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Offline Mervin

Re: Anti virus
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2016, 10:47:35 AM »
Guys have a look at eset (Nod32) as I have been using it forever and prefer it.
I am using on both my PC and Android
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Offline Stephan

Re: Anti virus
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2017, 02:36:01 PM »
I have been using ESET Internet security for a couple of years. Works great and good pricing when you add a couple of friends
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Offline oNyX

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Re: Anti virus
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2017, 11:17:19 PM »
Thinking of updating my antivirus on my home PC's.
Any ideas on good/reasonal packages available?

Comodo Internet Security, it's the only free full internet security package I know of. It also has a IPS built-in.

https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php
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Offline sam_i_am

Re: Anti virus
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2018, 02:22:59 PM »
Avast, together with Malware Bytes

Offline Curlycat

Re: Anti virus
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2018, 06:54:18 PM »
Avast, together with Malware Bytes
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Offline Katji

Re: Anti virus
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2018, 07:08:55 PM »
Malwarebytes free/trial version nowadays is only good for removing malware/PUP that is already installed...already there.  Already there if Avast failed to stop it in the first place.

Sad but true: Avast chows more resources than anything else on my computer. ...except firefox, i suppose.

Offline Ampdog

Re: Anti virus
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2018, 04:38:33 AM »
Gentlemans   :notworthy:   :notworthy:

Not my field of expertise (if indeed I have one ...),

I use Avast and Malware-b....  Conflicting reports on Avast from you?  Perhaps then a tricky question, but can someone clarify please?  I do not use the internet often enough to want to incur cost - would prefer a 'free download'. I cannot say I have had problems with those two; Avast lists a problem picked up and dealt with now and then. (I am with Windows whatever number.)

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Offline [HpX]Nemesis

Re: Anti virus
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2018, 10:25:14 AM »
Get avast

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Offline Dubya Jay Dee

Re: Anti virus
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2018, 01:11:21 PM »
Independent tests have shown that Windows' own built in "Windows Defender" is as good and mostly better than 3rd party offerings , free or paid for.

It's all I've been using for the last couple of years with no problems at all. Felt a bit strange at first after years of buying into the anti virus vendor hype.

Did online scans from F-secure and Kaspersky every couple of months to be sure - but after a while cut that back to maybe once or twice a year. So far I've had zero incidents or infections - going on 5 years now.

Offline frikkie

Re: Anti virus
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2018, 11:14:50 AM »
Independent tests have shown that Windows' own built in "Windows Defender" is as good and mostly better than 3rd party offerings , free or paid for.

It's all I've been using for the last couple of years with no problems at all. Felt a bit strange at first after years of buying into the anti virus vendor hype.

Did online scans from F-secure and Kaspersky every couple of months to be sure - but after a while cut that back to maybe once or twice a year. So far I've had zero incidents or infections - going on 5 years now.

+1. Windows Defender gets a bad rap. Absolutely no problems in many years now. And I'm not the world's most careful Internet user.

I fully recommend it, and in fact, have convinced many people to uninistall their costly and resource-sapping 3rd party AV products, and every single one has been completely happy with WD.
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Offline Dumb and Dumber

Re: Anti virus
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2018, 01:02:46 PM »
I use the antivirus from ABSA because its free: Trend Antivirus.
I emailed them about the free antivirus programs out there and was told that if there is a breach and my money is stolen, they would not pay it back. I must use a full package including internet security software, most free antivirus programs according to them, does not include internet security packages. 

Offline Bravick

Re: Anti virus
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2018, 04:59:00 PM »
Get avast

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That's how many pc's I have running on Avast. All except 2 are running the free version. My main desktop with 12Tb of data and my main notebook (i7) are running the paid version. I have 10 of them running 24/7/365 (no prizes for guessing what for). All are set to update automatically, as I have uncapped wireless dish connection. Not a single issue in 3+ years. I use my other notebook (i5) to clean memory sticks and external hdd's that McAfee (fully updated) missed at my workplace. The popups on the free version can be annoying at first opening of the desktop, but it's not realy an issue since most of my pc's run unattended. My 2c

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Offline Johan

Re: Anti virus
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2018, 05:07:02 PM »
I use Sophos Free version at home. This stems from using the enterprise edition at work.
No issues in the past 3 years at home or work.


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Offline Toxxyc

Re: Anti virus
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2018, 06:45:35 PM »
Honestly, Windows Defender ticks all my boxes.  No issues, no hassles, it just works.