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I used Avast for a while but switched to MSE and have been using that +malwarebytes for a while. I just installed Windows 8 and it says it does not need MSE.
Anyway...A friend of mine(very knowledgeable on this, we are both starting in the networking field) uses Norton and it catches many things the MSE never caught for me.
I have always heard bad things about Norton though. Any suggestions? I'm still going to use malwarebytes of course.
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Windows 8 has MSE built in
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I've personally never seen MSE detect jack flippity squat, and recent press for it has been particularly bad. Malwarebytes has managed to survive on reputation, like some kind of myth, which isn't to say it's not good, but in my experience SuperAntiSpyware performs much better for catching the benevolent tracking junk. For a primary AV on the free-side I would go with Avast, Avira, or AVG. just imo.
    
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Avast and Avira would be my two choices.

Norton hasn't been terrible especially on resources after the newer version came out.
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Node32 from eset is good, so is Norton (nortons not been terrible for ~8 years) MSE use to be decent but is now pretty much junk...win 8 has "windows defender" which includes MSE


Eset/Norton is all I use...you can usually get them on sale for ~$20-30us for a 3 license copy
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We answer this same question at least twice a week.

Free AVs.

Avira is good, but many add pop ups.
Avast will make programs load a tad slower.
AVG is best over all.
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AVG or Windows 8 built in MSE

Its all about your browsing habits man, and what/what not to download or click on.

As always use any AV in conjunction with Malwarebytes wink.gif
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Im not 100% on this but im pretty sure Norton is more resourceful thats my most people do not choose it along with the fact that you have to pay for it. But if I was you I would check out all the recent charts and comparisons on the www.virusbtn.com . Hope this helps
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Im not 100% on this but im pretty sure Norton is more resourceful thats my most people do not choose it along with the fact that you have to pay for it. But if I was you I would check out all the recent charts and comparisons on the www.virusbtn.com . Hope this helps

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