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Re: virus software

Postby paul.at365 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:08 am

i found AVG pretty cool and doesnt use much of the PC's resources.

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Re: virus software

Postby azraelle » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:49 am

I use Avast. There are currently only 2 or 3 AV software that have better virus catching test results, and they are all in the 97-100% region. It doesn't slow my computer down, nor hog resources like Kaspersky used to do. I've never had a problem with it blocking web sites. I use Opera as my web browser, and have it set to block unwanted pop-ups. I have occasionally had problems with Win7's built-in firewall, so have turned it off since last week.
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Re: virus software

Postby Jenni_fer » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:18 pm

I am using avast and its works good.

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Re: virus software

Postby jinjin » Sat May 19, 2012 6:22 pm

paul.at365 wrote:i found AVG pretty cool and doesnt use much of the PC's resources.


I had the opposite experience with AVG. It consumes too much memory made one of my desktops thrash. With AVG installed, memory usage was at 86% when the computer was idle. After removing AVG, memory usage dropped to 55%.
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Re: virus software

Postby azraelle » Sun May 20, 2012 8:48 am

From Angry Bear blog:
When Competition, Easy Entry, and No Government Produces Lousy Results: A Quick Look at the Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Market

The other day I had to take my computer in to an expert for tune-up. I had all the usual onboard - an antivirus, anti-spyware software, etc. But the machine was running very, very slowly.

The expert I took it to cleaned out a lot of malware, removed my old anti-virus and anti-malware software, and installed new stuff. He swears by this stuff, and so far, my machine is working much better than it was before.

But here's the thing... the previous set of anti-virus and anti-malware had been highly recommended just a few years by PC Magazine and CNET users and other similar sources. I know, because that's why I installed those programs in the first place.

Which leads me to believe that in a couple of years, I should go through the process of investigating anti-virus and anti-malware software again. It seems, in fact, one's choices with computers come to this:

1. Live with a machine that gets slower and slower and slower...
2. Periodically go through the effort of investigating anti-virus and anti-malware software, making sure that the stuff you use continues to be highly rated and effective.
3. Pay someone else to engage in number 2 for you.
4. Pick an operating system that is unpopular enough that it isn't targeted by malicious software and deal with its foibles. Also, switch to another unpopular OS if the one you're using starts becoming popular enough to attract the attention of malicious individuals.



That's a lot of time and attention one has to go through simply to use a piece of equipment that is now required to do business in much of the world, and even after going through the time and effort, there is no way to know whether the product you are purchasing (or not) is the best one available for the price. Put another way - the outcome of this market is not one most of us would consider efficient.

And yet, the market seems to be characterized by most of the factors that a libertarian or conservative economist look for to produce an optimal outcome. It is relatively easy and inexpensive to enter and exit the market for anti-bad things software, the market is literally global (you can buy software made anywhere and download it from your desk in minutes), the cost of such products is low (many are given away free), there's a heck of a lot of information out there, and there's virtually no government involvement in the process.

So why are the outcomes of this market so poor?
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Re: virus software

Postby DanMc » Sun May 20, 2012 12:40 pm

I would say that if you want to use Windows go ahead, with of course anti virus, firewall etc installed, but only use it where you really need to - for example running commercial games programs which won't work on anything else. Then install an easy to use version of Linux such as Mint and use something like LILO or GRUB, which come with most Linux distros, to dual boot either operating system. There is absolutely no good reason to be surfing the net and clicking onto unknown websites found via a search with Windows, you have no idea what these sites are capable of, especially if they are related to porn. It's asking for trouble.
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Re: virus software

Postby manoj9585 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:25 pm

That's why I am not use avast it will effect to the speed of computer and the best antivirus software is quick heal it will remove all the span or virus.

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Re: virus software

Postby Tina TV » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:32 am

Or simply use a properly designed operating system that doesn't allow viruses.

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Re: virus software

Postby jinjin » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:33 pm

I think that is unlikely because no matter how the operating system is designed, someone can always disguise a virus to resemble a normal operating system program or trusted application.
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