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I use my PC on public networks, but do not want to pay for another year. Any advice on what programs to use appreciated. :toast:
 
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#3
Free = MSE

Amazon has Kasperski AV for cheap. Like $14

Also Kasperski's key will work on new versions comming out. So you can buy 2012 and it will work on 2013

3 PC's for $15

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MR2I8U/?tag=tec06d-20
I have read on several websites MSE does not have a very good detection rating on viruses, etc. I have read that Kaspersky and Norton are the best two paid ones, and Avast 8 matches Kaspersky in detection and heuristics, whatever that means. I am really trying to avoid paying, so I guess my real question here is does anyone use Avast and can vouch for it? It still uses Windows Firewall... so I am not sure if it is worthy or not.
 
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I use Avira on my 3 pc and 1 laptop...
 
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Avast.
 

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I have read on several websites MSE does not have a very good detection rating on viruses, etc. I have read that Kaspersky and Norton are the best two paid ones, and Avast 8 matches Kaspersky in detection and heuristics, whatever that means. I am really trying to avoid paying, so I guess my real question here is does anyone use Avast and can vouch for it? It still uses Windows Firewall... so I am not sure if it is worthy or not.
I have a few machines at work that have been running Avast for a few years. No problems at all.
 
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Avast.
 

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I use Avira on my 3 pc and 1 laptop...
I have settled on Avast, it just seems so many more people trust it. Thank you for the different response though, take care and thanks everyone. :toast:
 
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I have settled on Avast, it just seems so many more people trust it. Thank you for the different response though, take care and thanks everyone. :toast:
Avast Free is great, and there's always an easy upgrade option if you want some of the nifty features in the pro and internet security versions.
 
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+1 to Avast

MSE is complete fail.
 
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+2 to Avast.
Way better than MSE.
 

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Avast! or Avira. We use Avira boot disk to do private laptop cleanup jobs
 
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im using avast on this rig and it seems to have the best interface, and virus detection is fairly good.

i bank with barclays and they give you free kaspersky codes 3keys every year. just a tip.
 

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i'm with continuing to use kaspersky, but buying the cheaper keys. $15 for a year is not expensive.
 
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i'm with continuing to use kaspersky, but buying the cheaper keys. $15 for a year is not expensive.
+1 for that - If you can afford around 14-15$ - has one of the best detection rates
 
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is it KAV (Kaspersky Anti-Virus) or KIS (Kaspersky Internet Security) u want?
 

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does anyone use Avast and can vouch for it?
I use Avast Pro and Avast free edition on two different computers. Low resources, plays nice and integrate well with either Comodo Free firewall or Online Armor Free firewall. Personally, I prefer Online Armor because it's very configurable and not as gimicky as comodo. Anyway, Avast has caught several things over the years, and have not had one false positive.
 
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Been running MSE and Malwarebytes for a few years now with zero issues. My rig at the office runs AVG and has missed about 3 infections in the past 2 months. Not impressed at all with the "superior" paid alternatives.

MSE is complete fail.
Only if you have the computer habits of a troglodyte.
 

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#22
Avast free here too, no problems.
 

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#23
OP has been banned /thread


(otherwise kaspersky is my top choice given the fact that licences can be bought for cheap and packages work relatively well)
 
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Avast
 
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#25
I've tried many myself and been asked to help with others on friends' PCs.

MSE is the only one that I never had any trouble with.