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November 8, 2011 3:23:49 PM

I am looking for a fairly good anti-virus software for my system.
I always use to use AVG free, then about a year ago I purchased AVG 2011 and is about to expire.

After buying my computer and some games I really don't want to spend much more money.

So what would be a good choice
AVG 2012
I was also looking at kaspersky
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Microsoft security essentials
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AVG free.

I would say that I am fairly computer savvy and know do's and dont's of things that could possibly give you a virus.

I have never used Microsoft security essentials. Has any one had any experience with it?


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November 8, 2011 4:51:42 PM

I use Avast free along with malwarebytes. MSE is pretty good too, though I prefer Avast.
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November 8, 2011 10:21:43 PM

Download & Install the following 3 freewares. It forms a free complete security suite for your system!
1. Microsoft Security Essentials - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-SG/windows/products/sec...
Microsoft Security essentials is best & light solution for excellent overall system protection & internet security with real time updates, .

2. Malwarebytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org/ .
Malwarebytes is one of the best & effective antimalware tool out there.

3. Ccleaner - http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download .
CCleaner is a system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool with an efficient & most useful registry cleaner.

The Best Security & System Optimization combo for all types of systems.
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November 8, 2011 11:26:59 PM

Yap I think that is what I will do I have almost always used Malwarebytes on all of my computers. I actually just bought a copy of it from newegg.com, it was a shell shocker deal and was 50% off. I also used to use cclean but have not used that in a while, dont know why though because I like it.

Another thought is what about ad-aware from lavasoft. For stuff like spyware adware and traking cookies and stuff like that or will one of the other three take care of that stuff too.

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November 9, 2011 11:45:23 AM

Malwarebytes is generally better than ad-aware, but I haven't used ad-aware in a couple years so it may have got better.
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November 10, 2011 7:24:42 AM

Jordan_22 said:
I am looking for a fairly good anti-virus software for my system.
I always use to use AVG free, then about a year ago I purchased AVG 2011 and is about to expire.

After buying my computer and some games I really don't want to spend much more money.

So what would be a good choice
AVG 2012
I was also looking at kaspersky
or
Microsoft security essentials
or
AVG free.

I would say that I am fairly computer savvy and know do's and dont's of things that could possibly give you a virus.

I have never used Microsoft security essentials. Has any one had any experience with it?


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Jordan_22, get Microsoft Security Essentials or if u want to get a better one, get Avast.

Don't forget Malwarebytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Also don't forget the Comodo firewall, superior to the Windows firewall.
http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/
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November 10, 2011 10:24:17 AM

Free: Avira AV and Comodo Firewall. Peace of mind. Avast is good but Avira and an awesome detection rate.

Paid: Kasperesky.
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November 11, 2011 11:15:13 PM

I have two hard drives in my computer, a SSD for the OS and a 1TB for storage. Where would the best place to install my anti-virus and malwarebytes? I was thinking the SSD but I don't know if I should just leave the OS on there or if it would be good to have those on there too.

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November 11, 2011 11:19:16 PM

On SSD. Leave system and programs and page file on the SSD.
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November 11, 2011 11:20:29 PM

I have 5HDD's and SSD installed, HDD's only for storage. U have SSD for speed, so enjoy the speed : )
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November 13, 2011 3:14:25 PM

I am Still looking and reading a bit to find a good AV. I have really never used anything else besides AVG, I have used Norton a long time ago as well as Mcafe (but don't like it). So Is AVG free still a good choice to go with? I will be using it along with malwarebytes.
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November 13, 2011 4:50:13 PM

Jordan_22 said:
I am Still looking and reading a bit to find a good AV. I have really never used anything else besides AVG, I have used Norton a long time ago as well as Mcafe (but don't like it). So Is AVG free still a good choice to go with? I will be using it along with malwarebytes.

Jordan_22, I would rather get Microsoft Security Essentials instead of AVG or if u want to get a better one, get Avast.

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November 28, 2011 11:27:22 PM

Best answer selected by jordan_22.
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November 28, 2011 11:39:19 PM

Thanks for the vote jordan_22 : )
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November 28, 2011 11:39:30 PM

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