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Anti Virus Spyware Malware

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by reckedracing, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    looking for suggestions for a complete protection package

    one of the machines in my office is going off norton on dec 15th and i'm looking for a better alternative

    i was looking at AVG and there appears to be a free version as well as anti virus, anti spyware, anti malware

    whats my best bet here?

    and whats the opinion of windows defender or whatever windows anti virus is called?
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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  5. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    No way, KDE is way better. Gnome has a tendency to hide things from you and take away options. I dislike it for the same reason I hated OS9, it assumes the user is a total moron and there was no way to convince it otherwise.
     
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    To answer your question with a windows os in use, avg is hte way to go these days
     
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    i like the OS thinking im stupid when im on a linux box. because its right. i can work with linux, but i know windows 10,000 times better.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    I found I learned the most about Linux when I broke things :)

    On topic, I still operate with the idea that the best protection from malware on windows is the user. That being said, all (and I mean all) I do on Windows is play Counter-Strike. Everything else happens on the Linux side.
     
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    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    I tried AVG and it was okay.. Im still a Norton's slut, but someday I may move to linux... Just need to get a mobo and a hard drive..
     
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    Norton is a resource hog
     
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    Werd. AVG is very unintrusive. I <3 my AVG.
     
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    AVG for me. I had to convince my parents that norton and aol sucked. They finally got DSL, I spent half a day removing aol and norton, and loaded up firefox and avg. Life is good now.
     
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    yeah, its nearly twice as much, and firefox is free.

    malware = ie.

    i've yet to get one piece through firefox.
     
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