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Ativirus Recommendation, AVG, Avast or BitDefender

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#1 jeney123


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Posted 17 March 2011 - 03:27 AM

Hello. Since I installed this on windows 7 5 free edition avast.

What do you recommend? It remains to 5 Free or install Avast AVG Anti-Virus 2011 (1 year license bought) or BitDefender Antivirus 2011 (1 year license purchased). Of these three that I recommend AV?

PC: Intel Dual Core e2200 OC 2.7
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Nvidia 9400GT 1GB
500 GB HDD

Thank you in advance.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:49 AM

Avast is pretty decent and definitely light on resources, compared to AVG and BD.

Also make sure you have Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes installed on your computer. You can use these tools to perform quick scans from time to time.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:51 AM

I have been disappointed with AVG ever since they made a decision in April 2010 to partner with LimeWire and promote the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, a security risk which can make your system susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, and exposure of personal information.

NOTE: With the release of AVG 2011, there have been numerous complaints about issues and conflicts with other security tools like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Unlike previous versions, AVG 2011 cannot be effectively disabled to prevent it from interfering with other security tools...after restarting the computer, AVG re-enables all protections. Read these related discussions:There have been reports of issues with the computer starting properly on 64-bit Windows sytems for which AVG has had to release these fix instructions.

There have also been reported problems with computers after using new features like PC Analyzer and PC Tuneup which purport to fix registry errors in order to make the system more stable and various optimizing tools which can make changes to system settings.

I do not recommend the routine use of registry cleaners/optimizers as they are extremely powerful applications that can damage the Windows registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from booting properly. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

Even MajorGeeks, a popular download hosting site, has issued a Statement on AVG Free 2011 and has removed its Editor's Pick listing.

For these reasons, I no longer recommend AVG as a free alternative.

My personal choice is NOD32 Anti-Virus if choosing a paid for program as it leaves a small foortprint or one of the following if choosing a free alternative.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:39 PM

hi i am new here but i am starting with your post replying.

The first one is free other money. Compare pears with pears.
Usually the money is more complex / complete.
If you want free, Avast, if you are willing to give money - Bitdefender.
If you want safely and without bloatware try Linux (I recommend Ubuntu / Kubuntu), you'll be surprised. And it's not really that complicated, if your mind goes a bit - you can handle.

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