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Antivirus Software?

Postby carmelosawyer » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:52 pm

What's the best antivirus software on the market today for Windows Vista? I'm looking for an effective antivirus, but don't want a resource hog. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Re: Antivirus Software?

Postby oldCarlos » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:11 pm

As with everything else in life, summat better has just come out......or is just round the next corner. As i'm not up to speed on most things `techie` this thread might help viewtopic.php?f=34&t=25067 until someone else replies with an answer/their preference. 8)
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Re: Antivirus Software?

Postby Citruspers » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:48 pm

Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free, light, and doesn't get in your way.
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Re: Antivirus Software?

Postby grahamnp » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:45 am

+1 for Microsoft Security Essentials

I think it's quite nice to not have anti virus messages and prompts constantly nagging at you when you use the computer. MSE does a good job of getting out of the way. It's supposedly not as thorough as some of the paid solutions but I think it's a small trade-off.

Re: Antivirus Software?

Postby Gardner » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:12 am

Use Avast Mobile Security..It Has The Best Malware And Anti-Theft Protection Available In The Market For Free..Second Choice Use Lookout Premium Not Free Version..

Re: Antivirus Software?

Postby jameswilby5 » Tue May 22, 2012 7:39 pm

I also suggest Microsoft Security Essentials. It does not take up much power and when I used it on my windows computer it did a good job of protecting from viruses. If you do want a paid for package I have heard very good things about Kaspersky. It is meant to be exceptionally good at getting rid of viruses and also not take up too much of the systems power.
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Re: Antivirus Software?

Postby Jean-Pierre » Thu May 24, 2012 12:48 am

I've been using Panda antivirus for a couple of years and it's very efficient at finding pretty much anything, and getting rid of it. But it all depends what kind of web browsing you do, and how much a better security is worth it (what do you stand to lose if you catch a REALLY nasty one and have to reformat).
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Re: Antivirus Software?

Postby hurtlocker1 » Fri May 25, 2012 10:48 pm

Kaspaerky good :)

Re: Antivirus Software?

Postby vpiya » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:57 am

"Kaspersky and Norton antivirus" for my side
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Re: Antivirus Software?

Postby JeniferPaul » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:21 am

I'm using Norton Internet security 2013 and i'm satisfied with its performance.
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Re: Antivirus Software?

Postby shumicse » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:15 am

Previously I used Kaspersky but now I am using the windows security and its working good for my PC. Me also using windows 8 operating system.
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Re: Antivirus Software?

Postby Bob Andersson » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:31 am

Hi shumisce,

I guess a lot depends on how you use your computer but Microsoft Security Essentials consistently scores at or near the bottom of the pack. For example, check out the latest real world tests (PDF conducted by AV Comparatives.

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Re: Antivirus Software?

Postby 4xxxx » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:54 pm

Interesting results Bob, not sure why they excluded Norton products. As I have used Norton for many years without crashes, I use it. Only thing I found with it, online renewal cost more then buying another package from the store. :?

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Re: Antivirus Software?

Postby warth man » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:14 am

I stuck with Norton too and like 4xxxx found their subscription renewal price to be virtually double that on offer from a UK retailer chain. I rang them and asked why that should be and also to say that they would lose me as a hitherto loyal subscription customer if they were unable to match the deal offered by others for their own product. They gave me a pretty lame excuse along the lines of them being unable to match a big retailer's price but were unable/unwilling to tell me if the retailer was selling at a loss. Anyway, they matched the deal as a "one-off." If they do try to enforce that at next renewal then that is indeed what it will be if I can get it at half price elsewhere.
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