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    Virus protection

    We recently got a new computer. I usually use McAfee, but I'm not that impressed with it. What do you guys suggest or think the best protection is out there?


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    Re: Virus protection

    I've been using AVG for quite some time and have had good luck with that. *knock on wood*


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    Re: Virus protection

    If you looking for something free check out Microsoft Security Essentials.

    Microsoft Security Essentials | Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malware



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    Re: Virus protection

    Avast! Antivirus is a solid free choice. I've tried AVG but found while scanning it bogged down my computer more.



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    Re: Virus protection

    I would go with security essentials free, easy to use and light. If I were to go with a paid one the best one out there is ESET Nod 32 hands down.



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    Re: Virus protection

    I've never used anything but McAfee, no reason, just what came on the cpu. Don't know if McAfee is a good program, or if there is something better out there. I will look into those suggestions so far!


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    Re: Virus protection

    For free, I highly recommend running the combo of AVG and Avast! Use AVG for full scan and if needed proper removal Run full scan 1x a week or so. Best for infected computer.

    Avast! best freebee for prevention and is kinda the first line of defense (shield), but for the most part hope that what one doesn't get the other will. I use this combo on my non-work computers.

    If you're paying. I'm curently using VIPRE. Great value (I think they are running a 2 yrs for the price of 1) if you don't need multiple licences. Using this one on the work laptop.



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    Re: Virus protection

    Also, make sure you download Malwarebytes and scan regularly for malware.



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    Re: Virus protection

    Thanks again!


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    Re: Virus protection

    I'd go with Avast or Avira.



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    Re: Virus protection

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUcy08 View Post
    We recently got a new computer. I usually use McAfee, but I'm not that impressed with it. What do you guys suggest or think the best protection is out there?
    All of those mentioned below are free and easy programs that will do a great job. About a year ago I switched to MS Security Essentials and I really like it.



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    Re: Virus protection

    Avast, in combination with Malwarebytes.




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    Re: Virus protection

    AVG Avast is coming out with 2011 edition soon. PC Magazine online has a great section this month rating anitvirus programs.

    The Best Antivirus Software for 2011 (So Far) | PCMag.com

    They liked AdAware Plus.


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