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#1 morpheus305


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:18 PM

Been out of the loop as far as anti virus software goes. What's the community recommend to use these days for anti virus and anti malware?

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#2 mikey11


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:21 PM


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:28 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.

If you don't mind paying, I generally recommend ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus or Emsisoft Anti-Malware as they are effective but leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources which slow down performance. Kaspersky Anti-virus is also a good choice for the same reason. If you don't want or can't afford to pay, then I would recommend Sophos Home Free Antivirus, Panda Cloud Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if you prefer not to use Windows 8/10 Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials, the free anti-malware solution for Windows 7 and Vista SP1/SP2 that combines the features of an anti-virus and anti-malware scanner to provide real-time protection.

For more suggestions see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program where I also provide comments as to why I recommend ESET and Emsisoft.

Once you make a decision, remember that an anti-virus solution is not enough since most do not offer comprehensive protection...be sure to read Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools.
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#4 malwaredpc


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:45 PM

What OS????


Windows Defender as AV and IObit Malware Fighter as AM.


Yet I don't recommend to have an antivirus You shall go for an Internet Security Suite if you are running Windows OS' (or reunite different software to achieve that).


My recommendation is


AV: ClamWin + Sentinel

AM: IObit Malware Fighter


firejail and Netcraft

Edited by malwaredpc, 18 July 2017 - 07:45 PM.

#5 brandonbook


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:37 AM

I would suggest for Ashampoo Anti-virus software. It will provide real time protection, neutralize attacks, will do daily updates, it will eliminate not yet classified threads like zero day explodes and much more. The budget is also not so high. Find the coupons from the below link

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