What anti-viruses would you guys recommend that provides low performance impact and good security without being a nuisance?
I've recently been eyeing Bitdefender and Bullguard. Anyone know if they are any good?
Well I use AVG Free and have it set up to ignore anything that is game wise and trainer wise. I have used AVG for years now. But thats my opinion.
Bullguard hmm from what I remember from when I my dad used it because virgin years back informed him to use it. It seemed alright. But I cant say if there was much to fiddel with. From what I can remember.
Not used Bitdefender.
It's an ongoing thread so I don't yet know if they've been able to solve the problem by adding exceptions, but the last I saw was encouragement to contact Kaspersky support.
So I'm a little cautious about that one.
I have had MSE and Windows Defender for two years now, and my computer is clean.
IMHO, they mess things up more than they help.
Everything except the EMET section (that has potential to screw up trainer functionality).
Who would be the best to protect itself?
"Microsoft's own Security Essentials is actually pretty decent"
If the maker of the OS cannot protect themselves from third party applications....where do we go? (still )
In fact a combination of Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware that do NOT infringe on your liberty/accessibility/playability is a need for comfortable gaming
I'm using "Security Essential", it's free, and more reliable as any non-microsoft/windows program, Spybot and Scotty on Winpatrol "ready to pounce".
All free and doing their jobs
Used several programs as: AVG (free), NOD32, Avast (free and still on my XP HD), and others...
But, as a Cheat Happens proud member I would discourage anyone to install kapersky and the likes, they're awful to remove completely and the restrictions it impose is worse than childish
No software in existence is 100% secure. Computer security is more than just anti-malware programs (in fact, AVs are you absolute last line of defense and it is extremely foolish for you to put all your faith into that alone). I tend to have a disdain for those that preach "common sense" as defense. Yes it helps but attackers will find ways to get around that. Lenovo's "Superfish" issue is a perfect example of a gateway to man-in-the-middle and masquerading attacks and most users won't know that.
[Edited by Neo7, 2/21/2015 12:37:21 PM]
I have tried Avast and Kaspersky but have not found them as easy to use as said product imho, as NEO7 rightly said no pc or laptop is 100% secure but this has saved me many a time and although "Superfish" will not affect anyone now, you never can tell what's round the corner in cyberspace.
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