Which AV software should I use?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Shaythong, Jul 9, 2009.

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  1. Shaythong

    Shaythong Notebook Evangelist

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    I have just epically failed myself. I was just looking for a lighter and better AV for my laptop because I play games on there. The AV seems to be using a lot of memory and Avast didn't find two real trojans on my backup drive, it still works good though. :p I'll try MSE first before I choose or stay with Avast. :D
     
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    If you simply want the highest detection rate and the lowest resource usage, use Avira free.
     
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    True, after my NOD32 license expires (in 2 years) I am gonna install Avira as I have had very good experiences with it.

    I wonder how does a company like Avira afford to offer a free AV solution while keeping its updates constant and support and having such a great AV
     
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    I discovered that Avast is 64-bit too. I also am trying MSE right now and I'm amazed on how low-footprint it is. It's currently running at 2,468 K memory. :D I will just use a free program instead of buying one. I'm thinking about staying with MSE but I may choose Avast or Avira. I haven't tested MSE enough yet. :p
     
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    Don't forget MSE has two processes associated with it. You're probably looking at only one. But yeah, it's still very low on memory usage compared to many others. I like it more and more everyday too. :)
     
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    Another vote for avira, so far I have it installed in all my family laptop's and no viruses, especially on my dad's laptop he doesn't care he just gets into pages full of malware and viruses and avira has done a great job cleaning all the mess.
     
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    But MSE never updates automatically. It still relies on Windows Update for it malware definition updates. Windows Update classifies MSE's definition update as a recommended update (which most of us won't install) instead of important update.
    MSE also has high resource usage when compared to Avira free, Norton Antivirus 2009.
     
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    How about NOD32 or Avast Free? :(
     
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