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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
Yet another toms article that misses the point, HDD and RAM bandwidth are what should be checked.

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Never had a problem with AVG Free, also run Malewarebytes and Spybot S&D daily, no viruses for years now.
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post #22 of 81
I agree on the HDD bit.

Check a resource monitor, resident processes are definitely hitting the disk. I don't notice anything in my use, but I have to think that has an impact somewhere.
    
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post #23 of 81
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Originally Posted by Madmanden View Post
Which is certainly great, but doesn't really help if a site you trust gets infected.
Or the attack vector is not online.

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Originally Posted by _02 View Post
I agree on the HDD bit.

Check a resource monitor, resident processes are definitely hitting the disk. I don't notice anything in my use, but I have to think that has an impact somewhere.
Not necessarily if the AV is designed to run as low-priority. The real-time usage may just take precedent over AV.
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I recommend MSE to everyone. Is it the best? No, but it updates with regular Windows updates, doesn't expire, doesn't try to bait you with an upgrade, doesn't hog resources, and is the most unobtrusive free AV product I have found. Every time I hear of someone getting a virus at work, they were using a paid AV solution and it usually comes down to user error (or stupidity) anyways.
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post #25 of 81
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I recommend MSE to everyone. Is it the best? No, but it updates with regular Windows updates, doesn't expire, doesn't try to bait you with an upgrade, doesn't hog resources, and is the most unobtrusive free AV product I have found. Every time I hear of someone getting a virus at work, they were using a paid AV solution and it usually comes down to user error (or stupidity) anyways.
Quite the contrary, I keep being asked why Anti Virus Defender Program This-Is-Not-A-Virus-Like-I'm-Totally-Legit 2012 keeps warning X person. Turns out none of them use AV.

#2 reason is that people have Norton, but it's expired 318 days ago and they didn't care.

Either way though, it's always user error.

Also, this article totally missed the point (HDD access), but at least they admitted that a 2600K was too much for this test.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 10/11/11 at 7:56am
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post #26 of 81
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Not sure how a 2600k is beyond the reach of most people, not like we're talking about a 990x CPU is it.
I think you've spent too much time on Overclock.net if you think a $300 processor is acceptable under most people's budgets.
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post #27 of 81
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I recommend MSE to everyone. Is it the best? No, but it updates with regular Windows updates, doesn't expire, doesn't try to bait you with an upgrade, doesn't hog resources, and is the most unobtrusive free AV product I have found. Every time I hear of someone getting a virus at work, they were using a paid AV solution and it usually comes down to user error (or stupidity) anyways.
MSE has been fairly good, however I have seen it let one get by.12 hours later there was a patch released though.
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post #28 of 81
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I think you've spent too much time on Overclock.net if you think a $300 processor is acceptable under most people's budgets.
good point.

However at least most people reading that msg could and would but a $300 processor
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post #29 of 81
Where is avast? I've been using avast for years, never failed me and it has a gaming mode.
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Why do people use anti virus? I haven't used one... ever. Are you that bad with your internet use or really paranoid? I don't get it (nor do I get virus')

My dad uses all these scanners to clean his registry, scan for virus, scan for malware, scan for trackers, scan for hookers, scan for... wait what? Sorry got carried away there. Anyways, you know what happened to him? Windows screwed up (had nothing to do with any virus or malware) and he had to reinstall windows on his laptop. It was right after he installed a latest Microsoft security update. Guess he should scan for that too? lol
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