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  1. thewisecrab

    thewisecrab AFK

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    Hi Guys
    my Kaspersky Internet security suite is about to terminate as my subcription will end(cant go in 4 another sub bcoz of certain issues)
    So which (GOOD) free antivirus shud i go 4?
    My mind is on Avast...but friend says detection rate ain't that good..:eek: :(
    So guys can you all give me some other GOOD options?:?:
    Thanx in advance....
     
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    go for avast + adaware + za combo
    OR
    avg av + avg anti-spy + za combo.

    incidentally, for general info; kaspersky has blacklisted a lot of keys recently. ;-)
     
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    ssk_the_gr8 Make Way the LORD is Here

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    avg av + avg anti-spy + za combo. or go with avg internet security suite
     
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    avast! is good in detection rates. To add to it, it has exclusive VRDB function which is extremely useful under worst scenarios. Also it has got decent web and network sheild. Go for it.
     
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    you can give Active Virus Shield a try.

    its free & its based on Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
     
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    Free??? really??? well if you want a "free" antivirus then avast! in the only good option ......but its no where near Kaspersky.. :twisted: .....


    yeah! if avast is compared to Kaspersky or NOD32. :twisted: .it sucks!! big time :twisted:
     
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    when i try to install Zone Alarm with Avast....it disables the web shields of avast.....or at least ask to do that...
    Is it not harmful and make a security hole for the system?
     
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    yeah i was woundering all of a sudden every where people are asking same question of any other Free utilities as good as KAV...

    yeah Avast or AVG with Spybot or Adaware and Zone Alarm is a good option... but i think if one can afford should keep continue with Kaspersky... :) or if some one doesnt like KAV then NOD32 is also a great AVS...
     
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    no. za vill take care of ur pc.
     
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    Vyasram The pWnster

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    yeah me too was wondering , why kasperky became a top-10 hit in torrent sites yesterday

    active virus shield has kaspersky's detection rates though it lacks some features

    and i cant understand why no one recommends avira antivir classsic - easily the best free av around
     
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    go for avast + adaware + za combo
     
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    I second that. Avast! is the best free AV. ;)
     
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    i too wonder y people (inclu myself) just recommend avast/avg while avira is also equally good...
     
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    I've used avira. I personally feel that AVG is better than Avira.
     
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    @samrulez, its very true about Avast vs. Kaspersky dude :D

    I wonder why there isnt a "SPOILER TAG" here in Digit Forum in the Gamerz section, that is.:)
     
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    Thanx guys........so based on u r opinion,i shud go 4
    Antivirus:Avast
    Firewall:Zonelarm
    Spyware:Ad-aware
    Tell me if it is reasonable.......
     
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    more than reasonable :)
     
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    But there is one doubt lingering in my mind
    Wont using all these apps(esp Avast,ZA)eat many resources?
     
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