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    Had a pop up in the right corner of screen for the last 24 hrs wanting to scan
    my computer for viruses,I did not open it as had this happen before.
    As in anti virus 2009.AVG killed it and with no sweat off my brow.
    Good stuff and free to boot.Thanks to whoever suggested AVG.

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    Avast is very good too. It has saved many computers I have.

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    I used AVG for several years, then recently my buddy next door at the computer store told me about Avast and said that I should switch, so I did. All 5 computers now run Avast. Actually both of them AVG and Avast have saved me a lot of grief more than once.

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    I used AVG for many years now...
    Free and effective you can't beat it!

    Why is it that a free antivirus updates more often and faster than Norton?
    Go figure...

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    I wondered the same thing with Avast. At times Avasts updates 3 to 5 times a day. I also noticed there is a lot of free ware out there that works as good if not better than the stuff you pay for. For example OpenOffice.org Does everything Microsoft office does but its free and its open source. http://www.openoffice.org

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    Agreed on Ooo and AVG/Avast. They all work good and if it's free, it's for me!

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    avg is very good, actually it is the fourth best anti virus in the world, its more reliable as it never details any files without the user's intention

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    I've used AVG for years and have installed it on countless computers. It's been absolutely great. I remember when Avast and others came along and at first did not compete well. For example, all the help forums were in Germany . . .

    I'm sure they've improved.

    I've also used Zone Alarm as the firewall for a long time. There have been issues over the years, but it's usually quite good, if a bit confusing for new users.

    But I post on these forums on a Linux computer and have neither firewall nor antivirus on it. Just don't need 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herk View Post
    I've used AVG for years and have installed it on countless computers. It's been absolutely great. I remember when Avast and others came along and at first did not compete well. For example, all the help forums were in Germany . . .

    I'm sure they've improved.

    I've also used Zone Alarm as the firewall for a long time. There have been issues over the years, but it's usually quite good, if a bit confusing for new users.

    But I post on these forums on a Linux computer and have neither firewall nor antivirus on it. Just don't need 'em.
    Hurk, people hack Linux machines all the time. Not that I go around doing it . Their s virus out for Linux machines as well. 99% of Linux/Unix servers run a fire wall called Apache to keep the undesirables out. If firewalls are not needed then someone should inform them guys to save their money.

    The way I connect to the internet is I network my windows machines through an old 386 linux box running Apache.

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    I use kespersky but AVG is good also

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    << another user of AVG great antivirus mainly use it because its free and the only one ive tryed no problems care free does everything for you doesnt slow down your computer at all served me well
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    I've run both at home. My computer is/was (currently down) 64b windows and at the time AVG didn't support it but Avast did. Wife's runs AVG.

    We also run AVG on all our rigs at work.




    I absolutely hate Norton, my brother runs the whole Norton Suite and always asks me why his computer is bogging down and or running like crap in general. He beefed up his computer way more than I did so his boys could run games without hiccups or glitches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewerRatz View Post
    I wondered the same thing with Avast. At times Avasts updates 3 to 5 times a day. I also noticed there is a lot of free ware out there that works as good if not better than the stuff you pay for. For example OpenOffice.org Does everything Microsoft office does but its free and its open source. http://www.openoffice.org
    Gimp is pretty cool too for photos and such. http://www.gimp.org/
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    AVG has a very good rep. The radio gurus out here seem to like NOD32 from ESET.

    I have been using Kaspersky for a couple of years, and like it. But after a recent miserable experience trying to install a new HP printer, I am wondering if the issues were VISTA or the russky!

    It took me 3 bleeping hours on the phone with India Boy to get the printer working. I had kaspersky temporarily turned off, so I am assuming it was just VISTA being tempermantal.

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