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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kingn0thing, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. kingn0thing

    kingn0thing Registered Member

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    I was just wondering what you guys use for an AntiVirus.

    I just wiped my system AGAIN because of viruses and want to install everything I possibly can to make sure it doesn't happen again.

    I have NOD32 installed now, but was wondering what else I should use, if anything.


    -kingn0thing
     
  2. Blare

    Blare Regular Member

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    Kaspersky.
     
  3. jaerehan

    jaerehan Elite Member

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    I 2ndthat. Kaspersky Internet Security keeps your pc safe and healthy :)
     
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    homenet Power Member

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    Kaspersky, second to that I would say Avast or Avira.
     
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    Areesh Ansari Newbie

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    What about AVG? It is also a very good anti-virus...

    :eek:
     
  6. muscleteen

    muscleteen Regular Member

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    Paid version? Kaspersky Internet Security 2011

    Free stuff? Avira (Anti-Virus), SuperAntispyware (Anti-Spyware), Comodo or ZoneAlarm (Firewall)
     
  7. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    In addition to using either Kaspersky or NOD32, it would be wise to get Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (paid version if possible). Also get CCleaner (it's free) and run it after each session online. I also use Sandboxie and run my browser through Sandboxie.

    You can't be too careful nowadays. The internet is a malicious jungle.
     
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    nirose Senior Member

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    NOD32 and also have HijackIt(very handy tool).
     
  9. negligence

    negligence Regular Member

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    I for one run solo with just Avast! Pro. I don't think that i've come across anything too crazy in my lifetime, and to combat the spyware, schedule Spybot S&D or AdAware. All quality software, and all have free versions :)
     
  10. endorphine

    endorphine Newbie

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    You might have heard this before, the best AntiVirus sits in front of the screen. Don't trust any antivirus software fully, they get a detection ratio of 95% at best. Don't run shady executable files, don't start anything that can get code executed if it is from a source that has not to care about its reputation. If absolutely necessary, use a sandbox to test it. It's uncomfortable, as it takes a few clicks more, but you know the amount of work you get when a virus ********s up your system. Don't ever use the internet explorer or firefox. Every idiot and his cousin target these, cause four of five computers have them installed. I'm a bit on the paranoid side when it comes to computer security, so I solved the whole problem for me by using PC-BSD as desktop operating system and running the windows software I need through Wine. Besides the overall security focus, BSD has a desktop market share of less than 0.05%, so you can count the viruses that might target this system at all on your fingers. Never had a virus or spyware problem anymore.
     
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  11. theentry

    theentry Junior Member

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    Using NOD32 for a few years now ;)
     
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    Jest3r Newbie

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    QFT. ESET NOD32 is awesome, demands low CPU and RAM, and updates regularly. I also suggest running CCleaner every once in a while to make your PC faster (cleans up useless/temp files etc)
     
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    Avira + CCleaner are good choice.. :)
     
  14. dvdgangster

    dvdgangster Junior Member

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    Use Nod myself, seems to have done its job over the last few years.that and common sense, biggest problem i had was accepting stuff from people who give you a USB stick,their always full of viruses
     
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    Used NOD32 for 7-8 years ago.. Before that i used Panda.
    Now i have been using AVG for 3 years.

    And as WizGiz says, there is no security in any programs longer.
    Best security you can get is your brain. ;)

    Stay clear of what you download, and always run a virustotal scan (if file is lower than 20 MB) before running.

    Im also running Sandboxie by the way, great tool. :D
     
  16. jacko999

    jacko999 Newbie

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    kaspersky or if you want a free one avast. run malware bytes too :)
     
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    raj5151 Regular Member

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    Kaspersky is best:)
     
  18. en.smartis

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    I use Forefront Client Security "enterprise" at work and Security Essentials at home. Its the same product but forefront is for enterprise and security essentials is for home use. Its free if you got a "real" MS license.

    Id liked NOD32 before that.
     
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    Microsoft Security essentials is free and is not a resource, control hog.
    I had avg and avast tell me they found something but couldn't remove it, MSE fixed it.

    didn't try kaspersky so can't compare
     
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    Norton is still the best. It kills everything freaken thing...