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Laptop antivirus etc software advice for new laptop running windows 7 req.

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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
am getting new laptop with windows 7 on it and looking to know what antivirus, spyware etc software to buy for it. my current pc is running escan and system mechanic, but iolo/sys mech didnt protect before. want to really safeguard the browsing i do for research etc as best possible.
Is it worth going for escan again, or not.
can anyone recommend something really good thats not gonna overload the system please or any other links or advice.
thanks for any advice.
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
norton, nod32

in b4 avast
#2
As mentioned; Nod32 ;)

can sort you out a license if you need
#3
Norton has very good reviews for 2009 followed by Kaspersky and ESET (Nod32).

Normally new laptops come loaded with AV product for a year or less but if yours isn;t then I would suggest either Norton or Kaspersky or McAfee. :)

See the performance report here.
banned#4
wouldnt touch nod- slows the machine down and killer to uninstal
#5
ROKO
wouldnt touch nod- slows the machine down and killer to uninstal


bull.
been using NOD32 and then moved to their internet security.

my system is a Core 2 Duo 2.6ghz, 2 GB ram, 1x400gb HD, 1x 1tb hd (storage), a blu ray -rom and an ATI HD2600pro
running Win 7 ultimate and eset smart security runs at 1460kb ram usage, just less than 1.5mb.

had no problem at all uninstalling NOD32 and upgrading it to Eset Smart Security
banned#6
your nuts if you touch nod- trust me im a serious pc geek

as above post- smaller av sftw are perfect- fast and free! and no means inferior cuz its free

try- avast or avg

dont listen to the mugs who waste £££s too idle to figure out that the free sftw fundamentally same to the premium av sftw
#7
ROKO
your nuts if you touch nod- trust me im a serious pc geek

as above post- smaller av sftw are perfect- fast and free! and no means inferior cuz its free

try- avast or avg

dont listen to the mugs who waste £££s too idle to figure out that the free sftw fundamentally same to the premium av sftw


i dont pay for my software....
#8
deadduck_145
As mentioned; Nod32 ;)

can sort you out a license if you need


how much is license by way
#9
Nothing wrong with MSE

Used to run AVG before my Win7 upgrade but find MSE much faster to scan and boot up.
Has already blocked a few trojans too :thumbsup:
#10
i never got on with avg before it ruined first machine
#11
deadduck_145
i dont pay for my software....


does that mean your pc dead duck too, lol, sorry only joking. thx
#12
the porter
try avast then seriously dont try anything else its excellent


i am the most non geeky so not savvy enough to watch the free stuff or sort out what should be updated.

i would think norton a big target for the virus hacker muppets so not sure about it. actually not sure about anything computery
banned#13
dead duck your a thief

piracy not allowed here- its illegal

becareful you will be banned

ive been banned 6 times
1 Like #14
ROKO
dead duck your a thief

piracy not allowed here- its illegal

becareful you will be banned

ive been banned 6 times


lol lighten up duuuuuude
#15
128plant
how much is license by way


£30
#16
ROKO
dead duck your a thief

piracy not allowed here- its illegal

becareful you will be banned

ive been banned 6 times


you sound proud :?
#17
nodenabler 3.1:)
#18
I've used the free Avira antivirus package on my pc's for ages with no problems at all.
1 Like #19
ROKO
your nuts if you touch nod- trust me im a serious pc geek

as above post- smaller av sftw are perfect- fast and free! and no means inferior cuz its free

try- avast or avg

dont listen to the mugs who waste £££s too idle to figure out that the free sftw fundamentally same to the premium av sftw

you are a right idiot then if you believe that.
SO why do AVG offer a full internet security with more features that you pay for if the free virus scanner is so good?
money?
well if the free one was so amazing, why not just charge for that?
its free for home users but doesnt offer a firewall, rootkit protection or have any kind of support directly from the company.

i must be a serious PC geek who knows what he's doing then, cos NOD has ****** all over AVG for years.
my PC is on 24/7 and it isnt slow, even with 2gb of RAM (don't need any more than that for what I do, am not a gamer)
Eset Smart Security keeps my XP partition and my WIN 7 partition safe.
backed up with Malwarebytes which hasnt ever let anything past it. (now that IS a bit of free software worth having)

to say AVG free isnt inferior to a full internet security suite proves your lack of knowledge here
http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/summary/summary2009.pdf

look at some actual reviews and see AVG gets owned by not only Eset, by Norton too!


