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post #21 of 44
I rarely see a virus on a computer anymore ... it's mostly computers infected with crapware that virus scanners don't pick up anyway.

Case in point - XP Internet Security.
    
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post #22 of 44
I would never pay for a antivirus, as MSE offers everything a paid antivirus offers for free, and in most cases will be more reliable at finding viruses vs a paid antivirus.
post #23 of 44
I have NOD32 on all my machines, servers, phones, gateway etc. I find it is a very good piece of software and has relatively low hardware overheads. Security is top of my list always.
post #24 of 44
I think I have used the lot...

I now have Microsoft Security Essentials on all my PC's and its great. Nice interface, small footprint, pretty much an install & forget app.
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post #25 of 44
Bit of common sense and keeping your stuff updated you should be fine. I dont belong to facebook and that stuff so cant comment other than what I get in the news about the methods use on there to infect people
post #26 of 44
Norton is probably the best and most comprehensive security suite available now, but if you're smart about browsing there's no reason free AV software can't work. Keep everything updated, use a good HOST file or community site rating addon (like WOT), and scan with an AV every week or so. Firewalls are good and important if you're in a large network, particularly if it's fairly open, but since everyone and their grandparents these days have a router with a hardware firewall, port stealthing, and NAT, software firewall's aren't as important anymore.
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Free = mse :d
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post #28 of 44
The best anti-virus is common sense.

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post #29 of 44
Paid:NOD32

It's brilliant
post #30 of 44
mse is a pure winner here never had an issue plus its not resource hog like nortons of macafe
    
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