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Posted: 9/15/2010 9:09:44 AM EDT
What's the best program these days?
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 9:10:23 AM EDT
I use AVG. No complaints.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 9:11:49 AM EDT
Linux Mint

What are these viruses you speak of?
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 9:14:18 AM EDT
Microsoft Security Essentials
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 9:15:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials


I use this plus Avast and Malwarebytes.

I've never had an issue and I travel all across the interwebs.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 9:16:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Andrewphillipf:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials


I use this plus Avast and Malwarebytes.

I've never had an issue and I travel all across the interwebs.


This.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 9:16:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Andrewphillipf:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials


I use this plus Avast and Malwarebytes.

I've never had an issue and I travel all across the interwebs.

these were the three i was going to recommend.

i use avast and occasionally scan with malwarebytes
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 9:17:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JoshAR:
Originally Posted By Andrewphillipf:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials


I use this plus Avast and Malwarebytes.

I've never had an issue and I travel all across the interwebs.


This.


That minus Avast.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 9:17:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 9:22:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2010 9:23:59 AM EDT by callgood]
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials


I had Avast and ZoneLabs on my just-died computer. And I'd run Malwarebytes and Spybot from time to time. Rarely found anything.

Subnet and others told me MSE for my new one.

And maybe something like Threatfire to snag the one's that aren't in the database yet.

Link Posted: 9/15/2010 11:40:24 AM EDT
AVG FTMFW!
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 11:49:24 AM EDT
AVG
Ad-Aware
Spy-bot S&D
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Microsoft Security Essentials
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 11:50:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials

+1

Get THAT and Malwarebytes and you're all set.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 11:52:43 AM EDT
avira free av
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 11:53:58 AM EDT
AVG is a resource hog, get AVAST
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 12:25:12 PM EDT
i scrubbed fake anti virus programs from 2 different customers monday who were running AVG.

AVG=FAIL
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 12:26:01 PM EDT
Avast!
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 12:30:02 PM EDT
Microsoft Security Essentials
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 12:50:27 PM EDT
Just Microsoft Security Essentials. Don't run anything else, the goal is to bog down your computer as little as possible.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 1:20:51 PM EDT
Panda CLOUD Free

speeds up surfing
works great

http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 1:28:10 PM EDT
Avira catches a TON of things AVG missed. I have unistalled AVG and now use Avira in conjunction with NoScript on my Firefox browser.
This seems to eliminate pretty much all problems.... <Knock on wood>
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 1:36:10 PM EDT
McAfee from Purplus, I order a new cd every December http://store.purplus.net/mcafee.html

Usually go with the 3 user internet security for $16.00 but may go with the total protection 3 user when its out for 2011

Also Malware Bytes
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 1:37:33 PM EDT
bitdefender online. not a constant run, but a disinfector. Not typically blocked by most viruses as it's not viewed as as Anti virus by their logic
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 1:41:06 PM EDT
I don't know shit about virii. I use a mac. But my wife uses a PC. I am struggling right now to get Verizon Internet Security Suite downloaded on her laptop.
Are you telling me there is good FREE anti-virus stuff out there?
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 1:52:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials


This
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 1:53:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
I don't know shit about virii. I use a mac. But my wife uses a PC. I am struggling right now to get Verizon Internet Security Suite downloaded on her laptop.
Are you telling me there is good FREE anti-virus stuff out there?


Yes, there is! That Verizon Internet Security is absolutely terrible. Please do not install that and pay the extra each month for it. Just use Microsoft Security Essentials and have MalwareBytes on hand in case anything gets by.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 1:59:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
I don't know shit about virii. I use a mac. But my wife uses a PC. I am struggling right now to get Verizon Internet Security Suite downloaded on her laptop.
Are you telling me there is good FREE anti-virus stuff out there?


Ditch the verizon thing, download Microsoft Security Essentials. It really is a good, free product.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:23:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tyman:
Originally Posted By JoshAR:
Originally Posted By Andrewphillipf:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials


I use this plus Avast and Malwarebytes.

I've never had an issue and I travel all across the interwebs.


This.


That minus Avast.

This.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:28:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials


This. Not avg.

Although I add that with the caveat that I think most malware today isn't necessarily a traditional virus as much as a web exploit, often with stuff like acrobat or flash. I can't recommend secunia's psi scanner highly enough to keep that stuff in check.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:36:01 PM EDT
Guardian855 and Goosey.
So, I can download that free, got it. Whatabout the malwarebytes? Do you go for the paid one or just use the free version occasionally?
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:37:23 PM EDT
Free AV is like bargain bin condoms.

