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Rizvan Asgarov
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Hi dear Ranchers,

I want to know that which anti-virus programs are better than others and why?
So, what sort of anti-virus programs do you like?
Symantec, mcafee, kasperskiy, nod32, AVG or ???

Thanks in advance,
 
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I'm not using any anti-virus software myself. On my MacBook Pro, it's not necessary, and I'm also not running any on my Windows Vista machine. I mainly use my Windows Vista machine for photo editing and some light web browsing. As long as you don't visit dodgy websites and don't install strange software, I don't think the risk of getting a virus is very high. I do have a firewall setup properly. I don't like anti-virus software because it takes up resources and makes the computer slower.

On the computers of some of my friends, I've installed avast! anti-virus. It's free and works well enough, I've never seen a virus on their computers.
 
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I swear, I'm going to start writing viruses that hit the Mac OS just so that all you cultists out there stop saying "I don't NEED virus protection because I run a MAC!!!"

 
Hussein Baghdadi
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fred rosenberger wrote:I swear, I'm going to start writing viruses that hit the Mac OS just so that all you cultists out there stop saying "I don't NEED virus protection because I run a MAC!!!"



But it is the truth
 
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Gotta agree -- the best virus protection is OS X.
 
Gregg Bolinger
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fred rosenberger wrote:I swear, I'm going to start writing viruses that hit the Mac OS just so that all you cultists out there stop saying "I don't NEED virus protection because I run a MAC!!!"



In all seriousness, I'm sick of this too. And I love my mac. But it gets old.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Gotta agree -- the best virus protection is OS X.

isn't that like saying "The best protection for measles is to move to an island with a population of 200 people"?
 
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Back to actually answering a question (something that seems to happen less and less around here), I have used AVG for years and haven't had any problems. I also don't visit porn sites and open random emails. So that helps as well.
 
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Well all answers to your queries are on this website Website
this an antivirus comparison website It Compares them on various factors like speed ,detections etc.
BTW I am using NOD 32 pretty good detection and very Fast.
 
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Gregg Bolinger wrote:Back to actually answering a question (something that seems to happen less and less around here)

To be fair, this is the Meaningless Drivel forum...
 
Gregg Bolinger
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Mike Simmons wrote:
Gregg Bolinger wrote:Back to actually answering a question (something that seems to happen less and less around here)

To be fair, this is the Meaningless Drivel forum...


Not anymore.
 
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