Need New Anti-virus. Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Zoom-boing, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Zoom-boing
    Offline

    Zoom-boing Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    25,064
    Thanks Received:
    7,260
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Location:
    East Japip
    Ratings:
    +10,123
    We have 19 days of Norton360 left and quite frankly I can't wait to be rid of it. While it does a good job of keeping shit out it hogs things and runs freakin' background checks the minute the computer is quiet for more than 30 minutes and you can't change the settings on it. The only choice we have is to go into the settings and put it in 'quiet' mode but it only lets you do this for a 24 hr period. The background stuff runs several times a day if you don't do this and there must be a bug in it because it always shuts the computer down.

    Anyway, what do you guys suggest? What do you use? We're contemplating Kapersky. Thx for any input. :)
     
  2. Si modo
    Offline

    Si modo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Messages:
    41,538
    Thanks Received:
    6,382
    Trophy Points:
    1,810
    Location:
    St. Eligius
    Ratings:
    +8,703
    I can't stand Norton. It is a hog, like you said.

    MS One care, if you want to pay a subscription.

    Otherwise, use AVG. It's free and it works. (Funny factoid: Many government agencies use it, so it does work well, but the government pays for it, even though it is free. I kid you not.) I use AVG, now.
     
  3. Trajan
    Offline

    Trajan conscientia mille testes

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Messages:
    29,048
    Thanks Received:
    4,751
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    The Bay Area Soviet
    Ratings:
    +4,756
    spybot. aside from anti virus malware, they have an immunization prgm. for your browser IE, or Firefox that prevents hi-jacks too..




    The home of Spybot-S&D!

    to-

    The home of Spybot-S&D!

    avg is very good to and my old corp. job used spybot as well..
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2011
  4. CoolBreeze
    Offline

    CoolBreeze Momma if you could see me

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    209
    Thanks Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Rural Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +35
    I agree, AVG 2011 free edition is a very good anti virus program. I have used it for several years upto last month when my provider service got one of their own and offer it as part of my internet package.

    I would go with AVG 2011 Free because I know it, you can download it free at http://download.cnet.com/windows/
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2011
  5. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
    Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus

    McAffee Stinger and Spybot S&D are great sweep programs.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2011
  6. Zoom-boing
    Offline

    Zoom-boing Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    25,064
    Thanks Received:
    7,260
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Location:
    East Japip
    Ratings:
    +10,123
    Hey, thanks for all the responses. I'm outta rep or I'd give all you guys a bump!
     
  7. samualwicky
    Offline

    samualwicky Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I think you can use Quick Heal because Quick Heal has recently updated their antivirus line for 2011. The new versions include a brand new interface and installer, claimed lower resource usage, faster scanning, firewall, a separate malware protection engine, and more. The biggest complaint with the previous version was the interface. The 2011 version really gives Quick Heal a more mainstream feel and kind of resembles the Trend Micro Titanium+ interface. The settings are also similar to something from Norton with sliders. In addition to comprehensive antivirus protection, Quick Heal 2011 includes a lot of additional and actually useful diagnostic tools including a track cleaner, system explorers and more. :eusa_angel:
     
  8. Mr. Jones
    Offline

    Mr. Jones Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,501
    Thanks Received:
    161
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    USA
    Ratings:
    +161
  9. L.K.Eder
    Offline

    L.K.Eder unbannable non-troll

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Messages:
    20,329
    Thanks Received:
    3,611
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    theartching thapphireth
    Ratings:
    +6,810
    install ub,

    ah, shit. i can't finish that lame line
     
  10. Ringel05
    Online

    Ringel05 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    40,263
    Thanks Received:
    8,009
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    El Paso, TX
    Ratings:
    +17,382
    Stop trying to channel Kitten Koder......... :eusa_whistle:
     

Share This Page