• Antivirus recommendations?
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Hello, I currently use Nod32, and have done for a long time since hearing how it was so good. I just decided now to run a virus scan, I rarely scan because I thought that Nod would just pick up viruses as they tried to execute themselves. It seems I was wrong, it's found 5 viruses so far and I'm only on 10% of the scan.. I need a better AV program, one that would actually fucking warn me when malicious code is being executed would be nice... Thanks.
To be frank, you probably just did something stupid like disable active scanning on something. Nod32 is rated as pretty much the best anti-virus for a reason...
Nod32 is a good AV. I don't know any better ones, but only good malware shredders.
[QUOTE=YodaEXE;17416196]To be frank, you probably just did something stupid like disable active scanning on something. Nod32 is rated as pretty much the best anti-virus for a reason...[/QUOTE] Nah, I've never changed any of the settings =( I'm going to try out avast!
Are you sure they're viruses and not false alarms? Are you sure they've already been executed?
NOD32 has been flawless for me, you've probably just done something extremely stupid.
Ha, an ad for Eset at the bottom of the page. Thanks, AdSense! Ontopic, though, NOD32 is the highest-rated AV program by vBulletin, something like a 96% pass rate. I'd be using it myself, but my subscription to AVG still has about 25 days in it.
[QUOTE=TheLolrus;17421005]Ha, an ad for Eset at the bottom of the page. Thanks, AdSense! Ontopic, though, NOD32 is the highest-rated AV program by vBulletin, something like a 96% pass rate. I'd be using it myself, but my subscription to AVG still has about 25 days in it.[/QUOTE] I'm using NOD32 on all four of the PCs in use at home. I've never had any problems with viruses at home which is nice. Also I had a McAfee advert :p
[QUOTE=UberMensch;17421045]I'm using NOD32 on all four of the PCs in use at home. I've never had any problems with viruses at home which is nice. Also I had a McAfee advert :p[/QUOTE] I also use nod32 with no issues. I also use adblock plus, and so I see no ads.
Trend MICRO ad. lol
Norton Antivirus 2009 Ad FFFFFFUUUUUU :argh:
While there is an anti virus thread can someone recommend me a light weight anti virus for an old PC? (I do not trust my copy of common sense 2009)
Avira, for me it's got 3 processes totaling 11MB RAM usage.
[QUOTE=Roast Beast;17436631]Avira, for me it's got 3 processes totaling 11MB RAM usage.[/QUOTE] thanks for the fast reply downloading/installing now
avast! .... it's reasonably good free protection but Nod32 is better. Avast! picks up code being executed and aborts the connection it is coming from.
Avast! and NOD32 are both quite good, and the first one is free.
Avast or AVG
I have avira and i had that AVG at some point.
AVG is very user friendly. The anti-virus has never failed me, however the firewall doesn't seem to agree with me.
I personally recommend Avast! My computer runs better with it than it did AVG.
Avast is a good deal to me, always worked.
I've been using Avast for quite awhile now, I like it but it does get false positives here and there.
Stick with Nod32, if you don't want to, go for Avast!
Stick with Nod32 man. Run a scan with [url=http://www.malwarebytes.org/]MBAM[/url] or something just to clean up the shit off your computer, then uninstall Nod32 then reinstall. [url=http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2289]Here's a good link from the eset website on uninstalling completely[/url] [url=http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2116]Mid-way down the page contains links to the AV client so you can download an updated client[/url]. Viruses are 90% user 10% software. Sure, people randomly attack computers on the internet but that is easily blocked. However, most viruses come from shit the user downloads - intentionally or not. Here are some basic tips on internet security: 1. Don't use Internet Explorer. 2. Keep [url=http://www.adobe.com/go/EN_US-H-GET-FLASH]Adobe Flash[/url] up to date. Asshats are always finding exploits with it, but adobe is very quick about patching it. 3. Don't use Internet Explorer. 4. Try using [url=http://www.getfirefox.com/]Firefox[/url] with the [url=https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865]AdBlock Plus addon[/url] (be sure to subscribe to a list otherwise it's useless) 5. Don't use Internet Explorer. 6. If you're paranoid, try installing [url=https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722]"NoScript"[/url] for firefox, it blocks basically every automated code. You can selectively allow things or entire pages to execute code. 7. Don't use Internet Explorer. 8. You are not the 1,000,000th visitor to that website. You did not win a prize. Don't even think about clicking. 9. Don't use Internet Explorer. 10. Stop getting porn through Limewire/Frostwire. 11. You might want to also try not using Internet Explorer.
[QUOTE=Nevermind_;17527895]Stick with Nod32 man. Run a scan with [url=http://www.malwarebytes.org/]MBAM[/url] or something just to clean up the shit off your computer, then uninstall Nod32 then reinstall. [url=http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2289]Here's a good link from the eset website on uninstalling completely[/url] [url=http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2116]Mid-way down the page contains links to the AV client so you can download an updated client[/url]. Viruses are 90% user 10% software. Sure, people randomly attack computers on the internet but that is easily blocked. However, most viruses come from shit the user downloads - intentionally or not. Here are some basic tips on internet security: 1. Don't use Internet Explorer. 2. Keep [url=http://www.adobe.com/go/EN_US-H-GET-FLASH]Adobe Flash[/url] up to date. Asshats are always finding exploits with it, but adobe is very quick about patching it. 3. Don't use Internet Explorer. 4. Try using [url=http://www.getfirefox.com/]Firefox[/url] with the [url=https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865]AdBlock Plus addon[/url] (be sure to subscribe to a list otherwise it's useless) 5. Don't use Internet Explorer. 6. If you're paranoid, try installing [url=https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722]"NoScript"[/url] for firefox, it blocks basically every automated code. You can selectively allow things or entire pages to execute code. 7. Don't use Internet Explorer. 8. You are not the 1,000,000th visitor to that website. You did not win a prize. Don't even think about clicking. 9. Don't use Internet Explorer. 10. Stop getting porn through Limewire/Frostwire. 11. You might want to also try not using Internet Explorer.[/QUOTE] nice tips but i think you forgot "don't use internet explorer" EDIT: i see some of you have broken sarcasm detectors.
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nod32 is teh shit [editline]01:02AM[/editline] go with nod32 again
Blockland ad :smug: also Nod32 is pretty much the best there is.
NOD32. x64 version is just kickass.
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