What Is the Best?



Deadman
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Hey everyone, Im out to buy a antivirus & spyware programs but i want the best.
Ive herd of norton,symantec and macaffe but i dont know which is better. I
am willing to spend a fair amount of money yet knowing i spent it on the best.
Any suggestions on Anti-Virus Or Anti-Spyware Programs.
Thank You.
--
DEAD2DAWRLD

Bruce Chambers
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Deadman wrote:
> Hey everyone, Im out to buy a antivirus & spyware programs but i want the best.
> Ive herd of norton,symantec and macaffe but i dont know which is better. I
> am willing to spend a fair amount of money yet knowing i spent it on the best.
> Any suggestions on Anti-Virus Or Anti-Spyware Programs.
> Thank You.


You'll get nearly as many differing opinions as you will
responses.

I used, and recommended, Norton Antivirus and then Norton Internet
Security, for many years, on Win98, WinNT, Win2K, and WinXP, all
without any significant problems. I had used McAfee prior to that.
But it's been several years since I've been tempted to try McAfee
products. Their quality seemed to take a steep nose-dive after they
were acquired by Network Associates.

However, when my subscription to Symantec's updates for Norton
Internet Security 2002 came up for renewal (at a cost substantially
higher than the preceding year's subscription), I decided to try less
expensive solutions. I downloaded and installed the free version of
GriSoft's AVG (http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php ) and the
free version of Sygate's Personal Firewall
(http://smb.sygate.com/free/default.php ). Both have proven to be
easily installed, easy to use, and quite effective. Additionally, I
was pleasantly surprised to see a small but very noticeable
improvement in my PC's performance, once I'd replaced the Symantec
product.

To deal with issues caused by any sort of "adware" and/or
"spyware,"such as Gator, Comet Cursors, Smiley Central, Xupiter, Bonzai
Buddy, or KaZaA, and their remnants, that you've deliberately (but
without understanding the consequences) installed, two products that
are quite effective (at finding and removing this type of scumware) are
Ad-Aware from www.lavasoft.de and SpyBot Search & Destroy from
www.safer-networking.org/. Both have free versions. It's even possible
to use SpyBot Search & Destroy to "immunize" your system against most
future intrusions. I use both and generally perform manual scans every
week or so to clean out cookies, etc.

Additionally, manual removal instructions for the most common
varieties of scumware are available here:

PC Hell Spyware and Adware Removal Help
http://www.pchell.com/support/spyware.shtml

More information and assistance is available at these sites:

Blocking Ads, Parasites, and Hijackers with a Hosts File
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

The Parasite Fight
http://www.aumha.org/a/parasite.htm


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Aaron
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
I think that SAV 10 Corporate would be your best bet. I have been personally
using it since its deployment, and I have yet to get a virus that has slipped
by or any spyware on my system. I usually recommend to customers to buy SAV
10 if they are looking to upgrade existing antivirus, or looking for
something better.

"Deadman" wrote:

> Hey everyone, Im out to buy a antivirus & spyware programs but i want the best.
> Ive herd of norton,symantec and macaffe but i dont know which is better. I
> am willing to spend a fair amount of money yet knowing i spent it on the best.
> Any suggestions on Anti-Virus Or Anti-Spyware Programs.
> Thank You.
> --
> DEAD2DAWRLD

Max Wachtel
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Deadman wrote:
> Hey everyone, Im out to buy a antivirus & spyware programs but i want the best.
> Ive herd of norton,symantec and macaffe but i dont know which is better. I
> am willing to spend a fair amount of money yet knowing i spent it on the best.
> Any suggestions on Anti-Virus Or Anti-Spyware Programs.
> Thank You.
I have some good ones listed on my site(and those you mentioned are not)
http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u/keepingclean.html
-max
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Kreepz86
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
I myself have always used Kaspersky antivirus products and have always
remained content with their products. I've been testing the Kaspersky
Personal Security Suite and I have yet to have any complaints about it. Try
it out and see for yourself.

