(Solved) - Best anti-virus software(12 posts)
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bethmyaccess-abilitycom, hi and welcome.
There is no BEST but there are combinations that will give you very good protection
For antivirus free I suggest and use MSE http://windows.microsoft.com/e.....essentials
To back up this use (both the free versions)
I use free AVG it is good gives good protection and updates.
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Link stays deleted. AVG in the old day was pretty well standard, however today it is bloated and pretty useless at protection. In addition the probs with to 'go pro' just really proves a point, the protection is minimal.
Best is realy a subjective thing. Different folks will have differing oppinions. And they are just that. Opinions. Just like buying a car, the best car may not be the right car for you. The selection would be based on price, utility and many factors. What you need is something "sufficient for your needs". In that category I recommend the following that are sufficient for the needs of most common users. Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast Anti-virrus, but NOT both. Both work well, do their job with minimal intrusion, are free, and easy to install, update and use.
In addition I have solved most malware problems with already infected non-bootable computers by having on hand the stand alone scan Microsoft Security Sweeper.
I like Avast pretty much because it's a complete suite, however they only use a trial version, and for day I've been getting this annoying pop-up meesage telling me it will expire. It's a free download like the others and it recognized pretty much al viruses. I think Antivirus should be free these days, I know this companies wants some profits, in that case there are couple of ones like Sytmenec or zenok that add some other features like online backup and they charge fair amount for that and you can still protect your important data.
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