Which AV you all use?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by T-ravisty, Jul 18, 2012.

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  1. T-ravisty

    T-ravisty Notebook Consultant

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    Hey all...

    I've been getting spikes in my CPU due to McAfee... Yeah I know, it's rubbish, just been lazy.
    When it spikes I get sound distortion.

    So, which AV you all use and do you ever encounter CPU spikes due to it?
     
  2. gta0004

    gta0004 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Microsoft Essentials is good and free.
     
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    thehunterooo Notebook Consultant

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    +1, all you need is microsoft essentials.
     
  4. MrDJ

    MrDJ Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    avast here
    nothings got through in 2 years. had 2 false positives tho but still very good.
    or you could try avira, avg, mse.
     
  5. Gandalf_The_Grey

    Gandalf_The_Grey Notebook Evangelist

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    On my laptop with Windows 8 RP I have Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 Beta installed.
    My sons laptop and my daughters desktop use Kaspersky Internet Security 2012.
    My fathers desktop runs Kaspersy Antivirus 2012.
    My mother in laws laptop runs AVG free.
    My other relatives use Panda Cloud Antivirus.
    I'm thinking about replacing AVG free and Panda Cloud with Roboscan Internet security Free.
    All desktops and laptops have HitmanPro as second opinion on demand scanner.
    It helps the performance with almost all av's to do a full scan after being installed to populate some kind of cache
    (that means that the to be found safe files do not have to be scanned again).
     
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    abo.saud Notebook Enthusiast

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    nod32 from eset
     
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    Tinderbox (UK) BAKED BEAN KING

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    Kaspersky Internet Security, Five years plus no problems.

    John.
     
  8. Y570

    Y570 Notebook Geek

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    Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 here...

    light as hell and one of the most secure
     
  9. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    MSE + Malwarebytes on 2 computers, Avast + Malwarebytes on another. MSE is lighter than avast, but overall avast has better protection.

    Right now if someone had to write commandments for AVs, the first one on the list would like be:

    Thou shall not purchase nor install McAfee. ;)
     
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    misterhobbs Notebook Evangelist

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    I also use MSE + Malwarebytes.
     
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