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Recommendations on Anti-Virus

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July 26, 2010 4:15:44 PM

Hello,

I am looking to install a new Anti-Virus suite on my PC's and am wondering what is recommended. I currently have McAfee Total Protection 2009 which has expired. I am leaning tword Avast Internet Security, but want some professional input before I make the jump. I am also open to other suggestions.

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a b $ Windows 7
July 26, 2010 5:02:38 PM

try Microsoft Security Essentials (its free!)
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July 28, 2010 1:08:13 AM

I use Panda Cloud AV. It has a free edition, it's really lightweight on system resources, and it uses cloud-based analysis for excellent detection rates. MS Security Essentials is very good as well. Just make sure you turn on Windows Firewall and Windows Defender, as neither of the AV programs I mentioned first is a full security suite.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 28, 2010 2:09:25 AM

I've always been a big fan of AVG...
its small, lightweight and works well w/ others
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July 28, 2010 2:37:56 AM

I agree with jefe323. I have been very satisfied with microsoft security essentials.
It's free.
It is entirely unobtrusive.
It takes very few resources.
It has a very fast scanner.
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July 29, 2010 2:32:23 PM

+1 for Avira Free!
2nd opinion MSE
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a b $ Windows 7
July 29, 2010 3:08:38 PM

All of my PCs use either Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials. Either one are good choices.
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July 29, 2010 5:39:55 PM

I'm with jefe323 on this one. Microsoft Security Essentials is a great free anti-virus program (and, it's free so you don't have anything to lose :) ). There is also a whole sticky RE: virus protection written by The_Prophecy that is well worth a read through - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/7754-63-guide-prevent...

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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July 29, 2010 6:02:42 PM

I use Avast with no problemos. Didn't think you'd go against Microsoft Cassandra, you little devil.
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July 29, 2010 6:17:17 PM

I think there's some financial incentive in it for her. :p 

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