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Well now that MSE has failed AV Tests, and lost its Cert. (I loved MSE to death, but now i just don't know anymore) I am on the prowl for a new AV, as MSE has lost my respect, and trust.


Here is the requirements I am looking for:
  • Something Lightweight on Resources
  • Something that does NOT nag you to upgrade to Pro to get X Features
  • Something that does NOT pop up every time something basic is blocked


I already have the best AV you can get, which is common sense/brain while surfing, however I am looking for that extra layer of protection.

This thread is no means of a war between what the "BEST" AV is, weather or not the AV suggest is the "BEST" I would like this to pass my requirements.
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I am in the same boat as you. I dumped MSE this morning and loaded up AVG free. Not too bad, but the "upgrade to pro" reminder is annoying. I am not complaining though as it was free. thumb.gif

Gonna give it a run and see if it intrudes too much for my liking.
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I have been using Zonealarm Pro along with spybot search and destroy. The zonealarm one has a learning feature when it starts. I dont get any crazy popup unless Im toying in the OS reg files.ZA cost money where as alot of people like AVG and avast. But the best protection is know your web surfing and what sites are well known. Also to help this is addon from Firefox/waterfox. Stuff like NoScript, W.O.T. and adblocker plus will help keep the badies out.

Never ever touch Norton. damn thing will hog your system completely.
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Originally Posted by Badwrench View Post

I am in the same boat as you. I dumped MSE this morning and loaded up AVG free. Not too bad, but the "upgrade to pro" reminder is annoying. I am not complaining though as it was free. thumb.gif
Gonna give it a run and see if it intrudes too much for my liking.

I have taken AVG for a test run, so far its "OK" biggrin.gif
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Browse safely, no virus'

Periodically run hitman, malwarebytes, and spybot if you think your infected.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ezikiel12 View Post

Browse safely, no virus'
Periodically run hitman, malwarebytes, and spybot if you think your infected.

Always wear protection when downloading pr0n videos
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moved from Avg free and giving Bitdefender a run.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by ezikiel12 View Post

Browse safely, no virus'
Periodically run hitman, malwarebytes, and spybot if you think your infected.

This.

On my gaming PC I run MSE as the active AV and then I have MalWarBytes as a scanner to check for malicious software. I have had maybe 1 or 2 trojans in the last 6 months and it was probably from surfing porn.

Of course there could be undetectable malware on my machine too, but MB is pretty good at picking stuff up so I assume that my gaming rig is clean thumb.gif

The last time I got a nasty virus that actually required a reformat was when I downloaded some type of root kit that masqueraded as an adobe update which tricked me into allowing it to install on my PC thus infecting it--Mainly user error on my part.
Edited by immakulate - 12/3/12 at 10:30pm
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it costs but i have always had good luck with kaspersky internet security. good luck finding one you like.
    
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oh wow, i didn't hear about this until just now.

That's a pretty major fail from Microsoft doh.gif (or maybe it was deliberate to avoid anti-competition complains from competing AV suites? laugher.gif)
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