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Windows 7: Should I try and upgrade to a better antivirus?

01 Dec 2010   #1
Chiumiento

 
Should I try and upgrade to a better antivirus?

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Without going into 3rd-party tools, the system repair disc is the best you'll get. You could always add a 3rd-party data recovery program, anti-virus program, etc, but chances are you'll have all you'll need, if you have a repair disc and backups.
okay, I am using Ca 2010. I was wondering do you think that I should try and upgrade to a better anti virus. I really do not have the money to do it. I might be able to at some point. Do you think it is good enough to hold me off. It has got some stuff that Bitdefender has not noticed at all. It seems to work good so far. I seem to have no problems out of what is has found.


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01 Dec 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'd keep it for now. I use and recommend the free Microsoft Security Essentials, but as long as you are careful about what sites you visit and what you download, just about any anti-virus will do the trick.

When your subscription to CA expires, you may consider switching to a free one, but it's not a big enough deal to change now, unless you have the desire.
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01 Dec 2010   #3
Chiumiento

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I'd keep it for now. I use and recommend the free Microsoft Security Essentials, but as long as you are careful about what sites you visit and what you download, just about any anti-virus will do the trick.

When your subscription to CA expires, you may consider switching to a free one, but it's not a big enough deal to change now, unless you have the desire.
My CA 2010 is given to me free from my ISP. It costs like $60 other wise. SO I figured it was better than other free ones. I would really like to know witch one I am best with though. I want what I can get that is the best.
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01 Dec 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I'd keep it for now. I use and recommend the free Microsoft Security Essentials, but as long as you are careful about what sites you visit and what you download, just about any anti-virus will do the trick.

When your subscription to CA expires, you may consider switching to a free one, but it's not a big enough deal to change now, unless you have the desire.
My CA 2010 is given to me free from my ISP. It costs like $60 other wise. SO I figured it was better than other free ones. I would really like to know witch one I am best with though. I want what I can get that is the best.
Are you using Road Runner by any chance?

In my experience, no security program is perfect. There have been tests done to show which programs have the best threat detection rates, but these are often inaccurate and unfair.

Here on SF, threads often go wild when the topic of "what's the best anti-virus" comes up. Everyone has their own favorite program, and they are all good.

Here is a thread you can read: What's the Best Anti-virus?

Remember, your best bet is always to use good judgment about what programs you use. P2P/Torrent programs are notorious for bringing in malware, and you are much more likely to contract a virus from an "adult" site than a technical forum.
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01 Dec 2010   #5
Chiumiento

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I'd keep it for now. I use and recommend the free Microsoft Security Essentials, but as long as you are careful about what sites you visit and what you download, just about any anti-virus will do the trick.

When your subscription to CA expires, you may consider switching to a free one, but it's not a big enough deal to change now, unless you have the desire.
My CA 2010 is given to me free from my ISP. It costs like $60 other wise. SO I figured it was better than other free ones. I would really like to know witch one I am best with though. I want what I can get that is the best.
Are you using Road Runner by any chance?

In my experience, no security program is perfect. There have been tests done to show which programs have the best threat detection rates, but these are often inaccurate and unfair.

Here on SF, threads often go wild when the topic of "what's the best anti-virus" comes up. Everyone has their own favorite program, and they are all good.

Here is a thread you can read: What's the Best Anti-virus?

Remember, your best bet is always to use good judgment about what programs you use. P2P/Torrent programs are notorious for bringing in malware, and you are much more likely to contract a virus from an "adult" site than a technical forum.
I do use roadrunner yes. Also I have Utorrent. should I get rid of it. I do not use it at all. Just for things like the repair disk thing. I do not do music on it. or movies any of that.
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01 Dec 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
My CA 2010 is given to me free from my ISP. It costs like $60 other wise. SO I figured it was better than other free ones. I would really like to know witch one I am best with though. I want what I can get that is the best.
Are you using Road Runner by any chance?

In my experience, no security program is perfect. There have been tests done to show which programs have the best threat detection rates, but these are often inaccurate and unfair.

Here on SF, threads often go wild when the topic of "what's the best anti-virus" comes up. Everyone has their own favorite program, and they are all good.

Here is a thread you can read: What's the Best Anti-virus?

Remember, your best bet is always to use good judgment about what programs you use. P2P/Torrent programs are notorious for bringing in malware, and you are much more likely to contract a virus from an "adult" site than a technical forum.
I do use roadrunner yes. Also I have Utorrent. should I get rid of it. I do not use it at all. Just for things like the repair disk thing. I do not do music on it. or movies any of that.
I use uTorrent myself. It is not dangerous in and of itself, but it should be used with care.

Don't download music, movies, and *adult* materials, and you should be ok. Just be sure of what you're getting, and from where. Also, it might not hurt to exit the program if you're not using it.

I'll go ahead and ask the mods to split this conversation to a new thread; we are getting a bit off-topic from the original tutorial.
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01 Dec 2010   #7
Chiumiento

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Are you using Road Runner by any chance?

In my experience, no security program is perfect. There have been tests done to show which programs have the best threat detection rates, but these are often inaccurate and unfair.

Here on SF, threads often go wild when the topic of "what's the best anti-virus" comes up. Everyone has their own favorite program, and they are all good.

Here is a thread you can read: What's the Best Anti-virus?

Remember, your best bet is always to use good judgment about what programs you use. P2P/Torrent programs are notorious for bringing in malware, and you are much more likely to contract a virus from an "adult" site than a technical forum.
I do use roadrunner yes. Also I have Utorrent. should I get rid of it. I do not use it at all. Just for things like the repair disk thing. I do not do music on it. or movies any of that.
I use uTorrent myself. It is not dangerous in and of itself, but it should be used with care.

Don't download music, movies, and *adult* materials, and you should be ok. Just be sure of what you're getting, and from where. Also, it might not hurt to exit the program if you're not using it.

I'll go ahead and ask the mods to split this conversation to a new thread; we are getting a bit off-topic from the original tutorial.
I was thinking the same thing. But did not know how to move the topic.
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