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Anyone know which is the best product for my new PC??

Ive got:

PIV 2.0GHz
512 MB RAM
64MB Geforce care
Windows XP Pro

Read reviews about Mcafee and Norton but theres a lot of mixed reactions from different people

Any help is appreciated

Cheers
 

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what about in regards to xp pro and norton? ive heard that if you decide to play games, it makes gameplay very choppy??
 

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hmmm...I got xp pro and norton on the same machine (laptop) and so far it has been working fine...IMO, Norton is the most "user friendly" and non intrusive kinda way.
 

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I have Norton, McAfee, AVG, and Gladiator AV running on various machines here, all have been pretty effective at catching the little critters one the way in the door. :) For free, AVG is hard to beat, and it's pretty polished. I think Gladiator will be decent some time soon, but it's still a moving target.
 

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I think the most important thing about any anti-virus is to keep it updated. I've used nortons and mcafee and have no preference. But keep it updated.
 

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Bob,

I just wanted to thank you for that last post, I am always in need of a good virus checker for free, I normally download the latest version of F-Prot from F-prot.com and download the dos version its free and it has manual virus updates.
 

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Re: virus

bob vila said:
i dont use a resident virus scanner, but i do scan my machine when i am about to make a cd. i use housecall for that

~BoB~
Gee, you like to live dangerously! :D Even if you don't want to pay, you can use AVG for free, what's not to like? :rolleyes:
 

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hmm

well, johnwill, i think it was you who sent me after the housecall site on my first post. and i am not sure if it was you, but the thanks shoud go to whoever turned me onto houusecall in the first place...
it did the trick when i had the PE_Spaces_1444 virus...
and it has helped me find and quarantine many many other viruses...
i just love to lock infected files up inside of a double zip archive...
you never know when someone wants to see what they do.
i am willing to show them, it doesnt take me that long to reinstall. i seem to do it often anyways. and as far as living dangerously, well, that depends on what you call dangerous. personally, if i scan everything that i put on cd, and everything i send to people, then it doesnt matter if i do get infected, as it will only last u ntill i reinstall. which would prolly be about a week and a half anyways...

nothing runs like a fresh install.....
if you do it right....

but with housecall,
i eat viruses for lunch...
and then i trap their babies in zipfiles...
HAHA

~BoB~
oh yeah, and if you havent noticed, im sorta weird and crazy...
but i love it!
 

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Panda

Anyone ever use Panda's stuff?
 

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well.... just came by for a short peek...
my own opinion:
winxp DOES makes games run slower (not sure if anti-virus softwares does) as compared to that of win98, prolly cuz xp hogs all the memory and CPU resources. But the point is, it really depends on what u r tryin to do here.
if u plan to game away with your comp, then i'd recommend win98 SE and no virus scan. If you want a good online virus checker, here's a good hit:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp
What it basically does is install a few components onto ur HD, but none that's too intrusive.... i think....
If your comp is for office use, then i'd go with winxp with norton utility 2003, aside with its additional capabilities (ie. scans ur HD for bad links, cleans ur HD on startup, optimize performance, stuff like that)

I used Mcfee bout 3 yrs ago, it SUCKED LIKE CRAP! norton is a lot more user frndly! (well basically 3 yrs ago... i ddin't know that comp can have a cold in them except games!) i 100% go with norton~

Just on a side note here, everyone says that winxp manages the resources and memory better than any of the previous windows OS, but how come when i do 3D mark on each OS, the mark i get in win98SE is A LOT higher than that i get in winXP?
 

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Also you may consider the speed of updates in case of an outbrake.

I think at Norton takes 3 days until the updates are online....

An antivirus software is not a toy but is a security TOOL! So, don't forget about updates~!

deedee
 
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