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    Ive just reinstalled windows on my laptop, what virus/malware protection do you reconmend?

    As above

    cheers guys

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    avgfree

    Microsoft Security essentials... Free, doesn't bug you, isn't bloatware and is pretty effective.

    ^^^^^^ as above but one, avg free

    Eset.

    Original Poster

    ok cheers i will do ip dip dog ...... to choose the winner

    Avast, Lavasoft Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy.

    definatley microsoft security essentials =D

    chester123;8744296

    Avast, Lavasoft Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy.



    Had all those before when I had to reinstall Windows due to a virus I couldn't get rid of.

    Trying MS Security Essentials this time.

    ive tried avast & avg, personally think avast is better and it updates twice a day

    Microsoft security essentials is what I use. Like has been said, it isnt bloated and it doesnt bug you all the time. Seems to work pretty well too which is obviously important :P

    imafish2002;8744573

    Microsoft security essentials is what I use. Like has been said, it isnt … Microsoft security essentials is what I use. Like has been said, it isnt bloated and it doesnt bug you all the time. Seems to work pretty well too which is obviously important :P



    Ditto

    I use F-Secure, its provided to us by our uni, seems to work well

    Im going to check out this Microsoft security thing though

    For an anti-virus.............Avira , excellent and it's free . For spyware ............SuperantiSpyware , picks up loads of stuff including root kits and a one always to keep handy ................MalwareBytes , this is one of the very few that can be installed in Safe Mode should you ever get one of those fake antivirus programs which can devastate a pc/laptop. Really ,that's all you need on ,anything else is overkill and can be a drain on your Pc/laptop's resources.
    Infact , you should really keep a current backup of these programs on a pen/flashdrive , just incase you ever need to install them on a friends machine .

    You know, you don't really need any sort of anti-virus or anti-spyware protection. Just keep your browser and OS up to date, which keeps you safe from worms, and be more careful what you download and install. Be a bit less trusting. Ie, if a popup ad tells you that your PC is infected and offers you a download that'll fix it, it's probably not being entirely honest. Viruses don't install themselves, and anti-malware of any kind is never 100% reliable. You've got to be careful.

    Microsoft security essentials or Kaspersky are my recommendations as an IT professional.

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    Vipre is excellent.

    Avast and spybot search and destroy get my vote as I have used them both for years and have always found them to be effective.

    Malware bytes (It's awesim)
    and AVG (I've got the security suite its awesim too)

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    DVS_Dee;8744224

    avgfree


    worst advice ever. Its useless now. Its a computer repair shops dream at the moment.

    Those who say its great obviously havent put a decent AV utility on their system only to realise they have had viruses running for yonks. Misc help section shows how bad this software is now with daily calls for advice on how to get rid of viruses AVGhappily let roam their system for ages.

    I recommend Avira/avast/mset for AV

    comodo / zonealarm for FW.

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    dxx;8744979

    You know, you don't really need any sort of anti-virus or anti-spyware … You know, you don't really need any sort of anti-virus or anti-spyware protection. Just keep your browser and OS up to date, which keeps you safe from worms, and be more careful what you download and install. Be a bit less trusting. Ie, if a popup ad tells you that your PC is infected and offers you a download that'll fix it, it's probably not being entirely honest. Viruses don't install themselves, and anti-malware of any kind is never 100% reliable. You've got to be careful.


    how wrong you are. :x

    dxx;8744979

    You know, you don't really need any sort of anti-virus or anti-spyware … You know, you don't really need any sort of anti-virus or anti-spyware protection. Just keep your browser and OS up to date, which keeps you safe from worms, and be more careful what you download and install. Be a bit less trusting. Ie, if a popup ad tells you that your PC is infected and offers you a download that'll fix it, it's probably not being entirely honest. Viruses don't install themselves, and anti-malware of any kind is never 100% reliable. You've got to be careful.



    Now that is advice bordering on negligent and disastrous.

    Its common sense to be careful, but advising anyone not to have a virus scanner is daft.

    microsoft security essentials and Malwarebytes

    I run a Spartan ship

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