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#1 viorelgn

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 03:51 PM

Im newbie and i need some good advices about a good antivirus. Which is more accessible ? what do you use ?

 



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Posted 01 May 2015 - 04:08 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 single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. Please read:Here are links to some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:Here are links to polls about this very subject:
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Posted 01 May 2015 - 04:18 PM

Hi viorelgn :)

If you want personal recommendations from members here, you'll have to give us more information. Like what are your computer specs, do you want a free or a paid product, what do you use your computer for mostly, what features would you like your Antivirus program to have, etc. Most recommendations here will be based on the member's personal experience with the program and/or Antivirus in general. If you want to make the decision on your own and you're just looking for advice, quietman's links are excellent topics to read on.

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 04:24 PM

I use my computer for multimedia: browsing, music, movies, gaming. Of course i need a paid antivirus. Now i have Nod32 antivirus latest version - trial.



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Posted 01 May 2015 - 04:37 PM

Does ESET Nod32 fits your need so far? Also, what are your computer specs?

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

Now i have Nod32 antivirus latest version - trial.

An excellent choice IMO.
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Posted 01 May 2015 - 04:46 PM

Does ESET Nod32 fits your need so far? Also, what are your computer specs?

 

I dont know because yesterday i installed Eset.

 

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PS: my Windows XP SP3 is with license originaly and im still very satisfied about this operating system.


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 04:52 PM

I dont know because yesterday i installed Eset.

Since you just installed it, there is no sense changing now. I suggest you take advantage of ESET for the trial period. That should give you ample time to see how it performs on your system. If you are not satisfied with it, you can always return here for other suggestions.
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Posted 01 May 2015 - 04:54 PM

What quietman said is right. Plus considering your specs, I would actually suggest ESET as a good choice since it's really light-weight on resources, and with your specs, you want to use them as less as possible for an Antivirus protection. quietman runs ESET on his computers so he can tell you more about it if needed.

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 04:55 PM

Of course i will. Thank you :)



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Posted 01 May 2015 - 07:50 PM

You're welcome and good luck.
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