Best Anti-Virus Right Now?

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  1. wetland10

    wetland10 Tele-Afflicted

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    It's just about time to get a new anti-virus program. I have McAfee but I can't stand it. I'd like something that is the complete package (anti-virus, spyware, firewall, etc.) and I'm willing to pay for it so I am not necessarily looking for a free program. What are you using that is working well? I've read decent things about AVG, BitDefender, and VIPRE.

    Thanks,
    Wayne
     
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    I'm using NOD32 on Leo LaPorte's recommendation. So far, very impressed.
     
  3. Mark Davis

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    McAfee and Norton are the worst.

    MS Security Essentails seems to be working ok for me and its free.

    AVG and Avast are also good.

    But your really not totally protected with just an Anti Virus prg no matter what it is.

    You need Malwarebytes in protected mode and a good Anti Spyware prg Also I use SAS Super Anti Spyware. Its free.
     
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    I have had zero problems with MS Security Essentials. The fact that it is free is a big bonus.
     
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    I use avast!, and I've never had any issues with it.

    It also happens to be free, and seems to work great.
     
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    +1 MS Security Essentials, it's also lite.......not a resource hog.
     
  7. Mark Davis

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    +1 ya you cant even tell its running in the background.
     
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    MS Security Essentials, *****

    Like the MSE.

    I've used em all. From corporate versions to consumer versions.

    MSE has the lightest demand on the computer's resources.

    jamie
     
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    +1 for Avast (I bought the hot-rod version $30ish)
     
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    I recently switched from AVG to Avira Antivir Personal, and i am very happy with that choice. Also free but seems a lot quicker than AVG.

    The website of Avira Personal is http://www.free-av.com/
     
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    I use Norton and have no complaints. It has stopped a number of bugs from attacking my computer. A guy I work with was using one of the free anti virus packages and it let in a nasty bug that cost him a fair amount to get rid of. He now uses Norton.
     
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    Kaspersky Internet Security + Malwarebytes

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    +1 for NOD32. Best I've ever used.

    AVG free is perfectly adequate though.
     
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    A year ago I started having serious probs with viruses and finally had two serious crashes. At the time I actually was paying for PC tools anti-virus and using standard Windows IE. I Used AVG to little avail. And as mentioned by someone else, McAfee and and Norton are horrible. They are an ever present plague and hassle. Don't EVER use them again.
    At the recommendation of a friend after my last crash (thank God I had all my family pix backed up), I installed the Firefox browser (no more Windows IE), SpyBot anti-virus (updated each week), and Outpost Firewall.
    I've had zero probs since. All of these were free.

    I have been hassle free for many many months now and still have my fingers crossed.
     
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    Sorry. It had to be done.
     
  16. wetland10

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    Thanks for all the thoughts so far. I would really prefer NOT to use a free one (surprisingly) as I believe you get what you pay for to some extent. I don't want to get burned.

    I use Malwarebytes and that is decent as a supplement.

    Wayne
     
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    Microsoft Security Essentials and a paid Malwarebytes install are my two faves. I found AVG and AVAST slowed down my computer too much. And McAfee is the worst I've ever encountered.

    Malwarebytes is free, but the free version won't proactively block websites. The paid version does and it's a big plus.

    PS. Microsoft Security Essentials may be free, but it's better than all the paid AV apps out there.
     
  18. wetland10

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    Interesting. I will look at the MS Security Essentials closer as well. Does that have a firewall?

    Looks like people like MS and NOD32 and AVG.

    Wayne
     
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    I use ESET NOD32, it seems to work well and is not a resource hog. Also it does not come with "fluffware".
     
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