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  • 27% (13)
    ESET NOD32
  • 46% (22)
    Microsoft Security Essentials,
  • 25% (12)
    Other (please specify)
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post #11 of 24
Mse ftw! Avast is pretty good as well.
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post #12 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by httuner View Post
Avast Anti-virus_ Its FREE and works awesome, BEST Damn antivirus I've ever used and I'm not even paying for it =] it updates itself and it protects my PC, I have it installed on my brothers computer and my parents computer also(Considering my folks will click on anything that pop ups or install random crap and so far Avast has done its job to protect them)

Never had a virus ever with it, been a primary user of Avast for 2-3years now and I can tell you, you won't regret installing it, it doesn't take up a lot of resources to run it, all you have to do is register it and your done. Again, did I mention it was free? =]

I've used Norton(Takes too much resources and its annoying as heck since it pretty much does things without ever asking you for permission and when it does as you for permission its annoying, plus it sometimes prevent your regular programs from accessing the internet, causing you to go in and manually set it so the program can go online)

Kazspersky - Its wonderful, but it costs money and I hate having to pay to renew its subscriptions every now and then and I find that Avast is pretty much like Kazspersky, except its free =]

Kaspersky is probably my favorite. But as far as norton, it has gotten alot better as far as being resource hungry. It actually takes about the same or less resources than kaspersky. Only reason why I bought norton over kaspersky is because I got a really good deal on it.

Norton really has improved alot. The old versions would slow your computer down really bad.
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post #13 of 24
Anyways
Avira
With online armor

Or kis if you want to pay. But get the antivirus stay away from antivirus suites.

Another good option is Mse with malware bytes pro since Mse really blows with stopping script malware eg rogue antivirus solutions etc.

But give your av a chance by closing the exploits first. Uninstall java first then update it. If you got older versions of jave malware will just use them to get thru and the updates would be worth nothing. Adobe update regularly that's where malware gets thru theses days Java and Adobe
Edited by Spooony - 5/28/11 at 9:46pm
post #14 of 24
Avast. I set all my customers up with it and have never had a single one report a problem.
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post #15 of 24
I use MSE, I'm not familiar with the other anti virus you listed. MSE is ok, but not the greatest-- the nice things about it is it runs discretely in the background, and isn't a resource hog. The bad thing about it is it doesn't block everything and it's sometimes not the best at removal-- but it's free and not too bad. I use Malwarebytes for all my clients when removing virus/malware issues and it works beautifully. Also another great backup I like to use is Ad-aware; it's nice to get rid of spyware and adware junk.

Disregard any comments on how you don't need an anti virus; this is ridiculous talk imop and not wise-- especially with a Windows operating system and the internet. It's essential to have some form of protection and removal tools. You're only asking for trouble without protecting yourself.
Edited by whitingnick - 5/28/11 at 9:57pm
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post #16 of 24
AVG all the way...i only game and surf the net and some occasional dl,s i have maleware bytes installed just in case but havent had a virus in a few years with free avg.
    
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post #17 of 24
you can either have your pc slowed to a crawl by a malicious virus once a year, or have it slowed to a crawl 24/7 by av
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
^^'
Thanks a lot guys. Really informative.
I've seen elsewhere that NOD32 was better, hence the reason me making this thread.
Even though the poll clearly goes to MSE, I'll try them all...except Norton.

I am currently using MSE, which doesn't slow my PC down at all.
I had AVG. But MSE picked up viruses that AVG didn't.
And I don't think I want to go "without an anti virus, using the common sense approach to prevent things."

Cheers all~
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post #19 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by vinton13 View Post
^^'
Thanks a lot guys. Really informative.
I've seen elsewhere that NOD32 was better, hence the reason me making this thread.
Even though the poll clearly goes to MSE, I'll try them all...except Norton.

I am currently using MSE, which doesn't slow my PC down at all.
I had AVG. But MSE picked up viruses that AVG didn't.
And I don't think I want to go "without an anti virus, using the common sense approach to prevent things."

Cheers all~
was just joking about the last reply.
Just make sure your java is updated and Adobe as well. That's where they get thru these days. download sandboxie and run your browser in it. If your av doesn't have hips get a firewall that does.
Outpost and Online Armor are 2 free firewall solutions that have it
post #20 of 24
avg 2011 free edition no questions asked
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