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Old 05-24-2003, 05:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you really have to pay for new virus definitions?

Or can you get 'em for free?

thanks for your responses
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Old 05-24-2003, 12:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you get AVG antivirus, the virus definitions are 100% free. Also, AVG is the best antivirus I have ever come across. It picked up 3 viruses that Norton and MacAfee didn't.

http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_downl...514c43d36#FREE
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Old 05-24-2003, 01:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you get AVG antivirus, the virus definitions are 100% free. Also, AVG is the best antivirus I have ever come across. It picked up 3 viruses that Norton and MacAfee didn't.

http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_downl...514c43d36#FREE
found a worm on my system too

thanks for the tip
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Old 05-24-2003, 07:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use AVG and am very happy with it.
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Old 05-24-2003, 11:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i also use AVG, IMO is much better than Norton Anti-virus, also AVG has free virus definitions for download almost ever 1 week
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Old 05-27-2003, 09:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you are using norton, one trick which works surprisingly well is to download the definitions from their website, then change the date of your comp using a program called 'datehack', to a date prior to the expiration of your definitions subscription, run the new definitions file then change the date back. Easy as pie.
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Old 05-28-2003, 08:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I've heard the Norton is going to switch to a registration scheme similar to Windows XP where by the software uploads a hardware profile to the server which will prevent using the same copy on more than one pc.
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Old 05-29-2003, 08:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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it's called capitalism and free enterprise...

it's also called "how to make a lot MORE money from people that buy our crappy programs"
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Old 05-30-2003, 12:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I also use AVG and have found it to be as good as any of the commercial software...
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Old 06-04-2003, 10:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just re-register Norton every year. I have had free definitions for 3 years now.
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Old 06-05-2003, 10:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I just reinstall my copy of Norton every year. It's too much bother to register to me. It seems to work. Either that or my computer became immune to virii after the first year
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Old 06-06-2003, 09:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I use AVG also. I does a good job, esspecailly at the price.
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Old 06-07-2003, 09:51 AM   #13 (permalink)
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AVG sounds like it's pretty good according to all of you, but are you guys using the free or paid versions?
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Old 06-10-2003, 05:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I've heard recently that AVG is considering charging for their anti-virus software. They use the free version to convince commercial users to switch to their pay version. The results haven't been the best so the rumor is that the free days are coming to an end.

There is a new "free" one out there just in case. I've heard some good things about it. It's at http://www.avast.com/. So if AVG does decide to charge you may want to keep this link handy.
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Old 06-11-2003, 08:22 AM   #15 (permalink)
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If you can live with out autoupdates in norton AV you can go to their web site and download an ~3mb file which contains the latest definitions. When installing it remember to roll back your clock to before your subscription expired
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Old 06-11-2003, 02:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I believe that, starting with NAV 2002, uninstalling and reinstalling it would no longer work. At least it didn't for me.

Think about it though, even if AVG didn't exist, usn't the 40 bux or so for Norton not worth it? How long does it take to recover from a virus? How much is your data and pr0n worth to you?

However, I think it should be built into the OS. Imagine how many less virus outbreaks we would have if everyone was forced to run AV software.

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Old 06-12-2003, 01:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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this has been a great post. my McAffee just expired and i was looking for some new virus checkers, AVG seems to be working great.
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Old 06-13-2003, 05:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
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If any of you guys are in college, most colleges give out free 12 month Norton Antivirus subscriptions for free...something to think about if you use that program.

I got a ton of stuff from my college for free including WinXP, Office XP Professional, aforementioned NAV, as well as a few others I forget at the moment.
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Old 06-13-2003, 11:49 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Starting in Version 2002, Norton confirmed that you were registered. I have version 2001.
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Old 06-16-2003, 09:16 PM   #20 (permalink)
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i'm with Panopticon. my school has a site license for nav and i installed a copy over the network two years ago. it hasn't bitched to me about registration or paying for definitions yet.
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Old 06-21-2003, 01:36 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I am definitely gonna give these other guys a try. I cannot stand Norton. Ever tried dealing with their customer service? The entire company is built around zero interaction. Which would be fine if their stupid Digital River lifetime download service actually frickin worked.
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Old 06-21-2003, 05:41 AM   #22 (permalink)
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There is a technical term for norton users.... infected.

It is only as good as its .dat file. Zero heuristic functions. Any new variants of known virii, even slightly modified, will go undetected.
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Old 06-21-2003, 08:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
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rather than rely on virus checkers, why not simply not get viruses?

When someone you don't know sends you a .vb file claiming to be the newest anna kournikova sex videos, don't open it...how bout that? :P
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Old 06-27-2003, 04:34 AM   #24 (permalink)
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heh. that, too. use norton's, myself. got a fun little replacement file for it somewhere or other on the net, which lets me get free virus def. updates til sometime in the mid 2030s or so.
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Old 07-04-2003, 08:25 PM   #25 (permalink)
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another great thing about the free AVG is the
auto update feature...I have mine set to download and
update every 14 days...caught two worms in my email
this week...
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Old 07-05-2003, 06:27 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I sue norton, and every few days it updates automatically. With other virus scanners, i use to get a worm or two a month, but havn't had one if forever.
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Old 07-05-2003, 06:36 PM   #27 (permalink)
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AVG is great if you don't want to pay for norton.
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Old 07-08-2003, 03:10 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I've got NAV 2003 Pro. Reinstalling does work with it. Never had a virus with it, so I'm happy.
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Old 07-09-2003, 10:51 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Thanks for the link to AVG, just reinstalling a friends Norton for a few years, ill give AVG a shot though, see what turns up
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:17 PM   #30 (permalink)
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AVG rules. Free and I agree better than Norton IMO.
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Old 07-12-2003, 07:21 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I've used both the 'Pro' and 'Free' versions of AVG. Both rock.
I don't have a problem paying for good software, but I do have a problem with paying for maintenance to that product. Sorry Norton.
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Old 07-14-2003, 05:18 PM   #32 (permalink)
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i read this post and tried AVG, and it works great. price is right and its easier than McAffee
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Old 07-14-2003, 07:06 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I love AVG to the point that if they made me pay, I gladly would.

BTW, I've used both Norton and McAffey, and I still think AVG rules.
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Old 07-15-2003, 09:44 AM   #34 (permalink)
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We use Norton Corporate edition so getting definitions isn't a problem. Our mac users just reinstall once a year or so. No problems reported to us.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 10:58 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I use TrendMicro PC-Cillin...... works really good, never had a virus, and its also got a firewall built-in......
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Old 07-29-2003, 11:39 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I swear by norton. If you MUST get the defs. for free then you have to completdly uninstall Norton AntiVirus and then re-install it to get another year for free. I don't think it is worth it, as it really ends up taking an hour+ to be sure you got rid of it all and to reinstall, and then go through several reboots while it rebuilds your defs etc. It is either $11 or $17 for a whole year. You want to spend an hour and a half of no fun to save $17 a year? Maybe you shouldn't own a computer.
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Old 07-29-2003, 11:45 AM   #37 (permalink)
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daoist: You really shouldn't be giving out that bad advise. "when someone you don't know" Is totally wrong. The bad file attachment (which I agree no one should open anyway) comes it is almost ALWAYS from someone you DO know, and where you are in their address book or it mined emails, etc. for your address. Almost all virus/trojans spoof the from line now. The best IMHO is a $79 on sale router/firewall Lynksys from Bestbuy along with Norton. Works for me ...
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Old 08-02-2003, 01:03 AM   #38 (permalink)
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They still have those? Haven't seen one of those virus things for awhile :)
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