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What antivirus software do you use?

tsaunders

68 months ago

I just installed Windows 8.1 and I haven't installed any anti-virus software. I usually use AVG free. A friend of mine just uses MSE.

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  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

I've heard great things about Avast. It has a free version which is one of the most effective AV on the market.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I couldn't remember the name of the other one and Avast was it.

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

Windows Defender and Malwarebytes - anything else is bloat unless you're buying for a business rather than personal use.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

FYI MSE is Windows Defender that's defaulted in windows 8. So you are using MSE AKA Windows Defender. And yes thats fine for home use but for a company id recommend something better. No reason people should be paying for a virus protection for home use unless you are running FTP or some type of cloud base software.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

It's for home. I usually install AVG Free was more or less just wondering if I really need too. I have used Windows Defender along with AVG Free.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Well once you install AVG it disables Windows Defender. I just keep windows Defender and ditch AVG.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Did not know this. I guess I still had an older version of AVG.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I use a combination of Malwarebytes PRO and AVG Antivirus FREE. The Mb PRO only cost me $10 and its good for a lifetime (no annual subscription). Both programs do not hog resources either, unlike some full anti-virus suites like McAfee or Norton IS.

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

That could be true however I built a rig for my parents just last summer and got the PRO lifetime for $10 as well.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

its 25 dollars now

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I use Avast but Avira and AVG are good. Plus they all have free versions.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I use Avast, really happy with it.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I use MSE, always worked well for me -^

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Avast.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Every fresh install I do starts with Avast free.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Windows 8.1 has Windows Defender (MSE) built right in. I use it myself and quite like it. It's unobtrusive and resource light.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm on windows 7, and I use MSE.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I have used avast for like 4 years

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

MSE and Panda (not on the same computer).

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Bit Defender Free Edition.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

bitdefender pro, think i paid 30$

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Kasperky Internet Security 2014 @ $45 or $50 for 3 licenses is probably the best deal you can find.

edit: split it with your family or a couple of friends and it's $15 for one of the best full suite security programs out there.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

BestBuy sometimes has Kaspersky Internet Security on sale for around $20.00? for the 3 license version and Amazon had it on sale for $25.00? a few weeks ago during a weekend sale.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it's seems the perfect choice then!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Any of the Antivirus programs listed below by other users are good just make sure you have Malwarebytes as well to run a malware scan :).

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Bitdefender Total Security and Malwarebytes. Personally I think this is the best combination.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Avast free antivirus. Just turn off the notification and sound to not bloat the screen.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using norton currently. Used kaspersky before.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I have Immunet free antivirus - http://www.immunet.com/free/index.html

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Try quickheal for that matter!Works fine for me :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I use Avast along with Malwarebytes, CCleaner, and Super Antispy free. All free.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't used anti-virus software in over a year and a half, and during that time, I haven't had a single virus plague my machine. It's a waste of time and resources. The 2014 version of Common Sense is the best anti-virus you can get. I supplement it with the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware just in case rogue malware finds its way on my computer.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I have Avast, It's pretty good. It's sort of like AVG a bit but I think it's better.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Apart from quickheal, I have also started using AVG dudes!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Avast free, and if I feel like something got on my system, I'll also run a scan sometimes in MBAM.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I use Common Sense 2014. It's free, never slows down my computer, & it keeps out almost every virus that is known to exist. I'd highly recommend it!

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

I use Norton Internet Security for 3 users. Four years in a row I have either got rebates or sales and the final price has been between 19.95 and 25.95. I have been very happy with it. Norton is not like it used to be it is very light weight with little or no impact on system performance. I use MSE on my media center pc and I have found that to be light weight as well. The last time I used AVG was probably 2009 and it put the bog on like nobodies business. AVG is probably different now. I am running Windows 8.1 as well.

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