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What Anti Virus you recommend?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by ac1d1ty, 7 Mar 2010.

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  1. ac1d1ty

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jan 2007

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    Finally moved of RC version of windows 7 and everything is running lovely indeed.

    Looks like I can't run without antivirus software so was wondering if you had any suggestions.

    I had Avast when I was on the RC and it raped my hard drives, everything was so unresponsive.

    Anyone got a suggestion for something that is really light on the HDD?

  2. Antineo69


    Joined: 2 Oct 2007

    Posts: 289

    Location: Uttoxeter,Uk

    what about Eset
  3. ukfive


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    Location: Hoddesdon

  4. ralv585

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    Nod32 is the bee's knees
  5. Ratbag

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    Theres a sticky at the top of the forum.....

  6. jamjar


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    Location: Letchworth Herts uk

    Avast is good and free too
  7. DJDaz

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    Location: Essex

    i use avast on my desktop and nod32 on my server and both seem pretty good imo,

    don't why avast "raped" your hard drive but could be worth another try using it on the proper version of windows instead of the RC
  8. Bouton Aide


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    Security Essentials
  9. Neolink

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    Avast is really good, I don't know why you had issues with it but it may be fixed by now :D
  10. icysniper


    Joined: 4 Jun 2009

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    Location: South Wales

    using Avira here and it works great, does not bother me at all and is one of the best imo :)
  11. postmanfw


    Joined: 7 May 2006

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    Location: Fort William

    Kaspersky 2010 :)
  12. Geek.


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    Location: Backstabber central

  13. Macro


    Joined: 9 Jun 2006

    Posts: 5,730

    Microsoft Security Essentials, lightweight, does a good job, regularly updated, free and generally recommended by the majority of people round these parts of late.
  14. cambb


    Joined: 4 Jul 2007

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    Microsoft Security Essentials
  15. lcg

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    For a paid solution, I would recommend NOD32. For a free solution, I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials.
  16. Tute


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    Location: Devon, UK

  17. JimboJet


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  18. PAz


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    NOD32 user here.
  19. robinbredin

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    I would agree with that. My McAfee ran out, so I opted for MSE instead.
  20. Philtor


    Joined: 20 Nov 2009

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    Kaspersky 2010 is excellent. Or if you don't want to spend any $$ then Avast.
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