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Anonymous
November 6, 2004 6:25:02 PM

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can anyone recomend a anti virus protection program as there is so many to
choose, Im not sure which one to choose. Are some better than others?

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Anonymous
November 6, 2004 8:23:01 PM

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I have found Trend Micro's PC-cillin to be the best antivirus software. It
always is able to handle viruses and updates come pretty much daily. I have
used Norton and Mcafee at different times and both i found to be inferior to
PC-cillin. I also know many computer tech's who swear by it.

"Kirsty" wrote:

> can anyone recomend a anti virus protection program as there is so many to
> choose, Im not sure which one to choose. Are some better than others?
Anonymous
November 6, 2004 8:28:47 PM

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Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2005 provides essential protection
from viruses, hackers, and privacy threats. Norton AntiVirus is the
world's most trusted antivirus solution. Norton Personal Firewall
keeps personal data in and hackers out. And Norton Privacy Control,
Norton AntiSpam, and Norton Parental Control safeguard you and
your family from other common online risks.
Ref: http://www.symantecstore.com/dr/sat1/ec_MAIN.Entry10?V1...

--
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Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
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"Kirsty" wrote:

| can anyone recomend a anti virus protection program as there is so many to
| choose, Im not sure which one to choose. Are some better than others?
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Anonymous
November 6, 2004 8:47:57 PM

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Kirsty wrote:
> can anyone recomend a anti virus protection program as there is so
> many to choose, Im not sure which one to choose. Are some better than
> others?

I like Symantec's products.
You can get cheaper and just as good though.

Symantec (Norton) AntiVirus (~$11 and up)
http://www.symantec.com/nav/nav_9xnt/

Kaspersky Anti-Virus (~$49.95 and up)
http://www.kaspersky.com/products.html

Panda Antivirus Titanium (~$39.95 and up)
http://www.pandasoftware.com/
(Free Online Scanner: http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/)

AVG Anti-Virus System (Free and up)
http://www.grisoft.com/

McAfee VirusScan (~$11 and up)
http://www.mcafee.com/

AntiVir (Free and up)
http://www.free-av.com/

avast! (Free and up)
http://www.avast.com/

Trend Micro (~$49.95 and up)
http://www.trendmicro.com/en/home/us/personal.htm
(Free Online Scanner:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.as...)

RAV AntiVirus Online Virus Scan (Free!)
http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/

Google for opinions on each.

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Anonymous
November 6, 2004 9:32:55 PM

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McAfee 8.. works well.. integrates with SP2.. get the version with the
firewall included..


"Kirsty" <Kirsty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> can anyone recomend a anti virus protection program as there is so many to
> choose, Im not sure which one to choose. Are some better than others?
Anonymous
November 6, 2004 9:58:53 PM

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Hi,

You will get as many opinions as there are products available. Here is mine,
and keep in mind that all opinions are worth exactly what they cost you.....

Avoid any Symantec (Norton) product like the plague. While they make fine
corporate products, the home user versions tend to be overbearing system
hogs. Same thing goes for Network Associates (McAfee).

What do I use?

AVG www.grisoft.com (free for home users)
E-trust www.my-etrust.com/microsoft (one year free trial)
Kaspersky www.kaspersky.com (really good, but not cheap)

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http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Kirsty" <Kirsty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> can anyone recomend a anti virus protection program as there is so many to
> choose, Im not sure which one to choose. Are some better than others?
Anonymous
November 6, 2004 9:58:54 PM

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Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:
> You will get as many opinions as there are products available. Here
> is mine, and keep in mind that all opinions are worth exactly what
> they cost you.....
> Avoid any Symantec (Norton) product like the plague. While they make
> fine corporate products, the home user versions tend to be
> overbearing system hogs. Same thing goes for Network Associates
> (McAfee).


Actually - that is the best way I have ever seen that phrased!
I may snatch that from you, if you don't mind.

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Anonymous
November 6, 2004 9:58:54 PM

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In rebuttal to your response, my experience has been just the opposite. I
have a small network at home (5 computers) and a larger network at work (23
computers), and I have Norton Internet Security 2005 on all of them. It
does not take up any system resources, other than when a file is scanned. I
would not use anything else. McAfee is a joke...if anyone were to read any
of the numerous websites that rate AV products, McAfee is not as good as
many others, even some of the "free" Av programs such as AVG.

Norton is the #1 selling AV product in the work, both in corporate and home
sales. There is a reason for that...it works! It has a clean, simple
interface, can be configured to suit the users specific needs, and updates
intelligently in the background.

If you want the best, and you want peace of mind...get Norton.

