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#1 RicK X

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 05:49 PM

I'm looking for a good, on demand antivirus scanner to backup NAV 2004 (I

probably dont need one but what the heck). Someone advised me to grab

BitDefender Free or F-Prot for DOS. Any suggestions?

#2 Paranoid

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 11:30 AM

Both are excellent.


Others to use as on Demand (free)
Panda (1 year), Etrust (1 year), AVG,AVAST,Antivir,etc

Escan -uses KAV is not bad too

Edited by Paranoid, 23 July 2004 - 12:03 PM.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 02:57 PM

I agree with Paranoids recommendations. Also there are a lot of free online AV scanners to choose from as well, for another opinion.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 03:04 PM

Online scanners are a good idea, just in case your computer is totally compromised that is "rooted".

Let's see online scanners, there's one for trend and Panda which are popular..

I think there's one for Dr web and several others too but you can scan only indidivual files.

Any more?
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#5 lonewolf

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 03:48 PM

Here's a few:

1. http://www.bitdefend...can/licence.php

2. http://www.commandondemand.com

3. http://us.mcafee.com...mfs/default.asp

4. http://www.pcpitstop...rus/default.asp

5. http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan

6. http://www.symantec.com/securitycheck

#6 RicK X

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 12:42 AM

As far as I know, Norton is unfriendly with other AV programs. So in order to avoid

a conflict with the two AV programs, do I first disable Norton Auto-Protect and the

LiveUpdate before installing AVG AV? Also is there a way to disable the

AVG Monitor so I can still have Norton as my resident scanner?

Edited by RicK X, 24 July 2004 - 06:21 PM.


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Posted 25 July 2004 - 07:55 AM

I have used NAV and AVG (free) together in the past w/o any problems.

Generally you should disable ALL programs (not just NAV)except Explorer and Systray, thru Ctrl/Alt/Del, before installing any program. (unless your online).

Sorry i just can't remember how to disable AVG's resident protection, it was a while ago when i had the program, but i'm sure it isn't that difficult. After install, and a system restart, just disable NAV protection while you go thru AVG looking for the correct way to disable things. Hopefully someone will post here who currently uses AVG. Hth

Edited by lonewolf, 25 July 2004 - 08:00 AM.


#8 RicK X

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 11:42 PM

Thanks for your responses.

I found a way to disable the resident monitor and now NAV and AVG co-exists

happily.

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 12:07 AM

The AVG monitor is better than Norton I believe.

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