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so basically bitdefender has had alot of problems with me and the norton i get with comcast has a problem that makes in game hotkeys not always work

so its time for a new antivirus

i read that all the good antivirus will do well but the dif is based on what i do

im a gamer, i download vids of wow arena, cod, starcraft etc. i game with vent and skype and browse gamer forums like teamliquid

thats all pretty basic

the games i play are starcraft, wow, diablo, cod, counterstrike, etc....

so knowing this, what is the best option for me
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post #2 of 46
TBH. You could just get away with Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes.
It's what you do on the internet that can get you introuble, not just playing games.
You need to make sure you're not downloading shady files and browsing and downloading illegal downloads.
post #3 of 46
Well try MSE

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post #4 of 46
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Originally Posted by Ballz0r84 View Post
Well try MSE

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never heard of MSE

is that just standard antivirus?

and i would just feel safer if i had one that stopped me from maybe clicking a link some $(%(# posts to $(%)# with ppl

that happens ALL THE TIME on forums....
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post #5 of 46
Microsoft Security Essentials. (MSE)
Maybe you should stop visiting forums with those kinds of people, that doesn't happen here.
post #6 of 46
Theres 3 basically
MSE, Avira and Avast.
A av is a trail and test affair. Test them and find the one that feels good with your setup. Its not something you install and are always satisfied with hence the different opinions. Click on my sig the links for them are on the security list
post #7 of 46
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Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes.
my reccomendation.
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
TBH. You could just get away with Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes.
It's what you do on the internet that can get you introuble, not just playing games.
You need to make sure you're not downloading shady files and browsing and downloading illegal downloads.
This! I used to have problems connecting to CSS servers when I had Nod and when my license expired I went to mse and got mbam. Blocked both bad sites and cleared out any weird stuff in my pc. Lol.

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Eset Smart Security 4. Lightweight and fast IMO.


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post #10 of 46
Hah. If you took what I said as an insult, calm down.
No insult was meant.

All the protection in the world won't save you from stupidity.
Not to mention, free alternatives are just as good as the paid.
To be frank, I've seen people dish out HUNDREDS of dollars for paid A/V etc and still got pwned.
This is why I say, browsing habits etc are key.
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