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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Anti-virus software.........BitDefender.

I know we've talked about antivirus before, but I wanted just to bring it up again because I'm in the process of trying a new antivirus software.

I've used Norton for the last 3 years, and even though it was brought up that Norton wasn't the best, I kept it installed because I wasn't to excited about going looking for something new. I'm not that computer savy, so it's a pain! My subscription was almost about to expire, so I just renewed it, and downloaded the new 2009 version. I had nothing but problems! It locked me up frequently while I was on-line for a couple minutes at a time, it would prevent me from being able to open up certain websites, and even though I had it set to do so, it wasn't running it's daily full system scans.

So I contacted Norton, and they said the software was being corrupt, and the only solution was to remove the program, and reinstall everytime it happened. That's insane! Why have it then if it's not going to protect?! So be very careful if you have Norton 2009! I just removed it, and am trying something else.

Has anyone tried BitDefender Internet Security 2009? I downloaded the trial version, but now sure what I think yet.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 11:03 AM
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Re: Anti-virus software.........BitDefender.

I haven't tried either of the above, although I do know Norton is very resource intense.

I use AVG - this is a free anti-virus and have never had any issues.
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My husband uses it for all his clients and we have it on our computers. It works wonderful for us!!!! I recommend it
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Re: Anti-virus software.........BitDefender.

AVG

It's free and very good.
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Re: Anti-virus software.........BitDefender.

I use avast myself. Seems to be a good program.
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Re: Anti-virus software.........BitDefender.

My husband used to be on the Norton bandwagon for years until someone he works with told him about AVG. That's what we use here at home now and it's been great!
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Re: Anti-virus software.........BitDefender.

Even the free AVG? I've heard it's not up to par for computers with high speed dsl that are always on-line.
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Re: Anti-virus software.........BitDefender.

Ours has been fine and my husband's computer is on almost all the time. I will say this, though... if you don't go through the quick virus pattern check that pops up automatically every time you turn your computer on, as well as do at least a weekly check of your hard drive, things can go wrong. That's what's wrong with my home computer right now. (I'm writing through my work computer).

I'm not a very patient person so a lot of times I don't wait for the scan to finish when I boot up. Often, I exit out of it. Plus, I have it set up to do a weekly scan of my hard drive but I forget to leave it on at that time usually (it's set up for late Friday nights when I should normally be off my home computer).

Anyway, as a result, my computer isn't functioning properly now.
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Re: Anti-virus software.........BitDefender.

I personally don't use AVG anymore, because the uni allows me to download it's virus software. Sophos is VERY VERY powerful and very effective.

It has to be as it's the main uni virus checker.

It detects viruses even if they are buried in the "system restore" part of Windows.
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Ours has been fine and my husband's computer is on almost all the time. I will say this, though... if you don't go through the quick virus pattern check that pops up automatically every time you turn your computer on, as well as do at least a weekly check of your hard drive, things can go wrong. That's what's wrong with my home computer right now. (I'm writing through my work computer).

I'm not a very patient person so a lot of times I don't wait for the scan to finish when I boot up. Often, I exit out of it. Plus, I have it set up to do a weekly scan of my hard drive but I forget to leave it on at that time usually (it's set up for late Friday nights when I should normally be off my home computer).

Anyway, as a result, my computer isn't functioning properly now.

Hi Cat Addict Are you saying that now have a virus because the scan didn't run? Because just stopping the scan won't cause any issues to the pc
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