zuzu on 8 Sep 2009 07:12:35 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OT: Which Windows Anti-Virus?

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 10:03 AM, Julien Mills<julienfmills@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I disagree.  AVG Free is the only AV I used on my Windows box (though on a
> lot in the past I haven't used any and I've been fine).  It does what I need
> without paying a ridiculous amount of money.
> And I find AVG to be way faster than McAfee was, I just installed AVG
> two or three months ago, after my McAfee ran out.

McAfee and Symmantec don't even enter into it anymore.  besides some
archaic brand recognition, I can't figure out why anyone still uses
them.  they've been obsolete ever since they refused to even
acknowledge the existence of malware, as opposed to traditional
viruses, because the companies were too afraid of being sued for
interfering with "legitimate" software.  (IIRC, Gator comes to mind as
a company which did precisely that.)  so that's circa 2001, at least.

hence the rise of superior alternatives such as Kaspersky, which is
made by Russian programmers whose jurisdiction means they don't give a
care about being "sued", they just want to sell you something that
will _actually_ protect you from malware.

again, AVS or Avast if you don't want to spend money, and Kaspersky
(KIS) if you can afford to spend about $80 for their 3-license deal.
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