Virus software

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Dodgey, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Dodgey

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    Quick one folks, Windows 7, what's the 'best' free anti virus/hacker b&**^%d preventer?
     
  2. Gooney

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    AVG works for me!!
     
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    I've found that the free ones always have their problems and cant be fully relied on. My son swears by Commodo.
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    Avast! is great. Updates all the time, too.

    Steve :Smile:
     
  5. Dodgey

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    I'm running AVG fine on the old clunker, 95, but wondered if there was anything else for 7?
     
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    I use a v g free:thumb: and advanced systemcare pro not free:Eeek:
     
  7. BritStops

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    Yeah, we had some problems with AVG on our new laptop, so installed avast! and all runs fine.

    Also use Open Office instead of MS Word, etc. and that's great too.

    Steve :Smile:
     
  8. paulmold

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    Microsoft Security Essentials for me.
     
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    I've switched from AVG, which has been great on my last 3 pc's.

    Gone for Microsoft Security Essentials because it scored top marks in one of the ANORAK magazines, plus my IT guru swears [STRIKE]at[/STRIKE] by it. :thumb:
     
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    avast....for me
     
  11. Gooney

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    Using AVG 2012 free on windows 7with no problems at all.
     
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    AVG and Microsoft Essentials can be relied upon because they are an integral part of the OS design. You pay for them when you pay for your OS. They aint free.
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    We used AVG for years but had problems a couple of years ago and switched to MSE. Seems to work OK. Also have Malwarebytes on CD just in case.
     
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    I've used all at one time or another, and until my Bank offered me a one years free license for Kaspersky was using MS Security Essentials.. and still do on my other lappy as does Jan and Chaz.. no issues... but I guess you only know how 'good' it is when or if it stops an attack .. much like MH insurance ..


    For some independent reviews on anti virus and other free stuff I find this site very helpful..

    Gizmo's
     
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    security

    Windows security essentials for me. Came top in the WHICH report.
    Free & self updating.
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    Thanks all:thumb: Did a bit of googling to and I've gone with the MSE but, now trying to understand the scan as it appears if the machine is off obviously the scan wont run but it wont run on next boot up, ie it needs to be on at the set time, very odd.......
     
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    Would agree with that - there are no compatability issues - had less problems since we started with that one than with any previous ones
     
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    could this be the issue ?

    Microsoft Security Essentials requires a genuine copy of Windows to install.
     
  20. Dodgey

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    Think I figured out the scan now so all good.

    The thing I like about the sound of it is the consistent reviews about the lack if impact in the machines operation, Norton used to stop the old machine dead in it tracks for 10-20 minutes regularly:Angry: hence changing it to AVG, not changing it again as it's time is short::bigsmile:
     
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