free antivirus (19)

1 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-19 08:51 ID:vogSdTcJ

Yeah so I don't know where to put this, I tried on 4chan but they didn't answer (well they answered shit)
I'd like to delete this Norton crap and put something else, what do I put ?
I already have Sygate Personal Firewall, Spybot S&D and Spyware Blaster.

2 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-19 12:35 ID:i0Uxyrca

Grisoft's AVG Free.

Your quest is over, friend.

3 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-19 17:29 ID:U3+Sr+pf

AVG - I hear many good things about it and default install it with friends who don't want to pay for antivirus protection

4 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-19 20:49 ID:cZPdegbR

AVG free is probably your best bet. For even better speed (and only if you're an experienced user) disable on-access scans and use the context menu buttons to scan individual suspicious executables as they come in.

If you do this, beware that viruses can come packaged in image files, sound files, etc, that exploit buffer overflows in popular programs. If you run the latest versions of your programs (incl. Windows Update - Windows is made of many programs) you should be safe enough.

I have mcaffee forced on me by my college network, and it sucks! It's constantly eating up 5-10% of my CPU, and every night it automatically scans, which I have to disable manually. I can't even edit the options due to the other hijacking program they put on that gives the netadmin exclusive control over mcaffee permissions T_T

5 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-20 16:16 ID:asceL5wJ

TECH TECH TECH
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6 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-20 21:06 ID:KtaHWJ0O

Install linux, problem solved.

7 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-20 23:55 ID:U3+Sr+pf

>>6

that sounds a bit like "solve 1 problem, get 10 for free". If you're someone who doesn't like to tweak and adjust a lot of things (and most people are) then windows is the most convenient solution.

Linux is better morally and technically, but it has yet to achieve the simplicity of Windows, much as it sucks.

8 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-25 05:14 ID:i0Uxyrca

>>5
no viruses on linux. no one bothers to make one...

9 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-25 13:38 ID:AIf0U9pZ

avast

10 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-27 12:57 ID:Heaven

>>7
Really? I thought Ubuntu was pretty simple; I don't recall tweaking anything. There might be other reasons why >>6's advice is not practical, but I don't think that one is one of them!

11 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-02 01:08 ID:6znVj0XF

>>6 Gaming, I want to play games on my system, thats all.

12 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-03 22:52 ID:LSwpJTPU

>>10 if ur running ubuntu linux without any tweaking whatsoever (...jesus christ thats fucked up), i suggest you go back to windows.

13 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-09 17:10 ID:v1EXnnRh

>>7
I tried Windows again after being a GNU/Linux user for several years now, and man, it was seriously difficult to use. I'm used to GNOME, which takes a simplistic approach at its work, while in Windows there were all kinds of confusing menus and options everywhere, and figuring out where to go to do what I wanted was no easy task at all.

14 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-10 05:34 ID:Heaven

>>12
Um, are you sure it's the internet you're addicted to, and not, like, crack?

15 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-26 12:39 ID:vogSdTcJ

OP here, so I got AVG Free, and I think it's blocking Javascript. What do I do ?

16 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-26 15:28 ID:Heaven

Adaware..

17 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-28 01:36 ID:HnWOJZ+t

>>7

I thought this was 4-ch, not Slashdot.

18 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2017-11-08 18:53 ID:1dpv8HYE

dicks out for Harambe

19 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2017-11-12 12:57 ID:RRQx5IEl

If you need to check just a few files, I may suggest https://www.virustotal.com/ , and also their shell extension.

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