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Windows Which antivirus?

Discussion in 'Software' started by chrisb2e9, 30 Aug 2012.

  1. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    I just ordered an SSD and in prep for re-installing my OS I am trying to get things figured out. One of which, is which free anti-virus?
    Have AVG at the moment. Not sure if it's the best though?
     
  2. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I recommend Microsoft Security Essential. Mainly because it provides good protection, is non-intrusive, you feel like you have nothing, and doesn't slow down Windows boot time.
     
  3. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    brave758 New Member

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    +1
     
  5. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Yea MSE it works well and is free
     
  6. Virus44

    Virus44 New Member

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    Malwarebytes antimalware thats what i use :D
     
  7. Deewon

    Deewon New Member

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    Been using this since moving to Windows 7 and never felt the need to swap out. Always recommend it to any friends also looking.

    Only other I would probably vouch for is Avast.
     
  8. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    Using bullgaurd on my desktop and t rend micro on my laptop and had no hassles with either and low on the resources
     
  9. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    Ok, Microsoft it is then!
     
  10. GeordieGoose

    GeordieGoose New Member

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    another +1 for MSE
     
  11. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    this isnt really anti virus - and real time protection only happens if you buy it, so its not free :)
     
  12. matt_lumley

    matt_lumley You're only supposed to...

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    I can also recommend MSE, use it on all my PC's and everyone elses I can recommend it to.

    Very quick, non intrusive and good detection rates.
     
  13. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    I was with MSE until it let through a particularly unpleasant trojan on a family member's PC. I managed to kill it with Avira boot time scan and since then I've moved across to Avira on my own machines as well. I also use Comodo firewall instead of the W7 one simply because it's much more flexible and connections are easily visible.

    Despite my initial misgivings, I have actually found this combination to be very unintrusive and have noticed no slowdown or resource-hogging.
     
  14. Fat Tony

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    How about AVG or Avast ? - they're my standard choices on new builds, and I've never had an issue with either.
     
  15. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    ^This.

    Avira Antivir on 4 pcs/lappy in my house, i don't mind 1 solitary pop up with update downloads.

    I put MSE on mum's laptop just so it can chug away in the background and she didn't get freaked out. :)
     
  16. marcjohn308

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    Avira is one of the finest anti virus, I used avast & avg previously ,those were big rigid & covering much more space. Avira is better . I am happy with its performance . Really I used norton etc they were also not useful at that point of it
     
  17. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    +1 for Avira
     
  18. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    I tend to use AVG, just keep coming back to it for some reason.
    Used avira in the past and liked it.

    Used security essentials on the family pcs, but have since switched.
     
  19. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    MSE for me, Nice and simple.

    Sam
     
  20. Harty

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    I've been using Comodo for a while, hasn't failed me.
     

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