What kind of antivirus do you people use?

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#1 Posted by REforever101 (11224 posts) -

just wondering. i've been using avg, but it kind of sucks and gets intrusive

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#2 Edited by FelipeInside (28506 posts) -

@REforever101 said:

just wondering. i've been using avg, but it kind of sucks and gets intrusive

AVG has gone downhill for years now.

Best Free AV on the market: Avast

Best Paid AV on the market: Trend Micro

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#3 Edited by johnd13 (9290 posts) -

I've been using Avira Free AV for the past year. Don't have any complaints.

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#4 Posted by Cwagmire21 (5896 posts) -

Microsoft Security Essentials. Has worked really well for me.

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#5 Posted by vfibsux (4497 posts) -

Avast...

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#6 Posted by melonfarmerz (1294 posts) -

avast cause I'm cheap

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#7 Edited by ferrari2001 (17762 posts) -

Since I'm running Windows 8.1 I use the built in Windows Defender and it seems to work really well and it's completely non-intrusive.

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#8 Edited by Blutfahne (276 posts) -

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#9 Edited by Ribstaylor1 (2186 posts) -

Microsoft security essentials and Norton. As much flak as Norton gets it does a hell of a job. So far it's kept my computer safe and clean.

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#10 Posted by Jd1680a (5958 posts) -

Microsoft Security Essentials.

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#11 Posted by insane_metalist (7786 posts) -

ESET - NOD 32 - Best Antivirus, period.

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#12 Posted by xxninja666xx (737 posts) -

I've been using Bitdefender for a couple of months now, but I'm considering returning to Avast - Bitdefender's simplicity and almost non-existent interface leave me in doubt and make me think if my PC really is protected.

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#13 Edited by ShepardCommandr (4844 posts) -

avast free version

don't need anything more

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#14 Posted by echothesilent (29 posts) -

Kaspersky, only recently started using it, but running my comp for a few months (new build) without it, and it didn't find anything upon first sweep. So either I was really good, or...

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#15 Edited by soolkiki (1783 posts) -

I use both Avast! and MalwareBytes. Free and I have yet to catch a virus. *knocks on wood*

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#16 Edited by Arthas045 (5766 posts) -

Was AVG, but just switched to Microsoft Security Essentials.

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#17 Edited by GarGx1 (9461 posts) -

Most will laugh at this but I use Norton system tools.

A few years ago Norton was a horrible system hog but these days it uses very few resources, non intrusive, secure and safe.

I used AVG for a while but that was a nightmare to do anything with.

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#18 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (5354 posts) -

I've been using Avast(free) for the past 4 years now... Haven't run into a single problem.

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#19 Posted by Old_Gooseberry (3957 posts) -

Microsoft security essentials

also i do scans sometimes with Malware bytes, which is a good free one also... and not laggy or intrusive like other antiviruses, u can just load it whenever and scan

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#20 Posted by JohnF111 (14187 posts) -

Malware Bytes Pro. Never seen a pop up or any indication that's even running. Plus I know it's good and was cheap.

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#21 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

@insane_metalist said:

ESET - NOD 32 - Best Antivirus, period.

^ This is a smart person....

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#22 Edited by mjorh (6742 posts) -

Norton it is ! (NIS2014)

@insane_metalist said:

ESET - NOD 32 - Best Antivirus, period.

"Worst" may fit better!

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#23 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

@mjorh said:

Norton it is ! (NIS2014)

@insane_metalist said:

ESET - NOD 32 - Best Antivirus, period.

"Worst" may fit better!

Are you kidding me? Norton is the worst and most intrusive antivirus ever made from my experiance.

Nod32 has been absolutely perfect for me.

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#24 Posted by howlrunner13 (4408 posts) -

@johnd13 said:

I've been using Avira Free AV for the past year. Don't have any complaints.

Same here (though for longer).

Out of all the free anti virus's I've used (AVG, Avast, Avira), Avira has been the most stable and the fastest. AVG got terrible with the resource usage and when I used Avast, it actually got infected by a virus and I had to use Avira to clean it up, so that is what I have been using ever since.

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#25 Edited by mjorh (6742 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

@mjorh said:

Norton it is ! (NIS2014)

@insane_metalist said:

ESET - NOD 32 - Best Antivirus, period.

"Worst" may fit better!

Are you kidding me? Norton is the worst and most intrusive antivirus ever made from my experiance.

Nod32 has been absolutely perfect for me.

Dunno , i ain't no antivirus expert , i said it by experience, but it doesn't matter as long as u be careful yourself u know ..

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#26 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

used to be MSE, now I use Avast

and Sophos on my Mac

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#27 Edited by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

MSE, malwarebytes, and my brain

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#28 Edited by Rousie14 (58 posts) -

Avast!

