Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by shadow panther, Aug 10, 2012.
whats the top 5 anti virus programs for my computer?
I use Kaspersky, and it's worked really well, so that's what I'd recommend
AVG Free. I've used it for years now and never encountered a problem. It preforms daily scans of your entire PC and identifies bad links on search engines which is nice.
Looking to pay? Norton or MacAffe might be up your alley.
Free stuff? Stinger, or maybe AdAware?
I would recommend those ^^^ (for free stuff). They work quite well. I have a Mac now, but when I had a PC I used AVG Free and AdAware.
However, even with those going I did eventually catch some malware. I ended up reformatting my hard drive, but that's actually a good thing to do every so often.
Avast or AVG
Check with your credit union, mine gifted its members a full suite of mcafee.
is webroot any good?
Either Kaspersky or Eset Nod32.
Kaspersky if you want to pay for AV protection
Avast for free and slightly older computer
Avara for free and new fast computer
Couple Avast or Avara with free Zonealarm firewall and your golden
Edit: PM me if you want or need specifics on why those are my prefered AV's
I don't want to start a debate on this thread which is why I'm not going to post my reasons here
Avast is what I use.
Mcafee is garbage stay far away from it, but id recommend Norton or Avast
Nobody shoot me! Microsoft Security Essentials is actually really good.
Also, McAfee and Norton are garbage..
Avast is free. I've been using it and had 0 problems.
is there a difference between adaware free and paid version?
is webroot any good
Yes, all of the above. Also Kaspersky and Zone Alarm are also garbage.
I'd advise you to get "Avast!" free anti spyware in addition to whatever antivirus program you get. Spyware is just as nasty as viruses, and things like Norton don't stop some of them(Personal experience)
I use AVG and Malware-Bytes as a back-up.
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