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Old 02-03-2006, 09:40 AM   #16
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As far as AVG v. Bitdefender, I have to disagree with That Guy. I'm not sure where he got his info, but Virus Bulletin gave AVG highest marks (free registration required), as did an informal study at Tech Support Alert. Maybe he can shed some light on the basis for why he thinks AVG doesn't catch most viruses. After all, I'm always looking for something better!

stats that some pc mag did on heuristic testing (finding virus variants that had no definitions just based on what it tries to do).

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real testing of zoo samples (AVG TOTALLY tanks as usual):
http://www.av-comparatives.org/seite...se_2005_11.php

comparision (bitdefender, 92/100 2-4 hour response time):
http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/chart...d,27537,00.asp

AVG (73/100, slower new threat response time - 8-10 hours):
http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/artic...124491,00.asp#

consumer report type overview:
http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:46 AM   #17
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use a good hosts file, there are websites dedicated to that... use firefox not IE and don't use outlook for e-mail and you've lowered your chances of infection by over 90%.

Also scan any files you get from the intarweb that could possibly have viruses and don't download attachments from e-mails.
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:47 AM   #18
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slow internet, i think the new virus is making its rounds right now... stay safe :P
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:02 AM   #19
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Yup, I've been updating the University all morning. Don't open any porn emails!
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:13 PM   #20
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Not sure if these will find and clear "surfsidekick" ???????? Real pain in the ass! Any thoughts???? Thanx for the help!
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:58 AM   #21
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Not sure if these will find and clear "surfsidekick" ???????? Real pain in the ass! Any thoughts???? Thanx for the help!
ad-aware should ( http://www.lavasoft.de ).
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If you can "find" Spyware Doctor, it's the best one I've used so far.
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Old 02-15-2006, 03:15 PM   #23
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Appreciate the information men! I will check it out. I currently use "Adaware" which does a good job. For some reason, I cannot get rid of this particular pest (surfsidekick).
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Enjoy...

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic9549.html
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:19 AM   #25
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thanx for all the help men. I purchased the download version of "spywaredoctor" and it kicked surfsides ASS!
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:56 PM   #26
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Another good way to prevent Spyware is to use FireFox. There is a huge debate as why it is more secure than Internet Explorer, but I mainly feel that people are not writing viruses and spyware to be able to execute through it.

I love the tab browsing feature and it works at 99% of the web sites I visit.

Check it out at http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
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You can also get a plugin for Firefox that allows you to view IE websites that don't open correctly in it.
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Old 02-23-2006, 02:06 PM   #28
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I saved Bl#@$#@#@computer, and the firefox site as well. Thanx for the input!
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Hey, I need help again, whenever I go on the internet I get this add that just becomes my background. It says warning there has ben spyware dected on my computer and I where it tells me but all it is, is just an add for spyware removers. I currently use AVG and ad-aware...

How do I fix this???
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that means you have a LOT of spyware on your computer. what exactly does it say word for word?
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