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Other Best free Anti-Virus?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Smellyhead, 4 Jul 2011.

  1. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Modder

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    Someone should probably make a sticky about MSE.
     
  2. Coltch

    Coltch Minimodder

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    Main Rig: MSE
    HTPC: Avast!
    Laptop: Nothing - Fedora 14
     
  3. Jaybles

    Jaybles Minimodder

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  4. Daedelus

    Daedelus What's a Dremel?

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    +1 for MSE

    I used to use Avast and it's good, but MSE is totally unobtrusive, so it gets my vote now.

    Do people still pay for AV software? Seems crazy to do so (in a domestic environment anyway)
     
  5. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    +1 for MSE
     
  6. matt_lumley

    matt_lumley You're only supposed to...

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    +1 for MSE again, i have it on all my machines in my house, and every family machine now.

    I dont even realise I have AV with it there to be honest :)
     
  7. geoboy333

    geoboy333 Sometimes I say something bright...

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    I used to live by AVG but it let me down and I haven't trusted it since. I now use a combination of Avast for Virus protection and MalwareBytes pro for active internet security (although Avast has resident shields for all networking aswell).
     
  8. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Been running Common Sense for years, very lightweight!
     
  9. geoboy333

    geoboy333 Sometimes I say something bright...

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    +1 on this although your gut feeling about a file or site can only get you so far. sometimes even the most careful people suffer virus attacks which is why these programs arise in the first place.
     
  10. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    In conjunction with a good antivirus/firewall, very good. On it's own? No good IMHO.
     
  11. geoboy333

    geoboy333 Sometimes I say something bright...

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    My thoughts exactly - side note check your post pete
     
  12. bigkingfun

    bigkingfun Tinkering addict

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    MSE keeps my systems clean, and have done for some time now.
     
  13. Jackg

    Jackg What's a Dremel?

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    MSE for me too. Been using it for a few months and it has done a great job.
     
  14. chrismarkham1982

    chrismarkham1982 Multimodder

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    avast, extremely easy to use, never had a virus whilst using and 1 click turns gaming mode on so i dont have to have any annoying messages or virus pop up alerts mid game and if you do get a problem that avast cant deal then you just remove the problem with malware bytes anti malware
     
  15. NethLyn

    NethLyn Minimodder

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    Avira just saved me from another Trojan in the past couple of days, and the Premium version let me do thorough scans in under an hour but I'd happily give MSE another go on a non-essential PC, if it's had an update.

    +1 for stickying an AV thread, as experiences will change with each new version.
     
  16. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    MSE for the umpteenth time,:search:
     
  17. Booga

    Booga Cuppa tea anyone?

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    or look at this thread Popular Free Software List

    which I would update if it ever got stickied. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Marvin-HHGTTG

    Marvin-HHGTTG CTRL + SHIFT + ESC

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    MSE or Avast really, they're both good. I tend to use MSE now more, because it isn't ever obtrusive, the updates are combined with Windows Update, and the scans/entire program are nicely lightweight. Also, MSE is never trying to get you to buy the full/paid for version either...
     
  19. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

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    +1 for MSE. Tis all you need.

    -1 because this question gets asked every single day. Search guys...
     
  20. Jaybles

    Jaybles Minimodder

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    Should drop a PM to someone. Not sure who would be best though.
     

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