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What anti-virus do you guys use and reccomend?

Unread postby PÕQ~RCMP » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:18 am

So, I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials for a long time, and I gotta say, I have some concerns. I do a lot of "high risk" activities on my computer (cracked software, movie downloads etc), so you would think I would get quite a few alerts from my antivirus software, but I haven't. So im looking to switch antiviruses. I'm looking for free anti-virus software, and why you might reccomend it.
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Re: What anti-virus do you guys use and reccomend?

Unread postby PÕQ~David » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:55 am

Well for the free anti-virus I say avast and for firewall maybe ZoneAlarm but I say Kaspersky Internet Security is the best you can get and I used to use Norton my self but it wasn't that good
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Unread postby PÕQ~Tarun » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:35 am

I used to use Norton Internet Security. Pretty Fine. But, its wasn't free. Just 30 days of trial and then you need to purchase the subscription.

Currently i'm having no antivirus installed. Planning to go for a new one.
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Unread postby PÕQ~RCMP » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:32 am

I just turfed MSE, and installed Comodo, we'll see how it does
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Unread postby PÕQ~SPARTA » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:20 am

Yep, You can use Avast, it's ok but I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It's great, free and a powerful tool to remove any malware or virus. I think it is the best free protection for any PC. And there are easy ways to get the Premium version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (search google). :coolio:
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Unread postby L4NC3R » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:27 am

Odd. I thought Avast services are out. Both computers I use don't seem to have any things that Avast can do.
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Unread postby PÕQ~Tiger » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:15 am

Malwarebytes is fairly effective against common malware.
And you can't go wrong with Kaspersky :Check

You can also run Windows in a VMWare Virtual machine, to test untrusted programs without compromising the security of the host OS.
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Unread postby PÕQ~RCMP » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:10 am

as some of you may know, I am very limited on HDD space. I tried to install avast, but it wants 2GB to install. I ain't got that kind of space. I should have mentioned in the OP that it has to be light on resources, and CANNOT be Norton, McAfee, or AVG. I absolutely detest those vendors for many reasons, norton mainly because their parent company Symantec had a decent breach when hackers stole their source code for PCAnywhere, and McAfee I don't need to explain, and AVG has more false positives than you could throw a rock at
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Unread postby PÕQ~David » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:33 pm

You might want to take a look at this https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/
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Unread postby PÕQ~Maximum » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:09 pm

Guys try the SuperAnti spyware. Free trial then you get normal after 30 days. Awesome anti spyware. :great:
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