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    Default What's the recommendation on a virus checker?

    At present I'm running the free version of AVG. The trouble is it does it's scan at 8am. I'd prefer it at, say, 2am - when I definitely won't be using the computer. I can only reset the time if I purchase the for sale version. If I have to spend money then I want a good one. Mind you free is better, but there's probably some crippling factor with these.
    I used to use Nortons, but their annual subscription, in my opinion, was just too much; particularly for a product that I felt was probably no better than the freebies in it's performance, was huge & resource hungry and insinuated itself into all the nooks & crannies.
    Anyone have any suggestions? I guess true value for money is what I'm after.

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    Smile Re: What's the recommendation on a virus checker?

    Hi jcr1
    Have a look at this thread
    http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=73058
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    Default Re: What's the recommendation on a virus checker?

    Quote Originally Posted by jcr1 View Post
    At present I'm running the free version of AVG. The trouble is it does it's scan at 8am. I'd prefer it at, say, 2am - when I definitely won't be using the computer. I can only reset the time if I purchase the for sale version.
    just change the time in "scheduaer". its the "user test" that you can only do in the pro ver.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: What's the recommendation on a virus checker?

    The best paid for aniti-virus program is Nod32.
    Last edited by mikebartnz; 20-10-2006 at 08:40 AM.

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    Default Re: What's the recommendation on a virus checker?

    Thanks everyone.
    I think I'll look at NOD32.
    Frees fine. But as they say "you only get what you pay for" and mostly that is a fact.

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    Talking Re: What's the recommendation on a virus checker?

    Yes, I rang my PC store about an hour ago and asked them to buy me Nod32.

    Chillisoft are the NZ contact to either buy online or from a reseller. Phone no is 09 309 3281
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    Default Re: What's the recommendation on a virus checker?

    Thanks Misty.
    I've actually just downloaded the 30 day trial version.
    Installed really easy and fast.
    I'll probably just give it a few days then purchase.

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    Question Re: What's the recommendation on a virus checker?

    Now that I've bought Nod32 today and run it, I want to copy the scanning log to ask members a question. The question is why are there 32 approx files that are locked ? Also why are there two files where access denied ? This is not the fault of Nod32 but may, or may not, be a worry for me.

    How can I copy the scanning log please ? I did do a shift/print screen and put onto a Word page but the results are not clear. Also I cannot highlight and copy because it will be a "picture" presumably ?
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    Default Re: What's the recommendation on a virus checker?

    The 2 files I always get that are locked are hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys. This is normal.
    You will also get some files that say Access denied usually if they are system files. Don't think there is anything you can do about this.

    To copy the scan log I just open the log then right-click and select Copy all then paste wherever you want, notepad, word etc

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