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#1 Trevrev

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:44 AM

Hello,

Over the last couples of years the company i work for has kindly let all of its employees use their anti virus on personal computers. Sadly that has come to an end.

I now need to purchase some security for myself.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a good allround anti-virus that won't hog my resources.

I'm UK based if that makes any difference at all.

 

I've got Malwarebytes free installed on my PC, wondering whether to use the full version of that. 

It's a minefield, don't know what to use for the best.

 

Thanks..........Trev


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

There are perfectly acceptable FREE antivirus programs, e.g. Avast, Avira, AVG.

I've used Avast for years, previously paying for programs like Norton and McAfee, which did not seem to do a better job.

Malwarebytes is great for malware, but you need an antivirus program as well.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

As mentioned above those free apps are excelent. If you did want to purchase I'd go with ESET/Nod32 or Kaspersky.

MBAM is not an AV but a great compliment to one I use it and the AV,, This month you can get a lifetime MBAM license for 18.00 USD


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

If you want complete protection and not just an antivirus you may like to try the latest Comodo Internet Security version 6.0.  

 

It is very light on the system and you do not have to pay anything for it unless you want to add public wifi protection and remote assistance which you get as extras with the paid version.   I doubt whether you would gain any extra protection if you upgraded MBAM when you have CIS installed, as it runs any unknown exe files in a sandbox.

 

More information on their website:

 

http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

Wow, thanks for all your help guys. I'm hearing good things about Microsoft security essentials.

Is it as good as i'm reading? Quietman7 it's in your list of free anti virus.

I'm also running Zone alarm free firewall. Is this a good choice?

 

I'm considering the free option, but something in my head says i need to pay to get the best.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

Well it's up to you .. I have been happy with Avira free AV..Malware bytes free (though I bought the license 2 years ago)  and Comodo Firewall only for 5 years.

I also keep and run Superantispyware every month.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

I'm considering the free option, but something in my head says i need to pay to get the best.

Those who try to tell you that 'you get what you pay for' are usually trying to sell you something you don't need.

 

Antivirus on it's own will be fine until you come across something not yet in it's database.   If you never stray from the safe websites that is probably all you need, but these forums are full of people seeking help to remove malware although they have reputable antivirus programs operating and up to date.

 


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:56 AM

If you never stray from the safe websites that is probably all you need, but these forums are full of people seeking help to remove malware although they have reputable antivirus programs operating and up to date.

Please note that there is almost as many people with Malwar problems  that have Paid Security Suites -

I have never paid for any Antivirus since I owned a computer (many years) and I had almost no problems.

 

With paid versions you do get extras, but many of these are not required items for your protection -

 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:22 PM

Hi,

 

If you are buying a suite then I suggest Kaspersky and bitdefender

Security Essentials is fine,Its has removed a few from my pen drives.

As pointed out earlier if you follow the rules of safety you computer will be virus free most of the time.

 

Security essentials has failed the AV test again so,you may wanna go with Avast or Avira.


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