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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-06-2009, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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How sick was your pc last year?

Hey All,

So I thought this would be an interesting test. Please post your answer to the poll.

Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-06-2009, 10:20 PM
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If you have AVG, AD-Aware, and Spybot running you will never have a problem on a PC.

I snagged one email virus on a laptop that had bumped AVG off auto and I didn't know it. Quick clean and it was gone

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Yeah I personally use Avast & Spybot together and I never had a problem. But you kinda gotta know when to allow Spybot to make a registry change and when not to or you might end up allow a malicious program through.

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I gave up on AVG after 8.0. It takes too many resources, almost like Norton. I use Avira now and it's perfect.
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Seems like the right place to link this...

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I use Norton corporate; spybot only had one problem from email.
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Turned off Avast to download a big file and caught the dreaded Antivirus 360 bug. Played around in the registry for hours to no avail. This amazing free program removed it in seconds. Can't say enough about it.

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None, I use a Mac.

Mercedes Benz, enough said.
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Turned off Avast to download a big file and caught the dreaded Antivirus 360 bug. Played around in the registry for hours to no avail. This amazing free program removed it in seconds. Can't say enough about it.

NoVirusThanks - Products - NVT Rogue Software Remover
Great little program, has portable version. Thanks TK.

Antivirus 2008/9 is probably the worst I've seen.
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I installed avast today, if it works like you all say i may get rid of nortan.
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