Best anti virus for music makers?

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Best anti virus for music makers?

Post by guanche » Tue May 27, 2008 5:20 pm

So, which one is in you opinion the best?

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Post by hambone1 » Tue May 27, 2008 5:21 pm

OS X.

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Post by Sales Dude McBoob » Tue May 27, 2008 5:22 pm

hambone1 wrote:OS X.

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Post by nate_D » Tue May 27, 2008 6:01 pm

Sales Dude McBoob wrote:
hambone1 wrote:OS X.
Macbook 2ghz c2d, 2gb ram, osx 10.5.5, live 8.0.8, fw-1884, ms20, x-session, 2xLP

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Post by kristoffer1989 » Tue May 27, 2008 8:17 pm

nate_D wrote:
Sales Dude McBoob wrote:
hambone1 wrote:OS X.

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Post by nbinder » Tue May 27, 2008 8:22 pm

Using OSX doesn't protect you generally from viruses (as there are some written for OSX, yes there are a few and there WILL be more coming).

How about helping this (I guess Windows) guy? Instead of telling everybody how "cool" you are because you've got an Apple (I do own one too, so don't start war here).

I like Kaspersky very much, but can't tell you about performance enhancements compared to FreeAV.

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Post by thefool » Tue May 27, 2008 8:28 pm

if you really want an antivirus, Nod32 is extremely great in performance. And the heuristic engine is simply overruling anything else. I've studied it a lot due to working with on a special heuristic engine with another developer.

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Post by doc holiday » Tue May 27, 2008 8:29 pm

kristoffer1989 wrote:
nate_D wrote:
Sales Dude McBoob wrote:

it's nice when you have a 6 1/2 year old box, and have never reinstalled or used AV software, and also never had an issue.

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Post by suburbanbather » Tue May 27, 2008 10:08 pm

doc holiday wrote:
kristoffer1989 wrote:
nate_D wrote:

it's nice when you have a 6 1/2 year old box, and have never reinstalled or used AV software, and also never had an issue.
Yep! Also, what the hell are you people doing to get these computer viruses anyways? :? Leave cracks, internet porn, and emails from unknown sources alone!

It is also possible to have a virus free PC as well. My PIII desktop is over 6 years old and I don't run any AV on it. Just Firefox and NO visiting questionable sites. I am tired of the space killing 19" CRT monitor though :lol:

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Post by Funkstar De Luxe » Tue May 27, 2008 10:25 pm

doc holiday wrote:
kristoffer1989 wrote:
nate_D wrote:

it's nice when you have a 6 1/2 year old box, and have never reinstalled or used AV software, and also never had an issue.
In this topic; grown men who derive their self esteem from which operating system their computer runs.


Use what ever antivirus you feel most comfortable with (I recommend Kaspersky), but turn it off when you are working. If it's not running when you're working, it doesn't really matter.

I'm going to stop posting here, I'm sick of the morons. Bye.*

*not aimed at the original poster.

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Post by doc holiday » Tue May 27, 2008 10:28 pm

Funkstar De Luxe wrote: In this topic; grown men who derive their self esteem from which operating system their computer runs.
I'm sick of the morons. Bye.*
this is somehow different then grown men who derive their self esteem by putting other people down?

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Post by adventurepants_ » Tue May 27, 2008 10:30 pm

AVG antivirus is good, AVAST is better, and they are both free.

Also run a spyware cleaner every couple of weeks, AVG antispyware is a good place to start, plus Spybot, and a couple of others i forget.

Its been years since ive had a PC virus.

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Post by TITBAG » Tue May 27, 2008 10:35 pm

WINDOWS MILLENNIUM

AND LOTS OF LYRICS WEBSITES

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Post by hambone1 » Tue May 27, 2008 10:47 pm

The OP is asking for the BEST anti-virus for music makers, not the best anti-virus software for PCs.

The best? In my opinion?

OS X.

I use both OS X and XP, and to me, viruses not being an issue is one of the major reasons for using OS X.

This ain't a flame war or 'I have an Apple and you don't' thing. It's about what I think is the best anti-virus solution for musicians (and DJs...and anyone else, too!)

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