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Bill9966

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(Msg. 1) Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:17 pm
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If you could only have one which would you use?

I have used Norton & Spybot for years, which both seem effective.
Recently my ISP began to offer free subscriptions to McAfee. The
problem is that when I tried to install McAfee it told me I had to
uninstall Norton and also Spybot.

Any opinions as to what to use or suggestions how to use all of them?

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:17 pm
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In article <47dc10c7.7587921.DeleteThis@news.rcn.com>, bill9966.DeleteThis@rcn.com says...
> If you could only have one which would you use?

If those were the only options, I'd probably run "unprotected".

MM

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:34 pm
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Bill9966 wrote:

> If you could only have one which would you use?

Neither.

Search Google for: bloated anti-virus applications

http://k75s.home.att.net/tips.html#av
http://ubuntu.com/

> I have used Norton & Spybot for years, which both seem effective.
> Recently my ISP began to offer free subscriptions to McAfee. The
> problem is that when I tried to install McAfee it told me I had to
> uninstall Norton and also Spybot.

I can't see why it would tell you to uninstall SpybotS&D, but Norton?
Probably a good idea, as both McAfee and (Symantec) Norton are terribly
intrusive. Both are also extremely hard to get rid of. And expensive.

> Any opinions as to what to use or suggestions how to use all of them?

Never have more than one a-v app running at the same time. Any brand.

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David H. Lipman

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(Msg. 4) Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:06 pm
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From: "Bill9966" <bill9966.DeleteThis@rcn.com>

| If you could only have one which would you use?
|
| I have used Norton & Spybot for years, which both seem effective.
| Recently my ISP began to offer free subscriptions to McAfee. The
| problem is that when I tried to install McAfee it told me I had to
| uninstall Norton and also Spybot.
|
| Any opinions as to what to use or suggestions how to use all of them?

Since they are both the retail versions -- neither.
I strongly suggest the Free Avira AntiVir instead.

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(Msg. 5) Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:28 pm
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"Bill9966" <bill9966.DeleteThis@rcn.com> wrote in message
news:47dc10c7.7587921@news.rcn.com...
> If you could only have one which would you use?
>
> I have used Norton & Spybot for years, which both seem effective.
> Recently my ISP began to offer free subscriptions to McAfee. The
> problem is that when I tried to install McAfee it told me I had to
> uninstall Norton and also Spybot.
>
> Any opinions as to what to use or suggestions how to use all of them?
The choice between these two is simple. It is Nod32.
Jim
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(Msg. 6) Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:49 am
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On Mar 15, 6:28 pm, "Jim" <j....RemoveThis@nospam.com> wrote:
> "Bill9966" <bill9....RemoveThis@rcn.com> wrote in message
>
> news:47dc10c7.7587921@news.rcn.com...> If you could only have one which would you use?
>
> > I have used Norton & Spybot for years, which both seem effective.
> > Recently my ISP began to offer free subscriptions to McAfee. The
> > problem is that when I tried to install McAfee it told me I had to
> > uninstall Norton and also Spybot.
>
> > Any opinions as to what to use or suggestions how to use all of them?
>
> The choice between these two is simple. It is Nod32.
> Jim

That is a matter of opinion.
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Ron

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(Msg. 7) Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:25 am
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On Mar 16, 4:32 am, Brett <Greene@.invalid> wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Mar 2008 00:49:39 -0700 (PDT), Ron <BigELil....DeleteThis@msn.com> wrote:
> >On Mar 15, 6:28 pm, "Jim" <j....DeleteThis@nospam.com> wrote:
> >> "Bill9966" <bill9....DeleteThis@rcn.com> wrote in message
>
> >>news:47dc10c7.7587921@news.rcn.com...> If you could only have one which would you use?
>
> >> > I have used Norton & Spybot for years, which both seem effective.
> >> > Recently my ISP began to offer free subscriptions to McAfee. The
> >> > problem is that when I tried to install McAfee it told me I had to
> >> > uninstall Norton and also Spybot.
>
> >> > Any opinions as to what to use or suggestions how to use all of them?
>
> >> The choice between these two is simple. It is Nod32.
> >> Jim
>
> >That is a matter of opinion.
>
> My opinion is that your response was a waste of space because you made a
> negative retort to a possibly helpful reply without offering a better
> alternative.
> --
>
> Brett Greene.



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(Msg. 8) Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:28 am
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On Mar 16, 8:37 am, "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nosp...@Verizon.Net>
wrote:
> From: "Ron" <BigELil....RemoveThis@msn.com>
>
>
>
> >> The choice between these two is simple. It is Nod32.
> >> Jim
>
> |
> | That is a matter of opinion.
>
> In the paid-for AV class, that's an excellent opinion and I'll back it.

Yes, it's an option, but so is Kaspersky.

Isn't Avira Anti now using the Kaspersky scan engine?
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(Msg. 9) Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:37 pm
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From: "Ron" <BigELilE05.RemoveThis@msn.com>


>>
>> The choice between these two is simple. It is Nod32.
>> Jim
|
| That is a matter of opinion.

In the paid-for AV class, that's an excellent opinion and I'll back it.

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(Msg. 10) Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:56 pm
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(Msg. 11) Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:58 pm
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From: "Ron" <BigELilE05.DeleteThis@msn.com>


|
| Isn't Avira Anti now using the Kaspersky scan engine?
|

No.

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(Msg. 12) Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:32 pm
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(Msg. 13) Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:56 am
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In article <47dc10c7.7587921 DeleteThis @news.rcn.com>, bill9966 DeleteThis @rcn.com says...
> If you could only have one which would you use?
>
> I have used Norton & Spybot for years, which both seem effective.
> Recently my ISP began to offer free subscriptions to McAfee. The
> problem is that when I tried to install McAfee it told me I had to
> uninstall Norton and also Spybot.
>
> Any opinions as to what to use or suggestions how to use all of them?
>
I wouldn't use the retail versions of either. The enterprise version of
McAfee is OK, and works quite happily with SpyBot.
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(Msg. 14) Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:58 am
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> > >> > I have used Norton & Spybot for years, which both seem effective.
> > >> > Recently my ISP began to offer free subscriptions to McAfee. The
> > >> > problem is that when I tried to install McAfee it told me I had to
> > >> > uninstall Norton and also Spybot.
> >
> > >> > Any opinions as to what to use or suggestions how to use all of them?
> >
> > >> The choice between these two is simple. It is Nod32.
> > >> Jim
> >
> > >That is a matter of opinion.
> >
> > My opinion is that your response was a waste of space because you made a
> > negative retort to a possibly helpful reply without offering a better
> > alternative.

> Kaspersky

Not a bad choice.

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(Msg. 15) Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:55 pm
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Thanks to everyone for responding. One last question - Does AAV have
a good firewall?

Bill
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