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Best Antivirus

Post by Randoph on Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:46 pm
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So I recently got a new laptop (Asus K95VJ) and I was wondering what you guys concider to be the best antivirus, since I still need one for my laptop.
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Re: Best Antivirus

Post by cyberdrain on Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:08 pm
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To be honest, there is none. Every year multiple tests show different antivirus suites being the best. Throughout the years I've found that for the free versions, one of AVG, Avira or Avast are the best to go and under the paid versions there are a lot, notably Panda, ESET, Karspersky, F-Secure or Norton. It seems the second category scores very differently between different tests (probably the ones they're sponsoring), while the first category isn't much different in quality compared to the first. But really, the best way to stay virus free is common sense and not downloading anything too suspicious. Or just, you know, run Linux :P
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Re: Best Antivirus

Post by Randoph on Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:12 am
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cyberdrain wrote:Or just, you know, run Linux :P

Maby I should yeah, but I'm still struggeling on it. But anyway, in short, you think that free ones are the way to go?
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Re: Best Antivirus

Post by limdis on Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:38 pm
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Re: Best Antivirus

Post by cyberdrain on Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:53 am
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limdis wrote:Malwarebytes

How could I forget that one?!

Randoph wrote:But anyway, in short, you think that free ones are the way to go?

Yup, usually it doesn't really matter in terms of efficiency and how effective it is. The most important thing you get with paid versions is an all-in-one application (though you could do the same with free software, e.g. also install a free firewall), no ads (though not all free ones include those) and tech support. If you don't care about those, free ones are the way to go.
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Re: Best Antivirus

Post by -Sandman- on Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:11 am
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When I used to run Windows as my main OS, I used to use Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes. Those two are pretty good IMHO.
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Re: Best Antivirus

Post by cyberdrain on Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:02 am
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-Sandman- wrote:Microsoft Security Essentials

No, definitely not. It always comes out as one of the last in almost every security test. Just fyi :)
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Re: Best Antivirus

Post by -Sandman- on Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:17 am
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cyberdrain wrote:No, definitely not. It always comes out as one of the last in almost every security test. Just fyi :)


One of the reason why I switched to Linux fulltime :D
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Re: Best Antivirus

Post by raine1 on Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:11 pm
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On Wheezy, I feel safe. Never never never have had a virus. I'm not saying it will never happen, but it never has. I've been using Debian for about 10 years. I use it for everything except spread sheets and writer docs.

On my Windows 8.1 partition , I use malware byes and Avast Internet Security and have for about 6 months.. I like the little Web button that gives me a heads up if I head into "bad" territory. Virus-es love windows. I would get rid of this partition except we need to use MS Word products at times.

I recommend Debian as a virus protector...
It's better than anything out there that you could EVER install on a windows platform.

One other thing I do is I never save anything on my computer. I have a portable hard-drive that I plug in by usb, mount, save and exit. If I need something I copy/paste to my desktop, use it and then delete it. I do this on both partitions. Keeps everything nice, safe and clean.

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Re: Best Antivirus

Post by cyberdrain on Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:34 pm
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Wow, talk about readability. You know that there's a Ctrl++ to zoom into a page, right?
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