Kaspersky and forget about it.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:41:11 PM EDT
Avast is the best free

Kapersky is the best paid.


only run 1 Anti-virus at a time.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:41:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MadBomber:
What's the best program these days?

OS X
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:42:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mazeman:

Originally Posted By MadBomber:
What's the best program these days?

OS X
agreed but wifey loves her fucking PC.

Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:45:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2010 2:48:20 PM EDT by Iram]
My personal experiences
Microsoft Security Essentials: Used for six months, 2 infections.
AVG: Used for six years, 1 infection.
Norton: Used for two years, 1 infection.

For my money, AVG seems to be the way to go.

Originally Posted By JoshAR:
Originally Posted By Andrewphillipf:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials


I use this plus Avast and Malwarebytes.

I've never had an issue and I travel all across the interwebs.


This.


I've had two viruses get through Microsoft Security Essentials in the last 30 days. One was mostly harmless, the other rendered the computer unusable (remapped *.exe file type among other things) and required cleanup by hand in safemode. Yeah, it's easy to use, but there's something seriously wrong when I've got foreign binaries running wild that got in through a browser.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:48:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Guardian855 and Goosey.
So, I can download that free, got it. Whatabout the malwarebytes? Do you go for the paid one or just use the free version occasionally?


I run the malwarebytes about once a month (free version) and so far it hasn't found anything that has slipped past MSE.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:49:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tyman:
Originally Posted By JoshAR:
Originally Posted By Andrewphillipf:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials


I use this plus Avast and Malwarebytes.

I've never had an issue and I travel all across the interwebs.


This.


That minus Avast.


+1
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:49:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Soybomb:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials


This. Not avg.

Although I add that with the caveat that I think most malware today isn't necessarily a traditional virus as much as a web exploit, often with stuff like acrobat or flash. I can't recommend secunia's psi scanner highly enough to keep that stuff in check.


Supposedly the beta of MSE Version 2 is supposed to be better suited to combat web exploits.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:51:14 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:53:55 PM EDT
AVG and Malwarebytes
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:54:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials



If you're using windows.. this.

If you're not using windows, good for you.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:59:51 PM EDT
Free AVG.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 3:07:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ArmyInfantryVet:

Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials

+1

Get THAT and Malwarebytes and you're all set.


Avira and Spybot are great to.

I use Avira, Spybot and Malwarebytes.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 3:10:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Guardian855 and Goosey.
So, I can download that free, got it. Whatabout the malwarebytes? Do you go for the paid one or just use the free version occasionally?


Free version is fine. I've used it a couple times on other computers to clean out some kind of crazy virus/ trojan type thing. My computer isn't the one that gets infected so I usually just download to a flashdrive and install to the computer when someone asks me for help.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 5:28:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2010 5:28:32 PM EDT by Winn]
Originally Posted By j191482:
Originally Posted By tyman:
Originally Posted By JoshAR:
Originally Posted By Andrewphillipf:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:

Microsoft Security Essentials

I use this plus Avast and Malwarebytes.

I've never had an issue and I travel all across the interwebs.

This.

That minus Avast.

+1


What's wrong with Avast

I use it on one machine, and AVG on another. My experience with Avast has been quite good.

Link Posted: 9/15/2010 5:31:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winn:
Originally Posted By j191482:
Originally Posted By tyman:
Originally Posted By JoshAR:
Originally Posted By Andrewphillipf:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:

Microsoft Security Essentials

I use this plus Avast and Malwarebytes.

I've never had an issue and I travel all across the interwebs.

This.

That minus Avast.

+1


What's wrong with Avast

I use it on one machine, and AVG on another. My experience with Avast has been quite good.



I believe he's saying he doesn't run both Microsoft Security Essentials and Avast at the same time.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 5:48:17 PM EDT
Ubuntu
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 5:51:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By guardian855:
Originally Posted By Winn:
Originally Posted By j191482:
Originally Posted By tyman:
Originally Posted By JoshAR:
Originally Posted By Andrewphillipf:
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:

Microsoft Security Essentials

I use this plus Avast and Malwarebytes.

I've never had an issue and I travel all across the interwebs.

This.

That minus Avast.

+1


What's wrong with Avast

I use it on one machine, and AVG on another. My experience with Avast has been quite good.



I believe he's saying he doesn't run both Microsoft Security Essentials and Avast at the same time.




Link Posted: 9/15/2010 6:11:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2010 6:12:07 PM EDT by Diamondback]
Microsoft Security Essentials works great on our two computers.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 6:14:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Microsoft Security Essentials

+1. Unless you have a problem, there's no need for anything else.
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 6:15:23 PM EDT
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