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suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 02:50:39 Reply

I going to buy new antivirus in this NEW YEAR. I am mostly in online, so i need spyware and Malware protection in that antivirus. I love play games, so this may contain protection for online games. Mainly this antivirus must not affect the system performance. Please post the good antivirus with the above requirement. Thanks.

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 03:12:35 Reply

Use Microsoft Security Essentials.

It's free, and it works great.


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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 04:14:54 Reply

I prefer avast. It's also free, which is a great bonus.


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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 04:28:54 Reply

I used to have Norton back in the day, but it was a resource-hungry beast, and it seems most paid antiviruses are the same. I've tried Avast, Avira, AVG, Panda and probably a few other free alternatives since then, and eventually settled for MSE (free). Combined with some good malware programs like Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware (don't let the name deceive you) it does a good job.

If you still plan on buying something I'd suggest Esset or Comodo Dragon.

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 08:36:30 Reply

At 2/25/13 02:50 AM, sharonjohn wrote: I going to buy new antivirus in this NEW YEAR. I am mostly in online, so i need spyware and Malware protection in that antivirus.

Microsoft Security Essentials works great. It catches most malware and is very light on resources. It also comes preinstalled with Windows 8, so if you're on W8, you should be good.

Also, spyware is malware.
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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 08:40:34 Reply

Dont bother, buy something worth buying

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 09:20:50 Reply

I currently have Malwarebytes and Symantec antivirus, both work well for me and don't cause system resources to be used up much.


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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 09:50:41 Reply

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 12:23:40 Reply

Microsoft Security Essential is what you should get. It's free and work better than most proprietary AVs. Don't bother touching Symantec, Sophos and Panda products.

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 15:39:01 Reply

I'm current using Malaware bytes with Microsoft Security essentials, it's works really well and it's free.

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 16:48:57 Reply

I recommend getting both Avast and Malwarebytez. Combined, they're life savers.


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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 16:52:47 Reply

At 2/25/13 08:40 AM, BumFodder wrote: Dont bother, buy something worth buying

Like a new computer every time you look for porn?


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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 16:58:34 Reply

At 2/25/13 04:52 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 2/25/13 08:40 AM, BumFodder wrote: Dont bother, buy something worth buying
Like a new computer every time you look for porn?

Is it really so hard to use free antivirus?

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:00:07 Reply

At 2/25/13 04:52 PM, Xenomit wrote: I've never had antivirus, and I've never had a virus

Are you a Mac user?

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:00:56 Reply

At 2/25/13 05:00 PM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 2/25/13 04:52 PM, Xenomit wrote: I've never had antivirus, and I've never had a virus
Are you a Mac user?

Macs still get viruses though

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:02:04 Reply

At 2/25/13 04:52 PM, Xenomit wrote: Antivirus is a joke

I've never had antivirus, and I've never had a virus

It's not a joke. Even if you' e ne er had a virus or malware, you should always have good security. If you've never had to go to th ER, that doesn't mean you shouldn't have health insurance. If you've never slept with someone who had VD, that doesn't mean you shouldn't use a condom. I've had to struggle with malware a few times because I didn't have adequate protective software, and I' e gotten a virus at least once. In fact, I got a worm once and I had to have my friend wipe my PC. I was lucky that I still had all the startup discs or whatever you call them. Otherwise, I would have been fucked.


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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:03:52 Reply

At 2/25/13 05:00 PM, Xenomit wrote: Is it really so hard to have the common sense to roam around the internet without being a virus magnet?

only idiots dont use anti-virus software

Even if you only go on well known websites usually its a matter of time before you get one, especially if you go looking for dodgy websites or download lots of stuff, although its really easy to tell if a torrent is infected.

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:05:17 Reply

At 2/25/13 04:58 PM, BumFodder wrote:
At 2/25/13 04:52 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 2/25/13 08:40 AM, BumFodder wrote: Dont bother, buy something worth buying
Like a new computer every time you look for porn?
Is it really so hard to use free antivirus?

OIC. Well, you can get decent protection for free, but from what I've seen, the best stuff costs a lttle. It's worth it, tbough. It only costs a little bit to get protection for a whole year.


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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:08:28 Reply

At 2/25/13 05:05 PM, Xenomit wrote: Well, I haven't had a single virus yet

And I'm not even a safe internet surfer (god I hate using that term), my firewall is adequate

You cant always tell if you have one though, some of them are just designed to steal information and stuff like that

At 2/25/13 05:05 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: OIC. Well, you can get decent protection for free, but from what I've seen, the best stuff costs a lttle. It's worth it, tbough. It only costs a little bit to get protection for a whole year.

