Done with AVG

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  1. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Tired of AVG. What's other good anti-virus programs that don't want to control everything for you? You know, virus scanner should scan for virii. I don't give a crap about the bells and whistles.
     
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    Kaspersky Anti-virus

    This programs comes highly reccomended by two of my friends who IT Directors at larger companies.





    p!nK
     
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    matfoster TPF Noob!

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    i don't use one. just have MS firewall.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I used F-Secure for a long time. I liked it.

    I use AVG now - no real reason ... I think it was a few bucks cheaper.

    EDIT
    F-Secure is similar to AVG in the way it monitors pretty much everything you do, but you can turn that off (I think), and once you create a rule for the specific program, it never asks you again.
     
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    williambarry TPF Noob!

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    I run malwarebytes anti malware. It's all I use. It doesn't eat up resources, because it isn't an active scanner.
     
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    I know of one, called OSX. Lol
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I guess people just assume that there's nothing worth stealing on a Mac.

    :lmao:
     
  8. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    aaaah I will check that out. That sounds EXACTLY like what I'm looking for!

    Thanks all.
     
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    Prometheus TPF Noob!

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    ClamWin. It's not an active scanner, just when you tell it to. It's also pretty much a consumer-targeted port of UNIX/BSD/Linux's ClamAV, which is an enterprise-grade virus scanner. Usually used on the main mail servers for large companies.

    Free Antivirus for Windows - Open source GPL virus scanner

    Oh, and since it's open source, it's free. I haven't used it because I have used 90% linux for several years now, but ClamAV is rock solid so this should be too.

    Since OSX is BSD-based (unix-clone), it takes a completely different design direction from Windows. It's not only much harder to successfully install malware onto a computer running OSX, most consumers still run Windows anyway. A virus is way more successful if it can target and infect more computers. Apple's status as a minority in the PC world has saved it some. I imagine if it gains a significant market share, people would start to target it.
     
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    FemFugler TPF Noob!

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    I had that on my computer when i had Windows Vista.... god i hated that thing. Then when i got Windows 7 and had to reinstall everything i didn't bother reinstalling that *****.

    I personally don't mind Mac, but prefer PC as its what i've used for basically my whole life. There's just a few things about Mac i don't like though.

    Windows is the bomb.
     
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    FemFugler TPF Noob!

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    Thats what i have
     
  12. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If you're going to go with just a firewall at least get ZoneAlarm :) Freeware edition works very well. For what its worth I also run freeware version of AVG and not had any problems nor noticed that its trying to control me - heck even if it was one can just turn off the auto settings.
     

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