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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
     (4100.1)
    My PC is about to become a malevolent net-nasty magnet as my McAfee subscription expires ingloriously very soon. We didn't get on, and frankly I hope it dies alone, a pauper.
    What does everyone use? I'd like something effective and not too resource hungry, cheap is also a bonus. I've heard BitDefender is pretty decent, Kaspersky too.
    Any recommendations gratefully received!
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      CommentAuthordispophoto
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
     (4100.2)
    OSX 10.5 is your best bet.
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    Avast is really great. SDFix, too. Both are free.
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
     (4100.4)
    I use Kaspersky and I recomend it. For me, it was cheaper buying the cd (around 20€) in a store than buying the program online.
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    I don't mean to start an argument dispo, but maybe Jehrot will want to do something other than draw pictures and make music.
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      CommentAuthordispophoto
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
     (4100.6)
    @silentobjector:

    bad troll, no donut.
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    I use AVG - which i find more effective than kapersky and less annoying that Nortons.

    Its also free - which is a bonus
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      CommentAuthormisat0
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
     (4100.8)
    I'm another AVG user it's really very good indeed.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
     (4100.9)
    Kapersky and AVG here. What one doesn't find the other usually picks up.
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      CommentAuthorSteve
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
     (4100.10)
    I'm a fan of avast myself.
    If you feel that you really must pay for something, then I'd probably recommend bit defender, or maybe spysweeper with antivirus, or if you have to get something more mainstream PC-Cillin.

    Stay away from Mcafee & Norton. They are resource hogs, and they don't catch crap.
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    OSX 10.5 is your best bet.

    Eat shit and die.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
     (4100.12)
    Eat shit and die.


    Should I assume that you aren't a fan of macs, Warren? :P
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    It's been said, but there is nothing I have found that's more reliable that Avast.
    • CommentAuthormlpeters
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
     (4100.14)
    I use AVG... mostly because the price is right (free), but it seems to be doing a good job. I also use Spybot and AdAware. Between the three, most bad tracking cookies and the like are kept in check. I've only had a couple of virus problems, caught by AVG.
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    I've used both Avast and AVG.

    Both are good but I prefer Avast.
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    AVG + AdAware work for me.
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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2008
     (4100.17)
    Thanks everyone. Reckon I'm going to give Avast a go. If the interwebs decide to poison my bits, I'll be returning with a sackful of hydras disguised as puppies.
    On the touchy subject of OSX, has anyone successfully crammed a Mac OS onto a PC? I was checking out the Hackintosh website, and it sounds like fun. I'd dearly love to run the latest version of Logic without selling my parts for science.
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2008
     (4100.18)
    Heh, reassuringly (for me) I'm also AVG and AdAware powered, though now I'm wondering if the Comodo firewall was taking things too far..?
    • CommentAuthormlpeters
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2008
     (4100.19)
    @Jehrot -- I'd be curious how Avast works out for you -- I use AVG, but if Avast has better, user-friendlier features... Size of download is also a consideration, since I'm stuck with dial-up...

    @Avast users - -is Avast compatible with Ad-Aware, Spybot and the like, or does it's protections make them irrelevant? I had a paid-for Anti-Virus, Panda (the cheap brand at Staples) and they were incompatible with everything, but claimed to clean up everything Ad-Aware and Spybot did -- but when I uninstalled Panda and re-installed Ad-Aware and Spybot, I found a mess of tracking cookies Panda missed (and not just cookies Panda might have installed for various updating purposes).

    I uninstalled Panda, not because my licence was up, but because it worked so poorly -- downloading massive updates, making my paltry connection virtually unusable, at times, and I think making my computer run generally slower. I'd had Panda before, but they changed for the worse.
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    MjPeters - Avast seems to be a smaller download and to have smaller updates.

    That may just be a reflection of the different machines I ran them on though.