Gaming Best antivirus (better than AVG)?

R2DJ

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2008
Messages
1,898
Trophies
0
Location
London
XP
805
Country
Since AVG started f-ing up (installed an update but it keeps requesting a restart everytime I boot it.), I decided to ditch it and switch to a new one. Can you suggest me an antivirus that is:

- freeware
- easy to use
- the best, of course
- not a resource hog

Thanks!
 

raulpica

With your drill, thrust to the sky!
Former Staff
Joined
Oct 23, 2007
Messages
11,056
Trophies
0
Location
PowerLevel: 9001
XP
5,713
Country
Italy
Personally I use Avira AntiVir.

Free, easy and light.

And as AV-Comparatives.org says, it was the Best Antivirus 2008 overall
tongue.gif
 

nin10do

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Dec 22, 2007
Messages
470
Trophies
0
Age
38
Location
UK
Website
Visit site
XP
210
Country
Taiwan
yeah it does get messed up alot. however i haven't bean able to find a better one.

have you tried a clean install? uninstall the old one and delete all folders, restart the comp and reinstall. it usually works fine after that.
 

R2DJ

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2008
Messages
1,898
Trophies
0
Location
London
XP
805
Country
nin10do said:
yeah it does get messed up alot. however i haven't bean able to find a better one.

have you tried a clean install? uninstall the old one and delete all folders, restart the comp and reinstall. it usually works fine after that.
Reinstalling it makes it worse.

I want to re-install the OS but I don't have time. Maybe in half-term.

I decided to switch because it messes up pretty often.
 

2cb2ct7

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2007
Messages
571
Trophies
0
XP
187
Country
R2DJ said:
Since AVG started f-ing up (installed an update but it keeps requesting a restart everytime I boot it.), I decided to ditch it and switch to a new one. Can you suggest me an antivirus that is:

- freeware
- easy to use
- the best, of course
- not a resource hog

Thanks!

I noticed that AVG8 did this a lot. Reverting to the last AVG7 version fixed that for me. Been using it for over 6 months now no probs.
 

R2DJ

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2008
Messages
1,898
Trophies
0
Location
London
XP
805
Country
UltraMagnus said:
Linux is the best anti virus, of course.

but, if you insist on sticking with wind'ohs then avast is probably the second best
Tried a Linux but I found it too complicated (maybe because I got used to the "feel" of Windows so I ditched it.

I will get a Macbook soon because a lot of people who have Macs in college have convinced me that it is the best. When I get it, I will install Linux on the laptop I'm using right now.
 

xoinx

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2008
Messages
175
Trophies
0
XP
50
Country
Senegal
R2DJ said:
UltraMagnus said:
Linux is the best anti virus, of course.

but, if you insist on sticking with wind'ohs then avast is probably the second best
Tried a Linux but I found it too complicated (maybe because I got used to the "feel" of Windows so I ditched it.

I will get a Macbook soon because a lot of people who have Macs in college have convinced me that it is the best. When I get it, I will install Linux on the laptop I'm using right now.
I used Linux on my dual boot PC a few years back, but realised Bill Gates was too successful in keeping me a stupid end user that doesn't know how to use anything else other than Windows lol... Wine just wasn't good enough to satisfy my needs.

Hmmm, anyway, as for anti-virus software, I'm currently running Avast!, which works pretty well for me. Not the fastest, not the best, but it's free and transparent about what it does.
 

UltraMagnus

hic sunt dracones
Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2007
Messages
1,964
Trophies
0
Age
33
Location
Portsmouth
Website
Visit site
XP
200
Country
R2DJ said:
UltraMagnus said:
Linux is the best anti virus, of course.

but, if you insist on sticking with wind'ohs then avast is probably the second best
Tried a Linux but I found it too complicated (maybe because I got used to the "feel" of Windows so I ditched it.

I will get a Macbook soon because a lot of people who have Macs in college have convinced me that it is the best. When I get it, I will install Linux on the laptop I'm using right now.


what linux? ubuntu is really easy. as you said, it could just be you didn't give it enough time, how long did it take you to learn to use windows?

as for Macs, they have virii too, not as many, but they tend to be rootkits that are far worse than your average virus

xoinx said:
R2DJ said:
QUOTE(UltraMagnus @ Feb 5 2009, 09:26 PM)
Linux is the best anti virus, of course.

but, if you insist on sticking with wind'ohs then avast is probably the second best
Tried a Linux but I found it too complicated (maybe because I got used to the "feel" of Windows so I ditched it.

