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Windows 7: Need New Antivirus

25 Feb 2015   #1
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Need New Antivirus

Hi all Need New Antivirus in 16 days from now 25/02/2015 ...... been using bit defender 3 licences this last year, was ok but was not impressed to be honest, the idle scan turned off daily, and generally seemed too bloated with stuff I don't need, always have copy off free malwarebytes, is this any good as a normal stand alone antivirus ?? ...... some of the magazines I been reading off late really favour kaspersky antivirus in there reviews any one used lately ?? bit dear for 3 licences but cheep for one

any advise comments welcome cheers


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25 Feb 2015   #2
richc46

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Malwarebytes is not an antivirus, it looks for other bad stuff. It is great if used in conjunction with Avast or Panda,
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25 Feb 2015   #3
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Malwarebytes is not an antivirus, it looks for other bad stuff. It is great if used in conjunction with Avast or Panda,
cool but works good how ? just curios? I mean what would be the advantage of having full program ? .... and wouldn't it work great with other main stream antivirus products ? ...... did u have a opinion on your favourite antivirus product ? thanks for your input
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25 Feb 2015   #4
richc46

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The full program of Malwarebytes works like an anti virus, it will stop the bad stuff. With the free version, malware will not be stopped. You scan once a week, you find what is on your hard drive and it will be removed.
My favorite antivirus program is malwarebytes when used with Avast or Panda, both are free.

The two antivirus that I mentioned get good ratings on finding virus and they have a small footprint, which means when they are running they will not use much resources, such as memory etc.
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25 Feb 2015   #5
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
The full program of Malwarebytes works like an anti virus, it will stop the bad stuff. With the free version, malware will not be stopped. You scan once a week, you find what is on your hard drive and it will be removed.
My favorite antivirus program is malwarebytes when used with Avast or Panda, both are free.

The two antivirus that I mentioned get good ratings on finding virus and they have a small footprint, which means when they are running they will not use much resources, such as memory etc.
Ok thanks this sounds like a good free option, but my daughter she not as good as us at keeping that weekly thing up if ever lol ...... think I need a more full proof option still got an opinion or anyone out there
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25 Feb 2015   #6
richc46

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All the free versions require that you keep it up to date yourself. If your daughter does not do that well, she must have a paid version
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25 Feb 2015   #7
DavidE

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Just to clarify,
Free versions of Avast, Panda, and other Anti-Virus programs automatically update definitions and run scans.
The free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does not automatically update definitions or run scans.

You can read the last few pages of this thread for many opinions.
What's the Best Anti-virus?
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25 Feb 2015   #8
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Just to clarify,
Free versions of Avast, Panda, and other Anti-Virus programs automatically update definitions and run scans.
The free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does not automatically update definitions or run scans.

You can read the last few pages of this thread for many opinions.
What's the Best Anti-virus?
You are of course correct, I misspoke, since I use the free version myself.
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27 Feb 2015   #9
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

bitdefender has been reminding first weekly then daily my subscription is running out soon, today it up the anti by slashing the prise of three licences to the prise of one, this is a good deal and maybe they have ironed some stuff out, and maybe they didn't, think ill hold out a bit longer
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27 Feb 2015   #10
richc46

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Go with a good free version. The bells and whistles are not needed and most you can get elsewhere.
LIke Malwarebytes
The windows firewall etc.
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