any good virus programs out there? (in Off-topic)

Unappreciated Misnomer April 19 2007 11:56 PM EDT

i have AVG and it just let me down, it did not detect a trojan i found, now i need to rid myself of this nuissance. any suggestions other than reformat, although i will entertain the idea :)

Flamey April 20 2007 12:01 AM EDT

AVG is still good.

you can try Ad-aware and Spybot, though these aren't exactly anti-virus programs they just help clean your computer.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] April 20 2007 12:01 AM EDT

I use Avast!. Never had any problems. And I'm not being careful in anyway. Not big on CpU usage, updated frequently... They use it everywhere at my computer school, too.

Anyways, I think it's pretty decent. And free.

Nerevas April 20 2007 12:45 AM EDT

Spybot S&D (search & destroy) is very nice.

AdminNightStrike April 20 2007 2:17 AM EDT

The only one that has a 100% pass rate has been NOD32. They beat out all the competition, blocking viruses that Norton and others won't.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] April 20 2007 5:32 AM EDT


[me]Davis April 20 2007 3:36 PM EDT

yea i use Nod32 complimented by Spybot Search and Destroy and AdAware SE Pro

Talion April 20 2007 3:40 PM EDT

I like AVG.

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] April 20 2007 9:20 PM EDT

panda active scan is nice to do a quick scan, done in web-browser so you dont need to install anything other than an active x

{CB1}[umk]Fangs April 24 2007 4:24 AM EDT

I agree, give Nod32 a try...
If I remember correctly, it was voted the best anti virus of 2006.
It's not free though... :)

DiabloSpawn April 24 2007 4:45 AM EDT

Avira Antivir is great, free daily updates. Get it at

DiabloSpawn April 24 2007 5:03 AM EDT

Also, for future use, give ZoneAlarm a's a free firewall program. Direct link to download

Unappreciated Misnomer April 24 2007 11:05 AM EDT

even tho my title was misleading, you all understood once you read it, thanks everyone for the great help, thats why i love cb ^_^
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