The Best Paid for Antivirus 2012

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  1. w3ak3stl1nk

    w3ak3stl1nk Notebook Consultant

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    I agree with the solution, AV is more of a warning system and not really system hardening tool. Blind clicking because you have AV is a sure way to throw yourself off a cliff.
     
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    Baserk Notebook user

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    The best paid for program would be Sandboxie imo.

    Not an AV, but a security program that can run programs in a 'sandbox', isolated from your OS.
    Example; if you'd run IE/FF/Chrome and visit a website offering malware through a drive-by download, the malware can only mess around in the sandbox.
    When you close the browser and empty the sandbox, the malware will be wiped automatically also.
    Requires a bit of reading but pretty easy to set up. And it only costs you $$ once.
    The lifetime license allows you to install it on every computer you own.
    Combine it with an AV like f.i. free MSE, use the free Windows firewall, a standard user account for good measure and stop worrying.
    If you don't mind tinkering, perhaps add EMET (for Windows 8-like security measures).
    See sig for links.
     
  3. greenlee

    greenlee Newbie

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    I rather have a fast system with good protection than a bloated over reacting one. So just Eset/SAS/ and some common sense for me...
     
  4. Sanage

    Sanage Notebook Enthusiast

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    I use ESET for my home PC, and MSE for my office PC.
    I would like say that ESET is really good.
    :D
     
  5. angelicvoices

    angelicvoices Notebook Deity

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    I have ESET and am thinking of switching to bitdefender internet security. I like the ESET interface. I am very comfortable with it as I have used it for years. It is also very light on resources. I do not like that it has failed me, multiple times, in real world detection and the last fail resulted in a BIOS virus :\

    I have heard great things about Bitdefender's protection but terrible things about it being a resource hog and causing memory links. Has it improved at all in the last 1-2 years?
     
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    Gandalf_The_Grey Notebook Evangelist

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    I hear good things concerning that on Wilders security about the current beta 2013...
    Why not give that a try?
    Bitdefender Total Security 2013 beta - Wilders Security Forums
    Bitdefender Total Security 2013 BETA
     
  7. Sanage

    Sanage Notebook Enthusiast

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    For years, I use ESET to protect my computer. It's awesome. No firewall. :)
     
  8. truekiller28

    truekiller28 Notebook Consultant

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    Man, seriously your post is useless, please check your sources before posting...

    And according to av-comparatives, Bitdefender isn't the best on detection rate.

    Here it is...
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  9. downloads

    downloads Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    There is some merit to it though- if you look at AV Comparatives's running Real World Protection Test for April 2012 (the latest one) Bitdefender is actually the best- same thing for March.
    It's the best one in this particular test this year (see dynamic graph)
     
  10. lenovodude

    lenovodude Notebook Enthusiast

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    Do what now?? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Here you go:
     
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