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hey Jackson,
what a good question man, so here's my reply:

i've tried several antiviruses and i found nod32 to be the best.. though it doesn't have internet security as kaspersky, but it's the best i tried up till now.. it doesn't consume a lot of ram - neither does kaspersky btw -, update itself silently whenever a new update is availble and less scanning time Emotion: smile

stay away from Mcafee and Norton.. they are ram thirst.. really
(i'm talking about previous editions (2005,2006), have no clue about recent ones (2007, 2008))

so I recommend Nod32 and Kaspersky, whatever you choose
try also using some sort of antispywares as spywares spoil your pc rapidly.

bye Emotion: smile
I must have inquired about a Internet Security Software (antivirus software+firewall) instead of an antivirus software. Now it seems that the best in the line are:

Kaspersky

Panda

Eset's NOD32

Do you agree with me that the above ones are the best?

I sometimes download files using filesharing softwares like eMule and torrent clients, therefore the software which I need should be a good one which can safeguard my computer against most of the viruses.

If you have some other software in your mind besides the ones I listed, then please let me know. Thank you.
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hi again Emotion: big smile
i use bittorrent clients since 2005 and they proved to be spyware and virus free Emotion: smile cause you know, mostly on every bittorrent site now there's a space for users to comment on the contents of every torrent - unlike emule or limewire and kazaa - .. so if its infected someone would report it and it would be deleted immediatly..

i use utorrent as my bittorrent client and demonoid.com, mininova.org as my sources of torrents.. till now, everything is ok Emotion: big smile
if i use emule (and this happens rarely) i search for ebooks or audio files that i can hardly find.. BUT never search for applications

bittorrents in my opinion is almost 100% guaranteed
hope this helps
Jackson6612By the way, what is a security patch?

Hi again...

In everyday English:
Patch: a small piece of material that is sewn on something to cover a hole in it.
By analogy, when talking about software:
Patch: a small computer program that is added to software to solve problems.
The definitions are taken from the Longaman Dictionary of Contemporary English.
So sometimes some patches are needed to solve some security problems. There could be some bugs and a certain application might not behave the way it was designed. Patches can be used to fix the application, so that those bugs won't be exploited. Often patches are not released, but a new version of the software (upgrade) is released instead.

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KooyeenThe definitions are taken from the Longaman Dictionary of Contemporary English.
So sometimes some patches are needed to solve some security problems. There could be some bugs and a certain application might not behave the way it was designed. Patches can be used to fix the application, so that those bugs won't be exploited. Often patches are not released, but a new version of the software (upgrade) is released instead.

Hi Kooyeen,

What version of Longaman Dictionary of Contemporary English are you using? I'm using, I believe, 2003 version and the definition for patch is:

patch1

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a small computer program that is added to software to solve problems


I believe you are using some later version.
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Please first read the above posts in this thread.

I think I would have to choose between Kaspersky Internet Security and Panda Internet Security. Eset, developer of NOD32, has also launched its Smart Security which is also a internet security suite. But it's new, therefore it would definitely have some problems to be fixed. What do you suggest?
Jackson6612Please first read the above posts in this thread.

I think I would have to choose between Kaspersky Internet Security and Panda Internet Security. Eset, developer of NOD32, has also launched its Smart Security which is also a internet security suite. But it's new, therefore it would definitely have some problems to be fixed. What do you suggest?
Jackson, it depends. Are you willing spend money, that is, to buy those softwares. Panda is really good, however, it demands a good computer. It's not the heaviest programme nor the lightest. I have little experience of Kaspersky but what I've heard it's pretty good. Do understand that it is highly recommended to use also spyware programs.
Cool BreezeHi Jackson

I use AVG Free Edition as well. In addition to it I have [url=http://www.spywareterminator.com /]Spyware Terminator[/url] installed on my computer. It is also free and prevents malware of all kinds from invading your computer.

CB
I hope [url=http://koti.mbnet.fi/pattaya1/bad_spyware_removal_programs1.htm ]this[/url] is not the Terminator you're using.
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ZeroxI hope [url=http://koti.mbnet.fi/pattaya1/bad_spyware_removal_programs1.htm]this[/url] is not the Terminator you're using.
I have no idea whether it's the same programme. That's irrelevant, though, because the one I'm using has been tested in numerous international computer magazines and has worked just fine for me for a long time. It may be the only one of its kind (a freebie) that offers automatic database updates. Nothing to worry about. The programme is good.

There may be several reasons for some people to criticise a product and the criticism may or may not be justified. Your link leads to a site that looks very unprofessional, for one thing. The internet is replete with unreliable information because anyone can post whatever they want there.

CB
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