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vengod Avatar
6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Hi,

What are the best internet/computer security about nowadays?

Im talking,

Anti virus
Malware
Spyware
Adware

and whatever else.

Thanks
vengod Avatar
6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
I'd recommend Malwarebytes as a freebie program. I think that just does spyware & adware - not traditional viruses (trojans, etc) -- but i'm not 100% sure. It's well worth having though, as a secondary tool which you run occasionally as well as having an anti-virus turned on all the time.

As for anti-viruses, everyone has their favourite. There's no way this thread will result in people universally recommending one product.
Some people are happy with their free product, some prefer to pay a bit of cash and get a commercial one.
Popular ones (which have a free version):
Avast
AVG
Antivir (maybe? don't know how popular this is...)

Paid-for ones:
Kaspersky (what I use - very happy with it and can be had for ~£5 off of eBay or at the high street store "The Works" [they seem to have deals on it all the time])
Panda (a friend uses this - can't vouch for it myself)
Norton (don't think anyone will be recommending this. It's expensive and slows your computer down massively).
Mcafee (expensive and also a resource hog)

It'd be handy to know your computer specs as that'll dictate if you need an anti-virus that is particularly light on resources or whether you've got enough to cover the cost of running something more 'bloated')

oh, NOD32 is also a popular antivirus which is about £30 iirc and light on resources. Often cited as "the best" paid for antivirus.
banned#2
Abstinence 2010 professional.
#3
oldmanhouse
I'd recommend Malwarebytes as a freebie program. I think that just does spyware & adware - not traditional viruses (trojans, etc) -- but i'm not 100% sure. It's well worth having though, as a secondary tool which you run occasionally as well as having an anti-virus turned on all the time.

As for anti-viruses, everyone has their favourite. There's no way this thread will result in people universally recommending one product.
Some people are happy with their free product, some prefer to pay a bit of cash and get a commercial one.
Popular ones (which have a free version):
Avast
AVG
Antivir (maybe? don't know how popular this is...)

Paid-for ones:
Kaspersky (what I use - very happy with it and can be had for ~£5 off of eBay or at the high street store "The Works" [they seem to have deals on it all the time])
Panda (a friend uses this - can't vouch for it myself)
Norton (don't think anyone will be recommending this. It's expensive and slows your computer down massively).
Mcafee (expensive and also a resource hog)

It'd be handy to know your computer specs as that'll dictate if you need an anti-virus that is particularly light on resources or whether you've got enough to cover the cost of running something more 'bloated')

oh, NOD32 is also a popular antivirus which is about £30 iirc and light on resources. Often cited as "the best" paid for antivirus.


Thanks for this...

I may give Avast or Nod32 a go and see what they like..

Its just that my computer has been crashing alot recently.


Dcx - You use this?
#4
If I were you id use Avast! as your anti virus constantly running to check for viruses, automatically terminates connection to site when one is connected.

Alongside that I do weekly scans with malwarebytes just to check for anythnig that may have got through but never run two anti virus at once.
banned#5
It could be crashing due to the processor over heating....open it up and give the insides a good clean.
#6
Kaspersky and Malwarebytes get my vote.

Kaspersky is free if you bank with Barclays.

Avast is good too imo.
#7
slamdunkin
It could be crashing due to the processor over heating....open it up and give the insides a good clean.


Will do that tonight...

Thanks
#8
Just cleaned it...so much dust.

Does seem to be running better but willstill get some anti virus software and that.

Thanks :)
#9
Microsoft Security Essentials is pretty good as a base AV, and it's free.

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