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What is the best antivirus? I'm using AVG + Malwarebtes at the moment, but wondering if there was anything else better.
What are you guys using?
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Either switch to Avast or MSE. The later being the more recomended one around here.
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Either switch to Avast or MSE. The later being the more recomended one around here.

Avast free/pro/or internet?
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Either switch to Avast or MSE. The later being the more recomended one around here.

This, most people will recommend one or the other.
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Avast free/pro/or internet?

Avast free edition. I've been using it for at least a couple of years now and I am very happy with it.

Edit - Here are a couple of links depending on which one you choose.

http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-85737&subj=dl&tag=button

http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/mse.aspx
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I like MSE out of the others I've tried (Avast, Avira, ESET, AVG) It's light, very easy and user friendly, and non-intrusive. I sometimes forget that I even have it installed and running in the background. MSE is all I use. With the occasional scan with Malwarebytes.

As far as the best, it's a matter of opinion I guess. Many will say MSE, Avast, and Avira to start. But from what I've read each AV has it's own strengths and weaknesses when they're tested against each other for different features.
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Free = MSE. It's good. Real good.

Paid = Kaspersky or Bitdefender. Used both (using bitdefender now), both are excellent and relatively light (bitdefender is very light).
post #7 of 44
Free one I use is MSE.

I used to use NOD32 and its a really good program/software firewall though after I went from my x58 to z68 I tried out MSE and it has been working fine for me.

I did try out Bit Defender but it annoyed the hell out of me and kept popping up that I had malicious software when I told it to ignore it it kept doing that and even slowed down the software, I dunno it just wasnt for me, even with all these "awards" and advertising they say about how great it is, I just didn't like it from that bad experience lol but doesn't hurt to try.
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for free use MSE combined with malwarebytes and/or Avast

paid: Kaspersky and ESET NOD32 thumb.gif
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for free use MSE combined with malwarebytes and/or Avast
paid: Kaspersky and ESET NOD32 thumb.gif

Not a good idea to be running multiple AV suites at the same time. Just a useless drain on resources, not to mention they'll be fighting each other to do the job. Using Bit Defender here. Got it on sale for $20, and it's good for 2 years on 3 PC's. thumb.gif
 
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Paid: Kaspersky

Free: Avast (what I use now), MSE let me down once so I don't use it anymore.
    
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