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Should I keep my current AV program?


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#1 shywolf91

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:15 AM

I am currently using Bitdefender Sphere 2013 (2 yr activation). I got it for a discounted price a few months ago. I am running windows 7 HP 64-bit. Should I keep BD or get another AV software? Thanks!



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:57 PM

Hi,

One of the facts of life in today's computing environment is that no single security program is going to protect you 100% of the time from 100% of the threats being created/released by the thousands daily.

I use a purchased security program plus a copule of free on-demand scanners, which I run weekly, to keep my system as clean as possible.

Lastly, the most important part of any security plan is a fully engaged chair - keyboard interface.


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:40 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 single 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.
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:18 PM

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:18 AM

Since you just purchased Bitdefender Sphere 2013 for two years, I would recommend that you keep it until the license is ready to expire. At that time you can make a more informed decision whether to replace it with something else as you will have a track record of how well (or not so well) Bitdefender worked for you.
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