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Myth
27-10-2011, 06:15 AM
What are the current recommended Antivirus apps as used by the experienced members of this forum?

Non-free ?
Free ?

Anyone who suggests Norton/Symantec will be reported and taken out the back to be quartered :p

Zara Baxter
27-10-2011, 07:08 AM
Well, I use two right now. I use Norton Internet Security on one system, and because it's been gaining/overtaking Norton in detection scores I use Bitdefender on the other.

...and you can try quartering me, but I suspect you won't get very far. :-P

(I use Norton not least because it's our recommended software, and I believe in running that to ensure that it isn't a killer of system resources, etc. If I think my readers should use it, I eat the dogfood.)

And Avira was my free software of choice, but to be honest, it nags way too much for my liking.

Metla
27-10-2011, 08:09 AM
MSE

Digby
27-10-2011, 08:42 AM
Free - Avira - I'll put up with a bit of nagging for free.

Chilling_Silence
27-10-2011, 08:56 AM
http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?121414-Antivirus

MSE for Free
NOD32 for Paid
Though I did like Avira, it did relatively well in detecting things in my own little 'sandbox' setup I tried, it just used a little bit too much of the system resources. Same for MSE, it'd kick off a scan in the middle of my gaming when I had it on my main desktop. I've forked out for NOD32 and the new version 5 is even better than ever!!

Strommer
27-10-2011, 09:15 AM
As others say, MSE. Get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/security_essentials/default.aspx

Egad, stay away from :eek: Nortons! :badpc:

NOD32 is the best, but costs.

ronyville
27-10-2011, 11:07 AM
MSE . . .

Metla
27-10-2011, 11:19 AM
http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?121414-Antivirus

Same for MSE, it'd kick off a scan in the middle of my gaming when I had it on my main desktop.

Mine is set to never scan.

Works well.

Lmao.

Myth
27-10-2011, 06:44 PM
...and you can try quartering me, but I suspect you won't get very far. :-P

...Theres more than one way to skin a cat (as the saying goes) :p

Thank you all; I didn't realise MS had developed an AV