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Antivirus and spyware software
« on: February 17, 2011, 07:46:01 AM »
so.... when my dad bought me this laptop he also got me a subscription to McAfee I'm not a fan but I wasn't about to waist it as it is quality protection if a bit annoying at times.

now the subscription is about to run out. and I'm trying to decide what free antivirus I should go with  AVG Free or avast!

I know people on here have used both but I want a clearer opinion on what I should go with.
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Re: Antivirus and spyware software
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 07:48:07 AM »
Malwarebytes is also good.

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Re: Antivirus and spyware software
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 09:22:08 AM »
NOD32 is worth the money.
Spybot - Search and Destroy is a good spyware software.
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Re: Antivirus and spyware software
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 03:19:39 PM »
Yeah, I had Eset for a while on another pc, plus Malwarebytes and Spybot SD as backup. ;p

On this one, AVG is doing the job.
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Re: Antivirus and spyware software
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2011, 10:00:34 PM »
AVG
Malwarebytes
Sandboxie if you're still worried about contracting viruses

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Re: Antivirus and spyware software
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2011, 11:35:46 PM »
I personally like Malwarebytes. I tested it along with numerous other anti-virus software, and it consistently had the highest detection rate, and is much more lightweight than McAfee (which is the worst in my opinion, I used it for a year), Norton, AVG, etc.

Sandboxie is also a good piece of software to compliment any anti-virus program, though it is not really an anti-virus program itself, it makes tracking shit down much easier,
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Re: Antivirus and spyware software
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2011, 02:13:03 PM »
I use Avast free edition with the Windows 7 firewall. So far, I have no problems. I've been using it for 8 months. It detected viruses and took care of them. The ones that it didn't detect (if any) are not causing any problems. Basically, my PC is working just fine. So I'm assuming the detection rate is good and none got past avast.

I never used a dedicated anti-malware software of a firewall, I never felt the need with my usage.
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Re: Antivirus and spyware software
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2011, 03:17:23 PM »
I can only say that NOD didn't disappoint me even in brutal situations where I was supposed to get infected no matter what. I couldn't get infected even when I actually tried (obviously without turning off NOD first).
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