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    Default AVG and Norton

    Is it advisable to install both at the same time? My Norton virus updates expired and I've just installed AVG as a backup, as i heard that Norton is still better than aVG..
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    Which Norton are you using ? Based on its expiring now, my guess its 2004 ?
    NAV 2003 and 2004 been only headache for me and my clients over here.
    It sometimes just do not like working with apps for no obvious reason.

    Got one day where that NAV 2004 literally block emails coming from #1 ISP in Australia, there was no reason why but the outage happened for 2 days then suddenly it fix itself .

    For me, AVG is good. But AVG alone is not cut out to combat the nasties on the net.
    AVG + MS AntiSpyware / Lavasoft Adaware + Spybot are the best free combo I deployed so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    Is it advisable to install both at the same time? My Norton virus updates expired and I've just installed AVG as a backup, as i heard that Norton is still better than aVG..
    Check diz out!

    http://www.avast.com/eng/down_home.html


    Itz free.. Gives u comfort n free ur PCs off threats automatically... N best of all, itz light on ur Processor.

    Register n use it free for a whole year. When datz dun, re-register n use it for another year.. n e wheel goes round...

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazta
    Check diz out!

    http://www.avast.com/eng/down_home.html


    Itz free.. Gives u comfort n free ur PCs off threats automatically... N best of all, itz light on ur Processor.

    Register n use it free for a whole year. When datz dun, re-register n use it for another year.. n e wheel goes round...

    Regards

    Oh, btw, I've tried AVG, McAfee, Norton n a few more but non is comparable to aVast!.

    Try it out n u'll notice e diff immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b18
    Which Norton are you using ? Based on its expiring now, my guess its 2004 ?
    NAV 2003 and 2004 been only headache for me and my clients over here.
    It sometimes just do not like working with apps for no obvious reason.

    Got one day where that NAV 2004 literally block emails coming from #1 ISP in Australia, there was no reason why but the outage happened for 2 days then suddenly it fix itself .

    For me, AVG is good. But AVG alone is not cut out to combat the nasties on the net.
    AVG + MS AntiSpyware / Lavasoft Adaware + Spybot are the best free combo I deployed so far.
    Current is the Norton Antivirus 2005 (free version I got when I bought my laptop, only had 3month subscription).

    Have the following installed now:
    Norton Antivirus (expired subscription)
    AVG
    MS Antispyware Beta 1

    Downloading avast! now...
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    Hi hazta,

    For aVast, does it update its virus definitions on a regular basis automatically?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canew
    Hi hazta,

    For aVast, does it update its virus definitions on a regular basis automatically?

    Yes... After installation,

    1) Right click on e "a" icon in e taskbar.
    2) Click on "Program Settings"
    3) Click on "Update (Basic)"
    4) Check both "Automatic" n click OK

    U r done... updates will b automatic n quite regular too each time u r online.



    After installation, pls register

    1) Right click on e "a" icon in e taskbar.
    2) Click on "About aVast!"
    3) Click on "License Key"
    4) Register online
    5) Upon receiving e key thru email, repeat steps (1) to (3)
    6) Enter License Key n click OK

    N u r done... remember u must register within 60 days upon installation.


    Hope diz helps.

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    Norton very bad experiences. AVG last time not so good, now should be much better. I'm using Kaspersky now, very good.

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    hazta,

    Thanks for the instructions.

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    both not very good
    use antivir its better

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    Quote Originally Posted by user111
    both not very good
    use antivir its better

    Hah! Antivir? Tried it too. Juz for a while n gave up on it. Still think AVAST is far more better.

    Now if u really wanna get an outstsanding protection, e best there is out there is e "Norton Corporate". But diz doesn't come free n original is not cheap. So apart from diz, only AVAST is e best free one out there.



    hazta,

    Thanks for the instructions.

    Not at all, man...

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    Juz a few feedback here...

    Mc Afee - slows down system
    Norton Antivirus - not so reliable
    AntiVir - updates irregular
    AVG - also not so reliable
    Avast - auto updates of program n virus definitons, loads quickly n easy on ur processor, free for life

    There r some others I tried but can't really recall their names n problems.


    Is it advisable to install both at the same time?
    Installing 2 scanners on a single machine though not advisable, but it's possible.

    Not advisable coz they will cause conflict n will affect ur internet connection n system might become unstable.

    Juz my humble 2 cents...

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    Well...since your NAV is expired...you should uninstall it to free up more resources

    To me...Trend Micro is the best....use it in my company Lan with more than 100 users and 0 infection after 3 years Their signature update pretty fast too...average twice a week

    But at home I am using free one from Avast and AVG on 3 machines.....so far both are effective....well...will only know if something funny happen to my PC anyway or I counter scan using other online scanner

    But sometimes some of the services in AVG will not start properly like the mail scan and auto update after boot up...got to manually start....but it's not difficult and at least the program can acknowledge that.....as for Avast...everytime the services seems working fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazta
    Hah! Antivir? Tried it too. Juz for a while n gave up on it. Still think AVAST is far more better.

    Now if u really wanna get an outstsanding protection, e best there is out there is e "Norton Corporate". But diz doesn't come free n original is not cheap. So apart from diz, only AVAST is e best free one out there.






    Not at all, man...

    Thanks for the tip .... now downloading too. Any idea if can have both Avast and AVG installled?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catseye
    Thanks for the tip .... now downloading too. Any idea if can have both Avast and AVG installled?

    Thanks!
    There is no need to have 2 AV inside your PC. Beside bogging down your PC performance, they are practically .. useless

    Just install one most of your friend think is good, update them regularly and practise safe computing then you will be virus free [ not ad nor spyware free unfortunately ]
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    My combo,

    1. Avast
    2. M$ AntiSpyware
    3. Nvidia Forceware Firewall

    No problem so far.

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    how about BitDefender?
    it has a free edition too.
    anyone who have tried it so far?

    http://www.bitdefender.com/bd/site/products.php?p_id=24
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    i install and using:

    AVG AntiVirus
    ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall/AntiVirus
    M$ AntiSpyware
    Spydoctor AntiASpyware
    Ad-Aware SE

    I tried running them togather before...no problem.
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    My school's PC is using McAfee. One of the PC's has a virus that I cant seem to remove. Its present in the process manager even in safe mode. The name is random, when I delete it from the process list another file gets created. File size is 192k or 188k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reno77
    My school's PC is using McAfee. One of the PC's has a virus that I cant seem to remove. Its present in the process manager even in safe mode. The name is random, when I delete it from the process list another file gets created. File size is 192k or 188k.
    Immediately restart upon deleting to prevent virus from self creating again...
    else immediately shut off power supply upon deleting if restart is useless.

    tried that before, it works! not sure about your one..no harm trying
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