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Anti-Viruses & Firewalls

Postby Mortis » Fri Mar 30, 2007 14:34


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Atribune offers a Vundo fix, among other things

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Re: Anti-Viruses & Firewalls

Postby Mortis » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:45

At this point in time, the online world is a hostile place, and PeerGuardian is pretty much a given for your personal safety. BlueTack also host blocklists, but have fallen behind somewhat over the recent months. :)

If you use PeerGuardian and get annoyed by it blocking Steam, you can exclude this list: http://list.iblocklist.com/?list=steam
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Re: Anti-Viruses & Firewalls

Postby nobile » Wed Jun 11, 2008 20:07

I must say I am pretty annoyed by AVG people stopping making updates for AVG 7.5 users :/
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Re: Anti-Viruses & Firewalls

Postby Mortis » Wed Jun 11, 2008 20:59

Wow, I had no idea! Do you mean that they stopped delivering updates to free users, or? AVG is/was the best solution out of that crop as far as I'm personally concerned. ClamWin is open source and free and all but... not very good :D
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Re: Anti-Viruses & Firewalls

Postby nobile » Thu Jun 12, 2008 07:13

Yea.... :/ it really sucks that they did it... I tried ClamWin for some time, but wasn't good enough for me I guess, got infected ;o Guess I should go back to Avast! :F
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Re: Anti-Viruses & Firewalls

Postby Mortis » Thu Jun 12, 2008 20:38

Yea ClamWin is only really helpful after you've been infected, since it is an "on-demand" scanner (i.e. it doesn't run in the background actively blocking viruses). I really do laud the idea of an open source virus scanner, but the operation really does seem to have its downsides, too. <:(
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Re: Anti-Viruses & Firewalls

Postby Mortis » Thu Jul 29, 2010 16:47

Vrap just recommended Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to me today and it is both solid and light, though thanks to its malware focus perhaps not as efficient as some of the other full-fledged antiviruses out there.

For sheer disinfection efficiency, I'd have to say that the latest Avast! seems to be the best free scanner out of the bunch, at the very least usability-wise. It does make you register after 30 days though, which is a major turn-off. The other two primary free antiviruses, AVG and Avira (download links in the post above), are pretty much as they were before.

The very latest Ad-Aware, though, suffers the most bloat and lack of speed. While it's true, like the company purports, that "Ad-Aware Free now includes anti-virus", you wouldn't really know it. It's also very rude (how difficult can a customized install be made?):

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