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Which anti-virus software

Discussion in 'General PC Chat' started by Hobgoblin1905, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Hobgoblin1905

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    Time to renew anti-virus software, been using Kaspersky for years, and was thinking of changing to Norton but when last used years ago found to slow down computer. Just wondering what everyone else uses nowadays, and how they perform with port forwarding for stuff like Plex?
     
  2. joe516

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    Protect your devices with the best free antivirus on the market a avast
    https://www.avast.com/en-gb/index
     
  3. Hobgoblin1905

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  4. systemlord

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    Superantispyware.
     
  5. aldan

    aldan VIP Member

    thats not an antivirus and is pretty irrelevant these days.i use to use it years ago but malwarebytes has pretty much made it a thing of the past.avast,coupled with malwarebytes free is as good as most need.
     
  6. wilsock

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    I always use Bitdefender, you can pick it up for around £20 for first year. It covers everything and doesn't slow performance.
     
  7. rotherhamkid

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    I use malwarebytes, ccleaner, and bitdefender
    I just use the free versions
     
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  8. pabloescaban

    pabloescaban TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    I haven't used an antivirus programme for 7 years, running win xp on the pc and win 7 on the laptop.
    I have malwarebytes on pc but haven't scanned for 18m, ran it on lappy 12m back an it found one or two ropey looking entries, other than that, I'm clean.
    Been around the internet for 20 years, can tell when there's an infection and I've not got infected in all the time I've been without antivirus.

    how do i know there's not thousands of infections lurking in both machines? - I do an online scan every few months, never found a thing

    I use ccleaner, but this is just a maintenance tool, deletes all the accumulated crud but it's a good way of removing programmes and cleaning the registry too
     
  9. mybarras

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    NOD32 enough said.
     
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  10. steptoe

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    LINUX :D
     
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  11. woody6222

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    Better the devil you know and all that if it has served you well.....
     
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    Sorry to dig up an old thread, however looking for an easy to use antivirus software for my father in law that won’t completely slow down his pc running Windows 7. He currently uses Norton but it just grinds his computer to a stop most of the time.

    Is free bitdefender the way to go or what would others recommend?

    Thanks
     
  13. woody6222

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    I have used MSE for years on Win7 and never had any problems, l also visit sites my mother would not have approved of:):oops:
     
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    You been on that Man U tv again Woody...pmsl
     
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  15. woody6222

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    Oh dear!! I think the level of the whisky bottle must have been down an inch or three when I posted that :oops::oops: The thing is-- I don't like the silly game.
     
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  16. Caturent

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    kaspersky and bitdefender
     
  17. minty01

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    Kaspersky & malwarebytes
     
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  18. gray1313

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    windows has got its own free antivirus I think its windows essentials are summet like that