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Hi ive used kaspersky security suite for a year... it kept me free from viruses and such though i barely get any... but i dont like havning no protection... kaspersky would sometimes give me probs when updating games and such. is there anything better out there than kaspersky? im willing to pay again if its worth it. i use win 7 ultimate
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microsoft security essentials


its free, does the job.

if your anything like me, i only go to 3 sites, all trusted, virtually never browse the net, and i dont download stuff i dont need (music, movies ect) so i dont really have any chance of getting virus's.

MSE is for you
   
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I use Avast and I look at and download all kinds of goofy and unmentionable stuff... and I haven't had any issues.
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Yeah, try Avast Free Antivirus. It's what I use. Works good, and updates regularly. With games issues, just add each installed program to the Trusted Processes list in the Behavior Shield section. Then it should work fine.

There are also stronger Avast versions available, but those have to be purchased. There's Pro Antivirus and Internet Security (Besides the basic free version)

http://www.avast.com/en-ca/free-antivirus-download
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Yeah, try Avast Free Antivirus. It's what I use. Works good, and updates regularly. With games issues, just add each installed program to the Trusted Processes list in the Behavior Shield section. Then it should work fine.

http://www.avast.com/en-ca/free-antivirus-download
I like Avast, for free its seems to be a good AV.

I did have Zonealarm Security Suite, but i never found any reason to keep me paying a subscription!!!!
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Thanks what would be a good firewall to go with it? it seems like zonealarm has declined over the years... would i need a anti spyware program aswell? it would suck to have to use more than 2 programs
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a combination of MSE and Malwarebytes is all you need
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would i need a anti spyware program aswell? it would suck to have to use more than 2 programs
in my experence, anti-virus software comes with anti-spyware. you may run both scans consectivly or choose which scan to run
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Thanks what would be a good firewall to go with it? it seems like zonealarm has declined over the years... would i need a anti spyware program aswell? it would suck to have to use more than 2 programs
Windows defender is automatically enabled on windows 7, so that would take care of your anti-spyware if you wish to keep it on. However as previously stated, most antivirus programs also do antispyware. For example, when you install MSE windows acutally disables windows defender and won't let you enable it saying that MSE does what defender does
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