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My Kaspersky is about to expire, what is the best free security I can get? (Public)

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Avast is the best imo...
 
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#27
I'm with Mailman on this one. I have been using MSE for awhile now and never had any issues with it.
 
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#30
No anti-virus will help you if you use the internet like an idiot.
True. I put MSE on a friend's Windows 7 PC and within a couple of months himself and his teenage daughter managed to infect the machine beyond recognition.
 

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#31
Some time ago I used to run with no AV, never had a virus or any problem, but then I'm not a troglodyte.
 

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#32
Some time ago I used to run with no AV, never had a virus or any problem, but then I'm not a troglodyte.
network worms can be a real asshole, if you go with no security. i had every single network share destroyed (all .exe and .avi files overwritten with a virus) simply for having a shared folder on a network.
 
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#33
No anti-virus will help you if you use the internet like an idiot.
Exactly!! See now your getting it!!

But if you ran a better anti virus that would catch 95% of threats compared to another at 80%, which one would you choose? it just makes sense.

Also its a lot cheaper for the customer to have viruses removed on a system that is still operational compared to one that isn't and have to back up all there files, format and reinstall.
 
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#34
Exactly!! See now your getting it!!

But if you ran a better anti virus that would catch 95% of threats compared to another at 80%, which one would you choose? it just makes sense.

Also its a lot cheaper for the customer to have viruses removed on a system that is still operational compared to one that isn't and have to back up all there files, format and reinstall.
MSE and Malwarebytes.
 
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I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials since it started existing. Didn't have any issues with viruses or anything since then though i'm a careful person and i know i should not click "you just won 10000 dollars" adverts.
 
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#37
Windoows 8 comes with Windows defender active - disable or uninstall it for Avast?
 
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#38
last year many review sites stated AVG followed by avast. But this year Avast seems to be more favored in reviews.
Review 1
Review 2

EDIT: windows vista and 7 also have windows defender. I have defender active and am running avast, shouldn't be a problem unless 8 fudged up on that too.
 
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#39
Windoows 8 comes with Windows defender active - disable or uninstall it for Avast?
Defender works great. Just use it with Malwarebytes and your good to go.

Thats 85% :slap:

Avast and Malwarebytes = 95%
Who says? A review site with flawed testing again?
 
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Defender works great. Just use it with Malwarebytes and your good to go.



Who says? A review site with flawed testing again?
but who are we to judge a review sight as flawed?? sure sites that have a reputation of being inconsistent with the mass reviews from a collective of sites. but beyond that, going by your statement, one would have to test every free av him/herself :roll:
 
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Who says? A review site with flawed testing again?
Just a bunch of reviews from the last 12months. You should know you where in every thread saying there all flawed :laugh: :slap:
 
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but who are we to judge a review sight as flawed?? sure sites that have a reputation of being inconsistent with the mass reviews from a collective of sites. but beyond that, going by your statement, one would have to test every free av him/herself :roll:
Review sites for the past year have had flawed testing. Some have even admitted it. The ironic part is most security companies (Avast, AVG, etc.) have been begging Microsoft for its MAPS data because believe it or not MS Defender/MSE have a MUCH higher detection rate.
 

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#43
Im not sure id trust MSE after seeing this shit happen..........again

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/ne...entials_flunks_av-test_loses_certification419

The firm awards its “AV-TEST Certified” seal of approval based on three parameters:"protection", "repair" and "usability". There are a maximum of six points up for grabs for each attribute. In order for a home-use antivirus product to be certified, a minimum of 11 points are required. Security Essentials managed 10.5, missing out by a whisker. MSE got 1.5 points for protection (the lowest among all products), 3.5 points for repair and 5.5 for usability.
 
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comodo is free it has a full internet security package firewall anti virus etc very good been using it for years ::)
 
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#45
For all you Avast users: I have always liked MSE but this thread prompted me to try Avast sense so many recommended it. I installed it and it say I have 30 days of use then must register or buy it. Is this true? I dont want to registered it because I may sell laptop. Seams like a pain. Am I understanding this right? Should I just make someone up. Does it confirm the e mail? Or am I just tired?
 
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#46
For all you Avast users: I have always liked MSE but this thread prompted me to try Avast sense so many recommended it. I installed it and it say I have 30 days of use then must register or buy it. Is this true? I dont want to registered it because I may sell laptop. Seams like a pain. Am I understanding this right? Should I just make someone up. Does it confirm the e mail? Or am I just tired?
Just register it, you have unlimited registers on your email, I've probably registered 20+ computers on my email.
 
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#47
I dont want my e mail associated with this PC. That's the issue. Does it confirm the email. I also dont like the software updater but I can turn that off.
 
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Processor i7-3770k||Core i5-3317U
Motherboard MSI Z77 MPOWER||Laptop?
Cooling Custom TEC waterloop||Laptop?
Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX @ 2133MHz||8GB SDRAM
Video Card(s) 2X SLI MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning||Intel 4000
Storage Corsair GT 120GB, WD Caviar Black 1TB||500GB HDD with 32gb MSATA cache
Display(s) Samsung U28D590D 4k||14" LED
Case NZXT Switch 810||Laptop shell?
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi surround pro 5.1||Dolby Home Theatre V4
Power Supply Seasonic XP-860 Platinum||Laptop Power Brick
Software Windows 7||Windows 8
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