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    Recommend me a good anti-virus

    Marc Nov 19, 2011

    1. Marc

      Marc Crazy Dave FTW!

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      To all that uses paid subscriptions of several anti-viruses in the past, I'm seeking a new anti-virus.

      I currently used a paid subscription of McAfee in the past and since it has expired, I'm looking to make the jump.

      So, can anyone recommend a good working paid subscription Anti-Virus that I should purchase?

      Thanks!
       
    2. APS

      APS Administrator Staff Member

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      I have used Spyware Doctor with Anti virus for several years now and have no complaints.
       
    3. Dirty Harold

      Dirty Harold Bringin' Secsy Back

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      I must say that Kaspersky PLUS is quite a nice anti-virus/spyware program. It's very powerful and does not slow down your machine. It has a "sandbox" feature where you can run your favorite programs through Kaspersky with a security filter. I recommend it.
       
    4. Demon_skeith

      Demon_skeith Chataholic

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      Microsoft security essentials is a very good program to use. always running and never affects my PC.
       
    5. Naiwen

      Naiwen Chat Addict

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      AVG free's powerful one, very resistant to viruses/trojan. It's to your personal liking I guess. It depends on what you're looking for in the program. I've tried it out for a few weeks and am satisfied with the results. Although, will use it for a lengthier period of time. And after testing, I'll tell you how I like it.
       
    6. Ikram45

      Ikram45 Getting There

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      I have used Kaspersky Anti virus and it was very good! I have to say one of the best protectors! :)
       
    7. Demon_skeith

      Demon_skeith Chataholic

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      AVG will screw you over, an update about a year ago left some people unable to access their pcs.
       
    8. Naiwen

      Naiwen Chat Addict

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      untrue. Hasn't screwed me over and I'm very satisfied with it.
       
    9. fantanoice

      fantanoice New Chatter

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      I have used a couple of AntiVirus programs and my favourite by far is Avast! Probably its best feature is its ability to scan for viruses before the computer boots up (Bootscan), which makes it one of the few AVs that can get rid of nasties that hide themselves when Windows boots up.

      It is free as well.
       
    10. Susan1814

      Susan1814 Shy Chatter

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      I recommend.... Norton 360.
       
    11. Naiwen

      Naiwen Chat Addict

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      I'm sorry to drop a bomb on you, Susan, however Norton's really bad. It will give you a hard time and even leave a big mess on your computer. XD It's will hog up all your resources and take up so much space too.
       
    12. Sonic chao

      Sonic chao New Chatter

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      Malwarebytes' Anti Malware?
       
    13. Bison1988

      Bison1988 New Chatter

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      I would recommend you to use Avast Antivirus which is a freeware application and beneficial as well.
       
    14. ninjamonke

      ninjamonke New Chatter

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      Malaware Bytes is a good antivirus.
       
    15. xpl0iter

      xpl0iter New Chatter

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      free - Go for avast
      not free - Go for Kaspersky

      Both antivirus are good imho! I have used and found both of them performing better. Kaspersky will use somewhat high resources! Also it costs more bandwidth for updation!
       
    16. Allison

      Allison New Chatter

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      We use Avast. When we had money, we used Norton. Any time we have used McAfee in the past we have run into issues. Norton works great, and it scans downloads quickly and efficiently. Avast is good for free use and rates sites based on their safety then displays the results next to the browser bar in an easy to read cell-phone signal type display.