xp antivirus

  fatttttty 16:51 12 Jan 04

Have changed my operating system from win 98 on which i was protecting with pccillin 2000 to win xp ,I have tried installing pccillin 2000 but it is incompatable with xp , Any ideas what antivirus/firewall will be best to use , dont fancy norton though had problems with that before.
cheers for any help,

  Jester2K 16:56 12 Jan 04

AVG 6 click here Free Editon is FREE!

Sygate Personal Edition click here is also free

Both fine on XP.

  jgosden 16:57 12 Jan 04

install avg for now

click here

macffe is supposed to be ok

click here

personally i perfer norton.

  jgosden 16:57 12 Jan 04

not fair u beat me

  Jester2K 17:00 12 Jan 04


  Gaz 25 17:02 12 Jan 04

click here - Panda Antivirus Platinum Internet Security.

It is a a reliable, quick, and non-intrusive solution to all computing threats. It neutrilizes Viruses, Trojans, Hackers, Spyware, Dialers, Jokes and Hacking tools, among many other things.

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It includes content filtering.

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  Gaz 25 17:03 12 Jan 04

Mc Afee and Norton 2004 versions are supposed to slow your PC to a halt.

  Gaz 25 17:07 12 Jan 04

It is available at: £59.99 with 12months service from Amazon.co.uk

Here is a direct link to it: click here

Read the review, another one by me.

Seriously, I am impressed. Its great, never gave me any hassle.

  Gaz 25 17:13 12 Jan 04

If you need a screenshot of pandas virus warning, it slides from the system tray with this: click here

And here is the user interface screenshot, note that is is clean and XPish: click here

Here is more info: click here

  jgosden 17:15 12 Jan 04

they don't employ you as a salesman you know, do they??? I can tell what you use.

  DieSse 17:16 12 Jan 04

For the AV with the best record in independant professional testing by The Virus Bulletin, try NOD32 click here.

"Analysts have confirmed the company’s claim of having the only product to never miss an ‘In the Wild’ (ItW) virus during its Virus Bulletin testing since May 1998"

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