Seems to work fine, and is fairly cheap. Used to use Norton since it came with my PC, but I am glad that is gone.

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#29 Posted by ricky874111 (25 posts) -

no antivirus update this update that i hate'em

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#30 Edited by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

MSE and malwarebytes free scans every week or so on both my laptop and desktop.

I know MSE isn't the best but it's good enough and doesn't ever get in the way.

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#31 Posted by mike4realz (2577 posts) -

norton security...

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#32 Edited by deactivated-579f651eab962 (5404 posts) -

I've used BitDefender for the last 5 years or so but this time I felt like trying something different. I've used Ad-aware Free + for the last month or so, it's ok but there's nothing like the feel of a good paid AV.

That's it I'm going back to paid!

Edit: I download some strange stuff so I need comprehensive Anti-virus

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#33 Edited by Curlyfrii87 (15045 posts) -

Microsoft Security Essentials. Never had a problem

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#34 Posted by cyloninside (815 posts) -

windows defender/MS security... because it comes built in to windows 8.1

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#35 Edited by the_bi99man (11244 posts) -

Whatever is built into Windows, with a handful of things disabled, and a careful eye on what I look at and/or download. I haven't used any other kind of dedicated anti-virus in nearly 10 years, and haven't got a virus in that time, either.

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#36 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14353 posts) -

None .

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#37 Posted by Kh1ndjal (2748 posts) -

microsoft security essentials

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#38 Posted by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

@blutfahne said:

This just made my whole day. I needed a good laugh.

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#39 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

@the_bi99man said:

Whatever is built into Windows, with a handful of things disabled, and a careful eye on what I look at and/or download. I haven't used any other kind of dedicated anti-virus in nearly 10 years, and haven't got a virus in that time, either.

If you don't have anti-virus software, how do you know that you don't have any viruses or malware?

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#40 Edited by donalbane (16383 posts) -

I used some like McAfee and AVG for years, but recently, I've switched over to just the Microsoft ones like Defender. I find that it detects with greater accuracy. In the EXTREMELY rare event I get a virus (always because someone else used it) I use Malwarebytes free anti-malware removal tool, though Microsoft has their own option.

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#41 Edited by heguain (1414 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium said:

None .

Best comment I've seen in my entire life. I just hate antiviruses useless as shit!

Tried AVG, sucks, Avira, sucks, Avast, sucks, Kaspersky, sucks.

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#42 Edited by Bane_v2 (6104 posts) -

Windows Defender since it's built in to Windows 8, and common sense.

Antivirus is dead anyway, according to Symantec.

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#43 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14353 posts) -

@heguain said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

None .

Best comment I've seen in my entire life. I just hate antiviruses useless as shit!

Tried AVG, sucks, Avira, sucks, Avast, sucks, Kaspersky, sucks.

I've given up on antiviruses for now and haven't used it for years . Had no problems so far . I rather re-install Windows .

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#44 Posted by FelipeInside (28506 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium said:

@heguain said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

None .

Best comment I've seen in my entire life. I just hate antiviruses useless as shit!

Tried AVG, sucks, Avira, sucks, Avast, sucks, Kaspersky, sucks.

I've given up on antiviruses for now and haven't used it for years . Had no problems so far . I rather re-install Windows .

You guys should try running a scan, you probably find a few things in there.

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#46 Edited by FelipeInside (28506 posts) -

@jeager_titan said:

None and never gonna use one.

Crazy...

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#47 Edited by PredatorRules (11993 posts) -

I personally don't use and agree about using anti virus but I've encountered a virus which caused me rather odd heavy slow to my computer which forced me to reset it, my heart almost stopped beating when I thought it was the end and I'm needed to format and install all of my programs and games all over again.

Long Short story: I use NOD32

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#48 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14353 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

@heguain said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

None .

Best comment I've seen in my entire life. I just hate antiviruses useless as shit!

Tried AVG, sucks, Avira, sucks, Avast, sucks, Kaspersky, sucks.

I've given up on antiviruses for now and haven't used it for years . Had no problems so far . I rather re-install Windows .

You guys should try running a scan, you probably find a few things in there.

Of course we do .

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#49 Edited by heguain (1414 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

@heguain said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

None .

Best comment I've seen in my entire life. I just hate antiviruses useless as shit!

Tried AVG, sucks, Avira, sucks, Avast, sucks, Kaspersky, sucks.

I've given up on antiviruses for now and haven't used it for years . Had no problems so far . I rather re-install Windows .

You guys should try running a scan, you probably find a few things in there.

Lol actually I have avast right now -_- I can't convince my brother to delete it..so annoying

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#50 Edited by FelipeInside (28506 posts) -

@heguain said:

Lol actually I have avast right now -_- I can't convince my brother do delete it..so annoying

Your brother must be the smart one in the family...