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Old 05-19-2011, 03:49 PM   #46
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Re: What is the best anti virus software to get?

I am just running ZoneAlarm Free firewall, I have Malware Bytes on stand by in case I need it.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:29 AM   #47
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Re: What is the best anti virus software to get?

There will many that will not like what i am about to say but for a free Antivirus in a windows enviroment use Microsoft Security Essentials.
It is totally free ,if you have a legal operating system, it covers all the same areas as the expensive Antivirus' without being too heavy. It speeds up the average Pc after it has been working for a few weeks.
For now Microsoft are happy to supply this for Free and update the Virus definitions on a regular basis.
I have has no problems with this software in XP ,Vista or win7.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:28 PM   #48
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Re: What is the best anti virus software to get?

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There will many that will not like what i am about to say but for a free Antivirus in a windows enviroment use Microsoft Security Essentials.
It is totally free ,if you have a legal operating system, it covers all the same areas as the expensive Antivirus' without being too heavy. It speeds up the average Pc after it has been working for a few weeks.
For now Microsoft are happy to supply this for Free and update the Virus definitions on a regular basis.
I have has no problems with this software in XP ,Vista or win7.
I disagree. MSE is an OK product but it does not cover all the areas that paid AV's cover. It does not even cover what some free AV's cover. MSE does not scan email directly, no website protection, no script blocker, no sand box, no behavior blocker etc.

MSE will also slow lower end PC's to a crawl while some other free and paid products work fine on low end hardware. Try running MSE on a netbook some time. I also find MSE is to restrictive. There are so many configuration options missing. This should not be a problem for the average PC user but power users will rip their hair out.

If a free AV product is a must Avast 6 Free is the way to go. For paid products NIS 2011 or Avast IS 6. Sure there are other options but a security product must have decent protection without a noticeable impact on system performance. They also must have the required configuration options to satisfy the user. Very few products can claim victory on all three. Most products that have good protection kill system performance. Of the ones that don't few have the configuration options most power users need.

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Old 05-22-2011, 07:33 PM   #49
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I disagree. MSE is an OK product but it does not cover all the areas that paid AV's cover. It does not even cover what some free AV's cover. MSE does not scan email directly, no website protection, no script blocker, no sand box, no behavior blocker etc.

MSE will also slow lower end PC's to a crawl while some other free and paid products work fine on low end hardware. Try running MSE on a netbook some time. I also find MSE is to restrictive. There are so many configuration options missing. This should not be a problem for the average PC user but power users will rip their hair out.

If a free AV product is a must Avast 6 Free is the way to go. For paid products NIS 2011 or Avast IS 6. Sure there are other options but a security product must have decent protection without a noticeable impact on system performance. They also must have the required configuration options to satisfy the user. Very few products can claim victory on all three. Most products that have good protection kill system performance. Of the ones that don't few have the configuration options most power users need.

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I use MSE on all my builds and have never had a problem with it. Also works well on any 8-10 year old machines. I also use it on my Dell netbook that had Norton Intyernet Security on it when I bought it, it was just a hog . MSE works like a hot dam, I agree it does lack a few a few things, but over all it is a good program
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Re: What is the best anti virus software to get?

The latest NIS are very light
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Norton Utilities screws up 64 bit Windows
NIS is very safe nevertheless
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NIS 2012 (beta for now) even looks better.. but NU 14 is useless on 64 Bit machine, don't even think bout installing it.. either way Ive read here and there utility suites cause more damage than they fix
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Eset nod32

I've been using ESET NOD32 for years and haven't had a single incident.

Read http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archiv...esult&offset=0.

From that list, ESET NOD32 is the one with the oldest latest-miss (April 2002), and that was under SUSE Linux (when ALL of the candidates failed uder that OS - see http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/test?id=121).
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I've been using ESET NOD32 for years and haven't had a single incident.

Read http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archiv...esult&offset=0.

From that list, ESET NOD32 is the one with the oldest latest-miss (April 2002), and that was under SUSE Linux (when ALL of the candidates failed uder that OS - see http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/test?id=121).
If I was to ever pay for a anti virus program it would be NOD 32!
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If I was to ever pay for a anti virus program it would be NOD 32!
Here where I live the last renewal cost me less than US$ 50 for a three-computers two-years license.

Am I really spending?
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Here where I live the last renewal cost me less than US$ 50 for a three-computers two-years license.

Am I really spending?
No that's a good deal, but I've had such good luck with free anti virus (AVG and now MSE) didn't see the reason to pay....
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No that's a good deal, but I've had such good luck with free anti virus (AVG and now MSE) didn't see the reason to pay....
A long time ago, whenever I was worried about minute things while there were much more important things at stake, my father would say:

"Picking crumbles? What for? To feed pigeons"?

And we BOTH hated pigeons.

IMO when data safety is at stake, I'd rather go with a paid, complete, strong AV that focus on delivering security to me, than go with a free, incomplete, relatively strong AV that focus on getting new-virus reports from me, monitoring my usage and sometimes spending my resources on a behalf other than mine.

Especially when the paid AV is nearly free.
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