Antivirus software

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  1. Philes

    Philes Well-Known Member

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    I recently had to reformat my computer, and finally upgraded my old 7.5 AVG free antivirus software to it's new 8.5 version. Frankly, the new version is a huge resource-sucker and I basically hate it.

    Do you guys have any free alternatives? What do you use? And if you don't use anti-virus software what is your shamanistic ritual to stave off harmful computer virii?
     
  2. Vorak

    Vorak Administrator Staff Member

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    I use Kaspersky I know some people say it is a resource hog but its a relief compared to the McAfee I used to run.

    My old shamanistic method was a slow, spotty dial up connection, it couldn't stay connected long enough for anything to get the window of several hours it needed to download itself into my PC.
     
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    Yuki Well-Known Member

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    I use Kaspersky, and I'm yet to have a bad experience with it.
     
  4. Xz

    Xz Monkey Admin Staff Member

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    Antivirus is bad for your health.
     
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    DarkFool Nemesis of the Ancients

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    I'm running Trend Micro, which is a bit piggish when it's updating/scanning, but is really quite as a background process. Mind, you, I also spent $50 USD to buy a year license (second year doing so, actually), but I really like Trend Micro.
     
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    rroyo Active Member

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    I've used Avast! for several years now. It seems to be low on resource usage; even on updates, it only uses about 25% of the available CPU capacity.
     
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    Koorac New Member

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    I used Comodo Internet Security and before that Antivir. Comodo was okay but Antivir was/is utter crap.
    Three months ago I started using the best antivirus available, Linux.
    0% CPU and Ram usage and I can still play nearly all my games.
     
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  9. Philes

    Philes Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info guys, I'll figure out something with your input and go from there.
     
  10. Xz

    Xz Monkey Admin Staff Member

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    Yeah, I use avast on my Windows partition.
     
  11. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    I use Avira AntiVir. Seems to do the job without fucking anything up. I won't be surprised if the next poster dedicates the longest and most entertaining post ever written bashing AntiVir for being so unbelievably bad, but as of right now, ignorance is bliss to me.
     
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    Muro Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to dissapoint you.

    Anyway, I'm using PC Tools AntiVirus. It's not any of the big and well known mambo-jambos, but it working fine for me quite some time already. Plus it doesn't eat too much resources and it's free (without any blocked functions or time trials).
     
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    In case you're still making your decision: i also vouch for Avast, which i've used for the past three years. Registration is annual but quick and free. It runs quietly on my machine.
     
  14. papa_dog_1999

    papa_dog_1999 Well-Known Member

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    Well, being way over there, you probably don't have Comcast as your provider. If you did, you could get McAfee's for free.
     
  15. Philes

    Philes Well-Known Member

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    I actually live in the USA. And Comcast is the devil.

    Gonna try AVAST when I get home tonight. Much <3
     
  16. papa_dog_1999

    papa_dog_1999 Well-Known Member

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    See. I knew that. I must have thought I was replying to DE for some reason

    Well, as long as I'm payin' the devil, I'm gonna take full advantage of the freebies.
     
  17. Jazintha Piper

    Jazintha Piper Member

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    avast! for antivirus, Spybot for cookies and other trackers. Update them at least once a week.
     
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