1. Post #1
    dcss's Avatar
    April 2008
    470 Posts
    Hello,

    I currently use Nod32, and have done for a long time since hearing how it was so good. I just decided now to run a virus scan, I rarely scan because I thought that Nod would just pick up viruses as they tried to execute themselves. It seems I was wrong, it's found 5 viruses so far and I'm only on 10% of the scan..

    I need a better AV program, one that would actually fucking warn me when malicious code is being executed would be nice...

    Thanks.
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  2. Post #2
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    YodaEXE's Avatar
    December 2005
    1,473 Posts
    To be frank, you probably just did something stupid like disable active scanning on something. Nod32 is rated as pretty much the best anti-virus for a reason...
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  3. Post #3
    Beau Phos's Avatar
    December 2008
    851 Posts
    Nod32 is a good AV.

    I don't know any better ones, but only good malware shredders.
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  4. Post #4
    dcss's Avatar
    April 2008
    470 Posts
    To be frank, you probably just did something stupid like disable active scanning on something. Nod32 is rated as pretty much the best anti-virus for a reason...
    Nah, I've never changed any of the settings =(

    I'm going to try out avast!
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  5. Post #5
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    Roast Beast's Avatar
    September 2008
    3,109 Posts
    Are you sure they're viruses and not false alarms? Are you sure they've already been executed?
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  6. Post #6
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    KrAzY_nikomo's Avatar
    October 2006
    1,484 Posts
    NOD32 has been flawless for me, you've probably just done something extremely stupid.
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  7. Post #7
    TheLolrus's Avatar
    June 2008
    3,518 Posts
    Ha, an ad for Eset at the bottom of the page. Thanks, AdSense! Ontopic, though, NOD32 is the highest-rated AV program by vBulletin, something like a 96% pass rate. I'd be using it myself, but my subscription to AVG still has about 25 days in it.
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  8. Post #8
    UberMod
    UberMensch's Avatar
    May 2006
    1,644 Posts
    Ha, an ad for Eset at the bottom of the page. Thanks, AdSense! Ontopic, though, NOD32 is the highest-rated AV program by vBulletin, something like a 96% pass rate. I'd be using it myself, but my subscription to AVG still has about 25 days in it.
    I'm using NOD32 on all four of the PCs in use at home. I've never had any problems with viruses at home which is nice.

    Also I had a McAfee advert :p
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  9. Post #9
    ShaRose_'s Avatar
    March 2008
    337 Posts
    I'm using NOD32 on all four of the PCs in use at home. I've never had any problems with viruses at home which is nice.

    Also I had a McAfee advert :p
    I also use nod32 with no issues.

    I also use adblock plus, and so I see no ads.
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  10. Post #10
    Imperials^^'s Avatar
    August 2009
    246 Posts
    Trend MICRO ad. lol
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  11. Post #11
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    August 2009
    15,159 Posts
    Norton Antivirus 2009 Ad FFFFFFUUUUUU :argh:
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  12. Post #12
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    jlj1's Avatar
    May 2008
    3,632 Posts
    While there is an anti virus thread can someone recommend me a light weight anti virus for an old PC?
    (I do not trust my copy of common sense 2009)
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  13. Post #13
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    Roast Beast's Avatar
    September 2008
    3,109 Posts
    Avira, for me it's got 3 processes totaling 11MB RAM usage.
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  14. Post #14
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    jlj1's Avatar
    May 2008
    3,632 Posts
    Avira, for me it's got 3 processes totaling 11MB RAM usage.
    thanks for the fast reply downloading/installing now
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  15. Post #15

    September 2009
    6 Posts
    avast! .... it's reasonably good free protection but Nod32 is better. Avast! picks up code being executed and aborts the connection it is coming from.
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  16. Post #16
    FUCK YOU
    Denzo's Avatar
    November 2006
    1,922 Posts
    Avast! and NOD32 are both quite good, and the first one is free.
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  17. Post #17
    anikilol's Avatar
    August 2009
    1,269 Posts
    Avast or AVG
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  18. Post #18
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    Angua's Avatar
    August 2007
    3,325 Posts
    I have avira and i had that AVG at some point.
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  19. Post #19
    iradz's Avatar
    March 2008
    329 Posts
    AVG is very user friendly. The anti-virus has never failed me, however the firewall doesn't seem to agree with me.
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  20. Post #20
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    November 2005
    553 Posts
    I personally recommend Avast!

