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Originally Posted by Wheezo View Post
Malwarebytes has a paid version that I have heard good things about. When i got a free trial several weeks back I was impressed how un-intrusive it was but I also got a feeling that it really was actively protecting me. I'm actually thinking about paying the 29.00 CAD for it later down the road.
Not sure how much it would be in your area, but I have seen antivirus programs sold for $60.00+ so Malwarebytes may be a good option for you.
I have the paid version of MalwareBytes. Not really worth it IMHO. Then again I never find myself in a position of needing to clean my machine. I spose if you have an often infected family computer it might be worth the coin.
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post #12 of 44
like prostitutes. The less they cost the more infections your going to end up with
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Well unless you're going on a link clicking spree, a free anti virus should suffice. I recommend Avast AV. Its done a good job keeping infections out of my computer and is light on system resources. I find Mcafee and other paid antivirus annoying because it lags the system with updates and has spontaneous scans. The scans are ESPECIALLY annoying because I mainly play games on my desktop and any lag is bad lag.
    
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like prostitutes. The less they cost the more infections your going to end up with
Only if you're sticking your ____ where it don't belong.

Srsly. If you're getting viruses/malware it means you're doing something wrong. I ran my personal machine without any AV/malware for 3 years in administrator mode. Only changed my habits when my brother got his machine infected on my LAN, and I didn't want my machine taken out by his foolishness.
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post #16 of 44
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Only if you're sticking your ____ where it don't belong.

Srsly. If you're getting viruses/malware it means you're doing something wrong. I ran my personal machine without any AV/malware for 3 years in administrator mode. Only changed my habits when my brother got his machine infected on my LAN, and I didn't want my machine taken out by his foolishness.

^ 100% Agree with this , antivirus is just a big scam for retarded computer users.

setup your firewall correctly and get a decent hosts file and your good to go.

Personally i stopped using antivir about 15 years ago, when virii stopped being about destroying your computer, funnily about the same time as i stopped using floppy disks
post #17 of 44
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Only if you're sticking your ____ where it don't belong.

Srsly. If you're getting viruses/malware it means you're doing something wrong. I ran my personal machine without any AV/malware for 3 years in administrator mode. Only changed my habits when my brother got his machine infected on my LAN, and I didn't want my machine taken out by his foolishness.
i said the less they cost. off course the free one you know for years will give you no diseases
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post #19 of 44
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Windows 7:
Free: MSE, Avast
Paid: BitDefender, Kaspersky Anti-Virus

XP:
Free: Avast, Avira
Paid: BitDefender, Kaspersky Anti-Virus

MSE also works on Windows XP...
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post #20 of 44
lol firewall and good malware scanner is all your really need.. then again I don't really scan for that stuff buy use Tuneup utilities auto scheduled at 12 am.. I'm not too retarded I use safe pr0n sites.
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