http://www.kaspersky.com/trials

"Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
news:uhUfvNDhFHA.3436@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Deadman wrote:
>> Hey everyone, Im out to buy a antivirus & spyware programs but i want the
>> best.
>> Ive herd of norton,symantec and macaffe but i dont know which is better.
>> I am willing to spend a fair amount of money yet knowing i spent it on
>> the best.
>> Any suggestions on Anti-Virus Or Anti-Spyware Programs.
>> Thank You.
>
>
> You'll get nearly as many differing opinions as you will
> responses.
>
> I used, and recommended, Norton Antivirus and then Norton Internet
> Security, for many years, on Win98, WinNT, Win2K, and WinXP, all
> without any significant problems. I had used McAfee prior to that.
> But it's been several years since I've been tempted to try McAfee
> products. Their quality seemed to take a steep nose-dive after they
> were acquired by Network Associates.
>
> However, when my subscription to Symantec's updates for Norton
> Internet Security 2002 came up for renewal (at a cost substantially
> higher than the preceding year's subscription), I decided to try less
> expensive solutions. I downloaded and installed the free version of
> GriSoft's AVG (http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php ) and the
> free version of Sygate's Personal Firewall
> (http://smb.sygate.com/free/default.php ). Both have proven to be
> easily installed, easy to use, and quite effective. Additionally, I
> was pleasantly surprised to see a small but very noticeable
> improvement in my PC's performance, once I'd replaced the Symantec
> product.
>
> To deal with issues caused by any sort of "adware" and/or
> "spyware,"such as Gator, Comet Cursors, Smiley Central, Xupiter, Bonzai
> Buddy, or KaZaA, and their remnants, that you've deliberately (but without
> understanding the consequences) installed, two products that are quite
> effective (at finding and removing this type of scumware) are Ad-Aware
> from www.lavasoft.de and SpyBot Search & Destroy from
> www.safer-networking.org/. Both have free versions. It's even possible
> to use SpyBot Search & Destroy to "immunize" your system against most
> future intrusions. I use both and generally perform manual scans every
> week or so to clean out cookies, etc.
>
> Additionally, manual removal instructions for the most common
> varieties of scumware are available here:
>
> PC Hell Spyware and Adware Removal Help
> http://www.pchell.com/support/spyware.shtml
>
> More information and assistance is available at these sites:
>
> Blocking Ads, Parasites, and Hijackers with a Hosts File
> http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
>
> The Parasite Fight
> http://www.aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
>
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
> both at once. - RAH

nondisputandum
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
On Fri, 8 Jul 2005 19:39:02 -0700, "Deadman"
<Deadman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Hey everyone, Im out to buy a antivirus & spyware programs but i want the best.
>Ive herd of norton,symantec and macaffe but i dont know which is better. I
>am willing to spend a fair amount of money yet knowing i spent it on the best.
>Any suggestions on Anti-Virus Or Anti-Spyware Programs.
>Thank You.

If you want to spend money on a total protection,... none will do 100%
on the spyware/malware front. The rest is fairly trustworthy.

As you are not familiar with protective software, you are right to
choose payware. But perhaps do not use Norton (Symantec).
Choose between McAfee and Pandasoftware.
Read more: http://www.nondisputandum.com/html/anti_virus.html
Both will satisfy your needs. I have a slight preference for
Pandasoftware, but that's personal and for the fairly limited hunger
for resources.

About anti-spyware. You will have to combine some solutions to get a
fair overall protection, never total protection. There will be one in
your payware suite that wou are going to buy, so the additional could
be free software. Pick wisely 'cos there is a lot of dishonest
software on the internet.
Read about those you can trust:
http://www.nondisputandum.com/html/anti_spyware.html

Start with Ad Aware & Spyware Docter. Once you get the hang of it, ad
Spybot S&D to your collection as it is a tiny bit more agressive imho.
Never use software listed as rogue
(courtesy) http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

good luck

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Sandman
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Like the man said; a variety of personal preferences, here's mine. Trend
Micro Internet secuirty suite with firewall, Spybot Search and Destroy for
certain and one that NO ONE seems to ever mention; Ewido Security Suite $29
bux was the ONLY one that found and removed some very annoying problems that
even Trend Micro couldn't...Trust me; it's worth the $29.. I also use a
Linksys Firewall Router. I have been pretty 'secure' for a few months with
this package...
But then, 'secure' is a temporary state......
"Deadman" <Deadman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CE5B8D28-265C-4AA3-A6AC-7F3A1D8ACD4E@microsoft.com...
> Hey everyone, Im out to buy a antivirus & spyware programs but i want the
best.
> Ive herd of norton,symantec and macaffe but i dont know which is better. I
> am willing to spend a fair amount of money yet knowing i spent it on the
best.
> Any suggestions on Anti-Virus Or Anti-Spyware Programs.
> Thank You.
> --
> DEAD2DAWRLD


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