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I was using MSE until it allowed a phishing scam virus to take over my father's account due to a crap facebook link. Easily removed the virus myself, but that was it for me and MSE....I thought.
After that happened I bought Acronis TrueImage 2011 which came with 1 year of AVG Paid Version. Used it for a year and couldn't stand the popups and increased boot time (on an SSone D nonetheless). I have since gone back to MSE and installed adblock on my dad's account. No issues, but I am really considering something better now that this article has come out. I have heard that NOD32 is good, but it is pricey and apparently uses up a bit of RAM. Anything out there cheaper and better?

NOD32 is exactly the opposite of that...
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NOD32 is exactly the opposite of that...

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I was using MSE until it allowed a phishing scam virus to take over my father's account due to a crap facebook link. Easily removed the virus myself, but that was it for me and MSE....I thought.
After that happened I bought Acronis TrueImage 2011 which came with 1 year of AVG Paid Version. Used it for a year and couldn't stand the popups and increased boot time (on an SSone D nonetheless). I have since gone back to MSE and installed adblock on my dad's account. No issues, but I am really considering something better now that this article has come out. I have heard that NOD32 is good, but it is pricey and apparently uses up a bit of RAM. Anything out there cheaper and better?

I used ESET NOD/Suites for two years. Has it treated me well? Yes. But some of the functionality that I was used to is now gone. For that, I have become disappointed in them. Plus, for the past few months, threw several tests/reviews they have been getting a lil worse for wear for some attacks. Support from ESET in the states is limited at best. They are based out of EU; Germany I believe.
Not bashing them, just my observations over the past two years using them. If you do decide to go with them, you can get 3/license packs on Newegg/Amazon for half of the price on their website.

Currently using BitDefender. So far, so good. Got a 3/license 2yr deal for $19. Figure give it a shot.
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I used ESET NOD/Suites for two years. Has it treated me well? Yes. But some of the functionality that I was used to is now gone. For that, I have become disappointed in them. Plus, for the past few months, threw several tests/reviews they have been getting a lil worse for wear for some attacks. Support from ESET in the states is limited at best. They are based out of EU; Germany I believe.
Not bashing them, just my observations over the past two years using them. If you do decide to go with them, you can get 3/license packs on Newegg/Amazon for half of the price on their website.
Currently using BitDefender. So far, so good. Got a 3/license 2yr deal for $19. Figure give it a shot.

Where did one get this deal?
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Newegg. If not there, check Amazon.
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I don't know what is the fuss about but i have been using MSE for more than 4 years and counting or whatever. Lost count lol. I never had ANY problems at all.
Maybe it's the people who are responsible knowing what they download or browse?
I'm always cautious and i don't browse stupid things.rolleyes.gif

I agree.
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You can also just run your browser in a sandbox (Sandboxie) and not have to worry about the random mis-click.
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You can also just run your browser in a sandbox (Sandboxie) and not have to worry about the random mis-click.

Or run in a Virtual Machine... sorry for bumping old thread.
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