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Old 05-06-2005, 09:32 PM   #1
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Any good virus programs? (help)

Yeah my computer all of a sudden started running extremely slow. If there's anothe thread like this, sorry, im not waiting all that time to load each one. When I was playing ragnarok I started getting slow downs and now they wont go away. On internet and game.

I ran Spybot: Search and Destroy and destroyed spyware and ran a second check to make sure if they came back and they didn't. This didn't help me at all. So maybe I ahve a virus but I dont know any good free virus scanner things and I dont ahve any.

So if anyone could suggest one or two that would be great.
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Old 05-06-2005, 11:17 PM   #2
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thats insane dude, I came into pc discussions just to post like this exact thing, my LAPTOP that I paid 500 bucks to repair ****ted out again, so I used the recovery discs and it works fine now, thing is I now need to get all my programs and plug ins I had before

but before I even venture online again I wanna know whats the best absolute greatest ANTI VIRUS programs out there right now, free or pay I dont care I want your guys opinions

AVG just doesnt seem to do it for my PC

and NORTON is **** apparantly
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Old 05-07-2005, 12:04 AM   #3
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I use Norton 2005 and it does it's job. Anyway, most important thing when it comes to a windows pc is that you keep it updated all the time. Second I suggest you guys to use another browser other than explorer (firefox is top candidate). You should also use not one but two anti-spyware software (I suggest Spybot and Adaware) cuz there are some spyware either one will miss. As for anitivirus software, you can try antivir which is free. You can also try panda antivirus or McAfee.
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Old 05-07-2005, 01:41 AM   #4
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Ive been using AVG for about a year+ now, used to use Norton but moved onto AVG. Free, quick, Regular updates and does the job perfectly. ive never had any problems with it and my computer is running just like the day i bought it.
Also Reiko how much RAM do you have? id reccommend chucking in a stick of 256-512mb to boost your performance, uninstall crap you dont ever use and do disk cleanups. also download Adaware SE and run that to get rid of all the other spyware, i always use both Spybot and Adaware in combination and it works great.
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Old 05-07-2005, 03:01 AM   #5
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I also use the adaware and spybot combo. ive been browsin around and found this ZONEALARM firewall program that ppl seem to like, Ive got Windows XP so I just wonder if I should get ZONEALARM to replace my firewall.

could I use both at the same time?
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Old 05-07-2005, 03:23 AM   #6
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AVG is the best free one, PC-Cillin is possibly the best pay one. I'd stay clear of Norton. That one doesnt actually pick up some trojans so if you think you're safe you might actually not be.

Best way to check though is to download The Cleaner by moosoft. ITs a trojan scanner and its bloody brilliant. Best one out there. Freefor 30days then you gotta pay for it. Unless you know Dodgy Dave who can 'fix' it.
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Old 05-07-2005, 04:42 AM   #7
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BAh! Anti Virus programs are all a bunch of baloney for noobs who dont know where they are surfing or opening every frickin attachment they get mailed! I ahvent had an antivirus program for 3 years, and in all this time the only thing that affected me was the Blaster worm, but seeing as everyone and their dog got it, I think I can be excused for it. :p

I'm jsut careful with what I download and execute on my PC, and every other month run a free virus scan from the people who make PC Cillin, they ahve an onine scan called HouseCall.
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Old 05-07-2005, 05:07 AM   #8
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I have two virus programs running on my computer AVG and AntiVir. I also use Spybot and Ad-aware for spyware.
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Old 05-07-2005, 07:26 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Vegetto
thats insane dude, I came into pc discussions just to post like this exact thing, my LAPTOP that I paid 500 bucks to repair ****ted out again, so I used the recovery discs and it works fine now, thing is I now need to get all my programs and plug ins I had before

but before I even venture online again I wanna know whats the best absolute greatest ANTI VIRUS programs out there right now, free or pay I dont care I want your guys opinions

AVG just doesnt seem to do it for my PC

and NORTON is **** apparantly
thats frwaky man!

just before coming on the forums i was attack by three back door trojans!

but lukyly i was running AVG virus software as DS proposed 3 weeks ago- they were tracked down and destroyed- but they came from nowhere so now i'm panicking about spywear.


whats the best spywear killers??? spy bot??
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Old 05-07-2005, 08:50 AM   #10
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Spybot and Adaware should be both used in combination to get rid of spyware
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:04 AM   #11
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My isp provides me with EZtrust for antivirus and spyware. Good enough for me I guess.
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Old 05-07-2005, 01:52 PM   #12
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AVG is nice, but even it now misses some virus, mostly some trojans.
these are all the ones i use for testing, yes i have everyone installed and fixed so they dont cause slow down. just updating takes forever ! lol.
A-Vast http://www.avast.com/
AntiVir http://www.antivir.de/en/
AVG http://www.grisoft.com/
BitDefender http://www.bitdefender.com/
Clam AV http://www.clamav.net/
Dr.Web http://www.drweb.com/
F-Prot http://www.f-prot.com/
Fortinet http://www.fortinet.com/
Kaspersky http://www.kaspersky.com/
mks_vir http://english.mks.com.pl/products.html
Nod32 http://www.nod32.com/
VBA32 http://www.anti-virus.by/en
not one virus lives longer than 2min plus i use ProtoWall and ZoneAlarm
some of those i think you have to pay, but i never pay of course
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Old 05-07-2005, 10:29 PM   #13
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Nano Fox you're insane.Your system will run like a dog having all of them running. Theres such a thing as being TOO careful. Also, delete Nod32, and F-Prot is way too outdated if you think AVG misses some.
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Old 05-07-2005, 11:31 PM   #14
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lol holey crap nano...so ZONEALARM is a good way to go then huh?
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Old 05-08-2005, 12:57 AM   #15
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Zonealarm is a firewall and it helps prevent outside source to access your computer. It's good to have one but unnecessary if you have a router with built in firewall and windows xp with sp2 and the latest updates. You can always disable the windows firewall and use Zonealarm which can be a better option. Like I said earlier in the thread, I recommended that you use another browser until Explorer 7 is released and bugs are fixed. Virus and spyware infect your computer through IE.
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