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The other day, it thought sp1 of windows 7 could pose a thread
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Regards OP article, My sig says it all. Ad/Malware blocking hosts file, MSE and Malwarebytes is all you need for total protection.
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Paid or unpaid. Get a serious infection and you have to format, so I don't see the point in paying. I use Avast! at the moment and have done for some time. It's quiet enough, has good protection and is free.
    
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Paid or unpaid. Get a serious infection and you have to format, so I don't see the point in paying. I use Avast! at the moment and have done for some time. It's quiet enough, has good protection and is free.
Not even. I have been able to remove some really nasty stuff with Linux. Even with boot sector viruses. Just repair the master boot record and it will be fine.

Formatting your drive because it has a bad infection is just the lazy way.
    
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Yeah, no.
Yeah, no huh? Did you read the report? AV-Comparatives focuses only on the ability of AV programs to catch viruses. If a program is clunky or user unfriendly is not a factor.

In the testing for the February 2011 report, McAfee actually had ZERO false positives combined with catching over 96% of all tested viruses and malware.

You can't argue with the statistics collected by AV-Comparatives without appearing ignorant.
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Regards OP article, My sig says it all. Ad/Malware blocking hosts file, MSE and Malwarebytes is all you need for total protection.
MSE and Spybot - Search & Destroy

Is what I use for "total protection"
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MSE and Spybot - Search & Destroy

Is what I use for "total protection"
for me it is MSE, Spybot S&D, MVPS Hosts, windows firewall. try and get past that
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OCN, the magical forum where your favorite Antivirus/Browser/Brand/GPU/CPU/PSU etc. is the best simply because you said so. It doesn't matter if a review proves something is a turd because any review that proves your favorite product has flaws is obviously a big fat biased lie that should be ignored at all costs.

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Never had a problem with MSE so I'll stay with it till then.
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MSE used to be nearly as good as paid antivirus in false negatives.

Now it IS as good.

And its false positive rate is a fraction of Norton or McAfee, and it's much less annoying than any paid or "freemium" AV (coughAVGcough).

If someone demands I put a paid AV on their computer I usually have them use Nod32 or Kaspersky, those being less retarded than the competition (on average, anyway).
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