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Anti-Virus Software Preferences

TomicTrauma
Level 7
My Kaspersky anti-virus software license is coming up for renewal and I would like to consider effective, but less-expensive alternatives. What are your preferences?
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BrodyBoy
Level 10
MIcrosoft Security Essentials (MSE) is really good, really lightweight, and really cheap....as in free. I've used Norton's security suite (NIS) for ages....I buy a multi-volume license every year so it's pretty cheap for each computer. I'll probably stick with that because I'm familiar with it and it works well....but if I needed a cheaper alternative, I'd go with MSE. I have started installing that as the default AV program on systems I set up for other people.

Area_66
Level 11
Microsoft in their crusade to nuke all the utility software vendors, and in another attempt to get more grip on us, release on the market a good anti-virus, it's free, but one day we gone pay the price. I'm doom because I use it too.

fuzon1337
Level 10
I use these AV programs to stay clean on my notebook 🙂





I got one more, if you're really stuck on a difficult virus and don't want to reinstall the notebook to get rid of it 🙂 (Called Combofix, and if you would download it you need to find "A guide and tutorial on using ComboFix" on google)

🙂
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xeromist
Moderator
I use Avast and it's free.
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chrsplmr
Level 18
microsoft security essentials all day ... i never fight with Bill.

Signal2Noise
Level 9
I'm now using BitDefender which got top marks in a recent MaximumPC paid-for AV round-up review. The BD Internet Security suite is good for 3 PCs for two years which is great. I only buy AV software when I see it on sale. I also MSE on a couple of other laptops in the house and it works good too, especially for a free one. In the past I've used Kaspersky, ESET, and Norton.
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I've used all forms of Norton including Symantec Endpoint. The free version of AVG is better but I use MSE also (I like free).
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TheOriginalTO
Level 7
Eset Smart Security is by far the best AV I have ever known, but it is 60$ a year. I highly recommend it. Worth every penny.
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vudugan
Level 7
Microsoft Security Essentials here too as well as Malwarebytes in safe mode 🙂
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