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avast! Virus Cleaner - free virus & worm removal tool.

Post by angeldust » Sat May 22, 2004 11:39 pm

avast! Virus Cleaner is a free tool that will help you remove selected worm infections from your computer.
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Post by Chandu9013 » Thu May 27, 2004 10:17 am

Ya i too tried it.it is great.Try the anti-virus aswell.there r 2 vers in itfree and pro.both are nice.but when we got the best like norton we don't reallyneed avast.but for those who can't afford norton avast is the way to go
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Post by Sergei » Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:44 am

I don't agree that Norton is the best anymore, it is a glutton for system resources. I'm very happy with the Avast! free version.
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Post by Chandu9013 » Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:30 am

Ofcourse not even me now.I use AVG 7.0 Free. :) .I think it is the best.
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Post by Tweak » Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:00 pm

Had to reply here, Norton and best in the same sentence, completely wrong. Avast....decent, same for AVG, but then you're looking at free apps so you can't expect the best. Managing a PC shop, (building and repairing) I see McAfee, Norton, AVG, and a few others regularly, I also see even though they are installed, configured, and up-to-date they all get virus infections. For the last year easily a majority of work is virus & spyware related cleanup. Norton and McAfee which people pay for seem to do worse than the AVG which is free, but I have seem for an example a system with Norton come in with 0 viruses, according to the owner...my scan with Panda Platinum Internet Security however resulted in the detection and removal of 41 viruses. I have personally used Panda for over 2 years and have no issues stemming from virus related problems, plus I have used almost any other anti-virus you can think to name at one time or another for the purpose of testing. F-Secure, F-Prot, NOD32, Kaspersky, Anti-Vir, McAfee, Norton, Avast!, AVG, eTrust™ EZ Antivirus, etc. I'll stick with Panda for now, another to use though is Trend Micro's PC-Cillin as it does a nice job and consumes a minimal amount of resources, Panda consumes more but with the PC I use that is of no consequence, keep in mind the age/speed of the system when choosing. I hope this will help some people as I have had first hand experience and not simply an opinion based on what I have read from a review which may be biased. :D

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Post by disabled » Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:01 am

Hi ther I'm a newbee to this forum,
I agree that PC cillin is great,
I use PC cillin, Spybot Spyblater.2Sq and Microsoft antispyware I've had no problems.
I tried to install Panda antivirus but clashes with PC Cillin is there a way to make them run alongside each other? because the writeup states that you can?

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Post by Tweak » Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:17 pm

disabled wrote:Hi ther I'm a newbee to this forum,
I agree that PC cillin is great,
I use PC cillin, Spybot Spyblater.2Sq and Microsoft antispyware I've had no problems.
I tried to install Panda antivirus but clashes with PC Cillin is there a way to make them run alongside each other? because the writeup states that you can?
Despite what it says...it is not a good idea to run two actively monitoring anti-virus programs simultaneously. They not only slow down the system but they also many times have some conflict that I have seen stop a PC from booting at all.
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Post by Pastork » Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:53 pm

I am a Norton fan myself. I have used Norton for years and have never had an infection of any kind.

However, Norton does use the resources! This is not a problem if you have a newer computer with a powerful processor and plenty of RAM. However, I have one old computer with Windows ME on it, and the computer barely meets the requirements to run ME well, so adding Norton AntiVirus slows it to an unbearable crawl. So, knowing that there were some free solutions available, I began to research them and settled on Avast. It really works well with the older system and uses less resources, so it slow it down like Norton did. I have been using it on the older system for several months and so far so good! :wink:
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Post by Tweak » Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:03 am

Pastork wrote:I am a Norton fan myself. I have used Norton for years and have never had an infection of any kind.

However, Norton does use the resources! This is not a problem if you have a newer computer with a powerful processor and plenty of RAM. However, I have one old computer with Windows ME on it, and the computer barely meets the requirements to run ME well, so adding Norton AntiVirus slows it to an unbearable crawl. So, knowing that there were some free solutions available, I began to research them and settled on Avast. It really works well with the older system and uses less resources, so it slow it down like Norton did. I have been using it on the older system for several months and so far so good! :wink:
Can't agree there, easy to claim to have never had an infection when the program you use to detect it is inferior and lacks the ability to detect it, false sense of security. Over the last 5 yrs almost every single pc with Norton or McAfee installed and updated has still had detections when I have had to scan them in the shop, sad really but true. :D
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