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Hmm, I guess I'm just stubborn, but I'm going to wait until I see some tests for Defender on Windows 8 before I start paying for Kaspersky again. I personally don't like most free AV's because they are ugly, intrusive, resource hogs which (at least for me in the past) haven't worked much better than MSE. I also have an obsession with keeping my list of "startup" applications as short as possible.
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Hmm, I guess I'm just stubborn, but I'm going to wait until I see some tests for Defender on Windows 8 before I start paying for Kaspersky again. I personally don't like most free AV's because they are ugly, intrusive, resource hogs which (at least for me in the past) haven't worked much better than MSE. I also have an obsession with keeping my list of "startup" applications as short as possible.

I agree. I'm also the same with having the least amount of startup apps, atm I only have one and thats 'amd ccc'. I don't just disable them, if i'm sure I don't need it anymore I go into ccleaner and delete the entry, to make it nice and clean biggrin.gif
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Hmm, well I've never had any issues.

Run MSE with Malwarebytes.


I used to run Avira, maybe I should look into it again.
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Same here, and its people on here with so much rep and so many comments that other users listen to them and blindly repeat their nonsense.
At least they aren't as bad as the people who swear by running no anti virus "I haven't had antivirus for 6 years, and haven't had a problem"... yeah good work there buddy.


totally agree.


I used to use AVG but jumped ship to Avast. Prefer AVG's interface but AVG tends to report things as viruses that arn't, so prefer Avast.
post #205 of 237
All this armchair talk about which AV program is better is pointless. You have one camp bashing MSE while at the same time they talk about 0 day attacks. They call it a 0 day attack because the attacker knows there's nothing out there to defend against it. All in all, consumer grade anti-virus is pointless and a waste of time. You people can debate all day which anti-virus program is better but at the end of the day nothing will protect you against 0 day attacks.

I've worked on over two dozen computers infected with the FBI virus in the past quarter and all of them had so-called anti-virus protection from one brand or another, all had auto-update enabled, but they all still got infected.

If someone wanted to infect computers will they will, pure and simple.
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Just use common sense on the internet and you will be fine. Running MSE with Malwarebytes.
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They did this test with Win7 32bit. Won't the results be different for 64bit?

Anywhos... I use a combination of MSE and Malwarebytes, and just do sheduled scans. With good browsing habits and using Sandbox for those 'iffy' sites I haven't had any issues.
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Hmm, I guess I'm just stubborn, but I'm going to wait until I see some tests for Defender on Windows 8 before I start paying for Kaspersky again. I personally don't like most free AV's because they are ugly, intrusive, resource hogs which (at least for me in the past) haven't worked much better than MSE. I also have an obsession with keeping my list of "startup" applications as short as possible.

You have an i7 Extreme with 12GB of RAM and SSD's. Why in the hell are you concerned with the application being a resource hog? It'll use less than 1GB and that's all that matters in your case.

Why are you concerned with it being "ugly"? The only time you ever have to look at it is when you run a virus scan and even then, you can just minimize it.

For just about every AV, you can turn off all alerts or make it so alerts only pop up when it finds a real virus. I don't get how "intrusive" is still a complaint.

Am I the only one that has used an actual antivirus program in the last 10 years?
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As usual, the best 'anti virus' is knowing how to safely browse the web.

I've heard countless stories of daily websites getting hacked and a virus floating on them effecting users, so you can't really define browsing safely..
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MSE user here and got infected with virus, lost all my data files then got fired from my company for it. Will not use MSE ever again.
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