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Been using AVG buy it stops me doing more things than it actually protects me from, so wondered about changing, what would you guys suggest?

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post #2 of 62
Give Avast and Avira a try. I've used both, currently using Avast.
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post #3 of 62
What does it prevent you from doing? O.o I've only ever heard mine complain when I try to install the occasional "no cd" type patch (and even then I just click ingore and it usually works). I've heard avast and malware bytes are pretty good but never used either.
post #4 of 62
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Give Avast and Avira a try. I've used both, currently using Avast.

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post #5 of 62
This would be my recommended setup for security

Antivirus:
avast!
or
Avira

Software Firewall:
Comodo
-activate the firewall only, not the antivirus, defense+, etc.

On Demand Scanners:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
SUPERAntiSpyware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Free

Browser:
Chrome

Browser Addons:
WOT
Adblock Plus
- subscribe to malware domains here
XMarks
LastPass

DNS:
NortonDNS
or
ClearCloud DNS

When/If you are going through shady or unknown sites, run chrome sandboxed in sandboxie
- delete the contents of the sandbox after searching the shady sites

Finally, consider running automated weekly backups to an exteranl hard drive of your important data using...
Paragon
or
Keriver
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post #6 of 62
I guess I'm the only one that would Recommend Microsoft Security Essentials
    
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Quote:
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I guess I'm the only one that would Recommend Microsoft Security Essentials
It's good, but avast! and Avira are currently a bit better. If he wants to pay for a great internet security suite than his best choice is NIS 2011.
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post #8 of 62
Get MSE or Avast along with Malwarebytes anti-malware.
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post #9 of 62
Microsoft Security Essentials never finds something on my computer. Wonder if this is a good or a bad sign
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post #10 of 62
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nice one thanks guys
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