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    (Original post by Terryw)
    Make this a sticky

    Oh and from my opinion the best from Spikeymikes excellent list is AVG and Ad-Ware. As for the firewalls, most people have them built into their routers/modems etc- I do anyways lol
    QFT.

    Keep up the good work. :^_^:
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    What's 'QFT'?
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    What's 'QFT'?
    :ditto:
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    Quoted For Truth?
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    Ok?

    Well, i've added the most popular premium anti viruses except Norton (god damn it!)... well do we really want it in the list? :p: :rofl:
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Ok?

    Well, i've added the most popular premium anti viruses except Norton (god damn it!)... well do we really want it in the list? :p: :rofl:
    Firstly spikeymike, nice thread.

    As far as Norton goes - I'd mention it, but indicate that it isn't recommended and say why - slow, bloated, nannystate etc.

    A very worthwhile premium anti-virus that's missing off that list is ESET NOD32. It's well worth the money IMO. http://www.eset.com/ 30 day free trial, then £29.95 for the year.
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    I probably should have edited out the second sentence in the post I quoted as its a bit confusing. I was advocating the stickying of the thread, which has been done huzzah!

    Keep up the good work. :^_^:
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Firstly spikeymike, nice thread.

    As far as Norton goes - I'd mention it, but indicate that it isn't recommended and say why - slow, bloated, nannystate etc.

    A very worthwhile premium anti-virus that's missing off that list is ESET NOD32. It's well worth the money IMO. http://www.eset.com/ 30 day free trial, then £29.95 for the year.
    Oh yeah ESET... i'll go add that and Norton just now. :top:
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    I think my first post is in contention for the World Record for the longest post :rofl:
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    why the hell would you add Norton? it's not anti virus it's just an annoying, get in the way, not going to protect you, yellow thing!
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    (Original post by inferiormadbeing)
    QFT.

    Keep up the good work. :^_^:
    Thanks for the rep!
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    if I were to get all of these free ones would they conflict with each other? what happens if you run them all doing scans at the same time?
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    Never install more than 1 anti virus at any time, they will interfere.
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    so which anti virus do you suggest to install?

    What if I partition my hard drive and put different ones on different partitions, then scan all partitions separately with each one?

    *did that make sense?*
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    so which anti virus do you suggest to install?

    What if I partition my hard drive and put different ones on different partitions, then scan all partitions separately with each one?

    *did that make sense?*
    If you partition your hard drive, you still only have 1 operating system (OS) on the C: so you can't install anything on the other partitions unless you have another OS.

    Do you want a free one? Avast!
    Do you want to pay for it? Kaspersky

    But many people will have different opinions as it's down to personal preference.
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    Who ever just repped me, thanks!
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    probably me who repped, you must be getting **** loads from this thread!. I'm thinking of getting a partition with linux on, and vista is my current OS (unfortunately). Avast... cool, I'll uninstall AVG free after scanning with that and install Avast afterwards then.
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    If you install linux, you more than likely not need an anti virus... plus there's very few or no anti virus software for Linux.
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    oh I know that, but it'd be to try and scan vista a bit more.
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    On Vista, if you just have a firewall and an antivirus then i think you'll be safe enough assuming that you don't click on stupid things :p:
 
 
 
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