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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-10-2011, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Best virus/malware protection for PC?

I know there are a good amount of tech savvy people on here and I think I need to protect my system better, so any advice is greatly appreciated.

I have an HP laptop running Vista. Nothing fancy installed.

Currently I'm running Spybot, Spyware blaster and Avast, as well as NoScript in Mozilla.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-10-2011, 06:34 PM
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1. Apple.com

If not possible, then

2. Kaspersky Internet Security 2012

Its hands down better than Norton and McAfee in terms of the level of protection and uses low system resources.
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Microsoft Security Essentials. Free to all windows users. Ive installed it on nearly a dozen computers and half of those people are computer stupid and since installing I havent seen there pc back here which is unusual.

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-10-2011, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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1. Apple.com

If not possible, then

2. Kaspersky Internet Security 2012

Its hands down better than Norton and McAfee in terms of the level of protection and uses low system resources.
Hah I started this thread with "I dont' want to and don't have the funds for an Apple..." but didn't want to be a smartass... I guess I should've haha.

I'll check out Kaspersky thanks.

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Been using Avast for years without issue. ZA Free for a software firewall.


Been hearing good things about microsoft security essentials. Just havent tried it yet.


Malwarebytes and spybot for antispy-ware but run them manually once a week. Windows Defender once in a while.

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.
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Been using Avast for years without issue. ZA Free for a software firewall.


Been hearing good things about microsoft security essentials. Just havent tried it yet.


Malwarebytes and spybot for antispy-ware but run them manually once a week. Windows Defender once in a while.
MSE has it all built into 1 program, does virus/malware. Like any other program, you can set it to scan when you want, a full scan or just a quick scan.

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I was surprised when Comcast switched from McAfee to Norton ... but Norton has saved me on a couple of occassions, and it's backup features are better than McAfee. Even with that said, I can't endorse Norton, based on it's past behavior ... yes it's better than it has been, that's as far as I would take it.

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I've been using free avast on my pc's for years.
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Best protection is just......


wait for it.......




...... Buy a Mac.......




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Best protection is just......
wait for it.......
...... Buy a Mac.......
I knew he would say that.

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I thought he was gonna say a gun but I guess a mac is a good option to destroy for some protection.

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AVG, it's free and not a resource hog like Norton or other ones.
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As for Windows based systems I use MS security essentials. Free and updated very often.

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MSE works great for me.

Its just annoying when windows does a system update and automatically reboots the computer, (shutting down all of my open windows) so that when I come back online in the AM, I can't remember what I had open or what I was working on.

Other than that, MSE works great.
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AVG used to be my go to but it is starting to become over bloated and will soon get in the mcafee/norton realm. The end of AVG for me was when it told me portal2 was a virus.

I use the windows firewall and MS security essentials now.

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Best protection is to not visit all the sketchy porn sites. I use MS Sec. Essentials and Symantec Endpoint Protection (it's free where I work)
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