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    Best AV and Anti-Spam Package

    What would you judge to be the best AV and anti-spam package for Vista? Please, don't anyone mention Norton\Symantec...ever.
    I've had a good experience with Kapersky, but I don't need any spyware tools as I already use Spyware Doctor from PC Tool.
    Preferably one I can download and pay for online too. I am currently using AVG Free on my laptop and getting a bit fed up with it TBH, so any suggestions will be taken in and looked at.

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    I'm sure I heard Mattx recommending Sophos.....

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    What problem(s) are you experiencing with AVG? I've installed it on Vista a few times with no problems.

    As for others, McAfee are ok, but I find it semi heavy on resources. At the schools I support, they all use Sophos. It also works ok, but at times can be heavy on resources. So long as you have 1GB of memory or more then it shouldn't slow your system down. Anything less and Sophos takes over your system!

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    When I'm 'fixing' friends PCs I stick Comodo on.

    Free AntiVirus Download for Virus Scan with Comodo AntiVirus Software

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    I want something a bit more integrated i.e. with the anti spam. I get a LOT of email everyday and really need something to sort it out automatically as my inbox is rapidly filling up with various solutions to 'personal' problems and offers of snake oil to turn me into a sexual colossus.

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    Then just grab the antispam component as well..

    Comodo - Free Anti Spam Software

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight View Post
    I'm sure I heard Mattx recommending Sophos.....
    Blimey......
    I thought I would scan this thread and what do I see ???



    FYI - just finished deploying Trend on our network. Had some real problems with it though - long story, but Sophos did not un-install correctly on the clients [ surprise surprise ], & a small .exe Trend uses - TSC.EXE was causing huge HD IO on the clients. Sorted now....
    Last edited by mattx; 8th April 2008 at 07:53 PM.

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    I run nod32 along side of comodo firewall which also has malware defence.

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    I use Avast Anti-Virus (free) but if you feel like splashing the spondulies then you can buy the pro version with more toys, bells and whistles in it. For Spam I use Mailwasher Pro (pro is paid for and allows multiple accounts) free edition avalable as well which does just one account. Both very good and I've had no Vista issues with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    I use Avast Anti-Virus (free) but if you feel like splashing the spondulies then you can buy the pro version with more toys, bells and whistles in it. For Spam I use Mailwasher Pro (pro is paid for and allows multiple accounts) free edition avalable as well which does just one account. Both very good and I've had no Vista issues with them.
    Hi john when you say one account (Mailwasher Pro) are you refering to local computer user account?

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    In the end I got Kapersky Internet Security 7 with a 3 seat licence. Now everyone in my house is covered.

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    ESET NOD32 without a doubt, they do Home and Office versions of just antivirus or security versions. Have a look at Antivirus Software - from ESET

    I use the Business Security version on all PC's at home, I also have it on my school laptop and am excluded from any of the Sophos updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    In the end I got Kapersky Internet Security 7 with a 3 seat licence. Now everyone in my house is covered.

    And now PC World are doing the same 3 computer pack for 29 saving almost 30!!

    *GRRRR*

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    AVG 8.0 free has been released. Maybe it's better than 7.5? I've yet to try it myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    What problem(s) are you experiencing with AVG? I've installed it on Vista a few times with no problems.
    I can't get my AVG to auto update without going onto the AVG control panel and manual updating, selecting internet and then telling vista that I trust this program.

    Happened ever since I put a new HDD in the comp and re-loaded vista (ultimate).

    It is rather strange!! Are there settings somewhere that I can adjust?

    Edit: oooh 8! I'll try that tonight!

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