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I need an antivirus, what you guys recommend ?
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Microsoft Security Essentials - free

NOD32 - paid
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Originally Posted by mastical View Post
Microsoft Security Essentials - free

This.
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Search function will yield many results on this topic. But my favourite is MSE, that's the only one I install. Avast is also good and uses less recourses than MSE in my experience but I feel safer with MSE.
Also look into Malwarebytes Anti Malware for an on demand scanner that you have to manually start up and update.
Both are free.
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i used to think MSE, but after getting like 5 emails from comcast saying i had a virus i decided to try comcast'ed verson of nortan 360 and i think im hooked on it, found like 4 bots, 2 trojens, all stuff MSE thought was fine.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post
i used to think MSE, but after getting like 5 emails from comcast saying i had a virus i decided to try comcast'ed verson of nortan 360 and i think im hooked on it, found like 4 bots, 2 trojens, all stuff MSE thought was fine.
Could be false positives

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post #7 of 25
i use avast! home (free) everytime. it does a great job, while (after turning off sounds and changing popup duration to 3 seconds) it never bothers me. I have never had a problem with it, and so far it has always done a very good job at protecting me.
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If you boot legged your copy of windows then Not the Microsoft Security Essentials.. AVG would be best for you with a Mozilla browser and No Script addon..

If you are legit then you want to use MSE.. It is free and lightyears ahead of the competition.. Mozilla firefox with the No Script Add on will still be a good addition.
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post #9 of 25
There is 3 or 4 free ones basically.
Avast, MSE, Avira and Pand free version which has come a long way.
Which one is the best?
Well its hard to tell as its a tried and tested affair. They differ from setup to setup and the best is to test them out one by one and see which one feels right for you and runs on your system the way you want it.
If you want links for the different avs just click on my sig theres a small list of them

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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post
i used to think MSE, but after getting like 5 emails from comcast saying i had a virus i decided to try comcast'ed verson of nortan 360 and i think im hooked on it, found like 4 bots, 2 trojens, all stuff MSE thought was fine.
A antivirus is a prevention not a cure. They are useless on a already infected system. On my sig run that removal guide BEFORE installing your antivirus.
post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by mastical View Post
microsoft security essentials - free
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