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Re: Anti Virus

Post  Seamaster on Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:26 pm

Firewall and anti-virus software is a must, but smart browsing also helps. The two go hand in hand.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  Iago on Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:53 pm

No pun intended.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  East on Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:56 pm

So far my main complaint about M$E is that it does not show you the status of scheduled scans until they are finished.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  mrblur on Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:18 pm

for being I have no complaints. I have installed on couple of PC's that are not mine, no complaints from anyone thus far.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  Iago on Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:09 am

Ah, but can it stand up to YOUR usage?
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  Seamaster on Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:33 pm

I installed Essentials last night to check it out. We'll see how it does, but I liked how quickly it installed and the interface is nice and simple. Still a fan of AVG though.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  Iago on Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:48 pm

Curious what you think. I was starting to have a problem with AVG interfering with some games.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  JegersnutsenFORGOTPW:) on Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:55 pm

Had been using AVG forever, but made the switch to Microsoft Security Essentials. Essentials is now my favorite, it keeps the PC safe, and I don't need to do anything (avg needed updates, restarts, and the final versions I used were sloooow)

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Re: Anti Virus

Post  East on Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:59 pm

I switched away from avg a couple of versions ago when they had that problem with poorly made installer not installing avg correctly. First I tried avast then trend micro and now M$E.

I have about 3 days on M$E so far and I see nothing wrong with it so far.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  Seamaster on Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:01 pm

I have about 24 hours, so we will have to see.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  Iago on Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:47 am

O.K., Keifer.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  Seamaster on Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:41 am

Essentials appears to be running hassle free, and in the background, where it ought to be. I even took a chance and installed it on my dad's computer, as he, coincidentally, was starting to have problems with AVG.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  Iago on Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:40 am

Still happy with it myself.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  East on Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:24 am

So far so good with M$ E myself. I am surprised m$ seems to have made a decent product for a change, and its free.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  Seamaster on Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:23 am

Change is good.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  East on Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:31 am

I am starting to get the impression that M$E is not protecting my computer as well as it could be. I just installed avg free and so far it picked up 2 things that M$E missed and it didn't even finish scanning yet.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  Iago on Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:29 pm

To each his own!
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  mrblur on Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:34 pm

East wrote:I am starting to get the impression that M$E is not protecting my computer as well as it could be. I just installed avg free and so far it picked up 2 things that M$E missed and it didn't even finish scanning yet.


sorry to hear that it did not work out for you. Personally I use ESET on all my home computers.

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Re: Anti Virus

Post  East on Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:36 pm

Unless they conflict I am going to stick with both M$E and AVG. I certainly have enough ram.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  Iago on Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:17 pm

I had both on briefly but AVG did not pick up anything different. I uninstalled AVG (which was starting to piss me off anyway) but as long as it does not cause resource issues there is nothing wrong with extra security.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  Seamaster on Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:47 am

Well, if you're into risky behaviour, might as well double-bag.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  mrblur on Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:58 am

My mom's favorite talk to us boys in the house.... "..if you don't have anything atleast use a sandwitch bag..."
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  East on Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:34 pm

Its not so much what I am into as my customers. I routinely copy there data to this pc before wiping there hard drives and scan it for viruses before putting it back. There is no point in reformatting their drive if I am just going to reload it with the same viruses it had before.

I hit this with avg yesterday followed by m$e and finally tune up utilities and its running great. I am still getting hardware lag which is the main reason I started looking into viruses to begin with. I am starting to think its being caused by my less then optimal psu. The system never actually crashes so I never suspected it but the more I think about it the more im suspecting that's what it is.

Its also a good excuse to buy that corsair 1200w I want.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  Iago on Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:25 pm

Aha! I knew that there was an ulterior motive. From viruses to new PSUs!
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Re: Anti Virus

Post  East on Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:28 pm

So far so good with the avg + m$e combo. Might still throw avast into the mix for added piece of mind.

I did think I had a problem earlier as FF kept crashing but it turned out to be a poorly coded FF addon update.
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