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  • Quillz
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    I know it does.

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  • jamesyfx
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    McAffee is a huge resource hog, as well as Norton.

    Theres free options everywhere, but even still i'd go with Trend Micro PC-cillin. It's quick, comes with tools that work, and at the moment the real time protection tool is only using about 6,000k in memory.

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  • BamaStangGuy
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    I have not used an anti virus program in 2 years and in those 2 years I have never had a virus.

    The first line of defense is yourself.

    The only thing that I do is monitor my processes everynow and then to see if I notice anything unusual.

    I find all anti viruses annoying myself

    Nod32 does seem to be the best choice though

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  • Vile
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    Originally posted by Quillz
    I've been using McAfee VirusScan for years, and it works fine for me. It also auto-updates itself, which I find very useful.
    Norton also auto updates itself

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  • Creepshow
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    McAfee vs. Symantec?
    Easy.

    Symantec.

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  • MGM
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    Currently using AntiVir from free-av.com .... Never heard of Nod32 or Bitdefender... might give them a try sometime.

    MGM out

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  • AWS
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    I used Norton and it was a resource hog.
    McAfee was even worse. 100% cpu usage. Search Google for McAfee 100% cpu usage and you'll see it is a major problem.
    Used AVG. Virus signatures never were released in a timely fashion.
    I use Bitdefender free edition on my Vista installs and Nod32 on my XP and 2003 Server installs.
    Both are top notch and I don't even know they are running.
    Nod32 takes a bit of getting used to. Once you have it configured the way you want you'll never have to worry about it.

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  • Quillz
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    I've been using McAfee VirusScan for years, and it works fine for me. It also auto-updates itself, which I find very useful.

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  • Radon3k
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    Originally posted by Vile
    I tried the latest version at work a few months back, and I found this to be too resource intensive.
    The UI is also a bit outdated
    Thanks for the information. I may go ahead and give NOD 32 a try then in a few weeks and see how I like it.

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  • Vile
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    Originally posted by Radon3k
    I've never used this myself but I've heard good things about PC-Cillin. I currently use Norton but I may give either NOD 32 or PC-Cillin a try.
    I tried the latest version at work a few months back, and I found this to be too resource intensive.
    The UI is also a bit outdated
    Last edited by Vile; Thu 5 Jan '06, 6:27pm.

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  • Jose Amaral Rego
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    PC-Cillin is U.K. base, or I could be wrong?

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  • Radon3k
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    I've never used this myself but I've heard good things about PC-Cillin. I currently use Norton but I may give either NOD 32 or PC-Cillin a try.

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  • eXaulz
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    Symantec dby far. I love it, catches viruses, trojan horses, some ad/spyware, bad javascript files, it's great.
    McAfee is.... eh. I've never really like dit.
    NOD32 - Great antivirus, hard-to-understand interface.
    AVG - Great for a free AntiVirus.
    AntiVir - (free-av.com) Best free antivirus out there. Some people say it's the best.

    I personally use Windows OneCare -- anitivrus, firewall, soon-to-come antispyware. It's a great antivirus. Sadly, it's still in Beta and you have to be.. hmm... 'accepted' to be one.

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  • Jose Amaral Rego
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    I have this free with my internet subscription and never had any bugs get pass it.
    http://www.freedom.net/viruscenter/o...iruscheck.html

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  • DirectPixel
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    Originally posted by CeleronXT
    I've been using Norton's Antivirus for years and for the most part I haven't had any problems, but I've been reading that it's a resource hog and slows down Windows considerably. I've never noticed this myself, but that may be due to the fact that I always install it immediately after Windows, and so I wouldn't ever really experience the fast operations long enough to notice a difference.

    So, which brand of antivirus software is better? Is McAfee an equal resource hog? (Oh, and is NOD32 any good?)
    If you have NOD32, use it. It is simply one of the best out there. It's effective, very up-to-date, scalable, easy to manage, easy to use, and not very resource-intensive at all.

    It seriously blows away anything Norton of McAfee have to offer. AVG is alright, but if you've already got NOD32, then why bother with AVG? If you don't already have NOD32, AVG Free is a great program.

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