Best anti-virus/computer security program?

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  1. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    Hey guys,
    I just wiped my PC and reinstalled windows and am wondering what program I should get for my anti-virus/internet security needs. Thanks to all who respond.
     
  2. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    I'm using Trend Micro. Seems to work well. AVG is a good for a free program.

    Stay away from Norton, its a resource hog.
     
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    I've heard AVG is a good free virus protection program, what about spyware? Does it do that as well?
     
  4. Murasame

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    I use Avira Antivir, Comodo Firewall and Ad-Aware.
     
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    In no order:

    AVG
    Avast
    Microsoft Security Essentials.
     
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    Freeones:
    Avira
    Avast

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    I actually like Norton Internet Security (not AV or 360), BUT ONLY IF YOU HAVE A DECENT PC, because it unarguably is a resource hog. I like that it also has a firewall included and is an all-in-one suite. I haven't found a free one that is as all encompassing as it, yet.
     
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    Panda Cloud has a free option and seems to work well. It's lite and doesn't seem to hog much up.

    I personally use Kaspersky Internet Security and have for many years. It's around $80 and has many features (probably more than any normal PC needs). Though I did have problems with Win 7 I found that I needed a critical update from their web site. Since it's been running fine.

    I have been hearing good things about Microsoft's Security Essentials.
     
  8. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    For good reason, too.
    It's a full featured security suite, it's not a system resource hog, it doesn't try to be smarter than the user, and it's free.

    Highly recommended.
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Normal use: Malwarebytes
    Occasional use: Spybot
    For the rare, serious infection: ComboFix and RootRepeal
     
  10. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    I tried some anti-virus programs recently and found Panda Internet Security 2011 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 as second placed to be the best on commercial side and for freeware AVG to be best.

    They all found viruses that Avira Antivir did not notice and AVG could even remove some viruses in email files, that Bitdefender could not.


    So I recommend AVG as it is free ;) 

    There is even a commercial version which has more features, but I did not test that one.



    What made me scared: I had over 48 threats on my system that Avira Antivir did not even notice. Although I recently made a full system scan.
     
  11. Scarecrow

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    Typed out a list of some of my essentials before I saw this thread, here ya go pal.
     

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