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#1 biglew2

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 10:28 AM

What anti-virus should I use?

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#2 Agouti

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 10:57 AM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/?p=2316629



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 02:19 PM

Choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, availability of quality/prompt technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. Please read:Here are links to some BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:I generally recommend ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus or Emsisoft Anti-Malware as they leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources. Kaspersky Anti-virus is also a good choice for the same reason. If you don't want to pay, then I would recommend either Sophos Home Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if you prefer not to use Windows 8/10 Defender.
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Posted 26 April 2016 - 02:29 PM

Whatever you choose, pick the advanced or custom install, that way, you decide which modules/services you want and need, and can avoid the rest.  "The rest" will depend upon what you desire to say "thanks, but no thanks, not wanted, not needed" to offered checkboxes.


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 02:08 PM

You can use SafeBytes. Apart from the protections, it's really user-friendly. Real-time protection is another feature of it, which means that it will keep running in background to protect you from threats. 



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 04:51 PM

All the above anti-virus software I suggested includes real-time protection.
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Posted 11 May 2016 - 12:29 AM

I am using Guardian Antivirus. You can also try it and experience it.






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