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Best Anti-virus product?

Post by SnakePlissken on Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:49 pm

The tech guy who worked on my PC said that AVG isn't so good anymore and recommended a Microsoft AV program (the name escapes me at the moment) but I thought I'd ask you guys to see what your experiences have been with different products.

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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by Blake Camphausen on Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:58 pm

My personal favorite is Avast. Its free and so far its protected me from several bad downloads and other nasty bugs. Only set back is it doesn't allow some games to be played because they affect the fire wall.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by Cardinals5 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:59 pm

I run a combo of Avast, Microsoft Security Essentials and Malware Bytes and I've had no issues
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by JMac525 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:59 pm

Blake Camphausen wrote:My personal favorite is Avast. Its free and so far its protected me from several bad downloads and other nasty bugs. Only set back is it doesn't allow some games to be played because they affect the fire wall.

I second this. I have not had any problems while using Avast!.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by Magus978 on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:04 am

I have Avira, and while it's a bit intrusive with more false positives than I would like, it does get the job done.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by Vincent Giacalone on Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:18 am

I'd have to recommend Spyware Doctor.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by gwoodard41 on Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:22 am

I use AVG Premium Security 2012 edition, System Mechanic Pro, and Spybot Search and Destroy.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by Rykia on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:56 am

gwoodard41 wrote:I use AVG Premium Security 2012 edition, System Mechanic Pro, and Spybot Search and Destroy.

AVG is definately a good one. I have it on both my NR computer and the laptop I use, and even the free version (which I use) is great.

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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by RyanB06 on Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:33 am

I swear by Microsoft Security Essentials. I can't recommend it enough.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by Guest on Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:47 am

AVG has given me no problems, and its kept me virus free, so it's my recomendation, Avira is okay also, a bit annoying but as Tom said it gets the job done. Not a fan of Avast but that's just me. For spyware or malware, I would go with either Spybot or MalwareBytes.

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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by MPatterson1724 on Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:59 am

I just use norton because it comes free with my comcast, never had any issues xD
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by flyingturns89 on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:02 pm

I think I have all of those on my computer. Laughing That sorta has to happen when you kill half a dozen computers with viruses.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by FlashRod4 on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:32 pm

MPatterson1724 wrote:I just use norton because it comes free with my comcast, never had any issues xD
This.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by gwoodard41 on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:35 pm

MPatterson1724 wrote:I just use norton because it comes free with my comcast, never had any issues xD

GET RID OF IT: NORTON IS A RESOURCE HOG AND CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO ALLOW YOUR COMPUTER TO PERFORM TO IT'S FULLEST POTENTIAL!
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by Blake Camphausen on Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:35 am

gwoodard41 wrote:
MPatterson1724 wrote:I just use norton because it comes free with my comcast, never had any issues xD

GET RID OF IT: NORTON IS A RESOURCE HOG AND CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO ALLOW YOUR COMPUTER TO PERFORM TO IT'S FULLEST POTENTIAL!
This. Norton is more of a malware then the stuff it protects you from.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by Cynon on Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:51 am

flyingturns89 wrote:I think I have all of those on my computer. Laughing That sorta has to happen when you kill half a dozen computers with viruses.

Running all of them is about as bad as running none of them because some antivirus programs (NOTE: anti-virus, not anti-malware... THERE IS A DIFFERENCE) may conflict with each other and reduce the efficiency of both.


@Snake - Are you talking about Windows Live OneCare?


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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by SnakePlissken on Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:58 am

[quote="Cynon"]
flyingturns89 wrote:@Snake - Are you talking about Windows Live OneCare?


They installed "Microsoft Security Essentials" this time but I almost started to download AVG before changing my mind at the last minute.

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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by flyingturns89 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:35 am

Cynon wrote:
flyingturns89 wrote:I think I have all of those on my computer. Laughing That sorta has to happen when you kill half a dozen computers with viruses.

Running all of them is about as bad as running none of them because some antivirus programs (NOTE: anti-virus, not anti-malware... THERE IS A DIFFERENCE) may conflict with each other and reduce the efficiency of both.


@Snake - Are you talking about Windows Live OneCare?


I know for sure AVG, Norton, and Microsoft Security Essentials are all on here cause all three came with the computer when I got it. (Sweet deal, right?) I've had a couple of the other ones on other computers, just don't remember if I put them on this computer.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by Syzygy on Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:15 am

On my computer I run a combination of Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes, Spybot Search and Destroy. Stay away from Norton, kids.

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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:14 am

gwoodard41 wrote:
MPatterson1724 wrote:I just use norton because it comes free with my comcast, never had any issues xD

GET RID OF IT: NORTON IS A RESOURCE HOG AND CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO ALLOW YOUR COMPUTER TO PERFORM TO IT'S FULLEST POTENTIAL!

I've used Norton since mid-2010 and I've never really noticed it ever slowing down my PC.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by Milan655 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:08 am

Blake Camphausen wrote:
gwoodard41 wrote:
MPatterson1724 wrote:I just use norton because it comes free with my comcast, never had any issues xD

GET RID OF IT: NORTON IS A RESOURCE HOG AND CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO ALLOW YOUR COMPUTER TO PERFORM TO IT'S FULLEST POTENTIAL!
This. Norton is more of a malware then the stuff it protects you from.

Norton re-wrote their programme some time in 2010 (or 2009), it is a good programme, although it's expensive and I prefer AVG (I use the free version.)
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by BlueThunderfan on Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:40 pm

AVG works fine for me.... also Avast kinda sucked for me.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by crl on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:57 am

I have Kaspersky. It's fantastic. If a Trojan ends up on my computer, Kaspersky will find it.

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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by gwoodard41 on Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:40 am

I forgot I have Avira on my netbook, I got it as a package deal with my current laptop, but I switched to AVG.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by tommykl on Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:56 am

I've got Norton and Windows Defender. Haven't had any problems yet.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by AntmanB on Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:00 am

avg and malware bytes here.
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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by Ben Atkins on Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:35 am

AntmanB wrote:avg and malware bytes here.

Same here lol

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Re: Best Anti-virus product?

Post by bartman97 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:10 am

Funny thing is I don't have one, I just have the temp shortcut on my desktop.
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