Gameguru Mania Forum Index Gameguru Mania
Daily Gaming, Hardware, Software and Technology News
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
news | cheats | reviews | specials | hardware | demos | FLASH GAMES | about | links


Antivirus Software
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Gameguru Mania Forum Index -> Security
View previous topic :: View next topic  

Which Antivirus Software do you use?
Norton Antivirus
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Panda Antivirus
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
McAfee Antivirus
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Trend Micro Antivirus
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
Avast Antivirus
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
Kaspersky Antivirus
33%
 33%  [ 2 ]
AVG Anti-Virus
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 6

Author Message
Blindside
Contributing Member
Contributing Member


Joined: 08 Jun 2004
Posts: 55
Location: Northwest U.S.A.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 9:36 pm    Post subject: Antivirus Software Reply with quote

What Antivirus Software do you use? Personally I use Panda Antivirus... but maybe something else is better--what do you think or suggest? Norton, McAffee, Panda etc. any better than other?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
madda
Elite Member
Elite Member


Joined: 09 Jun 2004
Posts: 310
Location: UK

PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avast antivirus all the way!!!

I have used all of the alternatives above, and the only 2 that i like are Avast and AVG, both of which have a small memory foot print and still do the AV job well! So thumbs up to those 2! Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
tigermonk
Contributing Member
Contributing Member


Joined: 08 Jun 2004
Posts: 53

PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've already posted this here: http://www.ggmania.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=209 but since we now have a security forum i'll move it here.

i guess my whole problem right now is this:



also, the fact that AVG is only scanning 24066 files and my computer has a grand total of 44602 files, so it's only scanning 53% of the files on my computer. lame.

i'm about to uninstall AVG. after running several bootscans and updates for avast, i'm coming up with nothing. and AVG is coming up with nothing even after its resident scanner tells me it found something and to run AVG. WTF. you'd think that if the resident scanner found a virus that it would show up in a full virus scan right? right?!@? i'm about to just nuke my whole system once again.

and i entirely blame my asshole ex-roomate. his favorite website being www.freeporn.com. if he didn't move out when he did i was going to password protect my computer and ban that sorry SOB. Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Blindside
Contributing Member
Contributing Member


Joined: 08 Jun 2004
Posts: 55
Location: Northwest U.S.A.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sucks man--I'd password protect that fo' sure. If it's your computer I'd tell him to get the hell off it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
madda
Elite Member
Elite Member


Joined: 09 Jun 2004
Posts: 310
Location: UK

PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea, passward protect it then go and kick his ass!!!

tigermonk: try Avast antivirus, its much better than AVG!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
ace
Contributor
Contributor


Joined: 08 Jun 2004
Posts: 32
Location: UK

PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am running AVG 7 Pro on my main rig, with avg 6 free edition on my laptop and second pc.

Have had no problems at all with either version Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tigermonk
Contributing Member
Contributing Member


Joined: 08 Jun 2004
Posts: 53

PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blindside wrote:
That sucks man--I'd password protect that fo' sure. If it's your computer I'd tell him to get the hell off it.


madda wrote:
yea, passward protect it then go and kick his ass!!!


haha, password protecting in the bios is the best thing ever.

it's kind of funny, i installed titanium free version of panda antivirus after uninstalling AVG and i'm still using avast also. the funny thing is, avast is finding "viruses" in some of panda's .dll files and panda in some of avast's. i guess that's a smart way to get rid of the competition.

ace - run "cmd" and go to the root dir of your harddrive(s) and do a "dir /w /s" to see how many actual files you have on your computer. then do an AVG scan and see how many files AVG scans. on my computer, AVG scanned 24066 out of 44602 files (that's only 53% of the files on my harddrive).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
ace
Contributor
Contributor


Joined: 08 Jun 2004
Posts: 32
Location: UK

PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip, I'll have a go with it Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
maga
Junior Member
Junior Member


Joined: 09 Jun 2004
Posts: 212
Location: HERE, NOW

PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kaspersky all the way !
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
madda
Elite Member
Elite Member


Joined: 09 Jun 2004
Posts: 310
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tigermonk wrote:

ace - run "cmd" and go to the root dir of your harddrive(s) and do a "dir /w /s" to see how many actual files you have on your computer. then do an AVG scan and see how many files AVG scans. on my computer, AVG scanned 24066 out of 44602 files (that's only 53% of the files on my harddrive).


That is because AVG only scans EXEs, DLLs, and other files that are normally infected. There is no point in scanning TXT, JPG, WMA etc files because viruses cannot be executed from these files! You can configure AVG to scan all of the files on your hard drive, but its a little pointless! Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
ace
Contributor
Contributor


Joined: 08 Jun 2004
Posts: 32
Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran that command line, and having all the latest updates, virus, program etc. AVG 7 Pro scans every single file, so doesn't miss anything at all, could be something just to do with the free versions, and yes, I am running a paid version Cool
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
madda
Elite Member
Elite Member


Joined: 09 Jun 2004
Posts: 310
Location: UK

PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ace wrote:
I ran that command line, and having all the latest updates, virus, program etc. AVG 7 Pro scans every single file, so doesn't miss anything at all, could be something just to do with the free versions, and yes, I am running a paid version Cool


paid for by urself??
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
ace
Contributor
Contributor


Joined: 08 Jun 2004
Posts: 32
Location: UK

PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madda wrote:

paid for by urself??


Correct Smile

also selecting 'scan all infectable files'

I have about 74000 files, which I checked using the command line again, which turned up having the identical number of files which avg 7 pro scanned.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
xxxx
Elite Member
Elite Member


Joined: 07 Jun 2004
Posts: 1755
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AVG, small, doesn't get in the way of games or other things, though the detection could be better. Sometimes you don't know if the virus is still there. One time I deleted a culprit file and then AVG saw a virus in it. As the file was gone cuz I deleted the file, AVG got all messed up and still thought there was a virus. Couldn't delete or anything. I did a full scan and it found nothing and the warning went away. This is on 7.0, on 6.0 the same would happen but it would handle it better. I still find 7.0 pretty good, otherwise.
_________________

Sir Winston Churchill wrote:
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DELETED
Guest





PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DELETED
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Gameguru Mania Forum Index -> Security All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2014 phpBB Group