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Which AV software to use?? please help !!!


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#1 lost society

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 09:47 AM

Ive recently had to reset my laptop and delete everything due to serious virus problems, its fine now and i realy want to know what anti virus or malware software to use. I have malware bytes, Ccleaner and free avast on it right now, is this a good choice or do you recommend something else. I want to make sure the programs im using dont clash etc..

 

desperate to get protected properly. Many thanks

 

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 09:49 AM

also which is better AVAST or AVG



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:17 AM

I generally recommend 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. Emsisoft Anti-Malware is also a good choice for the same reason and so is Kaspersky Anti-virus. If you don't want to pay then I would recommend avast! Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition.

Keep in mind that all free Anti-virus programs now come with toolbars or other bundled software except Bitdefender Free...see Has the antivirus industry gone mad?!

ESET and Emsisoft Anti-Malware have the added advantage of blocking the installation of most Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) (such as adware, spyware, unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers).

For other alternatives to consider, please read:Also keep in mind than an anti-virus program alone does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats. Therefore, you need both an anti-virus and an anti-malware solution for maximum protection. Please read:
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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:19 AM

I also recommend using the following:


 

 


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:56 AM

Avast is better than AVG



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:27 AM

Hi lost society :)

Is it possible to get more information on your system? Like your computer specs?

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Also, do you want a free Antivirus product or a paid one? If so, what price range do you want? At the moment, you're using a good combinaison. avast! is a good free Antivirus and Malwarebytes is a must have (free or paid) if you ask me. I always recommend avast! as a free Antivirus to install and I don't recall receiving complaints about it from members I recommended it to.

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 01:54 PM

Is it possible to get more information on your system? Like your computer specs?...


The OP should be able to provide that information without posting logs. We don't want this forum to become like AII, asking folks to run various tools, posting logs and such unless there is a specific need to do so.
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Posted 25 January 2015 - 01:56 PM

Well if he can give me his RAM and CPU that would be great, I can give other instructions so he can give me them without a dxdiag log if needed.

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 01:57 PM

That's fine.
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