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Old June 8th, 2007, 02:14 PM
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I'm doing a scan of my startup and task manager and so far I've found three viruses that mcafee hasn't.

So, I'm in the market for a better virusscanner.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 03:05 PM
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No virus scanner is perfect. I'd recommend AVG and/or Avast (don't have both running resident scanners at the same time, naturally), combined with periodic scans from Panda Soft and Trend Micro online scanners. There is usually little need to actually buy a virus scanner, unless you manage a large enterprise network.
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I'm currently using ClamWin, which is free. My only complaints about it are how long a scan takes, and a few false positives for one particular virus.
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I use NOD32, has kept me safe for over 4 years
Downside is, its not free
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This article about a recent detection rate test might prove useful.
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Thanks guys.
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Default Re: Best virusscan?

List of freeware antivirus here

http://wiki.castlecops.com/Lists_of_freeware_antivirus

Do an occasional online scan also

http://wiki.castlecops.com/Online_antivirus_scans
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New question: If one were inclined to buy a virusscan, which would be the best commercial virusscan?
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Buying AV apps is a huge waste of money...
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Thank you for your opinion. However, it is not an actual answer to the question I asked.
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