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Yeah, I know that's a bold title but....

I am sick and tired of getting virus, spyware, malware, and all of that other crap, so which anti-virus software is on top as of today? And I know "you are your best anti-virus software," but I share my computer with my brothers and sisters... And yes, I have to. I don't really have any other choice.

So, I'm going to reformat my PC and instantly install the best anti-virus money can buy.

Also, what's the difference from a regular anti-virus software and "internet security?"
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Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). It's free.

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MSE and Malwarebyte's!
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i agree MSE combined with malwarebytes and/or avast free... works for me thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Malcolm View Post

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). It's free.

Worst antivirus atm from the known ones.

@bombzaway...

The best,

This 4 share the cake (ATM)

Kaspersky Internet Security, Norton Internet Security, Emsisoft Internet Security, Bitdefender Internet Security (a bit heavy on system)

In therms of easy to operate/answer on popups user-interaction.....from best to worst,

Norton> Kaspersky>Emisoft>Bitdefender.


In terms of protection,

Kaspersky> Emsisoft>Norton>Bitdefender (generally they are quite close in this regrat, all of them have great proactive protection modules - real time system watchers which is the most important part of any security suite)


In therms of being light on resource (who ever tell you that today av's dont impac system performance (including the silly Toms Hardware test) because we got powerful pc's doesnt know anything about av's make sure you remember this!! if you got anything lower then 4Gb ram and SSD, forget about Bitdefender, it will still work, but you will get noticable system slowdowns on file execution and especially if you dont know how to configure it, Kaspersky is also heavy but less then Bitdefender for sure, Norton is pure winner here.

Norton>Emsisoft>Kaspersky>Bitdefender.


Generally best pick for user who is not tech savy,


Norton>Kaspersky>Bitdefender>Emsisoft.

Best for user who is tech savy,

Kaspersky>Emsisoft>Bitdefender>Norton.

And yes MSE is junk, forget about it, it was decent 2 years ago, now is terrible, people here knows alot about hardware etc, but very small % of them follow the AV's tests, beta update/versions, corporative tests from professional labs etc, they just get whatever other suggest is good, but does not test different products neither know what does behavior blocker or HIPS means, (proactive defense) so ye trust me, the products what i suggest are the best atm, this is my best known part of computers, followed by hardware, im into security software alot, not to get cocky or anything but just to give you an rough idea why you can trust me thumb.gif

Difference from AV to IS is usually that on AV, you get only basic protection modules, scanner, web filter, antispyware, IS has that 3 plus, HIPS module, firewall, online banking protection mode, sandbox/saferun for websites, parental control (which is great in your situation) with it you can adjust what sites your sister can visit and block the dangerous site.....all in all Internet security is much better choice.
Edited by psyside - 3/30/12 at 4:44am
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I personally never have an issue with virus' and yes i run MSE, just because i dont like the others. I get Vipre for free but i still wont use it.
But the best antivirus software is COMMON SENSE, dont look at porn on your computer, that is what your phone or tablet is for, hahaha
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I use MSE, Malwarebytes, NoScript and Flashblock.

I use mostly use ComboFix, rKill, SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes, and TDSS killer to remove malware for clients.
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Originally Posted by downlinx View Post

I personally never have an issue with virus' and yes i run MSE, just because i dont like the others. I get Vipre for free but i still wont use it.
But the best antivirus software is COMMON SENSE, dont look at porn on your computer, that is what your phone or tablet is for, hahaha

Dude, no offense but just because u know what is safe and what not generally doesent mean you should be happy with the worst, and if you want free try Avast 7 is like 10 times better then MSE, lighter alot more advanced, and one of the best if not the best free av you can get.
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Originally Posted by psyside View Post

Worst antivirus atm from the known ones.
 

 

I generally prefer Common Sense 2012, MSE is just a backup of sorts.

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Originally Posted by _Revenge_ View Post

I use MSE, Malwarebytes, NoScript and Flashblock.
I use mostly use ComboFix, rKill, SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes, and TDSS killer to remove malware for clients.

Great pick of programs thumb.gif

Can i suggest you 3 changes?

SAS>change with Emsisoft anti malware, SAS is really bad lately part from being good for removall of adware and browser hijackers, (both already covered by EAM) and also add Hitman Pro and Dr.Web cureIT as additional rootkit/serious infections removal tools they are great!

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I generally prefer Common Sense 2012, MSE is just a backup of sorts.

Change to Avast 7 free > much better.....why be happy with something bad when you can have alot better for free? this is OCN show some enthusiasm guys! thumb.gif
Edited by psyside - 3/30/12 at 5:01am
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