Decent virus scanner

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Gins, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. Gins

    Gins Loyal Freddie

    Anyone know where i could DL a decent virus/trojan scanner?

    I'm getting terrible popups, programs shutting down randomly, unknown programs starting to run whenever they want... the works


    i've been searching the web for a few seconds now and found a few i would't mind paying for, but whats the majority here using?
    Not looking for one of those "free downloads" missing 99% of the goodies, however the free complete package is a big plus.

    Rep's and eternal glory to be won!
     
  2. Dudley52

    Dudley52 Can't get enough of FH

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  3. cHodAX

    cHodAX FH is my second home

    I use Avast! which is loads better than AVG. Defo 'Search and Destroy' for spyware though, that program has saved my arse a few times.
     
  4. Overdriven

    Overdriven Not a sandwich

    Been using S&D for a few years now, never bitten me in the ass.
    I use 'Trend' (Not free, and wouldn't recomend it) as it's a okay anti-virus.

    Honestly, if you're not doing anything dodgey, Windows Defender :)() and Search and Destroy are great... Hell, even "HiJack This" is useful (As long as you know what you're removing)

    I never liked AVG personally.
     
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  5. eksdee

    eksdee FH is my second home

    i use nod32. well worth whatever it cost - was a while ago now! can't remember it being too expensive though. have to say avast! served me well for years on my old pc, but i decided seen as i was buying a new one early this year, i'd pay for the best i could (and i heard nod32 was the best value for money).
     
  6. Overdriven

    Overdriven Not a sandwich

    I need to add on to what edsdee said, Nod32 is actually one of the better ones on the market, as it does what it says on the package... Of course, there are other non-free ones (Norton/McAfee) which slow your system down a bit (Most do) and they do work. I'd actually recommend this, as some of the other techies I speak to use this. Will most probably be the one I use when I do my next machine upgrade.

    Generally you get what you pay for, but the free ones posted here (Atleast, some of them) are good, do work and are regularly updated.
     
  7. cHodAX

    cHodAX FH is my second home

    Nod32 is very good, do they offer a 64bit version for Vista yet?
     
  8. Overdriven

    Overdriven Not a sandwich

    cHodAX, they do I think. Atleast according to google.
     
  9. megadave

    megadave I am a FH squatter

    Recently got a virus or something on my pc too :(

    Using spybot and AVG but despite scanning and removing everything it all just comes back instantly, starting to piss me off now.
     
  10. Overdriven

    Overdriven Not a sandwich

    What happens exactly? Doesn't help if you don't give a description XD
     
  11. Ctuchik

    Ctuchik Resident Freddy

    been using AVG for about 5 - 6 years now and never had a problem. sure it can be a tad over causious(sp?) sometimes, but i much rather have one alarm to many then one to few.

    and you really dont have to do anything once its installed. inever do, i just install and press update and then leave it alone.

    i normaly find that its when ppl mess around with the settings that all the problems start ;)
     
  12. megadave

    megadave I am a FH squatter

    Often get internetexplorer popping up with random websites (i use firefox) and my computers running slower since theres shitloads of random applications running if i use task manager. I close them down but half the time they restart themselves.
     
  13. Overdriven

    Overdriven Not a sandwich

    Merijn.org

    Checks what's running there (Log) and post it in tech help. Anything that looks like it shouldn't be running, tick and remove (Be VERY careful doing this) - You can also do it this way:

    Start
    Run
    'msconfig'
    Startup Tab
    uncheck anything you think shouldn't be there (e.g. be very careful with this too) so they won't open when you start yer machine.

    Hmm.. Not good without knowing what you run/what comes up =<

    EDIT:

    Or get a free trial for any anti-virus, run it - quarentine them, then do naughty things to the software.
     
  14. cHodAX

    cHodAX FH is my second home

    Cool, I am moving to Vista 64 soon and I don't think Avast have 64bit support for Vista.
     
  15. Ctuchik

    Ctuchik Resident Freddy

    NOTHING have 64 bit support for vista yet ;)
     
  16. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

    Currently using NAV and Spybot
    No viruses or any malware whatsoever with that combo

    But then again I don't spend 15 hours a day on dodgy pron sites like most of FH do

    :flame:;):)
     
  17. liloe

    liloe It's my birthday today!

    Indeed, also Avast! is one of the few 64bit scanners.

    Give DAoC for MacOS and I won't need a Virus Scanner any longer, lol ^^
     
  18. DocWolfe

    DocWolfe Part of the furniture

    I dont use anything... and I dont have any viruses or malwear!
     
  19. Bugz

    Bugz Fledgling Freddie

    How can you be sure if you haven't checked?
     
  20. megadave

    megadave I am a FH squatter

    He's already got enough viruses in the form of STDs, he doesnt want to know about any more on his pc
     
  21. Mojo

    Mojo Fledgling Freddie

    Another NOD32 user here

    I use it at work and at home its pretty damn good, the big AV packages update every other day NOD32 updates as and when it needs to, sometimes as many as 8 times a day. It has won award after award and blows most other vendors out of the water.

    It's not the easiest to administer across a large network but it does what it says on the tin.
     
  22. Neffneff

    Neffneff Fledgling Freddie

    i use NOD32, seems pretty solid, updates ALOT and seems to use a fairly small amount of resources.
     
  23. Sharma

    Sharma Can't get enough of FH


    You're using Norton for christs sake, uninstall and find something else.

    Norton = over bloated piece of crap.
     
  24. Mojo

    Mojo Fledgling Freddie

    +1

    That's a pretty solid evaluation of NAV. :)
     
  25. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

    My mate pre-loaded Norton on this computer and haven't been arsed to swap it. My laptop's got F-secure, which is excellent. Agree, NAV is the biggest resource hog in the world and isn't actually as good as many others.
     
  26. Chronictank

    Chronictank FH is my second home

    F-Secure for me too
     
  27. Ingafgrinn Macabre

    Ingafgrinn Macabre Can't get enough of FH

    Virusscanner/Firewall: Kaspersky Internet Security

    Spyware/Malware scanner:Hitman Pro

    and most importantly...
    Common Sense.

    Haven't had a virus or anything in years.
     

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