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    Virus Protection Suggestions

    McAfee started getting gay for me, constantly lagging my computer with it's requests for my to upgrade my trial version to the full version. I uninstalled it today and am wondering what you guys use for free virus protection, or if you know any good virus protection that is free? Please help me out, I'm tired of McAfee.

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    I have norton fully registered and...and I kind of hate it.

    I know there are free antivirus packages out there but I guess I'm a sheep and don't want to be the first guy to find out they don't work as well as they should.

    But hey if Microsoft gets its way antivirus software will come with your eventual purchase of Vista so never fear? 'Free' antivirus is coming soon to a desktop near you.

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    so what ur saying is.. pirate vista? oh ok.

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    http://www.eset.com/

    Nod32. Reliable fast not a massive resource hog like Norton/Mcafee. Very reliable. Very user friendly. If you can afford it get it. If you cant afford it and need a freebie then remember you get what you pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulisdead
    http://www.eset.com/

    Nod32. Reliable fast not a massive resource hog like Norton/Mcafee. Very reliable. Very user friendly. If you can afford it get it. If you cant afford it and need a freebie then remember you get what you pay for.
    A fairy came and installed nod32 for free on my PC. Worked really good for me so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judah
    so what ur saying is.. pirate vista? oh ok.
    make friends with an MS employee.

    Gogo 25 bucks for a fully registered OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moochi
    Quote Originally Posted by Paulisdead
    http://www.eset.com/

    Nod32. Reliable fast not a massive resource hog like Norton/Mcafee. Very reliable. Very user friendly. If you can afford it get it. If you cant afford it and need a freebie then remember you get what you pay for.
    A fairy came and installed nod32 for free on my PC. Worked really good for me so far.
    My bad I didnt notice the free bit in the OP Ummm. AVG probably but its crap ; ;

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    AVG virus protection is pretty good and free for non-commerical use.


    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5


    Give it a try.

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    Thanks everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfridays
    AVG virus protection is pretty good and free for non-commerical use.


    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5


    Give it a try.
    AVG is what I use, its pretty master.

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    F-Secure, 8 computers on the network, no viri in 2 years

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    Problems with Norton, Mcaffe, et al is that they are more damaging to your computers than the worms/trojans/viruses they are supposed to protect you from.

    You may have to reinstall windows to get it working the same way again.

    AVG is pretty good but it is known to break email on outlook (who the fuck uses outlook anyway?) and I have never heard of a problem with nod32.

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