    My computer runs better with it than it did AVG.
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  21. Post #21
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    Jessey's Avatar
    October 2008
    3,260 Posts
    Avast is a good deal to me, always worked.
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  22. Post #22
    I TOLD YOU BRO. I TOLD YOU ABOUT THE MOON.
    64fanatic's Avatar
    May 2006
    1,003 Posts
    I've been using Avast for quite awhile now, I like it but it does get false positives here and there.
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  23. Post #23
    drunk
    TippZ's Avatar
    August 2007
    29,131 Posts
    Stick with Nod32, if you don't want to, go for Avast!
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  24. Post #24
    Nevermind_'s Avatar
    January 2008
    266 Posts
    Stick with Nod32 man. Run a scan with MBAM or something just to clean up the shit off your computer, then uninstall Nod32 then reinstall.
    Here's a good link from the eset website on uninstalling completely
    Mid-way down the page contains links to the AV client so you can download an updated client.

    Viruses are 90% user 10% software. Sure, people randomly attack computers on the internet but that is easily blocked. However, most viruses come from shit the user downloads - intentionally or not.

    Here are some basic tips on internet security:
    1. Don't use Internet Explorer.
    2. Keep Adobe Flash up to date. Asshats are always finding exploits with it, but adobe is very quick about patching it.
    3. Don't use Internet Explorer.
    4. Try using Firefox with the AdBlock Plus addon (be sure to subscribe to a list otherwise it's useless)
    5. Don't use Internet Explorer.
    6. If you're paranoid, try installing "NoScript" for firefox, it blocks basically every automated code. You can selectively allow things or entire pages to execute code.
    7. Don't use Internet Explorer.
    8. You are not the 1,000,000th visitor to that website. You did not win a prize. Don't even think about clicking.
    9. Don't use Internet Explorer.
    10. Stop getting porn through Limewire/Frostwire.
    11. You might want to also try not using Internet Explorer.
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  25. Post #25
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    March 2009
    3,488 Posts
    Stick with Nod32 man. Run a scan with MBAM or something just to clean up the shit off your computer, then uninstall Nod32 then reinstall.
    Here's a good link from the eset website on uninstalling completely
    Mid-way down the page contains links to the AV client so you can download an updated client.

    Viruses are 90% user 10% software. Sure, people randomly attack computers on the internet but that is easily blocked. However, most viruses come from shit the user downloads - intentionally or not.

    Here are some basic tips on internet security:
    1. Don't use Internet Explorer.
    2. Keep Adobe Flash up to date. Asshats are always finding exploits with it, but adobe is very quick about patching it.
    3. Don't use Internet Explorer.
    4. Try using Firefox with the AdBlock Plus addon (be sure to subscribe to a list otherwise it's useless)
    5. Don't use Internet Explorer.
    6. If you're paranoid, try installing "NoScript" for firefox, it blocks basically every automated code. You can selectively allow things or entire pages to execute code.
    7. Don't use Internet Explorer.
    8. You are not the 1,000,000th visitor to that website. You did not win a prize. Don't even think about clicking.
    9. Don't use Internet Explorer.
    10. Stop getting porn through Limewire/Frostwire.
    11. You might want to also try not using Internet Explorer.
    nice tips

    but i think you forgot "don't use internet explorer"

    EDIT: i see some of you have broken sarcasm detectors.
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  26. Post #26
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    Roast Beast's Avatar
    September 2008
    3,109 Posts
    -snip-
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  27. Post #27
    GuruCombine's Avatar
    July 2009
    303 Posts
    nod32 is teh shit

    Edited:

    go with nod32 again
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  28. Post #28
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    Blockland ad :smug:



    also Nod32 is pretty much the best there is.
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  29. Post #29
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    Dennab
    March 2009
    2,716 Posts
    NOD32. x64 version is just kickass.
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  30. Post #30
    JohnEdwards's Avatar
    July 2007
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  31. Post #31
    Nevermind_'s Avatar
    January 2008
    266 Posts
    I'd like to see how this turns out. I keep hearing that it's not a OneCare (horrid) clone and it is based off of an effective product. I'm going to keep my eye on this to see if it performs well.
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  32. Post #32
    DrPompo's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,016 Posts
    i just installed nod32 yesterday! yay
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