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Avira. I hate AVG and I have no idea why anyone recommends it any more. They've been terrible for years.
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Originally Posted by goodtobeking;15371138 
You can get Kaspersky 3 user for free after mail in rebate from the Newegg. I bought it earlier in the year. 50 bucks up front but after 2 or 3 months, I got my money back. Just so happen I have 2 PCs and a laptop. Seems to work fine, and has nice features like sandbox and webpage sandbox, and all the features you could want.

Aw.... It's not available in Canada.
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Originally Posted by crUk;15371144 
Pirate!

Yup. Anti-virus viruses FTW!
Edited by -Allen- - 10/19/11 at 1:35pm
    
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Now I know you said Microsoft Security Essentials is too much for the CPU, but... I have no problems with it on a dual core, and you can limit the CPU use. It takes a few minutes (at most, usually less) for it to scan my drive of a couple hundred GB of stuff when set to 50% CPU use, and it's not enough to detract (or even make me notice) from performance while I browse during those few minutes.

I even ran it on another PC with a Pentium 4 2.8GHz Hyper-threading and it was a bit noticeable, but again, not enough to detract. It took a few moments while I browsed and never cared for the slow down.
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Originally Posted by Princess Garnet;15371239 
Now I know you said Microsoft Security Essentials is too much for the CPU, but... I have no problems with it on a dual core, and you can limit the CPU use. It takes a few minutes (at most, usually less) for it to scan my drive of a couple hundred GB of stuff when set to 50% CPU use, and it's not enough to detract (or even make me notice) from performance while I browse during those few minutes.

I even ran it on another PC with a Pentium 4 2.8GHz Hyper-threading and it was a bit noticeable, but again, not enough to detract. It took a few moments while I browsed and never cared for the slow down.

Here's the thing: Most first generation Phenoms have this TLB patch, 30-50% performance decrease for increased stability, so its a no brainer to turn it off. However, with it off, MSE hangs for 2 minutes every startup.
    
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NOD32 never fails me. It's light and it does the job well.
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i used MSE with a phenom 9550 for agesssss, no problems at all! why cant you use it with a 9500? mine ran at 2.2 as well.
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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by UBERmorrison;15371676 
i used MSE with a phenom 9550 for agesssss, no problems at all! why cant you use it with a 9500? mine ran at 2.2 as well.

Your 9550 doesn't have the TLB patch issue.
    
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post #18 of 22
I use Panda Cloud antivirus. It's so lightweight I forget it's there. AVG, Avast, and Avira are all resource hogs in comparison. My honey uses Nod32 and it has an issue where it won't start up with Windows. Also keep in mind though, I haven't gotten a virus in years (with or without antivirus software) and I back up anything I wouldn't want to lose so I can reformat anytime without regrets.
 
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post #19 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lime;15371156 
Avira. I hate AVG and I have no idea why anyone recommends it any more. They've been terrible for years.

I'm with you, i can't stand AVG at all.

I use avast, although i'm not sure why...
post #20 of 22
If you can't use MSE, then something else is wrong. There's no reason for MSE to specifically be a target.

The TLB patch eratta isn't going to change because of the anti-virus software that you use.
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