Bobby

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uehuXyFxEHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> You will get as many opinions as there are products available. Here is
> mine, and keep in mind that all opinions are worth exactly what they cost
> you.....
>
> Avoid any Symantec (Norton) product like the plague. While they make fine
> corporate products, the home user versions tend to be overbearing system
> hogs. Same thing goes for Network Associates (McAfee).
>
> What do I use?
>
> AVG www.grisoft.com (free for home users)
> E-trust www.my-etrust.com/microsoft (one year free trial)
> Kaspersky www.kaspersky.com (really good, but not cheap)
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Kirsty" <Kirsty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2F13C3D9-FFC4-4F82-B183-30AC7BD88DB8@microsoft.com...
>> can anyone recomend a anti virus protection program as there is so many
>> to
>> choose, Im not sure which one to choose. Are some better than others?
>
>
Anonymous
November 6, 2004 10:23:32 PM

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I entirely agree with Rick about Symantec (Norton) and McAfee. Especially
if you use Outlook Express.

--
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Please respond in Newsgroup only. Do not send email
http://www.fjsmjs.com
Protect your PC
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

"NoNoBadDog!" <mypants_bjsledgeATpixi.com> wrote in message
news:e5RuF$FxEHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl
> In rebuttal to your response, my experience has been just the
> opposite. I have a small network at home (5 computers) and a larger
> network at work (23 computers), and I have Norton Internet Security
> 2005 on all of them. It does not take up any system resources, other
> than when a file is scanned. I would not use anything else. McAfee
> is a joke...if anyone were to read any of the numerous websites that
> rate AV products, McAfee is not as good as many others, even some of
> the "free" Av programs such as AVG.
> Norton is the #1 selling AV product in the work, both in corporate
> and home sales. There is a reason for that...it works! It has a
> clean, simple interface, can be configured to suit the users specific
> needs, and updates intelligently in the background.
>
> If you want the best, and you want peace of mind...get Norton.
>
> Bobby
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uehuXyFxEHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> You will get as many opinions as there are products available. Here
>> is mine, and keep in mind that all opinions are worth exactly what
>> they cost you.....
>>
>> Avoid any Symantec (Norton) product like the plague. While they make
>> fine corporate products, the home user versions tend to be
>> overbearing system hogs. Same thing goes for Network Associates
>> (McAfee). What do I use?
>>
>> AVG www.grisoft.com (free for home users)
>> E-trust www.my-etrust.com/microsoft (one year free trial)
>> Kaspersky www.kaspersky.com (really good, but not cheap)
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Kirsty" <Kirsty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:2F13C3D9-FFC4-4F82-B183-30AC7BD88DB8@microsoft.com...
>>> can anyone recomend a anti virus protection program as there is so
>>> many to
>>> choose, Im not sure which one to choose. Are some better than
>>> others?
Anonymous
November 6, 2004 10:48:32 PM

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Hi ... I myself will never again use Norton or Mcafee .... Try this anti
virus program >>> AVG Pro

http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_avg_online.php/


"Kirsty" <Kirsty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> can anyone recomend a anti virus protection program as there is so many to
> choose, Im not sure which one to choose. Are some better than others?
Anonymous
November 6, 2004 11:18:34 PM

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You may...

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Shenan Stanley" <news_helper@hushmail.com> wrote in message
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> Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:
>> You will get as many opinions as there are products available. Here
>> is mine, and keep in mind that all opinions are worth exactly what
>> they cost you.....
>> Avoid any Symantec (Norton) product like the plague. While they make
>> fine corporate products, the home user versions tend to be
>> overbearing system hogs. Same thing goes for Network Associates
>> (McAfee).
>
>
> Actually - that is the best way I have ever seen that phrased!
> I may snatch that from you, if you don't mind.
>
> --
> <- Shenan ->
> --
> The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
> yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
> responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
> getting into before you jump in with both feet.
>
Anonymous
November 6, 2004 11:20:09 PM

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Like I said, opinions and experiences vary.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"NoNoBadDog!" <mypants_bjsledgeATpixi.com> wrote in message
news:e5RuF$FxEHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> In rebuttal to your response, my experience has been just the opposite. I
> have a small network at home (5 computers) and a larger network at work
> (23 computers), and I have Norton Internet Security 2005 on all of them.
> It does not take up any system resources, other than when a file is
> scanned. I would not use anything else. McAfee is a joke...if anyone were
> to read any of the numerous websites that rate AV products, McAfee is not
> as good as many others, even some of the "free" Av programs such as AVG.
>
> Norton is the #1 selling AV product in the work, both in corporate and
> home sales. There is a reason for that...it works! It has a clean,
> simple interface, can be configured to suit the users specific needs, and
> updates intelligently in the background.
>
> If you want the best, and you want peace of mind...get Norton.
>
> Bobby
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uehuXyFxEHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> You will get as many opinions as there are products available. Here is
>> mine, and keep in mind that all opinions are worth exactly what they cost
>> you.....
>>
>> Avoid any Symantec (Norton) product like the plague. While they make fine
>> corporate products, the home user versions tend to be overbearing system
>> hogs. Same thing goes for Network Associates (McAfee).
>>
>> What do I use?
>>
>> AVG www.grisoft.com (free for home users)
>> E-trust www.my-etrust.com/microsoft (one year free trial)
>> Kaspersky www.kaspersky.com (really good, but not cheap)
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Kirsty" <Kirsty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:2F13C3D9-FFC4-4F82-B183-30AC7BD88DB8@microsoft.com...
>>> can anyone recomend a anti virus protection program as there is so many
>>> to
>>> choose, Im not sure which one to choose. Are some better than others?
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
November 7, 2004 11:45:05 AM

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Kirsty wrote:
> can anyone recomend a anti virus protection program as there is so
> many to choose, Im not sure which one to choose. Are some better
> than
> others?


