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  1. fleeon

    fleeon Notebook Guru

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    Hello There!
    I would like to get the opinions of as many people as I can. Which AV program(s) do you prefer and why?

    What gets the job done best?

    Thanks!
     
  2. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    MSE: Light, you don't even notice it's there ans as long as you don't do anything stupid it's more than enough protection.
    Avast!: More resource intensive than MSE, but also a bit more robust.

    Both are free and i haven't caught anything that i am aware of yet, but i usually visit the same few websites and avoid clicking on anything i'm unsure of.
     
  3. MikeGeek

    MikeGeek Notebook Enthusiast

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    I use Avira free edition, because it's a reliable software.
     
  4. Deks

    Deks Notebook Prophet

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    MSE is also pretty good for those who DO things that might be classified as 'stupid'.

    However, an AV is an AV...
    It is recommended to use Malwarebytes as an on-demand scanner as well and scan once per month... or just during times your AV detected something (in case it might have missed - Avast can do this just as easily as MSE, but I will agree that Avast seems to incorporate a bit more robust protection).
     
  5. ZeroDCX

    ZeroDCX Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've been using MSE for just about two years. That bundled with Malwarebytes software, I've had no problems whatsoever.
     
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    doomspider Newbie

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    MSE, hands down.
     
  7. Gandalf_The_Grey

    Gandalf_The_Grey Notebook Evangelist

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    A list by one of the members of the wilders security forums:
    Antivirus
    Nice options are:
    Panda Cloud Antivirus Free for its low system impact.
    Avast for its comprehensive protection.
    Roboscan Free Internet Security for using BitDefender's engine and still being free.
     
  8. jerry66

    jerry66 Notebook Deity

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    Call me odd , I use Trusport , just AV no extra bloat , also use outpost firewall and spywareblaster . Have yet to have a problem . Used Avira for years , but bloat got the better of it , I don't like all in one packages , they always have one or 2 weak points . I'd rather assemble my own package of software I think is solid .
    And I rarely run scans , I thought the AV was supposed to catch it before it infects ? If you're infected seems the AV is not doing it's job .
     
  9. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    Any AV will not catch everything, and different AVs will catch and let pass different viruses. An anti-virus is doing it's job if it's catching most viruses. Heuristics aren't foolproof so any new virus has a chance of getting through too. Then there is a downside to having a more aggressive AV that might detect a little more: false positives.
     
  10. joeyboy

    joeyboy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Comodo for me I like to use the most
     
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