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So then, what would everyone recommend as the best AV that has active real-time scanning of web pages?
Avast does this, though I can't speak to its relative quality at the task. It has caught infected wordpress sites that I visit more than once which was nice. I've had a few malicious URLs blocked when clicking through trusted pages also.
    
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Yeah the point is missed, see "slow down your PC" doesn't really translate to less FPS in games or 1080p video is smooth or not, it's the overall performance, this is a very very frustrating situation when your system is constantly not responding, especially these people who not willing to upgrade their s478 pentium 4s (they always claim, it's for kids, yeah like it's fast enough for kids stuff nowadays), slow and old hard drives, less then enough RAM, the whole system is almost unusable.

but it's so hard to convince them that antivirus is part of the problem
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Avast does this, though I can't speak to its relative quality at the task. It has caught infected wordpress sites that I visit more than once which was nice. I've had a few malicious URLs blocked when clicking through trusted pages also.
Thanks, I may switch from MSE as I don't think it scans webpages well and/or at all.
    
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Been using Avast for the last 6 year and loving it.Really takes very little power from the PC.
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This aint 2005. Where you had like AV compaines marketing features like gaming mode or something utlizing less memory. Nowadays, we got enough processing power for the lulz! Along with AV devs developing more efficent AV apps.

MSE+Malwarebtyes has been all good for moi.
Edited by Raiden911 - 10/11/11 at 10:40am
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post #46 of 81
This has been posted before... not from Toms though, i guess.
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post #47 of 81
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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
Because sometimes legit sites get hacked, or there are clever, buried redirects even though you're going to a legit site. 99% of the time, intelligent browsing habits are far better than the best antivirus. But sometimes even if you do everything properly, you can still accidentally come across something. That's when real-time scanners will help. I'd rather err on the side of safety as opposed to having to waste hours and hours recovering an infected computer, or risk losing data in the event that only a reformat can fix the situation.
Edited by guyladouche - 10/11/11 at 11:02am
    
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post #48 of 81
I swear they did the same or a very similar article to this a while back.

Anyway, for the short answer, yes it does impact any PCs performance beyond just the CPU usage (bloats the registry too); other than that, they've all gotten more and more useless and bloated since their glory days & are pretty much useless now. The last time I got hacked was through AVG/Spybot and the ports they used for updating themselves. Did a clean install afterwards and now I only run MBAM and a strict 3rd party firewall and have been fine for years, better off than with all this useless antivirus crap combined. If something wants access, I'll know when it asks for it and where/what it belongs to. The only reason anyone would need antivirus software for is if they don't know what they're downloading or if the sources of their files are not safe or unknown.
Edited by Am* - 10/11/11 at 11:10am
    
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Kaspersky is very secure but horrible at the same time. It slows down your PC. I think MSE is best and nothing can surpass it. Its detected each and everything.
I have NOT found Kaspersky to be too hard on a computer. MSE seems to be the lightest on system resource usage but I wouldn't hesitate to use Kaspersky.
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I haven't had to run Anti-virus software in years. I use Firefox (Waterfox) with the NoScript addon and Malwarebytes with no issues. I used to run McAffee and Norton on different setups and I used to hate how resource heavy they used to be. Things have probably changed now. I keep hearing how MSE is pretty good. I might have to try it out to see.
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