Discussion in 'General Software' started by WojtasRed, Aug 10, 2012.
Which anti-virus application u can suggest me?
Free: MSE + Malwarebytes Free (for passive scans) This is what MS recommends.
+1, all you need
i was gonna come in and be all like INB4MAILMAN and suggest that, but i knew you would roll along eventually
Same. I would add if you like AVAST.
What about Kaspersky Internet Security? Is ths a good choice?
Kaspersky is fine if you want to pay for something. No need to waste money when you can get AVG or MSE free..Malwarebytes is free as well.
Price isn`t important for me. I just want very good av application.
I go Kaspersky and Malwarebytes.. Combo ftw imo.. Malwarebytes is indispensable. No matter what you get, get Mbam as well I'd say..
Honestly, you'd be just fine with anything posted here in this thread. Just keep them all up to date with the latest definitions.
Yup this. Plus the "Quick" scan function, is indeed quick.
I use Kaspersky KIS 2102 because it's free for me. If you live in UK and have a Barclays Online bank account then have a look.
Even get a moblie and Mac licence.
i prefer eset nod 32.
Agreed, there is no substitute for safe browsing practices even the best AV out there cant prevent a user from doing stupid things.
I have used MSE and MWB since MSE came out never had it interfere with other software or had any infections besides a worm on a flash drive I used on public computers, which MSE took care of no problem.
Also MSE does a very good job of not interfering with what I want to do on my computer by hogging resources and doing unnecessary scans I actually disable the scheduled scans.
plus one for the paid ^^
Computerbild.de gives u Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 for free they call it Kaspersky Security Suite CBE 12 and i have been using it since the 2012 version came out even 2011 version.
it's for free and u get license for 3 pc's for like 3months and u get apply for a new email ^^
I use MSE and having no issue.
NOD32 at work, workinf fine.
I use Avast for Anti Virus and Comodo for security...... Ohhhh and malwarebites of course.
Agreed. If you get a virus with MSE active protection turned on there is a 99% chance you will get the virus with any other AV program. Safe browsing habits are also very important since no AV catches everything.
Free ones can be just as good and some times better then paid ones.
Here is the ones i personally use and recommend to many of my customers.
Avast Free antivirus is by far the best out there when it comes to free anti virus programs, i have used it for many yrs and its been just perfect. (it has a gaming mode )
Avira is another good one if you dont like Avast, i find it works better on a windows XP machine over Avast, ive seen avast screw up a few computers once it was updated to Version 7.
Comodo Free Firewall is the best firewall i have used and i have used it for a good 7yrs, its been great, ive tried many other freebees but in the end i still come back to Comodo, works good on any system, XP/Vista/7. The anti virus that comodo also has is good but i have found it to stuff up the odd Vista based system, but over all its pretty good. (also has a gaming mode)
Kaspersky is the best i think, it can be a bit heavy and the updates are as slow as fuck, but when it comes to protection its the best ive found so far. Download and try the trial for 30 days and see what ya think?
Bit defender ive seen (havent personally used it) is also another one that is very good from what i have read and seen.
Free bees not to use:
AVG is a pile of crap, over and over again ive seen it not protect, stuff up PC's and slows down a PC greatly and well just be a pain in the ass, i wouldn't recommend it.
Microsoft Security Essentials lots of people think its good ive seen it on many many computers here ( the old computer guy that used to run a business here installed it on everyone's system) and i have found it to be no good, all of the computers that i have used with it on are just completely infected by viruses and in many cases have been disabled by a virus and there fore doesn't protect at all and lets a flow of viruses to come in. I wouldn't use it.
Payed ones i wouldn't use:
Norton is all talk no protection, countless machines ive worked on have stuffed up and wont work all because of Norton, it doesn't protect that well even Avast free beats the shit out of it. I will give it one good thing its no where near as resource hungry as it once was its ok NOW, but overall its not great at all and i wouldn't recommend it either.
Mcfee is "ok" but once again it doesn't seem to protect very well, i haven't had to deal with it to much around here but it doesn't do a great job, but honestly i think its better then Norton lol
Trend Micro seems to protect pretty good but it will make your computer 5yrs older, it just bogs down and slows up computers realy bad, all it does is read the HDD 24/7, i wouldn't use it, no good for a gamer.
Other programs i personally use to find viruses or malware is Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro, both you just run when you think there is a problem and these find alot of viruses and malware, there excellent, Hitman Pro is the best, dont have to install just click and run it even from a thumb drive, its brilliant.
Thats a quick run down of what i have found over the yrs working with many many computers with different issues not just viruses so i hope that will give you a better idea what to use and what to stay away from.
A lot of independent security reviews would disagree with you. No anti-virus can block stupid. MSE catches 97% of known viruses.
Thats why you never listen to reviews, its best to have had the experience first hand then just reading some thing that claims its good, when in fact it isnt. MSE catches shit more so then Viruses
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