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Need a Anti-Virus for my new PC

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?


Thanks
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  1. I use Avast free along with malwarebytes. MSE is pretty good too, though I prefer Avast.
  2. Antivirus and Antispyware


    * Microsoft Security Essentials

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/mse.aspx

    * Avast Free Antivirus
    http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Fre [...] 19223.html

    * AVG Anti-Virus Free
    http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free

    Choose one of the three ^

    * Malwarebytes Free
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

    And use this free app also ^
  3. 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/security-essentials/download
    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.
  4. 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.

    Thanks
  5. Malwarebytes is generally better than ad-aware, but I haven't used ad-aware in a couple years so it may have got better.
  6. Best answer
    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?


    Thanks

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

    Paid: Kasperesky.
  8. 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.

    Thanks
  9. On SSD. Leave system and programs and page file on the SSD.
  10. I have 5HDD's and SSD installed, HDD's only for storage. U have SSD for speed, so enjoy the speed : )
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

    Do Antivirus Suites Impact Your PC's Performance?
  13. Best answer selected by jordan_22.
  14. Thanks for the vote jordan_22 : )
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