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Best Antivirus for you?

Discussion in 'Gaming PC' started by bos4kCRO, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Kapen

    Kapen Well-Known Member Ogre Warrior

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    if you consider spending money then usually those will give better security :)
     
  2. Aaddron

    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    Using Bitdefender these days, it's quiet and stays out of the way. It's so quiet in fact that when I had to reinstall my OS I completely forgot to reinstall Bitdefender until a couple days later lol, just does it's thing in the background... love it. Ranks really high in tests, thus far haven't had any issues. Bitdefender could use some work in their overall package though, they don't quite offer all the same features as some of the other big players.
     
  3. P0WER

    P0WER New Ogre New Ogre

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    better not to use anti virus
     
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    p Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    As has been said a fair few times in this thread, that's some real bad misinformation. No one can force you to use one, but you're definitely better off with a good one.
    I've taken to using Kaspersky, it's provided free as part of my assistantship and has provided the best experience I've had so far. We keep the planetarium computers isolated with an air gap so I have it auto-scan my removable drives, otherwise I pretty much never see it unless there's an issue.
     
  5. Snowy

    Snowy Royal Ogre Royal Ogre
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    I used to use McAfee long ago, but then eventually switched to AVG.
     
  6. P0WER

    P0WER New Ogre New Ogre

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    im lucky i dont have to use one but by all means protect your pc with anivirus
     
  7. Aaddron

    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    I really liked Kaspersky but for whatever reason it kept slowing down my PC. It's a really good package though, them and Bitdefender always seem to be right at the top of the charts for protection. Can't go wrong with them.

    Yup. Lucky as in lucky you haven't got a virus. Sorry man, I'm a big believer in safe practices can go a long way but as these things get more and more complex, as the "hackers" get more savy... it's just not a good idea anymore to be unprotected. Be safe, hope it doesn't happen to you.
     
  8. Mayonnaise

    Mayonnaise Cold Heart Royal Ogre

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    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    In recent tests among other free anti-viruses Avast ranks high. It competes well against paid software too in detection. The main problem with free is usually they hold back stuff to sell you something better, so you don't get a full suite. Or you are the product which could mean collecting information for advertisers and what not. Avast does collect data, you can read about what they can do with it here:

    Avast Privacy Policy

    From a quick glance over don't log in with facebook for them, they'll try to get permission to post as you which amounts to free advertising for them. If stuff like this that is problematic with free stuff but yea, in terms of pure detection is does really well for a free one.
     
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  10. Mayonnaise

    Mayonnaise Cold Heart Royal Ogre

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    Oh... That's kinda sneaky sneak. I run from apps like that too that collect info/data and i dont take them..

    danger :eek:

    Thanks for the info mister aaddron ^~^
     
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  11. Aaddron

    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    Yea, kinda sneaky sneak indeed. No problem!
     
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  12. Trvnks

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    I still use Norton!
     
  13. StEvA

    StEvA MOBA Mod Royal Ogre

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    I use Microsoft Security Essentials, and when that doesnt do a job, i download malwarebytes and remove all the viruses.
    It works pretty well and im happy with my pc :) .
     
  14. Unication

    Unication New Ogre New Ogre

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    Right now I am using Avast, but I mostly keep that antivirus to run on "Passive Mode".
     
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    Man i tried Bitdefender but it sucks a lot of memory usage so i go back to my McFee Livesafety.
     
  16. Axoss

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    I would say avast but it made my pc laggy..
     

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