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What's a good antivirus?

#11mrsackyPosted 12/3/2013 4:10:17 PM
Full version of malwarebytes
#12roos1046 RebornPosted 12/3/2013 4:40:07 PM
Norton
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#13Kerr AvonPosted 12/3/2013 4:53:54 PM
SinisterSlay posted...
I gave Avast a try a week ago.

It cut my system speed in half and decided that nearly every program I had was a virus, then it would hang the system.
The uninstall did not work either because it thought it's own uninstall was a virus.
uninstall in safemode did not work either.
I had to use my tablet to download a cleaning tool, then transfer to my cell phone via bluetooth, then use cell phone to plug into computer and get the remover tool.

A lot of effort.


Nothing even remotely like that has ever happened to me, or to anyone I know who uses Avast!, and the fact that it thought a part of it's own program set (the uninstall) suggests it wasn't Avast! as such at fault, it's much more likely that either Avast! (or a system file(s) that Avast! calls) has become corrupted or an infection had existed on your machine prior to you installing Avast!, and the infection had infected Avast! before it was run for the first time (and so before it could detect and remove the virus).

You really should run scandisc, then (on a machine you know to be uninfected) download a bootable anti-virus disc (AVG or similar) and boot it on your PC either from DVD or USB stick, and scan every singlefile. Doing this from a bootable media will negate any virus that might already be in your system.
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#14steveboblarryPosted 12/3/2013 4:57:05 PM
avast gave me a BSOD when playing skyrim, so I just don't mess with it.
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#15DiviDudePosted 12/3/2013 5:05:34 PM
Kerr Avon posted...
Nothing even remotely like that has ever happened to me, or to anyone I know who uses Avast!


Me neither, and I've been using it since 2005.
#16CaptainMetManPosted 12/3/2013 5:11:11 PM(edited)
Currently using Kaspersky with Malwarebytes free on a similar SSD bootable and user files on HDD setup, Windows 7. Works beautiful, no problems. Once in a while, Kaspersky picks up a suspicious website. I'd recommend giving the trial of Kaspersky Internet Security a go.

Always hated Norton. Even when you uninstall, remnants of it linger and annoys the crap out of me.
#17mrCubePosted 12/3/2013 5:13:57 PM
MSE's fine if you're fairly competent and know what/what not to download.

As far as paid AV that I've tried, Webroot is the best. Super lightweight with great detection and live scanning ability.

Hitman Pro is great as a spot cleaner, it even finds rootkits and stuff that TDSSkiller and mbar have missed.
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#18Cobra1010Posted 12/3/2013 5:22:01 PM
My sister has avast and it sucks. It has too much gimmicky stuff that slows your comp.

I use AVG and malwarebytes.
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#19wildog2006Posted 12/3/2013 5:25:32 PM
Even microsoft has said to stop using MSE, why would people still recommend it?
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#20k debonairPosted 12/3/2013 5:49:04 PM
wildog2006 posted...
Even microsoft has said to stop using MSE, why would people still recommend it?


you didn't read what I posted, did you?
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