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Best Virus Software

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by =MGN=RedEagle, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Hi guys,

    When it comes to protecting PC's I find a lot of virus programs are crippleware. I have watched them toast computers. Not sure if they are just a scam or really badly programed. Anyway, I have not used them now for a few years and I have been in computer heaven ever since. I have computers lasting 6-7 years rather than 1-2 now. Nonetheless, I need to get some security.

    Anyone with real intimate knowledge of this know what the best solution is?
  2. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    For free, AVG

    For paid, Kaspersky

    Those are the two I find that are good at what they do, but don't eat resources and don't give false positives.
  3. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Is bitdefender any good?
  4. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I'm sure you'll get a lot of people who suggest it is, but my experience tells me that I kept getting false positives. I also remember it making my computer slower (more so my internet).

    I guess its a personal preference.
  5. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Off topic (sort of)

    But has anyone else notice the user interface for AVG and Bitdefender look the same?

  6. Freddie Agricola

    Freddie Agricola Active Member

    Also Avast went to the 'Windows 8 look'. Bleh.
  7. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I find it is hard to get good data on this. Nonetheless, my hackers have given me plenty of viruses to work with. I have them all zipped in code on my server. Maybe I can get them down to my PC and see which virus program picks up on them.
  8. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    I hate AVG, particularly because of how many people with it can no longer play Minecraft without disabling Link Scanner, and the many false positives.

    Avast and ESET/Kaspersky all the way.
  9. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Well-Known Member

    I used to use AVG but switched to Avast a few years ago and haven't looked back
  10. el canadiano

    el canadiano Active Member

    On Windows, I use Microsoft Security Essentials. Good enough for me.
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  11. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    I personally like Avast.
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  12. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    AVSes can't save you from new viruses. If you want to be save, I follow this rule of thumb:
    - Not visiting questionable sites and use javascript only for trusted sites

    I ditched Kaspersky years ago and never regreted the decision.
  13. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Just like to add: anyone who banks with Barclays can get Kaspersky free: http://www.barclays.co.uk/Helpsupport/Freeinternetsecuritysoftware/P1242557966961

    I used Avast before banking with Barclays (perhaps 2 years ago?) and it worked fine for me.
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  14. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    I use it on one of my PCs, good enough.
  15. Jesepi

    Jesepi Well-Known Member

    Microsoft Security Essentials is great, and not heavy on resources. Windows Defender is built into Windows 8 by default, though I don't appreciate that they took away the ability to rightclick a file and scan it.
  16. Anils

    Anils New Member

    I have used quickheal, AVG, netprotector & kaspersky.

    for me Quickheal is the best.
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  17. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    MSE + Malwarebytes
  18. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

  19. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    I strongly suggest not using Avast, or just hope you never have to remove it or hope it doesn't block any of your programs. ;)

    I've been using Microsoft Essentials and Malwarebytes for over a year or two now with zero problems.

    If I was going to use a paid service, I'd use Kaspersky.
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  20. fos

    fos Active Member

    What about Macs?

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