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I just want to know what kind of anti-virus software everyone uses. I am using Kaspersky. Best Buy loaded it on my computer. I am concerned about how good this software is, the virus cost me $130 to get it fixed and I want the best protection possible for my computer. Thanks in advance for your help!
 

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I asked the computer oriented people in my family and they all said AVG
 

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I use avast and have not had any issues and i download movies and music all day long. best part is the program is free.
 

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I did use AVG for years and it was quite good, but it screwed up a couple of things on Vista when that came out. Then I switched to Avast and it was better, I thought. It has one really neat feature. You can set it to do a 'boot time scan.' To do that you have to restart the computer. It stops the restart about half way through and does a complete scan while nothing else is moving.

The one time I did have a serious trojan that boot time scan got rid of it completely. I don't use Avast any more, but if I do get into trouble, I'll download it again just to be able to do that type of scan.

The one I use now is Microsoft Security Essentials, and I think it is the best. It is a free download. It is sort of fashionable to bash Microsoft these days but they do some really good stuff too. They have been keeping track of pretty much every virus and attack system on the net, and MSE makes use of the info.

I read a lot of website and computer forums and I have never seen a negative comment about MSE. (But go ahead and be the first if you have a problem with it :) )

It does have one minor quirk that I don't like, but almost every program I've ever used has something I'd like to change.
 

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I just want to know what kind of anti-virus software everyone uses. I am using Kaspersky. Best Buy loaded it on my computer. I am concerned about how good this software is, the virus cost me $130 to get it fixed and I want the best protection possible for my computer. Thanks in advance for your help!
dear breeze:

just make sure you update the software... this is important because these viruses are changing and the anti virus program needs to be updated so you can be amply protected...

with kaspersky, there is a website you need to log on to and a key for you to be able to receive updates...

i hope this helps...

respectfully yours,

MARC
 

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dear breeze:

just make sure you update the software... this is important because these viruses are changing and the anti virus program needs to be updated so you can be amply protected...

with kaspersky, there is a website you need to log on to and a key for you to be able to receive updates...

i hope this helps...

respectfully yours,

MARC
Marc, I am prompted every two days to do an update with kaspersky and I never miss the database update, I have never had a virus before, Best Buy claims that kaspersky is one of the best anti-virus programs sold and I guess I have some doubt because I got a virus. I will keep on updating my software and keeping my fingers crossed! :)
 

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I Use Norton's Internet Security And Have For The Lasst 5 Years.. Updates Every Hour And Runs Behind Scans Every Hour And I Have Never Had Any Virus Get Thru To My Computer.
 

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Marc, I am prompted every two days to do an update with kaspersky and I never miss the database update, I have never had a virus before, Best Buy claims that kaspersky is one of the best anti-virus programs sold and I guess I have some doubt because I got a virus. I will keep on updating my software and keeping my fingers crossed! :)
good for you breeze...

another thing i have learned... avoid shoddy sites... often the virus program is attached to the images uploaded into your system... also avoid opening attachments from emails sent by people you do not know personally...

have a good one

you know what i mean with shoddy *wink*
 

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I use McAfee Total protection. Generally non-intrusive and I haven't had any real virus issues in the three years I've had it.

I wasn't hugely impressed by Kaspersky when I tried it on a pre-release version of Windows 7 (McAfee won't support Beta software) but as it was pre-release, I can't really complain about it.
 

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I use Avira Free and I have not had a problem

I also recommend
ccleaner- great for cleaning off old cookies etc
mozilla- has a private function to protect passwords and stuff by leaving no tracks either in history or the net on where you have been
Spybot- For Spyware
Adware- For getting rid of the Pop up ads
Bitlord- for you Piracy Junkies
Google Sketchup- If you want to be an amateur Designer... I used it to Design my New Kitchen
openoffice- For those that want Microsoft office but dont want to spend the money
And in case you did not catch it Earlier.... MOZILLA/FireFox!!!! It is the BEST Browser I have EVER USED!!! Checks Spelling even in the forums and was doing Tab Browsing before Explorer
 

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Yep . . . Firefox with Adblock Plus & I'm a happy camper. No popups, no banner ads once you've set a filter for 'em, and Firefox is fast. There is another I've used that's just as good though, and that's Opera.
 

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I use Opera on my Cell phone but, I love going to tools and start Private Browsing... Keeps all my Passwords secure along with any Prying eyes... Perfect Example is My Wife had no idea where I was looking for her Christmas gift at because there was no history recorded.
 

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I use Avira Free and I have not had a problem

I also recommend
ccleaner- great for cleaning off old cookies etc
mozilla- has a private function to protect passwords and stuff by leaving no tracks either in history or the net on where you have been
Spybot- For Spyware
Adware- For getting rid of the Pop up ads
Bitlord- for you Piracy Junkies
Google Sketchup- If you want to be an amateur Designer... I used it to Design my New Kitchen
openoffice- For those that want Microsoft office but dont want to spend the money
And in case you did not catch it Earlier.... MOZILLA/FireFox!!!! It is the BEST Browser I have EVER USED!!! Checks Spelling even in the forums and was doing Tab Browsing before Explorer
Gee, I appreciate all the info!
 

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Hi, get malwarebytes anti malware. I run AVG, Spysweeper and Malewarebytes as well as the MS thing. If you suspect a virus then run malewarebytes, then in safe mode and again in normal. Malewarebytes will find it and erradicate it. I do the virus bit as a hobby, getting it out of people machines and find that whilst the others are good to a point only malewarebytes really does the business.
There is nothing to touch it malwarebytes.org/mbam.php dont forget to add to the front the http and the www thing as the site does not like urls
 
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