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    Quote Originally Posted by ModderMan View Post
    norton a resource hog?...very much so

    ever try to uninstall and remove all traces of norton from your pc?....lol

    eset .....then avast ..you can run them both simultaneously with out conflict...both light on the resources

    meanwhile mcafee's new update is crashing pcs all over in the last day or so
    Never use Norton or mcafee. I often have friends ask me to look at their pc because of massive performance loss, and guess what is usually one of the things running in the background.
    Virus scanning software can be a good thing, but ppl think it needs to be continuously running all the time, I just don't see why. You should be able to scan files before opening them and run full system scans weekly or biweekly without having something running all the time. This is what I have done for 10years and only had a couple of times that I had something so embedded in my system I had to take more drastic measures.
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    Have used Norton, Mcafee (at work), Antivir, AVG and finally Eset.

    I've had a few viruses over the years and found that AVG in particular was practically useless at detection and once even found it completely disabled by a virus, it also used far too much resource and memory as time went on. Had no issues with Eset so far and find it incredibly low on resource use, using only a few MB of memory. I've seen Eset advertise in gaming magazines, targetting those who want the absolute best game performance and not be slowed down by their Antivirus solution.

    Eset Ftw
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    Have used most anti-virus products /Malware and rating them in preference

    Licensed Products
    1. Kaspersky
    2. Esset (NOD)
    3. Avast (Can be run in conjunction with above)

    I would also recommend Malwarebytes, which will also block incoming hack attempts.

    Trial or free versions
    1. Clam -Av
    2.AVG-Free (Has better heuristic capabilities than paid version, and finds more viruses)

    As for the Windows/Apple/Linux debate:

    Windows: Is more widely used due to it's ease of use and market share, and their has been more time and effort put into viruses and malware for illegal purposes,

    Apple: Their are plenty of viruses and malware starting to be written for this platform,

    Linux: I agree that Linux is more secure as the program is written around the kernal, however there are ways in and out of there two, so unless it is a hardened version then there are exploits available.

    I would start worrying about malware that is undetectable by any program to this day (it is out there) that gains control through your router and turns your machine or network into a bot, this is done without your knowledge and is usually used for illegal activities.

    This malware has been in use for some years, have you ever had a very slow internet connection fixed by rebooting your router (either asked by ISP, or just to try and fix yourself) that was one of the earlier more basic forms of this malware.

    I will leave you with one scary thought, if it is connected to the internet is flash-able or programmable then it is controllable. (How many people bank with their Iphone 4)
    GOOD MEN SLEEP SOUNDLY
    AT NIGHT,
    KNOWING THAT ROUGH MEN
    STAND READY TO DO VIOLENCE ON THEIR BEHALF IF THEY DON'T INSTALL IOS 38, 53, 55.

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