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dannyhayes
03-29-2005, 05:03 PM
Hi,

I was wandering what is the best virus scanner available I have tryed AVG free edition and i didnt think that was very good. I am now using Mcafee virus scanner and find it quite good.

What do you think is the best virus scanner.

JamieR
03-29-2005, 05:15 PM
The best around I know of is NOD32 - http://www.nod32.com/. Followed closely by AVG and Sophos. However, I dont know how many people will agree with me. McAfee is supposed to be very good, but I have never tried it - Norton is total rubbish.

...{chris}...
03-29-2005, 05:16 PM
The one thing I dont like about McAfee is that it uses so much resources to run at boot up.

-ChRiS

JamieR
03-29-2005, 05:17 PM
The one thing I dont like about McAfee is that it uses so much resources to run at boot up.

-ChRiS

So does Norton Antivirus:D

dannyhayes
03-29-2005, 05:19 PM
Hi,

Thanks for your help weazel and chris

JamieR
03-29-2005, 05:20 PM
Hi,

Thanks for your help weazel and chris

no problem:D

...{chris}...
03-29-2005, 05:25 PM
So does Norton Antivirus:D
I think they all do to come to think of it. Oh well.

-ChRiS

JamieR
03-29-2005, 05:36 PM
Dunno really, they all have their resident shields to run on the system, so the only way around it is to install loads of physical ram...a gig plus I like:D

...{chris}...
03-29-2005, 05:54 PM
Im stuck with my crap 256kb for now :( I hope to get 1-2 gigs when I upgrade. Winamp/Firefox/Dreamweaver/Fireworks hates running with me :o

-ChRiS

JamieR
03-29-2005, 05:56 PM
lmao I got a gig of ram in my desktop (which is a 700mhz athlon) and runs windows 2000 seriously fast:D

My laptop has 512, but I badly want a gig:p

dannyhayes
03-29-2005, 05:56 PM
Hi,

I am temporarily running on a pentium 3 800mhz pc with 256ram and dreamweaver, fireworks, flash and all that work fine.

JamieR
03-29-2005, 06:00 PM
I'm looking for a cheap 1.2-1.5ghz Athlon based system of which I can stick in two or three large hard disks, gig of ram, and then use it as a WAMP server and fileserver. I think I can get something like that on ebay quite cheap:D

Crake
04-19-2005, 08:58 PM
AVG - better than norton anti virus - known fact! :D :eek: :thumbsup:

JamieR
04-19-2005, 09:07 PM
AVG - better than norton anti virus

Well the reason that I sing AVG's praises is because compared to Norton, the free edition of AVG is, of course, free and does a decent job. It also uses less system ram than Norton (well it does on my machine ;))

However, I am led to believe that Norton detects more than AVG free. There was a rumour a while back in Computer Shopper magazine that NAV didn't detect as many trojans as AVG - but I haven't gone and tested that theory myself.

Jamie.

Oh, and btw, I got my file server :D



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