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New anti-virus software.

Discussion in 'Software' started by owaispoul, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. owaispoul

    owaispoul Banned

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    Hi!
    I want new good anti virus software now. Nowadays I use Kaspersky anti-virus. But due to this anti virus my computer become very slow. So I do not work faster on my computer. I want some advice which anti-virus is best for my computer and which one does not reduce speed of computer. If anyone has information please share here.
     
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    They will all impact performance but give Microsofts Security Essentials a whirl. Its free and updates are free too :biggrin
     
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  3. beaumontdvd

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    They will all decrease performance when performing a scheduled scan. But I rate AVG and spybot s+d they seem to sort all my problems and updates can easily be applied.

    Dave,
     
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  4. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    ESET always get a thumbs up from a lot of us here
     
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  5. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials on both my laptops for some time now.
    It seems to run with minimal hassle - no pop ups or big red things telling me that it needs updating, so that's great.

    Of course, it might not actually be doing anything other than putting an icon in the system tray, which would also explain it I suppose.

    And like they said, it's free.
     
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  6. swatto

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    I use Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 - works great for me - no system slow-down (then again I do have 4GB Ram)

    Microsoft Security Essentials is a big no no from me - I used it for a while but downloaded a virus by mistake and clicked the *.exe (stupid as I knew it was most likely a virus but Security Essentials did not pick it up at all) - completly screwed my system up and disabled Microsoft Security Essentials scanning. It is at this time I decided to purchase a 'real' anti-virus that I have had no problems with since.
     
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  7. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Oops.

    :biggrin
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    Another vote for ESET
     
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  9. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    I use Eset and MSE, I actually have MSE on my main rig and Eset on my servers (I am an Eset reseller so get it free to evaluate).

    I have been a big Nod32 fan for a while (about 5 years now) and decided to become a reseller at the end of last year.
     
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  10. nugget
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    At the moment I have MS Essentials running. Might have to re-evaluate my av then. :ohmy
     
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  11. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Just try not to download and execute a virus, that's all.

    I like an AV that keeps me on my toes.

    :biggrin
     
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