An Antivirus suggestion ?!

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by xhemal1325, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. xhemal1325

    xhemal1325 MDL Novice

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    Hi guys I just formated my Laptop with Windows 7, and i want to install a Antivirus . I tried before Kaspersky Free Antivirus its a good AV but its too heavily for my Laptop, i just need something else what you guys suggest me to use, or what are you using on your PCs ?!
     
  2. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Whats wrong with Microsoft Security Essentials? I´ve been using for a really long time on a lot of computers I own and manage, now Defender on Win10, and not a single issue in years.
     
  3. dougwa

    dougwa MDL Junior Member

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    I love MSE but I don't think you can use it if you're activated with DAZ, isn't that true?
    I'm sold big time on Avast Free, but do a custom installation and only install the minimum number of components. For myself I did nothing but File Shield. Also, your PC will run a lot faster if you turn off some of the settings, things such as "Reputation Services" (IE: 100% spyware, lol).
     
  4. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Addicted

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    Avast is a truely genius idea, they just helped ccleaner to infect some of the greatest electronic corporations like Intel, Microsoft, Sony, Akami, Epson, MSI, Cisco, Linksys, Samsung and HTC... All people who know nothing about security, obviously.


    The biggest problem with malware is.... YOU! As long as you do not do anything really stupid, you are safe with MSE. I am not a specilist at all, but I uninstalled Avast, when they brought their all-out sniffing and data harvesting new version "for free"!

    I have met people who opened an e-mail attachement from an unknown sender in spite of the fact that it was called an .exe file!


    Unless you do something stupid (many say installing Win10 is very stupid) you will be safe with MSE. Run Malwrebytes once week. I like it, tells me once a week, I am clean....
     
  5. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Addicted

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    What do you think?

    Who finances a magazine like that?
     
  6. wuhoatu

    wuhoatu MDL Member

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    +1 for Avast. I has been using Avast Free for years and it is really good.
     
  7. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Addicted

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    You must have slept through the past few weeks....
     
  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    On 10 Windows Defender and common sense ;):)
     
  9. XRT

    XRT MDL Novice

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    #10 XRT, Sep 24, 2017
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    NOPE that is not true You can use MSE with DAZ. Agree with Enthousiast.

    Edit for clarity
     
  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    No AV can undo DAZ Loader ;)
     
  11. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    True.
    But if I have the DAZ Loader install file on my thumb drive and I plug it into a pc running Bitdefender,... Bitdefender will get the Daz install file asap, Then I have to fish it out of the quarantine folder
     
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  12. Demencial777

    Demencial777 MDL Novice

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    What about AVG Free? It's lightweight and lacks all the bloatware that Avast carries. And seems to not cause problems like Avast does sometimes.
     
  13. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Avast can be very annoying
    Try Bitdefender. They have a free version and it just sits in the corner and does it's thing
     
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  14. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Addicted

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    You do not enjoy fishing?

    And why is that a problem? Many AVs detect Daz. They ALL offer the one click solution to "Permanently exclude"!
     
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    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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  16. wuhoatu

    wuhoatu MDL Member

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    I installed Avast free, just enable File shield, Behavior shield, Mail shield and Web shield. That's enough for me, very light and performance.
     
  17. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    #18 Joe C, Sep 25, 2017
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  18. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Obviously your showing your ignorance.
    Install Bitdefender free version on your pc and then pop in a usb with the Daz installer. It Does Not Ask. It'll just take it and give you a pop up stating it removed a potentially harmful program.
    I'm not going to argue with ignorance again
     
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