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Need help picking an Anti-malware product


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#1 TechlessOS_3211

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

Hello again everybody! I'm not sure if this is the right place for this topic but I'm not sure where else it would go if not here. :P

Basically, I'm preparing to install Windows 7 via Bootcamp, and I'm having trouble deciding which Anti-malware solution to go for. My family's used Norton 360 for years, and while it would be cost effective for me to join the family plan, I simply am not satisfied with Norton's performance and general sluggishness. So I've done some browsing around and can't seem to come to a conclusion on which Anti-malware package to buy or download or whatever have you.

Here's the deal:
  • I consider myself a power user. I run 3D rendering, image editing, and video editing software.
  • My 3D renders sometimes result in me having to visit "sketchy" sites like Mediafire or using P2P software as a last resort to download 3D model files.
  • I plan to run Google Chrome inside Sandboxie.
  • My computer is a Macbook Pro with 4GB of RAM
  • The OS I need suggestions for is Windows 7 64-bit
So...any suggestions?

Edited by TechlessOS_3211, 09 July 2012 - 05:37 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:16 PM

You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no best anti-virus. Please see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.

After reading that, scroll down and read Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools.
When done, scroll up to the first topic posting and read Best Practices for Safe Computing - Prevention.
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