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Good Computer Anti Virus Program?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by SBray, May 8, 2013.

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  1. SBray

    SBray Active Member

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    My current anti virus program is no longer being offered by the company and I must choose another to replace it. I would like to know opinions of those that have had good and bad experiences, perhaps recommending a program that does not slow the computer functions down, and is efficient in detecting threats from hackers, etc.

    I appreciate anyone's assistance!

    Thank you,

    Steve
     
  2. cunninmp

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    Steve,
    Try Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free and doesn't take up band width.
    Mike C.
     
  3. psfive

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    Best I have found. AVAST get it at filehippo.com it works very well. Oh yes it's free. Paul in GINebraska.
     
  4. Anthony12ga

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    I use AVAST and have been happy with it (the free version)

    Our network administrator at work recommended Microsoft Security Essentials
     
  5. Dicksie

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    NOD Eset get it on line, all automatic, updates itself great security long term record. You never notice it is running
    Dicksie
     
  6. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials for a year on both my shop and home computers. I had one bug get through, but I'm sure its the case with most anti-virus programs. The hackers are always one step ahead.
     
  7. noknock1

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    Three computers for over a year now with Microsoft Essentials and we have had no issues.
     
  8. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Microsoft security essentials along with malwarebytes, both free
     
  9. SBray

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    I appreciate all of you taking the time to let me know what software works for you!

    I will check them out ASAP!

    Thank you,

    Steve
     
  10. pumpernck

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    Next time you buy, buy an Apple product and you won't have to worry about AV or spyware stuff. They are a little more expensive, but you will like it, I guarantee it.
     
  11. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Avast works pretty good....

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    Kaspersky
     
  14. noknock1

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    I have a MAC notebook for work and it sucks. I guess the thing that really is irritating is the fact that it only has two USB ports. One port is plugged for the wireless mouse, so between some other equipment I use I have to have an extra powered hub which kind of defeats the purpose of a laptop IMO. My home laptop has 4 USP ports and all is well with Windows 7!
     
  15. DB Bill

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    bit defender is great - I got the "FBI" virus and it took about an hour but it cleaned it out of my system and quarantined it. It's also rated as #1 by most of the rating survey's.
     
  16. ivanhoe

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    noknock1 pick up a USB hub and plug it into the other port. I have one that has 10 ports on it and I never have anymore trouble with places to plug in.

    Bob Lawless
     
  17. Zuzax

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    AVAST free version, not a problem in 5 years.
     
  18. Steve NJ

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    NOD32 from Eset.
     
  19. W.P.T.

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    Anybody got any good suggestions for virus protection on them porn sites, I crash more damn computers and fry more hard drives than any two people I know and its getting to me ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  20. GBatch_25

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    A good source of Hardware and Software info for me has been the magazine MAXIMUM PC. They periodically do comparative reviews of Anti Virus utilities. I've posted a link to their website where they review the major programs.

    We use Norton.

    Gene in Illinois
     
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