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Discussion in 'Windows Software' started by h55k, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. h55k

    h55k New Member

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    I'm using Avast Free. Its does a good job and virus database updates regularly.

    Thought of trying something new so if anyone has good recommendations pls feel free to suggest. Thanks.
     
  2. Gurtej Singh

    Gurtej Singh Well-Known Member

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    Try avira free antivirus software, i'm using from years. Although i have used other antivirus like avast, norton, esset nod 32, etc but it is the one which doesn't take load and does its job perfectly
     
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  3. Gurtej Singh

    Gurtej Singh Well-Known Member

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    Avira is overall the best antivirus software
     
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  4. BadNoddy

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    Presuming you're running windows 7/8 then why not use the built in A/V (Free download on Win7) Its just as good as all the others, but doesn't take up the resources that they do. We use it here at HQ and we've not had a single problem since we first installed Windows 7 a few years back.

    I personally don't see why its overlooked?
     
  5. Tommo

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    I've used AVG since day dot, never had a problem with it.
     
  6. SparkyDave

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    Same I have several boxes running XP and AVG free has never given me a problem :)

    SD.
     
  7. Flynn Greenberg

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    I use avast home and have done for a few years now
     
  8. Antonio Iacobone

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    I would advice Avira too. It's not so heavy and has a great detection rate. But I think Microsoft one is lighter
     
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    I advice too the microsoft antivirus, it's a good free antivirus, better then some who need you to pay
     
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    I don't always use an anti virus. But when I do, I prefer it to be Microsoft Security essentials.,, ;)
     
  11. Simon Butler

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    I'm just using Microsoft Security Essentials myself, but people also recommend Avast so its up to you really, perosnal preference comes into it i suppose
     
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    AVG Antivirus is the best free antivirus.
     
  13. culdude03

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    Using Avast no problems with it.

    Used also AVG, Kaspersy, Zonealarm, But settled with avast...
     
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    Another user of Microsoft Security Essentials, I've been using it since I went Win7 and never looked for another AV. It's surprisingly light (for an MS product) and does the job. I've used Avira and AVG Free in the past.
     
  15. h55k

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    A lot of great recommendations. Think I'll try out Microsoft Security Essentials. Thanks very much for the responses.
     
  16. dude_gamer

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    +1 For Microsoft Security Essential :D

    If you want to try Something new then :
    Avira (Antivirus) + Malware Bytes (Anti-Malware) + Zone Alarm- (Free Basic Firewall) = Perfect Protection
     
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    AVG and MS security essentials works for me.
    As Chris said though, the built in AV with Win7/ 8 is perfectly good though.
     
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    ^^^ MSE does the lot.
     
  19. SIGAMHSOUPW

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    MSE has always been my first choice as well. In win8 there's also no need of separate dl, as it is built in the OS. Nevertheless, I would also recommend Malware Bytes's Anti-Malware for a time to time (say a month or two) full scan on demand, as it once found malware that MSE had not. Of course that's ONE case in the last 3 years...
    Also I read in other forums that MSE is not so light as we think it is, esp when installed on an old pc like Pentium 4 or older. But I still recommend it and will keep using it.
     
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    Yes I know that agree with you because I am using MSE since win 7 Installed Still Rocking.
    But OP want to try something new that's why given alternate way :D
     

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