What Antivirus Software Do You Use?

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    So we've always used Norton and never had a problem, until now. We installed Norton 360 about two months ago (after uninstalling the previous expired version, as required) and now every time the system performs a background scan the computer freezes and the only option is a hard reboot. This is a huge PITA as the damn thing scans whenever the computer is idle for a short amount of time. We cannot get into the background scan setting to change it. Anyone know how? Fuck. We've searched around for fixes and will try one tonight -- something about downloading a dmp or something, running that, uninstalling Norton then reinstalling. Crap I don't know, the hubs can do it, this is not my forte but I have little faith it will work.

    What do you run? Tell me about it.
     
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    Sorry, can't help. I don't do Norton, even on my windows machines.
     
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    What anti-virus do you use?
     
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    AVG free is another very good choice.
     
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    Avira or Avast

    For Avira

    Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    For Avast

    Avast Free Antivirus - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    Also add this for additional protection.

    http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody;3d
     
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    Avast
     
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    AVG has become almost as intrusive and resource dependent as Norton which is why I don't use it any longer.
     
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    I'm a Trend Micro guy. Never had an issue.
     
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