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July 8, 2014 8:39:32 AM

Hello, I am getting a new PC soon with Windows 8 and was thinking about what Anti-Virus I should use on it. I been recommended Avast and Windows Defender. Some People told me 3rd Party anti-viruses (AVG, AVAST, Norton) make the computer slower since they use alot of the CPU. Is this true? What Anti-virus should I install on my PC?
a b * Windows 8
July 8, 2014 8:47:51 AM

Bitdefender is the highest rated security software of this year.
Newegg has a special right now on it for only $9.00 for download version
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Promo code EMCPCPB73

All antivirus software will decerase system speed, it is a middle man so requires an extra hand off. On a fast computer this is not noticiable at all, on an older one it can be mildly to extremely noticable. Different brands use more resources then others as well.

What is the specs of your computer?
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July 8, 2014 8:52:52 AM

boosted1g said:
Bitdefender is the highest rated security software of this year.
Newegg has a special right now on it for only $9.00 for download version
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Promo code EMCPCPB73

All antivirus software will decerase system speed, it is a middle man so requires an extra hand off. On a fast computer this is not noticiable at all, on an older one it can be mildly to extremely noticable. Different brands use more resources then others as well.

What is the specs of your computer?


I am getting a GTX 760 (Zotac AMP! Edition 2GB) and a i7-4770 (3.4GHz, boosts up to 3.9GHz) as a processor with 8 GB Ram.
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July 8, 2014 8:53:59 AM

Bitdefender and Malwarebytes are good
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a b * Windows 8
July 8, 2014 9:00:29 AM

Should be fine with that hardware, only the worst software would cause a noticiable slow down for you.

Go with the bitdefender then.
The only thing i dont like about bit difender is that they will not allow you to fully open a port, you can only open a port for a specific application (this is good for secuity purposes, but a pain for experts/enthusiasts that know what they are doing).
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