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Antivirus software

Postby windowman » Mon May 17, 2010 4:33 pm

I've been using for the last year & it's about to expire in a few days. I'm just curious if anyone has tried TM, if they're happy with it, or if there is another program that is better/more stable, etc. My only real issue with TM is that it slows the PC's down to a crawl when it scans. That could be the same with any program though.

Trend Micro is around $40.00 per year & covers our 3 computers here, which seems reasonable to me.

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Re: Antivirus software

Postby Mark Kaufman » Mon May 17, 2010 4:43 pm

I seem to have found the magic combo of Free AVG and the paid version of Malwarebytes.
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Re: Antivirus software

Postby charvie » Mon May 17, 2010 5:55 pm

I know what you mean, I have Norton and it kills me when it updates. It's free though
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Re: Antivirus software

Postby Jay » Mon May 17, 2010 7:53 pm

has been rocking my world for several years. It has one of the best heuristic engines in the industry (means it can spot new threats before they've been officially identified sooner than most, if not all, competition). And your complaint about AV software that slows your PC to a crawl used to be one of my big complaints -- can't stand that, and it's a big reason I went with NOD32. It has an incredibly small footprint; I see no discernible difference in performance. Kaspersky is another highly rated app, though I had issues with their cost/licensing years ago so went with NOD32.
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Re: Antivirus software

Postby mistertroll » Mon May 17, 2010 10:57 pm

Avira Free was recommended to me by a friend who works in the computer biz, and it has protected me from a lot of crap, throwing up big red warnings when I go to dangerous pages, etc.

I also use Spybot Search and Destroy, SUPERAntiSpyware, and Adsgone, as well as AVG AntiSpyware. I run into very few problems, and when I do have an issue, running the scans on those cleans it up quite well. Some have to be manually updated, but they are all free programs.
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Re: Antivirus software

Postby jaymz » Tue May 18, 2010 12:12 am

I don't use anything, but I must say, that's getting harder and harder these days.

MS Security Essentials is free and wont slow your system down, however, it probably won't catch everything..

Be careful what you click :)
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Re: Antivirus software

Postby cjdenecia » Tue May 18, 2010 12:15 am

I just yell at our computers and every potential hazard just runs for the hills.

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Re: Antivirus software

Postby windowman » Tue May 18, 2010 3:22 pm

Thanks all. I'll consider some of these. Still waiting on a computer friend to see what she uses.
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Re: Antivirus software

Postby Jay » Tue May 18, 2010 7:42 pm

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Re: Antivirus software

Postby jaymz » Tue May 18, 2010 10:16 pm

Porn is the biggest harbor of infection. those guys will sell there soul just to get a few keyloggers in your rootkit.

i must say, the one time i got bit i was looking at a link a "friend" sent.... social engineering at its best.

luckily for me im a computur genus and i quickly ran a system restore before really getting myself in real trouble.
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Re: Antivirus software

Postby windowman » Tue May 18, 2010 11:03 pm

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Re: Antivirus software

Postby mistertroll » Thu May 20, 2010 12:07 am

malwarebytes.org

My son was kind enough to find a virus that got by Avira. My computer genius buddy walked me through the deletion process, then recommended this one.
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Re: Antivirus software

Postby windowman » Thu May 20, 2010 6:13 am

Man, I don't know what to do. I may just stick with what I have. I found & NORTON is #1. I had NORTON years ago & had endless problems with it. There's also a lot of conflicting opinions coming from the comments on the site...
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Re: Antivirus software

Postby jaymz » Thu May 20, 2010 1:37 pm

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Re: Antivirus software

Postby Jay » Thu May 20, 2010 9:58 pm

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