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Windows 7 - Antiviruses?


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#1 autorunhell

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 05:15 PM

I just reformatted my PC, and I want to know: what's the most lightweight, strongest, best all around protection I can get for my PC? Money isn't an object, as long as I can have my PC's performance at an optimal level, while still being safe from viruses, spyware, and all that bad stuff.

Thanks!

Edit: Moved topic from Win 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 bandaid1968

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 07:39 AM

why pay good money when there are free av's out there microsoft has one which i use its called microsoft security essentials, avast ,avg free and ther quite a few more its just your preference but if you insist on spending money go to your local computer store and just browse around.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/?mkt=en-us
http://www.avast.com

http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

Edited by bandaid1968, 20 April 2010 - 07:41 AM.


#3 Eric ~ Computer Guy

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 03:50 PM

When money is no object, I have to highly dissuade you from using free solutions, unless you like to pay guys like me to clean up your system later.

In this case, I would go with Kaspersky Internet Security 2010. By far one of the best av/firewall programs I have ever used in my 9 years of professional experience.

They are one of the few remaining programs that also offer the Rescue CD, utilizing a lightweight, linux-based rescue CD that allows you to scan your PC without it being active, thus increasing the rate of removal if your PC becomes overwhelmed with viruses.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:46 PM

If you don't mind paying Eset smart security 4 is good has nod32anti virus which is light on resources used excellent detection rates with very few false positives which is always a plus and offers a rescue cd which can be updated.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 07:15 PM

I think Kaspersky is a great paid-for internet security suite. My free 6 mnth trial just ran-out about a month ago, so I moved to Panda's free AV. Panda's free cloud anti virus is lightweight, efficient, and in my opinion the best free AV available. It has won editor's choice from PC Mag, and is an ICSA certified anti virus. It connects with panda servers and analyzes files in real-time to provide quick detection of the newest viruses out there.
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