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#297587 - 03/21/10 10:19 AM Anti-Virus software...
RickF Offline
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What type of anti-virus software do you guys recommend? I've been running AVG free and it just recently automatically upgraded from the 8.5 to the 9.0 version but I keep getting a pop up window stating to restart the PC for update completion, every time I do a restart any type of online activity is almost useless due to pages either not loading or loading extremely slow. I've uninstalled and reinstalled after the restart, checked all of the setting and the PC is working back to normal but the pop up window keeps showing up.

Maybe I ought to look at something else, either free or pay?
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#297589 - 03/21/10 10:24 AM Re: Anti-Virus software... [Re: RickF]
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I used AVG and Avast in the past exclusively. If your using our machine as a HTPC or running windows 7, I would suggest trying the new "FREE" Microsoft Anti-virus. I plays nicer with all your windows network and firewall options and there are some other benfits for HTPC use, which I forget at the moment.
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#297590 - 03/21/10 10:27 AM Re: Anti-Virus software... [Re: Glitchy]
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Jeff I'm not using the PC for HTPC, running windows XP with Mozilla Firefox. Did you run the free AVG?
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#297595 - 03/21/10 10:42 AM Re: Anti-Virus software... [Re: RickF]
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I did a lot of reading a year ago, and AV from most of the bigger players is pretty good. Norton has really cleaned up and unbloated their AV. Caspersky (sp??) also has a very good reputation.

I'm currently using the AV my ISP supplies and am quite impressed by the reporting and config options they give.
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#297598 - 03/21/10 10:45 AM Re: Anti-Virus software... [Re: RickF]
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 Originally Posted By: RickF
Jeff I'm not using the PC for HTPC, running windows XP with Mozilla Firefox. Did you run the free AVG?


Yep, the free AVG and the free Avast. But all machines are using the microsoft anti-virus now. small footprint unobtrusive. My HTPC isn't used for surfing or downloading, only updating "known" software already in use. My notebook is my net machine, but is mostly known sites, and web based email. No probloms yet. On my WHS, not running any anti virus, but their is nothing on it, that hasn't already gone thru the other machines.


Edited by wordgasm (03/21/10 10:47 AM)
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#297604 - 03/21/10 10:54 AM Re: Anti-Virus software... [Re: Glitchy]
RickF Offline
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Thanks guys ... I'll look around.
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#297605 - 03/21/10 10:58 AM Re: Anti-Virus software... [Re: RickF]
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I use Ralph Kramden's sidekick.
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#297611 - 03/21/10 11:08 AM Re: Anti-Virus software... [Re: Adrian]
RickF Offline
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I used that for years Adrian but switched to the free AVG upon Wid's suggestion ... I often felt Ralph's sidekick wasn't doing his job at times so I fired him.
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#297614 - 03/21/10 11:16 AM Re: Anti-Virus software... [Re: RickF]
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Ralph's sidekick has gained way too much weight over the last decade.
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#297618 - 03/21/10 11:27 AM Re: Anti-Virus software... [Re: SRoode]
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I use AVG
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