Antivirus solution / suggestions

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  1. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    they have to listen to the whole "back up" sugestion, i have set up mutliple computer for people with Backup drive and all that I find they dont actual listen more often then not
     
  2. Dch48

    Dch48 Ancient Guru

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    I used Norton for 10 years and loved it. It's a great AV and Internet security package. I just didn't want to pay for protection any more so decided to try free. I've been through Comodo, Avast, and Panda but have now settled on Bitdefender.
     
  3. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    I can't really use free stuff since I use my PC for work too.
    Care to open that up a bit? You mean your systems got viruses or what? If it's some kind of ancient version before they completely overhauled it that doesn't really count anymore.


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    Just noticed that Norton moved to pure 64-bit recently... Nice.


    It looks like f-secure has been improving a bit lately... https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-7/ Might five it a try at some point. I used to use it around year 2000 and earlier. At one point it become really heavy but it looks like that's not true anymore.
     
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  4. Wolf9an9

    Wolf9an9 Member Guru

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    I have used Norton AV on my own, wife's and grandson's pc's for more than 10 years without any problems.
     

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    Amaze Ancient Guru

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    I use Malwarebytes 3 and Defender.
     
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    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Haven't tried it in many years, but when I worked in a repair shop, we would joke to the customers if they came in with Norton & malware problems combined, that Norton 'is' the virus

    It was such a PITA to remove 100% too, had to have dedicated removal tools not just their own uninstaller, particularly if they used NIS, network problems even after removal with the default uninstaller that forced us to find norton removal tools to finally get their internet working again

    That and McAfee IS were the two main PITA to remove (2010)~

    It put me off their products for life though
     
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    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    I'm using a paid AV called FSecure and it has done a very good job. I would never touch Norton ever again. I have worked on PCs with a modern day version of Norton and its a terrible AV it doesn't catch anything or find anything that I have scanned with it vs Scanner programs that I have used such as Malwarebytes.
     
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    primetime^ Master Guru

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    As powerful as today's setups are, I cant see the logic in running with zero protection these days...Anyways built in defender is fine for people who use good judgment like myself:banana:
     
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    Dch48 Ancient Guru

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    Like I said, I used Norton for 10 years. The last 8 were NIS which was updated a couple of times. I never had a single problem and their uninstaller worked flawlessly. It also caught a lot of things. The sonar feature is excellent.
     
  10. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    every time i got computer that came with norton internet security and went to uninstall it, the uninstall took hour to finish and the built in uninstall didnt work i had to use uninstall tool they made to do so, grant this going back to the 90's when i actual bought premade computers too

    and most do not, hell most people shouldnt have access to internet on "PC", seeing most are not power users. these days I tell those people to get mac learn mac stay away from windows and pc.

    Either way one should always have AV product running even if only windows defender.
     
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  11. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Okay... That doesn't count then and isn't the case anymore. Uninstallation is really quick. Norton now is completely different animal than back then. It doesn't have anything in common. There was a time when Norton sucked, hard, but then they completely overhauled it. Now it's fast and light.
     
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    Norton has basically ruined their reputation for decades to come. It was that bad.
    And no, I have not touched it since the 90's.
     
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    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Surprised that nobody mentioned Sophos.I have it on my Windows and Linux computers, does the job.
     
  14. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Sadly like Amaze that was enough ruin there reputation for me. if I was to look pasted that, why am i gona pay for sub to get definition updates? when there free options that work as good?
     
  15. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    I can't use the free solutions for business reasons. Windows Defender is slow resource hog though, so I wouldn't use it. Avast is also really slow these days. Never tried AVG but since Avast bought them it must be more or less as bad now. Bitdefender free is too limited. When I had full Bitdefender on my laptop few year ago it didn't seem to be that fast and the updates caused lots of disk trashing and it was rather resource heavy when that was going on.
     
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  16. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    well from home use not so much business environment

    I Still have n bother to try BD free I want some even lighte then AVAST but I but i still want to have exclude list ondemand scans for games etc, which i not sure BD free has
     
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    Dragondale13 Maha Guru

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    I use Panda on two out of three systems at work and it's pretty good, bit of a hard drive fiend though.Bitdefender free on the third one and it's good also but I only use that machine for ripping/outputting files to the printers.

    I tried Panda at home but didn't feel too comfortable with it scanning everything all the time, so went back to Avira and just tweaked the options.Been using it for three years now, maybe four, hasn't let me down...yet lol!
     
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    I only started using Norton, or any AV, in 1999. There was no time for me when it sucked. Also, their defrag tool at that time was hands down the best and fastest one. Norton Utilities was great but they ruined it later on. I started with just the AV and in 2004 or so, went to NIS. I had no issues with versions 5 and 6 but the really breakthrough version was 7. Every one since then has been fantastic but as I said, I was having financial problems in the late 2000's and decided that one of the things that could go was a paid AV and Security product. I switched to Comodo at that time and liked it but eventually got tired of all the alerts for perfectly safe things so moved on to Avast which I used for a while until it got too bloated for my tastes.
     
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    The thing about Norton that it sucks at detecting or finding any Viruses that would junk up a PC. I have worked on PCs that had a modern version of Norton installed and it is huge pile of junk.
     
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    I'm not seeing that at all on Win7.
     

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