Yeah but im allergic to spending money and there are quite a few that offer really really good services for free

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:09:53 Reply

At 2/25/13 05:03 PM, BumFodder wrote:
At 2/25/13 05:00 PM, Xenomit wrote: Is it really so hard to have the common sense to roam around the internet without being a virus magnet?
only idiots dont use anti-virus software

Even if you only go on well known websites usually its a matter of time before you get one, especially if you go looking for dodgy websites or download lots of stuff, although its really easy to tell if a torrent is infected.

Only idiots get viruses. I don't have any anti-virus software and I don't go around the internet being a fucking moron clicking on sketchy shit.
And if you download lots of stuff, don't be stupid about it. Really what are you even downloading besides movies, games, or music? All three of those are easy to download without viruses, so unless you're clicking on those 'free smileys' ads then you'll be fine.

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:15:26 Reply

At 2/25/13 05:09 PM, Squidbit wrote: Only idiots get viruses.

Truth! The best anti-virus is common sense.

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:17:00 Reply

At 2/25/13 05:09 PM, Squidbit wrote: Only idiots get viruses. I don't have any anti-virus software and I don't go around the internet being a fucking moron clicking on sketchy shit.

How do you know you don't have a virus then? Not every virus is obvious and obtrusive.

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:20:05 Reply

At 2/25/13 05:05 PM, Xenomit wrote: And I'm not even a safe internet surfer (god I hate using that term), my firewall is adequate

let's surf the net i got a new laptop with an ENTIRE MB OF RAM

wooooah

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:27:48 Reply

At 2/25/13 04:52 PM, Xenomit wrote: I've never had antivirus, and I've never had a virus

There can be malware doing a good job of hiding itself, but if your computer is running normally and your bank account is untouched, I wouldn't even worry about it.

Surfing with a plugin like no-script should be enough to stop most drive-by attacks, and not being naive/stupid should clear out the rest.


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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:33:52 Reply

Bit Defender by FAR, it has seperate modes for gaming and provides exceptional protection. Recommend 100%!


Uhhhh.....I make games

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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:35:12 Reply

At 2/25/13 05:09 PM, Squidbit wrote:
At 2/25/13 05:03 PM, BumFodder wrote:
At 2/25/13 05:00 PM, Xenomit wrote: Is it really so hard to have the common sense to roam around the internet without being a virus magnet?
only idiots dont use anti-virus software

Even if you only go on well known websites usually its a matter of time before you get one, especially if you go looking for dodgy websites or download lots of stuff, although its really easy to tell if a torrent is infected.
Only idiots get viruses. I don't have any anti-virus software and I don't go around the internet being a fucking moron clicking on sketchy shit.

Gou seem cool and all from the posts of yours that I've read, but this is just seriously wrong. Anybody can get a virus at any time, no matter how careful they are. I'm with Bum on this one. I wouldn't say that everyone who goes without it is stupid, but I do think that it is foolish and quite a lapse of judgement , especially considering that there are programs that, albeit not up to par with certain paid software, are completely free and are quickly and easily downloaded and installed.

Hey, I've been on the force for years and I've never been shot before. Only idiots get shot. Why should I put on this kevlar?


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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:45:08 Reply

At 2/25/13 05:31 PM, Xenomit wrote:
At 2/25/13 05:27 PM, Havegum wrote: There can be malware doing a good job of hiding itself, but if your computer is running normally and your bank account is untouched, I wouldn't even worry about it.
Yeah, it operates perfectly fine

I'd notice if its performance dropped, or if anything unusual started happening

Surfing with a plugin like no-script should be enough to stop most drive-by attacks, and not being naive/stupid should clear out the rest.
Adblock + the pre-installed firewall = No viruses

lol you are just asking for it. There is a term for this. It's called dumb luck. And it's probable that, without your knowledge, you just might already have spyware or some kind of sneaky, but malicious rogue software


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Response to suggestion to buy Antivirus 2013-02-25 17:45:11 Reply

At 2/25/13 05:37 PM, Xenomit wrote: But I guess it doesn't matter if you admit that or not, I'll still have a lack of anti-virus, and still not have any viruses

except

you don't know that you don't have a virus

because you know

not all viruses are in your face

so you should download MSE or something

because viruses aren't always as obvious and avoidable as you think