Discussion in 'General Software' started by Caenlen29, May 13, 2013.
Avast is the best imo...
I'm with Mailman on this one. I have been using MSE for awhile now and never had any issues with it.
Which is like 95% of the world population
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.
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.
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.
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.
Avast and Malwarebytes = 95%
Windoows 8 comes with Windows defender active - disable or uninstall it for Avast?
last year many review sites stated AVG followed by avast. But this year Avast seems to be more favored in reviews.
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.
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
Just a bunch of reviews from the last 12months. You should know you where in every thread saying there all flawed
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.
Im not sure id trust MSE after seeing this shit happen..........again
comodo is free it has a full internet security package firewall anti virus etc very good been using it for years :
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.
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.
I believe it does confirm. Just use something like http://10minutemail.com/
Here is the online registration page
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