You'll get nearly as many differing opinions as you will
responses.

I used, and recommended, Norton Antivirus and then Norton Internet
Security, for many years, on Win98, WinNT, Win2K, and WinXP, all
without any significant problems. I had used McAfee prior to that.
But it's been several years since I've been tempted to try McAfee
products. Their quality seemed to take a steep nose-dive after they
were acquired by Network Associates.

However, when my subscription to Symantec's updates for Norton
Internet Security 2002 came up for renewal (at a cost substantially
higher than the preceding year's subscription), I decided to try less
expensive solutions. I downloaded and installed the free version of
GriSoft's AVG (http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php ) and the
free version of Sygate's Personal Firewall
(http://smb.sygate.com/free/default.php ). Both have proven to be
easily installed, easy to use, and quite effective. Additionally, I
was pleasantly surprised to see a small but very noticeable
improvement in my PC's performance, once I'd replaced the Symantec
product.

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Anonymous
November 7, 2004 12:34:25 PM

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I agree also with Rick on the Norton issue, but my experience with Neowatch
(which subsequently became McAfee Firewall) and McAfee anti-virus has always
been good in that I have never had a virus infection on any computer in my
possession, and have never been 'hacked'.. this goes for everybody else that
I have ever set up with a computer.. and we all use Outlook Express..

In response to the OP, try a product and see if it works for you.. if you
have problems, try another..


"Frank Saunders, MS-MVP" <franksaunders@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:utaFphGxEHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>I entirely agree with Rick about Symantec (Norton) and McAfee. Especially
>if you use Outlook Express.
>
> --
> Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
> Please respond in Newsgroup only. Do not send email
> http://www.fjsmjs.com
> Protect your PC
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
>
> "NoNoBadDog!" <mypants_bjsledgeATpixi.com> wrote in message
> news:e5RuF$FxEHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl
>> In rebuttal to your response, my experience has been just the
>> opposite. I have a small network at home (5 computers) and a larger
>> network at work (23 computers), and I have Norton Internet Security
>> 2005 on all of them. It does not take up any system resources, other
>> than when a file is scanned. I would not use anything else. McAfee
>> is a joke...if anyone were to read any of the numerous websites that
>> rate AV products, McAfee is not as good as many others, even some of
>> the "free" Av programs such as AVG.
>> Norton is the #1 selling AV product in the work, both in corporate
>> and home sales. There is a reason for that...it works! It has a
>> clean, simple interface, can be configured to suit the users specific
>> needs, and updates intelligently in the background.
>>
>> If you want the best, and you want peace of mind...get Norton.
>>
>> Bobby
>>
>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:uehuXyFxEHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> You will get as many opinions as there are products available. Here
>>> is mine, and keep in mind that all opinions are worth exactly what
>>> they cost you.....
>>>
>>> Avoid any Symantec (Norton) product like the plague. While they make
>>> fine corporate products, the home user versions tend to be
>>> overbearing system hogs. Same thing goes for Network Associates
>>> (McAfee). What do I use?
>>>
>>> AVG www.grisoft.com (free for home users)
>>> E-trust www.my-etrust.com/microsoft (one year free trial)
>>> Kaspersky www.kaspersky.com (really good, but not cheap)
>>>
>>> --
>>> Best of Luck,
>>>
>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>
>>> "Kirsty" <Kirsty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:2F13C3D9-FFC4-4F82-B183-30AC7BD88DB8@microsoft.com...
>>>> can anyone recomend a anti virus protection program as there is so
>>>> many to
>>>> choose, Im not sure which one to choose. Are some better than
>>>> others?
>
>
Anonymous
November 7, 2004 8:22:20 PM

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www.my-etrust.com would be my choice, stay away from Symantec and Mcafee
products.

Marc

"Kirsty" <Kirsty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> can anyone recomend a anti virus protection program as there is so many to
> choose, Im not sure which one to choose. Are some better than others?
November 8, 2004 4:17:37 AM

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Kirsty wrote:
> can anyone recomend a anti virus protection program as there is so many to
> choose, Im not sure which one to choose. Are some better than others?
Another is Avast.The home version is free.
http://www.avast.com/eng/down_home.html
And you need to install some spyware scanners too.
I have info and links on my site.
-max

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