Spinoff- Which antivirus program is worse?

United States
May 24, 2008 3:59pm CST
I happen to have Defender Pro and I don't think its doing the job it is meant to do. I know there is still a virus hanging on in my computer. In fact its crafty enough to have made its own folder that I cannot delete. It is installed in a game or two that I cannot delete or remove from the computer and some of my other files as well. I am highly ticked seeing as we paid money for this program and its not working like it should. I can get proper help, but I have to pay $10 more for the live support. I think it is a bunch of marlarky! I tried the lavasoft, but I have to pay to get rid of it and ya know, I am not comfortable to use my credit card when there is a virus program in my computer. That doesn't make sense! Can someone explain this to me?
3 responses
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
25 May 08
I have tried just about all the Anti Virus Programs. There is not one with out problems. For a free one AVG seems to be the best. To get read of the unwanted program you can try Drive Cleaner. It search out all connected parts of the program. It is a little confusing and you have to be real careful using it. You can get it at downloads.com there is supposed to be a free version of it. I paid for the version I use and they double billed me. So do not buy the program. Mark
• United States
25 May 08
The defender pro has a drive cleaner and I ran it once, but I still think there is something fishy there.
@teka44 (3423)
• Brazil
24 May 08
Hi. I agree with you it is not safe to use your credit card when there is a virus program in your computer. For sure I did not. I use AVG the free one for years now and never have had a problem. When a virus come it clean all and my computer stay clean and working with security. Maybe you can give it a try. good luck.
• United States
25 May 08
well the thing that gets me with the DP is that I still get bugs. I just did a scan the other day and it come up with like 5 threats. I was like.... OK.... why buy this program? Of course its what we get for buying the cheapest one.
@sconibear (8010)
• United States
24 May 08
go to www.theeldergeek.com register to their FREE forum, and post your problem. they have quite a few pro computer techs (it's like a geek hangout) they usually get back to you pretty quick, while you're waiting you can browse through the rest of the forum...lots of helpful info. anyways they'll walk you step-by-step to solving your problem. Good Luck. oh......by the way.....no, i can't explain it to you.
• United States
25 May 08
Thanks for the site. I will definately check it out. I am always interested in computer tech sites since I plan to rebuild my old computer from scratch.