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: June 20, 2007, 01:26:49 AM

I use AVG. It's great. Norton and McAfee suck. They hog your system resources. Anybody who knows anything about computers will delete Norton or McAfee off their system right away. If you are only surfing the web for reading...then it's ok, but if you do any kind of media work or gaming or even watching videos online, then you need something that doesn't sit and use so much of your resident memory. AVG is what I and several of my techy friends use. I can honestly say I have never had a major issue with it.

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#1 : June 19, 2007, 11:40:29 PM

I've had problems with McAfee in the past.    I seriously believe that McAfee puts their own spyware and viruses in their software.   If you install another virus detecting software, it will pick them up immediately and delete them.   McAfee ignores them on purpose.   At least that's my theory of why McAfee wasn't finding some things on my computer I felt it should have.

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#2 : June 19, 2007, 11:30:42 PM

I use IE and OE on four different PCs, and virus scan has never found anything. ;)

That's not surprising since you use McAfee.

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#3 : June 19, 2007, 11:35:37 PM

I use IE and OE on four different PCs, and virus scan has never found anything. ;)

That's not surprising since you use McAfee.

I didn't use anything for a couple of years, and I don't run McAfee all the time now.  Just scan occasionally, and run Adware as well.


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#4 : June 19, 2007, 11:21:10 PM

Never had a problem with Norton here.


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#5 : June 19, 2007, 11:14:33 PM

Zonealarm.  Works great for me.


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#6 : June 19, 2007, 11:11:08 PM


I don't use one nor do I need one. I occasionally go to Trend-Micro or Panda and run a scan but it always comes up negative. I haven't had a single virus since I stopped using Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. If you must use OE, set it to 'display text only' and turn off the preview pane. There is no legitimate excuse to use IE.



I use IE and OE on four different PCs, and virus scan has never found anything.   ;)




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#7 : June 19, 2007, 11:08:41 PM

 
I don't use one nor do I need one. I occasionally go to Trend-Micro or Panda and run a scan but it always comes up negative. I haven't had a single virus since I stopped using Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. If you must use OE, set it to 'display text only' and turn off the preview pane. There is no legitimate excuse to use IE.


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#8 : June 19, 2007, 10:48:23 PM

trend, never had a problem with it and been using it for 4 years or so.


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#9 : June 19, 2007, 10:52:22 PM

I use McAfee on our PCs because I get it free.




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#10 : June 19, 2007, 10:35:05 PM

I use the free version of Avast.

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#11 : June 19, 2007, 10:24:32 PM

And don't tell me Norton because I've tried it twice and it screwed up my system twice...

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#12 : June 20, 2007, 01:21:59 PM

AVG works fine for me.

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#13 : June 20, 2007, 01:33:32 PM

I use AVG. It's great. Norton and McAfee suck. They hog your system resources. Anybody who knows anything about computers will delete Norton or McAfee off their system right away. If you are only surfing the web for reading...then it's ok, but if you do any kind of media work or gaming or even watching videos online, then you need something that doesn't sit and use so much of your resident memory.  AVG is what I and several of my techy friends use. I can honestly say I have never had a major issue with it.

I have McAfee running right now in the office, it is using 16mb of memory and 0% CPU.  The total memory usage right now is 640mb, so I doubt 16mb would make much difference. 


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#14 : June 20, 2007, 02:19:55 PM

AVG free edition.  Never have any problems, and it's definitely not a system hog.



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