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Posted: 10/27/2013 9:39:47 AM EST
I have used Avast for several years and like the product, until the latest update to Avast 2014. Shit is horrible.

I am looking for a good, free ( I mean really free, not a 30 limited trial or some shit, but free like Avast does it with a 1 yr license) and low memory footprint. I can't install MS Essentials, due to some stupid issue where my Win7 install has decided that I need 2 updates that have already been installed, so it won't do anything else. Been that way for months and can't find a solution to it.

Back to the AV, anyone got some good suggestions?

Link Posted: 10/27/2013 3:03:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By Phaetos:
I have used Avast for several years and like the product, until the latest update to Avast 2014. Shit is horrible.

I am looking for a good, free ( I mean really free, not a 30 limited trial or some shit, but free like Avast does it with a 1 yr license) and low memory footprint. I can't install MS Essentials, due to some stupid issue where my Win7 install has decided that I need 2 updates that have already been installed, so it won't do anything else. Been that way for months and can't find a solution to it.

Back to the AV, anyone got some good suggestions?

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Link Posted: 10/27/2013 3:18:04 PM EST
http://www.av-comparatives.org/dynamic-tests/

Out of curiosity what don't you like about the new Avast update?
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 3:40:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By KnuckleSandwich:
http://www.av-comparatives.org/dynamic-tests/

Out of curiosity what don't you like about the new Avast update?
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It just stops working at points. The UI and tasktray icon just disappear and won't restart without a PC restart. There are features like the little green internet checkmarks next to links, that you can't get rid of, and it seems to be continually bloating as far a memory footprint is concerned.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 4:46:24 PM EST
Have you tried a Avast uninstall. then use the Avast uninstall tool in safe mode, then reinstall route?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:34:59 AM EST
Linux.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:35:33 AM EST
I prefer MSE and AVG Free.

Haven't had any issues with them
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:41:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:19:25 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Dragynn:
Linux.
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True. you can get it free.

Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:20:50 AM EST
I use the Microsoft stuff. Works fine for me and it's free.

Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:36:52 AM EST
MS Security Essentials. Never had any virus problems while using it.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 1:36:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By thedave1164:
I usually suggest MSSE, but I am trying out BitDefender on a work laptop and it seems to be running pretty good.
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Run from Bitdefender, they tend to have updates that screw things up on your system aka Norton of the 2004 era.
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