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I've been using Comodo's free version with both firewall and anti-virus installed. Their basic premise is that they are geared towards business security and try to identify installing programs/publishers to see if they are safe. They seem to use the residential market to recieve file submissions and figure out what stuff is. Even if they haven't encountered a specific file before, they have been able to identify malicious acts and stop things without trouble. My only gripe with comodo is that they try to install their geek squad program and another browser. It's possible to choose not to install them, or to uninstall them later without problems.

Comodo isn't the best for non-technical people as it will often notify/prompt if it detects programs changing things, such as registry changes. It gives options when it detects stuff, and it's possible to tell it to ignore files, which is helpful for those who have experienced false positives (though I haven't experienced one with Comodo). It's also not a good thing if people ignore active threats.

I had some issues in the past with Kaspersky nuking files I wanted without asking me, but it's a decent software setup for those who don't know what they are doing. In previous years, I've used Macfee, AVG, Eset, Avast, Norton, and Kaspersky. For one reason or another I stopped using every one, but I've kept with Comodo and haven't looked back. I also run the maleware bytes free scan on occasion.
post #12 of 17
Avast user here. Never had a problem with it.
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Avast user here. Never had a problem with it.
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I have used many different Antivirus software I would say best paid one is Kaspersky and best free one is Comodo.
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What is the best virus scanner right now?

This is also a typical lovers/haters question... --> just stick with a popular brand and you'll be fine. I use 10 years + Norton Internet Security and it works very fine for me (used to have Norton Antivirus in the past, but that doesn't cut it anymore for full protection)

Some say others are better because it catches the latest virusses etc... but that bull**** --> it all depends on which "upgrade path of protection" they work. There are LOT'S of different types of virusses, malware, phising, ad-ware, worms, etc.... and everyday there are thousands of new virusses etc comming out. Some brands tackle virusses as a first update for their soft, other tackle worms --> so in the end one soft catches virusses faster than another software. But at the end of the week, they would have ALL catched the same stuff.

Nevertheless I also use Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes together with Norton Internet Security

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Does AVG slow your computers performance?

This was especially true for Norton products in the past, but that was not the software itself, it was because of the hardware too weak before 2008.

Recent computers don't have those issues again and Norton is still the same program code
   
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Avast free anti virus and Comodo free firewall with a one-a-month Malwarebytes scan. Never had a virus or any problems since I implemented this 5 years ago.
post #17 of 17
gotta say I've been using Bit Defender and it has a lot of features I like (automatic sandbox mode on banking/shopping sites, soft keyboard for passwords) and as far as I know I've never had a virus it didn't catch with automatic background scans (manual scans always come up clean)
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