| Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:35 am|
I need help deciding which one to go with, because I have to have one for school. Any thoughts?
| Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:36 am|
I'd go with avast, its free and if you want to upgrade for a year its not too expensive. My pc is currently running on free avast and its working fine.
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| Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:55 am|
I would suggest to NOT go with Norton Antivirus, seriously they suck. Whatever you choose, steer clear from them.
| Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:01 pm|
AVG is really good - I've been using it for years.
| Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:11 pm|
If you're using windows, windows offers an anti-virus program for free if your version of windows is registed, i.e. you have a legit windows computer.
just google microsoft security essentials. If you have windows 8, it is already built into your system as windows defender.
Unlike most other programs that add a shit ton of bells and whistles that aren't needed for virus protection, microsoft's is strictly for that. it also detects most viruses before they even get past security checkpoints. a lot of others will wait til you do a full scan to be like "oh hey u might want to look at this sketchy file lol might be a virus."
| Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:13 am|
- Notoria wrote:
- AVG is really good - I've been using it for years.
yea I like avg I just keep uninstalling and reinstalling
| Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:18 pm|
I'm slow to things literally just downloaded an adblocker yesterday my life has been completely transformed
| Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:44 am|
I've been using Webroot and haven't had any problems with it.
It's not free, but I wouldn't trust free anti-virus softwares anyway. Its better to be safe than sorry.
| Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:10 am|
edit-- guess only other people are allowed to have an opinion.
+ mea omfg, I've had adblock since what year is it. adblock is love. how have you gone this long without it.
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| Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:10 pm|
Forget it - apparently my opinion/answer is not allowed here.
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| Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:17 am|
I'd suggest avast, since it has a reboot scanner (starts scanning before your computer goes to windows to see if there's any virus being activated before start up or smth).
If you still can't get rid of certain things that you think is suspicious, i suggest Malwarebytes, this program can find complicated malware (sometimes it even finds things avast cannot find).
So far this has been the best combo for me
And i download quite some stuff.
| Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:09 am|
oop, I was slapped with the techy credentials. guess i'll excuse myself.
| Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:41 am|
I have to agree on avast, it's been doing a really great job for me.
| Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:02 am|
I use this one called Panda Cloud Antivirus and it's for free and super safe and upgrading is only like £33 a year
it even has a cute lil panda icon