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    The best virus scanner!

    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.
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    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.

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    The one thing I dont like about McAfee is that it uses so much resources to run at boot up.

    -ChRiS

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    Quote Originally Posted by ...{chris}...
    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

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your help weazel and chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyhayes
    Hi,

    Thanks for your help weazel and chris
    no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    So does Norton Antivirus
    I think they all do to come to think of it. Oh well.

    -ChRiS

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    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

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    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

    -ChRiS

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    lmao I got a gig of ram in my desktop (which is a 700mhz athlon) and runs windows 2000 seriously fast

    My laptop has 512, but I badly want a gig

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    Hi,

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

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    AVG - better than norton anti virus - known fact!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crake
    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


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