Need new Anti-Virus

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    Need new Anti-Virus

    Now that AVG is about to discontinue their free version, I'm looking for a new anti-virus.

    I want something I can forget it's there until it asks me to update its virus database. It also has to be lightweight and plain. Do I really need an anti-virus with skins and in technicolor with dolby-surround? Nah!

    I'm considering ClamWin or Avast! 4 Home Edition. The first has the advantage (disadvantage?) of being open source. The later is yet another commercial company delivering a free version.

    Any experience with any of these? Anyone?
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    The new anti-virus from AOL is as good as Kapersky and is free I would recommend it.

    Boa sorte!!

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    AVG free has a newer version, you can download it from their site.

    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

    GRISOFT is announcing a new version of the AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. This new 7.5 version with improved performance and full compatibility with the latest Windows Vista version is available. Users that are using AVG Free 7.1 will be provided with a specific dialog, within the next few weeks, with the opportunity to choose the right option fulfilling their needs. AVG Free 7.1 version will be discontinued on 15th of Jan 2007.
    just download 7.5

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    Eh... their "special dialog" was telling me to go and buy 7.5 *tsk*

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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I don't even remember what it said, I just downloaded the newer version. It's the ninja of the virus scanners.

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    Avast! (already mentioned) is a good free solution, and so is AntiVir Personal Edition.

    Both are light on resources, come with timely updates, and get good reviews in the antispyware community.

    What do you use for spyware/adware protection?
    I think you can put a signature here.

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