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User Info: Rio_Ryo

Rio_Ryo
2 years ago#11
No love for Microsoft Security Essentials?
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
2 years ago#12
Rio_Ryo posted...
No love for Microsoft Security Essentials?


Microsoft doesn't even love it anymore.
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
2 years ago#13
Norton tends to be a cow, but it's not actually bad at all. It does a good job of what it's supposed to, which is why it was so popular and why it's so popular to hate now.
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User Info: CommunismFTW

CommunismFTW
2 years ago#14
Rio_Ryo posted...
No love for Microsoft Security Essentials?


Was amazing until 2012. Microsoft doesn't even give a **** about it anymore. Get Avast Pro (Or if you're into free, MSE + Comon Sense is the best still.)
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User Info: Spacewhizguy

Spacewhizguy
2 years ago#15
slyman19 posted...
Okay. I'll probably just get Malware-Bytes then.

Malwarebytes is not an antivirus and should not be used as a substitute for an antivirus program.
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User Info: wdfoster

wdfoster
2 years ago#16
mikewu1 posted...
Norton is pretty good now a days.


This. I use it. Its as 'fire and forget' as it gets really. As long as you set up your exclusions properly.
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User Info: Darth_Kamcio

Darth_Kamcio
2 years ago#17
How about Kaspersky?
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thegreatsquare
2 years ago#18
Avast free
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User Info: DC07301981

DC07301981
2 years ago#19
I had Norton until about two years ago. I cancelled my subscription and just downloaded some free antivirus on the web and it's been good to me ever since.

Norton isn't bad by any means, but the yearly renewal fee is kind of expensive.

User Info: RoyInTheKop

RoyInTheKop
2 years ago#20
I had MSE for a couple of years but when I tried Malwarebytes (free) it removed 63 things from my system. I then used AVG (free) and that removed a trojan horse.

Good anti-virus systems are a must, and as much as I like Microsoft products, MSE is fairly useless.
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