and my advice is try different software and see what works best for you, don't listen to the mugs that cant understand the concept of a comapny charging for their product becuase it costs money to make and research into monitoring the creating and healing of viruses, infections etc.

if the free samples were really that great, people like Symantec and Kaspersky would be out of business, cos no one, businesses around the world included, would trust a paid for product.
#20
morrk
I've used the free Avira antivirus package on my pc's for ages with no problems at all.


i had a real nightmare trying to remove this thing.......gf's license has just run out as well. im hoping for no problems this time as i ended up havint to reinstall windows:oops:
#21
the porter
lol just coz its free doesnt mean its bobbins it self updates you dont have to do anything or go and pay for bloatware then norton if you want to be parted from your hard earned :whistling:


proving you know nowt about the current symantec products either.

i know past reputation is hard to get away from but if you actually got your heads out from your backsides and readf some test reviews you'd see...or well you probably wouldnt tho, cos Norton is the devil.
#22
ok whats the best reviews cos getting a little confused now.
#23
128plant
ok whats the best reviews cos getting a little confused now.


Just look at Microsoft's antivirus = Its free and simple to use and updates itself.
it doesn't run out or need re-installing
you can't go wrong.
I've been using it since I upgraded to windows7
http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
#24
Best products of 2009 according to the unbiased reviews via av comparatives.org

Symantec (Norton internet Security)
Kaspersky
Eset (Nod32/Smart Security)

Avira scores well in low system resources

Avast and Microsoft get some decent mentions too.

AVG isnt placed in any of the awards
banned#25
ROKO;7364880
your nuts if you touch nod- trust me im a serious pc geek

as above post- smaller av sftw are perfect- fast and free! and no means inferior cuz its free

try- avast or avg

dont listen to the mugs who waste £££s too idle to figure out that the free sftw fundamentally same to the premium av sftw

EPIC FAIL - AVG :whistling::giggle:
banned#26
slackrat77;7366094
Best products of 2009 according to the unbiased reviews via av comparatives.org

Symantec (Norton internet Security)
Kaspersky
Eset (Nod32/Smart Security)

Avira scores well in low system resources

Avast and Microsoft get some decent mentions too.

AVG isnt placed in any of the awards

thats because its useless. You have to laugh at people saying AVG is great because it runs happily in the background on their pc. Its only when they do a scan with a different scanner, they come to realise that viruses have been running happily for months too!

Loads of people on here have reported long term viruses that AVG let through

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/56458...0&postcount=25

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/52982...9&postcount=28

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/562985/security-for-pc

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/55910...3&postcount=15

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/54740...5&postcount=28
banned 1 Like #27
Anyway, Kaspersky & Malwarebytes seem to do the job for me and its free (Barclays customer).
#28
csiman
Anyway, Kaspersky & Malwarebytes seem to do the job for me and its free (Barclays customer).


ho hum not with barclays. thats a bad start.
#29
Whats the new microsoft anti virus like? Is it any good? Anyone know what its called?
1 Like #30
twistshout
Whats the new microsoft anti virus like? Is it any good? Anyone know what its called?





DAMNOME
Just look at Microsoft's antivirus = Its free and simple to use and updates itself.
it doesn't run out or need re-installing
you can't go wrong.
I've been using it since I upgraded to windows7
http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
#31
have you any back up to this though in case something slips through.
#32
DAMNOME
Just look at Microsoft's antivirus = Its free and simple to use and updates itself.
it doesn't run out or need re-installing
you can't go wrong.
I've been using it since I upgraded to windows7
http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/


Been reading alot of good things about this, might give it a go.
#33
Goonieman
Been reading alot of good things about this, might give it a go.


well it would give me breathing space at least and then can have a look at reviews. but eset seems to be popular so far on this thread, unless am reading it wrong.
#34
128plant
have you any back up to this though in case something slips through.


yes - download http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
update it and run it now and again just to check nothing has slipped through
it's very good.

Don't run two antivirus programs together though.

MSE and MBAM in the two links work perfectly together :thumbsup:
banned#35
DAMNOME;7375853
yes - download http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
update it and run it now and again just to check nothing has slipped through
it's very good.

Don't run two antivirus programs together though.

MSE and MBAM in the two links work perfectly together

I would also opt for the two free ones above.
#36
csiman
I would also opt for the two free ones above.


thanks that sounds like good advice.

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