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Which anti-virus to use
 
qaz182  posted on Apr 08, 2014 8:32:14 AM - Report post

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I'm having all kinds of problems with trainers on here lately and I keep being told it's the anti-virus.

So which anti-virus do you recommend? I use AVG free but will pay for another anti-virus if you (the mods) are confident one in particular is reasonably priced and will do a job.

 
dodge444  posted on Apr 08, 2014 8:46:02 AM - Report post

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I use Norton on a new Windows 8.1 PC. Both the Norton and this version of Windows get ****y when they see a trainer and will block or quarantine it right away. What I have to do is go into Norton's controls and tell it to un-quarantine the file. You can get around the Windows precautions if they are *****ing by just running as administrator. It's a few extra steps but worth it to have the PC protected all the time. I don't know what the mods' experience with Norton is but this AV works for me. I paid around $50 Cdn for it. (on sale)
 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Apr 08, 2014 9:11:23 AM - Report post

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I use AVG we no issues.
 
Neo7  posted on Apr 08, 2014 10:33:16 PM - Report post

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I run Windows 8.1 and use the built-in Windows Defender (same as MSE). I have heard that many would attest that it's been declining in quality although I don't do anything to attract malware so it's good enough.

See this on computer security if you want to learn more (EMET will hinder trainers so take caution if you do use it). An anti-virus is actually an incredibly small defense mechanism compared to what you should be doing to secure your PC

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[Edited by Neo7, 4/8/2014 10:34:14 PM]

 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Apr 09, 2014 1:19:07 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Neo7

I run Windows 8.1 and use the built-in Windows Defender (same as MSE). I have heard that many would attest that it's been declining in quality although I don't do anything to attract malware so it's good enough.

See this on computer security if you want to learn more (EMET will hinder trainers so take caution if you do use it). An anti-virus is actually an incredibly small defense mechanism compared to what you should be doing to secure your PC

Link

[Edited by Neo7, 4/8/2014 10:34:14 PM]

I can vouche for the sight Neo has linked.

 
steelman111  posted on Apr 10, 2014 8:48:39 PM - Report post

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Generally I use Microsoft Security Essentials which is free, extremely light on resources, doesn't have any annoyances at all and is completely silent in its operation, also has a very clean and pleasing UI.

Edit: Ha I just realised it's been ages since I last posted too, guess I'm a supreme lurker, lol.

[Edited by steelman111, 4/10/2014 8:49:59 PM]

 
eshman  posted on Apr 11, 2014 11:38:54 PM - Report post

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As long as you add the trainers you use into any firewall and anti-virus solution that you make use of it really shouldn't make much of a difference honestly. I've used AVG and the Windows Firewall for years and I haven't had any problems that I couldn't solve myself--thankfully.

Oh, and Steelman, I think I had you beat lol--I can't remember the last time I posted before this one

 
ImperioGun  posted on Apr 12, 2014 1:46:36 AM - Report post

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No one tried/use Avira Free AV?
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