software,

By ae_arauz
Jan 25, 2007
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  1. hi, I need to know which is the best antivirus software,

    I use norton antivirus 2006 but is too heavy
  2. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 638

    Hello ae_arauz and welcome to TechSpot!

    The best free antivirus programs that I know of are AVG and AntiVir.
    Some say that Avast is good too, but I haven't tried it so I can't say.
  3. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

  5. sine184

    sine184 Newcomer, in training Posts: 43

    If you ask me I would recomend NOD32
  6. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

    Thanks Howard,

    I had some problems using AVG firewall. Probably some error on my part.

    Are there any compatability issues with your recommendations ?

    What order should the various s/w be installed/activated.

    I had problems when I installed AVG firewall before my broad band.

    Currently i'm using Etrust 7(real time), Spyware Blaster, and occasionally Ad-Aware se Personal.

    With the AVG my system became slow and unstable.

    Pentium-III (450 MHz), 128 MB ram, Win 98SE, 4.? MB Harddisk.

    Thanks,

    Ravi Banthia

    OOps, that hdd though small, is 4.? GB.

    Sorry,

    Ravi
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I`m not sure what you mean by the AVG firewall?

    First, download the programmes you want, then disconnect from the net. Uninstall Norton from add remove programmes in your control panel. You will need to uninstall the live updates as well. If you have any problems uninstalling Norton, take a look at this thread HERE.

    Once Norton is completely uninstalled, install whichever firewall programme you chose, followed by whichever antivirus programme you chose and reboot your system the required number of times. Reconnect to the net.

    Then, install the rest of the antispyware programme in any order you wish. Please note: When you run AVG Antispyware click the resident shield and change it to inactive.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

    The Firewall ?

    Howard,

    By the AVG firewall, I was referring to the AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus plus Firewall - TRIAL.

    I think I got it directly from www.grisoft.com (can't remember)

    Ravi
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Ah, I see. I`ve never tried it, so can`t say one way or the other, if it`s any good.

    Regards Howard :)
  10. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

    Okay, thanks.
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