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I do fine with Comodo. I like my PC being safe. Better slow than dead.
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MSE + Malwarebytes here and very rarely a problem. But as others said, legit and normal websites can and do get hacked. Recall simply browsing to a normal site once and getting some kind of virus from a flash ad's video for no reason at all (which the AV stopped thankfully).

But yeah, as much as Tom's can be good to read, obviously AV isn't going to affect CPU too much. Run a full scan on a slow HDD and then go and launch something!! Gah. *headdesks*.
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Fortifying your browser with noscript and adblock plus will reduce the chance of anything getting through to "test" your AV software.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by redsunx View Post
CommonSensePro2012
This!
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you should fear the real viruses outside your computer instead.
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post #66 of 81
MSE

If you insist on buying, Comodo.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by L D4WG View Post
We had MSE, Norton 360, Trend Micro and AVG Free installed on a number of our clients PC's

We have recently become a SOphos reseller, and have setup our clients PC's and Servers to use the Sophos endpoint and connect back to our update server and relay server.

Nearly every new PC we add, Sophos discovers something new, all of these other products didn't find them.

We had items found in a backup from 2004...

I don't think MSE is even close to being one of the best...
My TAFE has Sophos.

The computers there had a virus for over 7 years that went unfound until earlier this year...Sophos is a pile of junk too, it slows the systems there down. (i5 661s and E8400s)
    
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post #68 of 81
The common sense joke isn't even funny. I'm quite sure that the >650 million systems infected with TDSS TL4 probably include several (many?) users here. Before you go patting yourself on the back for using protection, remember that there are no current detection methods aside from knowing what you're looking for in the MBR (where TL4 loves to hide). Like many other nasty rootkits/bots, there are quite a few that are still undetected...much less, capable of being removed.

Some protection is better than none, but nothing is perfect. Personally, I have Bitdefender Total Security 2012. The 20 megs of background operations is negligible, and it's operation is pretty transparent with respect to system resources.

If there is any one fault I could name of it off the top of my head, it would be the same issue I have with most AV/security programs. Getting it to ignore my penetration testing tools, without it allowing the same tools being used against the system. Solution? Easy. Compressed and encrypted super hidden folder buried inside a video file.

Ontopic/ Overall, nothing new learned here. As has been pointed out repeatedly, Toms' is per usual...looking in the wrong places for impact on resources.
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My AV is reformatting once a month or so from an image, all programs that are installed are installed in a machine purely ran without internet, but programs I actually want the most recent version of (eg. Firefox) I download after redoing the image, no system resources are used on an AV and because I use NoScript and Adblock, the likelyhood of a virus appearing in that month is dramatically reduced. (ie. It's commonsense with viruses going away within a month, sooner if I actually see them)
    
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I have been using Kaspersky for 5 year's and never had a single thing and have wife and kids on there too.I have never noticed a slow down or found it to be a resource hog.I have it running on 6 other rigs and never have they called me with a problem either.

Only thing about them is their renewal rates are high and I called them on it and got nowhere.Got Kapersky Pure 1 year 3 license for $39.99 at Amazon.I have a laptop running it too so $20 per pc a year is worth every penny to me.
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