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#1 verna2197

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:15 PM

I am looking for a really good anti-virus program that is free. If not then I will pay for one if it doesn't cost an arm and leg.
 
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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:08 PM

There are many good programs and you will receive varying opinions. Personally I use MSE as my stand-alone. To supplement I use MBAM, SAS and have SpywareBlaster. Another good program to have is Secunia PSI. This program will aid you in keeping all programs up to date. Most infections occur in large part due to outdated programs which become vulnerable to malware exploitation.

 

BTW these programs are free.

 

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:41 PM

I use ESET/Nod32 i paid for it, great antivrus . but i spent years using AVG free or Avast etc without any problems



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:20 PM

Due to unique configurations and individual needs there is no 'best' Anti-Virus or Firewall. What works for you may not work for me. Thats the beauty of try before you buy. Or even better, the free versions. Use the AV that fits your needs coupled with active or on demand antimalware applications in a layered approach and you'll be fine.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:11 AM

Hello,
if I can give my opinion, that many years do I surf the net and finally I am sufficient to:
Antivirus: Avast 8 (1 scan per week)
Firewall: Windows 7
Complement: Malwarebytes (1 scan per month)
Browser: Wot and Ghostery
 
nothing more, but it fits my needs and my way of surfing.
 
And there but it's my paranoid side, a scan every 3 months and AdwCleaner RogueKiller.
 
Ha, a very important thing, never download outside official known and verified sites.
 
Sincerely,

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:41 PM

I'd advise playing around with a few of them to see which best suits you and your system. In my personal experience Avast and Comodo are both pretty good. Avast has always run smoother for me but comodo Free Internet Security comes with a firewall and I prefer its sandbox features. I'm not a fan of AVG anymore.
 
On top of the stand alone scanners mentioned earlier (SAS/MBAM), Hitmanpro is fast & effective, though it's free version only detects malware & won't remove it outside of the trial.

 

As Sikntired mentioned, SpywareBlaster and Secunia PSI are handy & also free :)



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:42 PM

ESET/Nod32 is one of the most powerful antivirus. I too using the same one. One scan is enough to run normally without any virus for a week. According to newton 3rd law that each and every reaction there is equal and opposite reaction, so all types of antivirus there is some problem. So don't take tension in any types of antivirus. Install nod32 and be free from any types viruses and run computer better than normally.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:14 AM

My personal choice is ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus if choosing a paid for program as it leaves a small footprint, meaning it is not intrusive and does not utilize a lot of system resources. Kaspersky Anti-Virus is also a good choice if look for a paid for program.
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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:51 AM

Hello,
It is true that ESET NOD32 is excellent, pity he did do enough about him, at least in France.
sincerely,


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:55 AM

Hello,
It is true that ESET NOD32 is excellent, pity he did do enough about him, at least in France.
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I have been using it for years without issue.
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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:19 AM

On a site are given the link to the official website in Russian, which allows for six months free email you receive the license.
 .Is this good?
this is the official website.
 
 
hxxp:// www.odnoklassniki.ru/nod32     (Do not use)


Edited by vulcain, 24 June 2013 - 02:57 PM.


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:52 PM

I've never tried ESET myself, though it does seem rather popular here. When it comes to paid for AV's I lean towards Bitdefender & Kaspersky. In my experience, both are fairly robust, smooth, easy to use, have decent detection rates & haven't let me down... yet.
 
Everyone has their own favourites, @ OP, I'd try a few out.

 

One scan is enough to run normally without any virus for a week.

What Kind of surfing habits do you have... getting weekly malware? *chuckle*



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:56 PM

I do not recognize that link so I have disabled it. Odnoklassniki is a Russian social network service for classmates and old friends.

Free 30-day Trial of ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6
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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:54 PM

Hello,
A ok, social network, not for me thank you, disable the link is a good thing, a big thank you for your intervention. Thank you for the link.
I place a comment to rate the link to say not to use.
 
cordially

Edited by vulcain, 24 June 2013 - 02:56 PM.


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 03:01 PM

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