Originally Posted by fireman
You like ads from Avira?(I remember someone saying there was an option to turn it off, I couldn't find it or didn't work for me; that's why) Slow scanning from other A/v? If you enjoy that, then you can use other A/vs.
However I like MSE, because it scans quickly, and it doesn't take up much resources.
I also use Malware-bytes, I use it all the time because of how paranoid I am and it doesn't find anything all the time. (Mainly because MSE sees everything and detects it asap)
The only way you are going to like anything, is if you try it out. I have had a multitude of experiences and that's why I use what I use. That is/should be common sense.
the ads doesn't pop up randomly. Once when you open it. Its a reminder. But for the job its doing its not a problem or a bother at all.
I think no one just used a av and said its the best or its junk. Most of the pc users and especially the guys around here got years of pc experience and its almost like a car. You try different ones till you find the perfect one. Its a trail and error process.
I know Nod 32 is a good AV but I won't use it because it didn't work so well with a lot of apps of mine and had BSOD problems. Also it had extreme difficulties extracting certain compressed files and archives. Nod took too long to sort it out and a regular BSOD a day is not a good thing. Had to uninstall it and can run without a av.
I had avg as well when it came to fame with its popular version 8 which was lite and which everyone went out and use. Unfortunately avg wants to tell me there's malware on my pc when I scanned but it didn't stop much. Its heur went off only after my pc was infected. No disinfection with that av. They were so clever to quarantine and not disinfect which meant no OS at reboot. Then it had the horrible cpu usage at 80 percent bug. So that's the last time I ever touched that thing. Notice on Av comparitves it had a huge amount of false positives and a detection rate around 87 percent which is pathetic.
KIS and Kav I used as well. Now KIS and the security suites like Norton internet security Zone alarm internet security etc etc had a lot of problems with vista. BSODs. They were too stubborn to fix it and the kis firewall was a cause for lot of BSODs.
Kay had no problems with but it was the time of the Virut outbreak then. Lost a lot of data and Kav not being able to disinfect or to stop it. So Virut destroyed kay and I never bothered installing it again.
Mse I used for a couple of months. Before that it was Avira. Now its Avira again. Next time probably Mse again.
I had Avast as well but unfortunately the ash and alwill file names popped up in a couple of BSODs as well so that was that.
Zone Alarm Extreme EditiOn I used and was also a Virut victim right after Kaspersky.
Bitdefender had it on my wifes pc reduced her pc to a crawl. so got rid of it. She's running Panda now which is also a good lil free Av.
But its all a matter of test them and see which one feels good for you. Some give problems some won't. Everyone got a different config on their pc so what may junk for me may work without problems on someone else's pc.Edited by Spooony - 6/6/11 at 11:24pm