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Old November 9th, 2013, 04:15 PM
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So this thread died a short while ago and I thought I'd bring it back. What antivirus program do you use, if any? Are you using a free or paid version? What are your thoughts on your antivirus program?
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Old November 9th, 2013, 04:20 PM
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I'm using this cool antivirus; Avast and it's paid.
So I feel safe downloading anything and going to any website.
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Old November 9th, 2013, 04:24 PM
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I use AVG free and MalwareBytes pro combined to the age an awesome duo!
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Old November 9th, 2013, 05:28 PM
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On OS X and Android: Kaspersky.
On Windows: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO.

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Old November 9th, 2013, 05:42 PM
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I am using Microsoft security essentials. been using it for 2 years now. its free and does its job just as good as the paid ones
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Old November 9th, 2013, 06:40 PM
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I use a combination of Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials. I really only run Malwarebytes once in a while, though. I haven't had MWB for long, but I've been using MSE since 2011 and it's kept me clean from viruses for as long as I've been using it.
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Old November 9th, 2013, 06:47 PM
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I use Microsoft Security Essentials, which is Microsoft's official antivirus program that is completely free. It doesn't have the amount of customization as some other programs, but it does the job well and works great on Windows 7 considering they are part of the same company.
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Old November 9th, 2013, 07:32 PM
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Microsoft security essentials, 6 years in counting no problems, for my phone I use avg.
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Old November 9th, 2013, 08:16 PM
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MSE for general protection, Malwarebytes for removal. I only run the ladder once in a while though.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 05:58 AM
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I use AVG free version as my anti virus on my laptop.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 06:22 AM
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I recently switched from Avast to Malwarebytes, which was downloaded. It's great, but I haven't used it since the first time, when I had over 100 malicious objects detected. xD Thank god for malware removal!
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Old November 10th, 2013, 07:11 AM
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I also myself use Microsoft Security Essientials; lot less hassle and more lightweight than AVG or Norton. I also use CC Cleaner alongside.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 07:22 AM
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When I had a computer, I used Avast! Antivirus. It was annoying as hell and I never actually got warned of a threat, it was always just Avast wanting me to update and telling me when it updates.
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Old November 11th, 2013, 10:21 PM
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I use Avast and it's great. It doesn't use much in terms of system resources and it's great at detecting threats - sometimes it goes overboard, actually. It's also got a great interface and a lot of features for a free antivirus.

I used to use AVG and after one certain upgrade it started hogging system resources like crazy.
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Old November 11th, 2013, 11:02 PM
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I usually use AVG, but currently I'm using Norton in my new laptop.
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Old November 11th, 2013, 11:42 PM
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*is stuck on Microsoft Security Essentials on his laptop while thinking of a replacement antimalware solution*

I don't really like MSE, but I have to make do with it while I think about what should run next on my laptop.
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Old November 14th, 2013, 12:01 AM
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I use Avast! Antivirus, Malwarebytes Anti-malware and occasionally, I'll use Spybot: Search and Destroy (currently running a scan as I type this).

Avast! and Malwarebytes are GREAT, they have picked up the few known viruses I've had, I've got set scanning times and they are easy and fun to use...
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Old November 16th, 2013, 01:53 AM
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Old November 17th, 2013, 07:32 AM
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On a Windows machine, really you don't need anything other than Security Essentials. Does the job perfect and is really light; most 3rd party antivirus programs are bloated and really taxing on your resources.

I don't like to leave my computer on at night so I need something that can run while I'm using it without hindering me.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 07:36 AM
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Since I upgraded to Windows 8, I use Windows Defender and MalwareBytes Pro.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 01:42 AM
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Been using Avast for nearly four years, and still using it. (: It runs quite efficiently, and doesn't affect my computer's speed at all. Well, it did slow down one of my old computers a bit, but I don't blame it on this. That computer was just… swarmed with viruses, so it was already slow. Also, I love how Avast optimizes your computer when playing games or watching movies, making it run much, much faster. It sends you couple of alerts every now and then which could get a bit annoying, but no worries—if you don't like it, you're free to disable it. I always wanted to upgrade to the pro version, but I'm not sure if I should; the free one seems to be working pretty well for me. xD"
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 10:56 PM
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For my mac I use absolutely nothing. But when I had my windows, I had used Malware.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 10:59 PM
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I've been using Avast for two years now. It's a huge improvement and it's a lot better than any other antivirus I've used in the past. It runs silently in the background and updating is a breeze.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 12:25 AM
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For my mac I use absolutely nothing. But when I had my windows, I had used Malware.
It's still a good idea to install something on it, I recently removed a Mac Virus.
And I hope you meant "Malwarebytes", because "Malware" means "Virus".
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Old December 4th, 2013, 01:02 AM
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I use Norton.

Before you all explode on me, it wasn't my choice. My dad installed it without asking me since to him it's, "the best anti-virus software available". I mean, it does its job well, but it takes up so much memory, not to mention all the effort it takes to run. I would like to change, but I don't have the internet capacity at my house to download one. :/
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