Need Anti-Virus Recommendations

Discussion in 'General Software' started by 1Wolf, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. 1Wolf

    1Wolf Limp Gawd

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    I'm investigating a new anti-virus solution for my home PC's that will come closest to meeting my criteria. I prefer a "slim", low impact anti-virus. I prefer anti-virus that, on install, does not worm its way through your system and end up entrenched and difficult to remove completely. I prefer anti-virus that is simple. I prefer anti-virus that has a very very small fingerprint on system performance. I understand that the price to pay for these things is "effectiveness" of the anti-virus at preventing and fighting viruses. In the past, my anti-virus solution has been Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 7 64-Bit combined with imaging regularly and simply being careful. However, recently, my wife's PC picked up a virus and I had to restore from image so I thought this a good opportunity to revisit my anti-virus solution and see if maybe there might be something better you guys and gals know about that might meet my criteria and be better suited for my uses.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bandalo

    Bandalo Gawd

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    Free AV - Get Avast, it's not very intrusive.

    Paid AV - Bitdefender. Just turn off the annoying-ass "Bitdefender Wallet" crap, and it's pretty decent.
     
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  3. Maxime Mitchell

    Maxime Mitchell n00bie

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    I like Kaspersky, if you can get a discount or buy for multiple users/years (I end up paying less than 10$/y per PC for the biggest suite) Full price I wouldn't buy.
     
  4. Meeho

    Meeho 2[H]4U

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    Eset NOD32
     
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  5. 1Wolf

    1Wolf Limp Gawd

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    Thanks :)

    Maybe I'll give one of those a shot.
     
  6. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d [H]ardForum Junkie

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  7. mls1995

    mls1995 2[H]4U

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    Seconded
     
  8. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris Wii was a Novelty

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    BD does have a free version, but it's cloud based. I used to run it on an ancient laptop that still had XP. Didn't slow the system down at all.
     
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    jstenuf Gawd

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  10. antok86

    antok86 [H]ardness Supreme

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    i just use MSE/MS defender with paid malwarebytes
     
  11. Orddie

    Orddie [H]ard|Gawd

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    buy a mac

    in windows.. i use a combo of malware bytes and windows defender.
     
  12. KarsusTG

    KarsusTG 2[H]4U

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    This. Bitdefender can be had cheap in many places. Completely worth it imo.
     
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    The_Heretic Certified [H]

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