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Windows Which antivirus?

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

  1. mingingbollock

    mingingbollock Active Member

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    +1 for MSE and when it hits the fan , when all else fails.....
    prevx will kill anything , for a price £££
     
  2. Harty

    Harty New Member

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    Oh, and a +1 for Avast, that's on my laptop and it runs well. Just as good as Comodo though.
     
  3. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    Free I would say Microsoft security essentials. Paid I would say Norton 360 or Internet securities. I have used both and neither one is very intrusive or resource heavy.
     
  4. Salty Wagyu

    Salty Wagyu moo

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    MSE, Avast and Avira I would say are the good free ones. It's not for every system though, MSE slowed down boot up of a celeron laptop by 2 minutes, and Avast can slow down opening some exe files as it tends to be suspicious about it and will decide to open a sandbox warning or not. Avira was probably my favourite, can't remember why I stopped using it!
     
  5. Darkmoonshine

    Darkmoonshine New Member

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    MSE for me also, using its for years and it is excellent .
     
  6. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Comodo firewall is fantastic along with their AV.

    MSE is good enough if you've not got a spanner behind the keyboard, as there are a few failings in its detection.
     
  7. Rrruby

    Rrruby New Member

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    I use Avast, and have had no issues with it. Slows down boot time by like 2-3 seconds, which I honestly don't notice.
     
  8. vrrox

    vrrox New Member

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    Been using Avast for years now on several different computers and has never let me down :)
     
  9. Booga

    Booga Cuppa tea anyone?

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    I have tried most of them and found that I like the idea of Avira for the protection but can't live without the silent mode of Avast.
    So Avast it is.
     
  10. evti

    evti New Member

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    I use Comodo Internet Security Premium. The pop up boxes saying it's sandboxed programs, as well as the firewall notifications are annoying at first. They decrease as it gets used to more of your programs. But it's been doing the job for a while. I had to get rid of Norton though, something about paying for something I can get free bothers me.
     
  11. Uncle Psychosis

    Uncle Psychosis Classically Trained

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    I was happy using Avast for years but in the last few months Avast and Steam stopped playing nicely together---had to regularly disable avast to update steam.

    Just reinstalled so I'm giving MSE a try, seems good so far.
     
  12. Bufo802

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    As a paid one I've had kaspersky for the past few years and it's always seemed to work well, not intrusive and scores well in reviews of detection etc. Not too expensive if you get and can use a 3 pc license as well, ~£8/pc/year as a student.
     
  13. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    Kaspersky in my experience is a resource hog, that slows down the machine it's installed on
     
  14. suragh

    suragh Derp

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    You really don't need to buy a license for personal use unless its for business purposes. Id get a free one like avast, which is lightweight. I know people on my street who pay 30-50 quid for norton and mcaffee which annoys me.
     
  15. Bob Berkowitz

    Bob Berkowitz New Member

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    I prefer AVG which is free. It has daily updates. I have never been infected while running with AVG. The next good antivirus software is NOD.
     
  16. NekiBaja

    NekiBaja New Member

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    +1 for avast! . It's the least annoying and has the smallest memory footprint, which is great for older machines. Plus it has great defense modules and pre-windows boot scan :thumb:
     
  17. User-sam

    User-sam "Rare!"

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    +1 For MSE Used it for a long time now, solid fast and effective.
     

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