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which antivirus is best?


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#1 LISA123456

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 07:24 AM

tell me if anybody knows

Edited by Queen-Evie, 16 October 2015 - 07:42 AM.
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Posted 16 October 2015 - 11:10 AM

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Please read:Here are links to some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members...the first one took place just a few days ago:Here are links to BC polls:
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Posted 18 October 2015 - 05:41 AM

I use avast premium with malware antibyts and I'm impresed.



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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:05 AM

It is called Malwarebytes Anti-Malware...which is intended to supplement antivirus software.
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Posted 18 October 2015 - 11:29 AM

No one anti-virus is going to protect you 100%.  Only you can help prevent viruses (like forest fires :) ).   I suggest Malwarebytes, they have always been great.  I also use the new AVG and Kaspersky suites to help prevent browsers from download the viruses.  Even AVG free scans emails in outlook for you.

 

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 06:49 PM


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not an anti-virus program nor should it be used as a replacement. Malwarebytes does not act as a real-time protection scanner for every file like anti-virus software so it is intended to be a supplement, not a substitute. The following quote is a statement from the Malwarebytes Team.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not meant to be a replacement for antivirus software. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a complementary but essential program which detects and removes zero-day malware and "Malware in the Wild". This includes malicious programs and files, such as viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and rogue applications that many antivirus programs do not detect or cannot fully remove. It is important to note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and should run alongside antivirus software without conflicts. In some rare instances, exclusions may need to be set for your specific antivirus product to achieve the best possible system performance.

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A similar statement is in this Malwarebytes HelpDesk Article: Does Malwarebytes Anti-Malware replace antivirus software?

It is not recommended to use two antivirus solutions (AVG and Kaspersky) together...see the IMPORTANT NOTE about not using more than one anti-virus program in this topic.
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Posted 18 October 2015 - 07:08 PM

Emsisoft Anti-Malware includes some anti-virus stuff, correct?  Would that be useful for the OP?


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 07:15 PM

Yes. Emsisoft Anti-Malware is an antivirus platform that includes anti-malware protection. EAM combines its technology with Bitdefender Anti-Virus.
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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:33 PM

I am using Avira Pro+Malwarebyte Premium on windows 7 64



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:36 PM

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:43 PM

:welcome: to Bleeping Computer.

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 08:06 PM

I am using Avira Pro+Malwarebyte Premium on windows 7 64

Excellent choices!  I use those too  :)  And, because I have an OCD degree in "Alligators in the Castle Moatology,"  I added Emsisoft Anti-Malware; so far, everybody gets along.


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 08:25 PM

TyTyTyTy :bounce:

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 11:30 AM

Best ONe is Norton and KasperSky



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 11:38 AM

Again...there is no single best anti-virus.


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