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Offline AudioD

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Anti virus
« on: July 05, 2015, 01:02:17 AM »
Thinking of updating my antivirus on my home PC's.
Any ideas on good/reasonal packages available?

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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 02:53:32 AM »
For Vensters I have used Kaspersky Internet Security for many years with good results.
You should find some good pricing on the 2015 which lasts a year from time of activation and the 3 user bundle usually also now includes 1 mobile device or tablet. :thumbs:

Bit Defender is also pretty good

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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2015, 04:19:32 AM »
Kaspersky is good and cost effective... My personal choice is MS Security Essentials (Free) or commercial NOD32 from ESet
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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2015, 08:52:02 AM »
AVG and Avast no good?  I have had my PC saved endless times thanks to Avast.  Also S&D and Malwarebuyes keeps the nasties at bay

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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2015, 10:05:17 AM »
AVG and Avast no good?  I have had my PC saved endless times thanks to Avast.  Also S&D and Malwarebuyes keeps the nasties at bay
I always run MalwareBytes still for a secondary check
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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2015, 10:33:48 AM »
I have been using Avast (free) on all my machines since 2006 without incident

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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2015, 02:15:46 PM »
Most virus scanners today are pretty decent, I tend to pick one that is lightweight on resources etc. but maintain good usability. Used ESET for a long time, but at some stage it became clunky with the user interface and caused a lot of false positive virus results which became annoying. I'm running Norton Internet Security as they have a nice subscription package that allow you to use it on a multitude of devices from Macs, smartphones to Window PCs, that way all your devices running on your network are protected.

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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2015, 02:56:22 PM »
Thanks for the feedback guys. Will go your your suggestions.
Currently running Avast, but picked up some unknown/suspicious  folders with no files within and not able to delete them.

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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2015, 03:07:21 PM »
kaspersky is pretty good but Bitdefender is the best i have ever come across personally - things that Kaspersky let through were stopped in their tracks by bitdefender across various machines i built for clients when i was a PC reseller in the past  ;)

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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2016, 10:53:16 PM »
Thinking of updating my antivirus on my home PC's.
Any ideas on good/reasonal packages available?

Linux or MAC OSX
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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2016, 10:12:36 AM »
Linux or MAC OSX
 :BWAHAHAH:

That's first prize, although neither are immune, just less likely to be infected.

Because I'm FORCED to use windoze at work and have a VM on my Mac, the best product MS ever released is MS Security Essentials, and its free.
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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2016, 12:48:11 PM »
Avoid avg like the plague.

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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2016, 01:01:34 PM »
Linux or MAC OSX
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One in the same thing actually. OSX is really just the best GUI yet for the linux kernel
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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2016, 02:04:54 PM »
I'd avoid AVG, it doesn't come particularly well out of the AV tests, though how thorough and practical those are, is an entirely different debate.

Bitdefender comes out of most on top most of the time. When my Norton subscription expires in a couple of weeks, I'll probably head that way and give it a shot. That is for the Window installs that will still be running.

Busy migrating my PC to Linux. My other PC is of course a Mac!

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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2016, 07:08:40 AM »
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