Virus Protection

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    Hunnie

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    I need to get a new virus software, I was wondering what is the good one to use right now? Something that actually work, don't see everything as a threat, and don't slow down your computer too much while scanning.

    Haha, if that is asking for too much, please just recommend what you have. I know there's so many brand out there, that's why its hard to pick one. I got a free membership for 1 years with Best Buy on Kaspersky Internet Security which will expire soon.
     
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    I bought the Norton 360 multi device (5 devices) for $70, 1 year subscription. It works for pc, tablets and mac which is great since we all have different brands of computers at my house.
     
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    Does it works good to your liking, love pink? Scanning doesn't affect the computer speed much?
     
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    I'm not sure all antivirus have the same features??? Norton has options for backing up important files, online storage, pc tune up, performance boost, cleans up the hard drive to free up disk space, Norton power eraser (this literally scrubs the deep infections) and it doesn't slow down my computer when I scan.

    I like Norton, I use it every year. I think it is really convenient. I try to make my computer as clean as possible before I install an antivirus. For the Norton 360, while it is doing its automatic scheduled scanning, I don't notice any speed changes on my computer while I am downloading or browsing the web. I only notice a pop up message when scanning and pc tune up has completed.
     
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    I will check that software out lovepink. Thanks for helping me out.
     
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    To be honest, there are non to be good. The one i'm using is Free AVG. So far so good. But I also had Free CCleaner and malwarebytes

    Having Anti-virus itself does not help anything. Once u online, you're instantly catch all kind of "warez" and Anti-virus software does no good for that. So you need these:

    AVG - catch virus in second
    CCleaner - Clean your system without corrupting your system files like other cleaner
    Malwarebytes - this is the best in detecting/cleaning malware, adsware, spyware, etc but it does not clean virus just "ware"

    Why pay when free does the same.
     
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    Thanks goupon for informing me of the differences and tips. I will give them all a try. Much love bong.
     
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    I use CCleaner too great tool & I also use spybot, used to be free but now commercialized but they still offer the free version (old) here
    http://www.safer-networking.org/mirrors16/
    still do the job....
    I used to use Norton as well but for the last few years never used any commercial one only the one the come with windows is good enough If you are careful enough with what you download & not surfing into some strange web sites.....
    AV tends to use too much recurses and usually they can not clean up infected PC completely...
     
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    Thank you Okhmer for dropping by and helping out. All these information are very helpful to me.
     
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    I agree. Windows Defend is good enough as long you don't go to porn site hehehe
     
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    Saying a virus scanner, such as Kaspersky, is better than the other yesterday will not apply today. They change like my coworker's hairstyle and she's still not attractive. Having the most and latest definitions is what matters. Every company have peeps searching for the recent viruses. If we got Joe Schmo working at Norton and he doesn't give a fuck about his job after his wife cheated on him, then the likelihood of him finding the latest malwares wouldn't be as good as happy Jane Doe who works at McAfee. His lack of productivity may mean you are not be getting the protection you should be getting and even giving "false positives".

    What I can tell yall is to use more than 1 virus scanners when your system is infected. For obvious reasons, it's not a good idea to install more than 1 at the same time because interference will occur. If you can, uninstall one and install another. Also, use what OKhmer mentioned - Spybot Search and Destroy. It's great for spywares. I personally use this also, along with Ad-Aware.

    I hope people don't get the wrong idea, but CCleaner isn't going to help yall when your computer is infected. All it does is clean all the junk in your computer. You can clean your computer yourself, if you know what you're doing - such as tossing your browser cookies away and even going into regedit and clean out the registries you no longer need, especially after uninstalls.

    If any of you are more advanced, then you should know about hijackthis. It is an awesome application that detects malware and gives you a detailed breakdown on what's in your system.

    Blah blah blah....for the rookies, if your shit is infected, just use more than 1 virus scanner, use Spybot Search & Destroy, and Ad-Aware, and you should at least clear out some boogers in your computer. I'd like to also mention that it would be a good idea to go into Safe Mode when using these apps.

    FYI: some free virus scanners are better than the paid ones. Seriously.

    Good luck. Hit me up if you have any questions.
     
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    I don't even have any anti-virus installed on my win7 or win8.1
     
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    I need something to clean my comp to this is a good post I usually use avg but lately it's been making my comp supper slow trying to fined something nice I was trying do my essay but I waited like 3 hours and my comp wouldn't open so I had no choice to reformat everything again it really gets on my nerves sometimes thanks for thy advice.
     
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