I will get a Macbook soon because a lot of people who have Macs in college have convinced me that it is the best. When I get it, I will install Linux on the laptop I'm using right now.
I used Linux on my dual boot PC a few years back, but realised Bill Gates was too successful in keeping me a stupid end user that doesn't know how to use anything else other than Windows lol... Wine just wasn't good enough to satisfy my needs.

WINE, quite frankly sucks, but it works both ways, cygwin sucks too. the best idea is to find FOSS alternatives to the software you want. which the is for pretty much anything but the most niche things.
 

layzieyez

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2007
Messages
440
Trophies
0
XP
191
Country
United States
Yeah, don't buy a mac. Heaven knows I've encountered viruses on mine. Not. Just don't pirate via infected cracks on bt and you'll generally be safe. Social engineering is the biggest threat to mac. Not viruses.
 

epicelite

Equal opportunity ass kicker.
Member
Joined
May 29, 2008
Messages
1,477
Trophies
0
Age
33
Location
Earth
XP
545
Country
United States
AVG was having conflicts with Team Fortress 2 and made it go SLOWWWW so I got AVAST! and it is pretty cool.

It warns you of a virus on a web page before it loads! =D
 

T-hug

Always like this.
Former Staff
Joined
Oct 24, 2002
Messages
10,587
Trophies
3
Location
England
Website
GBAtemp.net
XP
15,095
I used to use ESET for some time but just after Xmas my PC went down from trojans ESET didn't pick up. I switched to Symantec Endpoint Protection and so far it's been great.
 

R2DJ

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2008
Messages
1,898
Trophies
0
Location
London
XP
805
Country
UltraMagnus said:
what linux? ubuntu is really easy. as you said, it could just be you didn't give it enough time, how long did it take you to learn to use windows?

as for Macs, they have virii too, not as many, but they tend to be rootkits that are far worse than your average virus
Went to distrowatch.com to remember what distros I have used.

Smoothwall
Yoper
Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Edubuntu (used it for like 10 times)
openSuSE (I kept this for about 2 months, it's cool)
Fedora
Mandrake
PCLinux
Damn Small (but I don't get it)
Gentoo (didn't figure out how to access the GUI, it was all codes)

The most useful distro I use is GPartition or something like that.
QUOTE(Thug4L1f3 @ Feb 5 2009, 11:06 PM) I used to use ESET for some time but just after Xmas my PC went down from trojans ESET didn't pick up. I switched to Symantec Endpoint Protection and so far it's been great.
I tried installing ESET but my PC went really, really slow for some reason.

I am now using Antivir and guess what, it also found 2 warnings as AVG did. But the scanning is faster and my boot time is reduced.

Thanks to all for the help!
smile.gif
 

raulpica

With your drill, thrust to the sky!
Former Staff
Joined
Oct 23, 2007
Messages
11,056
Trophies
0
Location
PowerLevel: 9001
XP
5,713
Country
Italy
R2DJ said:
I am now using Antivir and guess what, it also found 2 warnings as AVG did. But the scanning is faster and my boot time is reduced.

Thanks to all for the help!
smile.gif
You did the right choice
smileipb2.png


Enjoy the best AV out there, free and fast
wink.gif
 

juggernaut911

GBAtemp Slut!
Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2006
Messages
4,164
Trophies
0
Age
11
Website
google.com
XP
947
Country
United States
I use Avast! Antivirus. It is pretty good, it gives a couple false positives every once in a while but that's just for applications that create files or keygens. Pretty good though
 

sylux92

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2007
Messages
445
Trophies
0
Website
nbcustomwebsites.com
XP
124
Country
United States
ultimatex said:
The best anti-virus for me is mcafee 8.5i, im using mcafee almost 8 years with no problem
rolleyes.gif
but i cannot recommend this with a low specs of pc
wacko.gif
because it will slow down your startup windows because of realtime scanning
Keep in mind that the OP was looking for a FREE anti virus.
 

You may also like...

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
    sombrerosonic @ sombrerosonic: Thanks, Its quite Glitchy on here however