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Posted: 7/21/2008 4:02:37 PM EDT
Sirs it is almost renewal time!!!

I need to protect 3 machines on a wireless network from all the regular stuff the wife and kids might bounce into.

Must be easy to use, purchase and "automatic" as far as updates etc

I have McAfee now and it doesn't hold me back(not an expert)

Thanks for the help in advance
Chris
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:08:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 5:09:10 PM EDT by ncoday]

Originally Posted By m91196:
Sirs it is almost renewal time!!!

I need to protect 3 machines on a wireless network from all the regular stuff the wife and kids might bounce into.

Must be easy to use, purchase and "automatic" as far as updates etc

I have McAfee now and it doesn't hold me back(not an expert)

Thanks for the help in advance
Chris


You will likely get all kinds of recommendations. I am of the opinion if you've been using McAfee and never had any problems, I would stick with what works. Renew the subsciption for another year or so. Much easier then uninstalling what you have and then installing something new and then trying to figure out how it works
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:13:30 PM EDT
I switched my home computers and all my work machines on the network to Nod32 about 2 years ago and never looked back.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:18:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 5:19:01 PM EDT by cruze5]
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:28:05 PM EDT
best virus protection is not clicking on every damn link someone sends you.

aside from that, I've been using Forefront. Pretty good.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 9:38:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 9:39:38 AM EDT by callgood]
I ditched McAfee years ago. I've been using AVAST (free) and Zonelabs (annual subscribe) with no problems. That may have something to do with the fact that no wife/kids use my computer.

My broker offered free McAfee recently. I declined. I think my 450 mhz clunker runs "faster" with the Avast.

There are still elements of McAfee I run across from time to time. Something like "Registry Fix" will root out most of them after you "uninstall".

There's a paid version of AVAST, don't know if it's a one time shot or annual subscription or the advantages over the free version.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:49:00 PM EDT
I use the lowely free version of Grisoft AVG 8.0. and I run a Unix firewall here on my local network.

I have been running this combunation for a few years now with no problems, and best of all it doesnt cost a thing!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:51:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:57:39 PM EDT
not Norton!

AVIRA or NOD32 look good

www.av-comparatives.org/
Link Posted: 8/1/2008 11:47:11 AM EDT
The latest version of Avast (4.8) includes built in spyware and rootkit protection. I've been using it for a couple years now and it works very well. Its free too.
Link Posted: 8/1/2008 1:03:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2008 1:47:18 PM EDT
avg or kaspersky. Avoid Symantec and mcasshole like the plague.
Link Posted: 8/1/2008 5:24:23 PM EDT
I bought the 5 license deal from AVG after using them for free for years. I have yet to be infected by something that AVG did not intercept.
Link Posted: 8/1/2008 5:28:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
another vote for nod32


or the paid version of avg 8


+2
Link Posted: 8/2/2008 2:45:02 AM EDT
NOD32.
Link Posted: 8/6/2008 11:11:25 PM EDT
avira antivir and spybot all the way. antivir spanked the competition recently.

www.av-test.org/
www.virusbtn.com/news/2008/03_13a.xml
Link Posted: 8/7/2008 4:32:25 AM EDT
I just installed Avast on the in-law's PC. They'd gotten a trojan that took me a while to get rid of. Even after Spybot said it was gone and by all appearances it was, Avast found it in a couple of system restore points. Ran the scan again last night and Spybot came out clean but Avast found one more. Gonna run it a few more times until it comes up clean as well. Seems to be working well so far. We'll see what happens when I put it back online.
Link Posted: 8/16/2008 5:26:56 PM EDT
Interesting ..............Vista 64 Bit any suggestions ...................
Link Posted: 8/16/2008 5:49:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By propguy:
Interesting ..............Vista 64 Bit any suggestions ...................


AVG 8 works in Vista 64 Bit

-d
Link Posted: 8/16/2008 5:51:39 PM EDT


I switched my home computers and all my work machines on the network to Nod32 about 2 years ago and never looked back.


+1 I did exactly the same. Best antivirus program I've ever used. It does everything that I want it to do and nothing that I don't.
Link Posted: 8/16/2008 5:53:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By propguy:
Interesting ..............Vista 64 Bit any suggestions ...................


Have Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.02 running on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit running very nicely

Norton Internet Security 2008 was on it as a trial and was pretty good. Heard very good thinsg about NIS 2009, will try it with my work discount when it is released, which is supposed to be soon!
Link Posted: 8/16/2008 7:57:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ncoday:

Originally Posted By propguy:
Interesting ..............Vista 64 Bit any suggestions ...................


Have Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.02 running on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit running very nicely

Norton Internet Security 2008 was on it as a trial and was pretty good. Heard very good thinsg about NIS 2009, will try it with my work discount when it is released, which is supposed to be soon!


"Norton" products blow. It is a known fact. "Symantec" stuff on the other hand is pretty decent.

-d
Link Posted: 8/17/2008 5:50:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dizza:

Originally Posted By propguy:
Interesting ..............Vista 64 Bit any suggestions ...................


AVG 8 works in Vista 64 Bit

-d


I put Avira on for the trial period we'll see


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