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Postby weetabix on Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:27 am

ok so i looked on this bit of the forum and found antispyware stuff but i also think i need a second antivirus program, i'm sure there is stuff that norton has missed. any recommendations?

also i have several removable drive icons in my computer, for the multi card adaptor or whatever it is that came with my pc, but when i'm watching a spyware scan i glimpsed i:/smile.exe as it scanned everything. i know there is a virus which makes files called smile.exe but i can't access the drive since there is no card in it and none of my anti nasty stuff things pick it up, can it affect my pc?
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Postby Junglist on Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:24 pm

Having two or more AntiVirus progs is just as bad as havining two or more firewalls-

try http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

once a week should keeps your nasties at bay :wink:


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Re: antivirus

Postby Little_Devil on Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:54 pm

weetabix wrote:ok so i looked on this bit of the forum and found antispyware stuff but i also think i need a second antivirus program, i'm sure there is stuff that norton has missed. any recommendations?

also i have several removable drive icons in my computer, for the multi card adaptor or whatever it is that came with my pc, but when i'm watching a spyware scan i glimpsed i:/smile.exe as it scanned everything. i know there is a virus which makes files called smile.exe but i can't access the drive since there is no card in it and none of my anti nasty stuff things pick it up, can it affect my pc?

I found this one to be exceptional, http://www.free-av.com/ it found virus's and trojan's that Norton totally missed.


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Postby Xhiea on Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:29 pm

But whatever you do... dont use mcafee internet security suite, it tore apart my pc bit.. by bit >.<, it didnt detect anything and completely fucked up my HD.

It also made my PC reset when i was ordering green day tickets, if it didnt do that, i would have been in the standing area... fucking... urgh

Although, it can be useful sometimes. Up to you..
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Postby iSCraZy on Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:45 pm

I think F-secure totally rocks, it catches everything etc.


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Postby afraser2k on Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:24 am

Personally I use Grisoft's AVG Free edition and it does the job. Get a copy from: http://www.grisoft.com/doc/40/lng/uk/tpl/tpl01. :)

Don't go anywhere near Sophos, too many false detections and problems with missed viruses (even when up-to-date).


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Postby JCEE on Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:16 pm

NEVER and i mean NEVER use Norton or Mcafee virus scanners, they are useless and they just expire so quick so that they make more money

From past experience I've had Mcafee installed and my computer became F*CKED, it wasn't finding anything i deleted it and installed AVG and it found so many viruses it showed me how useless Mcafee was.

Now i use Avast Anti Virus, it has everything from script blockers, p2p shields for when u download stuff, network shield, email shield and instant messaging shield, and it's very effective for stopping viruses.

Works very well with Adaware, when u do searches with that, Avast finds viruses easier.


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Postby kuma on Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:25 pm

AVG is a good antivirus program and its free
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Postby Elghanz on Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:38 pm

ok well ill get rid of Norton 2005 and get that AVG


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Postby weetabix on Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:40 pm

i had avg before but swapped to norton cos i got a copy free from uni, it found a few viruses that avg missed. f-secure's online scanner found a virus but couldn't remove it tho i was able to find how to remove it using the name it returned, trend one found none but i might try it again in a couple of weeks anyway.

thanks guys. :)
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Postby Ace of Spades on Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:04 am

I would just stick with Northole Antivirus, It seems like they update it everytime i play CS. Im like WOAAA another update 8)
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Postby iSCraZy on Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:27 pm

told u, f-secure rox ^^


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