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Ok Ok thank you for replying and telling me what you use but I see here everyone says this and that. Out of all what you guys use which is the best to use?
post #42 of 51
This may help you some.
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea...grams_reviewed
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Well it seems like alot of you guys were saying that Avast and MSE is good and some said AVG. But out of the three which is the best?
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AVira + MBAM = No problems

Seriously, haven't had a virus in a long time
This is the combination that I have used for several years. I haven't gotten a virus from surfing the internet.

This setup also has stopped numerous viruses and cleaned viruses off hard drives I have hooked up as secondary drives (primary hard drives in friends rigs which were infected beyond belief)
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Well it seems like alot of you guys were saying that Avast and MSE is good and some said AVG. But out of the three which is the best?
I would say AVAST. i haven't used AVG since 8.0 because they started adding a bunch of extra features that just serve to take up resources (like norton)
post #46 of 51
I can't believe all the Norton haters. Used to be one too, but Norton is a very different AV now. Use it on both laptops, and both desktops. 2011 ofcourse. Very fast installer, and very fast to load. Never had a problem since 2010.
 
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post #47 of 51
I like AVG. Kaspersky i've seen on some computers, and it looks like a really "intrusive" program.
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I can't believe all the Norton haters. Used to be one too, but Norton is a very different AV now. Use it on both laptops, and both desktops. 2011 ofcourse. Very fast installer, and very fast to load. Never had a problem since 2010.
I will completely agree with you about the Norton haters. A majority of them have not used the product at all in the last couple of years. If they looked at AVComparatives.org Norton 2010 rated very high in AV performance. Yet they will suggest AV's like AVG which have become very bloated and slow.

Before Norton was terrible, bloated, slow and just ineffecient. Now it is a very good AV that is lightweight and fast, and has a good detection rate.

We have a couple machines in our remote offices with Norton 2010 installed on them. When i had to load it i was less than thrilled about putting norton on a system. But afterwards I was very suprised at how much of a different 2010 was compared to past Norton versions. I would actually recommend Norton 2010 without blinking an eye.

I personally dont like paying for an application when there is a suitable free counterpart. I have been using Avira for several years on my main rig and have not had any problems with it at all.
post #49 of 51
We all have our preferences in the end, i got burned by norton but i torrent and crack programs to demo them and if i like them i purchase them, avg/avast have never been intrusive where they just immediately DELETE my files where as norton and kaspersky in the past have moved the programs to a vault and i could not restore them. it got annoying having to disable my antivirus every time i downloaded anything.
AVG/Avast may pop up and warn me but it it takes 3 seconds and if i know i can trust it i can exclude it from pausing for this the next time.

To be fair I have not dealt with norton in years, except for their ghost software and that.

To this day, I run avast on every computer i come into contact with and all the customers i help with freelance work and none of them have had issues.
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post #50 of 51
I use a combo of MSE and Threatfire, as recommended from a friend. It works pretty well, although Threatfire has quite a few false alarms.
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