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What antivirus did you install?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by doitstyle, Jan 9, 2012.

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    I know there's lots antivirus on the internet like AVG, Karspersky, malwarebytes. Some are free. But I am confused which one is the best one for my laptap. My system is win 7 64bt. One of my friends recommended me a smart software Anvi Smart Defender. But I only find its beta version. Can help?
     
    doitstyle, Jan 9, 2012 IP
  2. alamlinks

    alamlinks Active Member

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    I am using Avast. I think you can use this antivirus also. Try it
     
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    Avast is the way to go, The free version is still great.
     
    PsyHost, Jan 9, 2012 IP
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    hi
    if you know about the Linux then use that OS its virus free, but for windows presently MSE(Microsoft Security Essential ) is good.
     
    Icecube_media, Jan 9, 2012 IP
  5. PsyHost

    PsyHost Active Member

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    Linux/Unix/BSD/OSX are NOT virus free, Stop giving people false hopes.
     
    PsyHost, Jan 10, 2012 IP
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    sakhi2916 Member

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    I prefer to use Avast
     
    sakhi2916, Jan 10, 2012 IP
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    I am using norton security and its fast and remove high risky viruses.
     
    999rajasthan, Jan 10, 2012 IP
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    I recommend AVAST. I have used it for 4 yrs now and it has served me very well. Plus it does not use a lot of memory.
     
    wilyjose, Jan 10, 2012 IP
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    Avast is very good using it for last three year for my window XP, and i can say my system is virus free.
     
    parkppc, Jan 10, 2012 IP
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    For years I used NOD32 and now I use Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free >http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials

    MSE is not a resource hog which is important for me and it does a good job of identifying viruses. I also use Malwarebytes for Mal-ware and Spyware. Most virus scan protections do not protect you from these type of infections and it runs flawlessly without any conflicts with my Virus scan protection. http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

    and to further protect myself from Spyware, I use Superantispyware http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

    All three of them do not have conflicts with each other and they are all free. Please be careful when downloading any of these type of protections without completely removing your existing Virus scan protections to prevent any conflicts that can make your computer unusable. Some Spyware removers are horrible and can Highjack your operating system including stay away from Spysweeper. Them knuckleheads at Best Buy will actually install Spysweeper on a brand new computer that they sell to you from their store. Beware of that if you buy one from them. lol.
     
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    Kerosene Alpha & Omega™ Staff

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    I went for years not running any resident AV, and just used ClamAV to scan anything I wasn't sure about. It worked for me.
    I'm currently using Avast (free) on Win7 x64. And running AVG on my older PCs. I don't run any AV on my netbook or laptop.
    The best thing you can do to protect your system is to take regular images of your (healthy) system drive, and regular (daily) backups of your data.
     
    Kerosene, Jan 10, 2012 IP
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    I have not used computer protection in years. But I used to use AVG and it was alright
     
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    indiajobvacancy Banned

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    i have 2 years with Karspersky. and i get additional freeware comodo firewall to make my pc more secure
     
    indiajobvacancy, Jan 10, 2012 IP
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    I have Avira, but if you have more better than Avira...I will follow you
     
    edringo, Jan 10, 2012 IP
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    i'm using kaspersky for these past years
     
    lachrymologist, Jan 10, 2012 IP
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    I use AVG and Malwarebytes. But, with all the recommendations for Avast I will have to check into that.
     
    gvannorman, Jan 10, 2012 IP
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    i am using a norton security
     
    benmorgan012, Jan 11, 2012 IP
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    I am using quick heal.
     
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    AVG, So far, so good ;)
     
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    I recommend Karspersky
     
    khloode, Jan 13, 2012 IP