what is a good anti virus program for windows?

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  1. Tac 21
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    something manageable and gets the job done.
     
  2. 67birdman

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    ESET Smart Security 4 [​IMG]
     
  3. Prime_Zero

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    I use and like Webroot, it can be a lil anal at times though such as not letting some programs normally just online games from working. Making you go into the fire wall and fix it so they can be used, but it comes with some cool stuff like cleanup, a better verson of disk cleanup to me.
    It also lets you back up your files online as well, but I suggest you just google a search for the top 10 antivirus programs. I do suggest you stay away from nortan, that program is very annoying to every one I know who has it as well as me.
     
  4. yusuo

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    avast anti virus 5, its free and well ive not had a virus in 3 years now
     
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    eset 4
     
  6. Hakoda

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    +1
     
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    ESSET smart security is a good AV I've used for awhile now just upgraded to 4.
     
  8. impizkit

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    I use avast along with threatfire. The two coincide very well. No viruses in several years.
     
  9. Alter

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    Point "blank", on your "six".
    I like AVG. It's a nice, free program that works pretty well. It also has a nice feature that will tell you whether a page is safe or not before you click on a Google link.

    You can see the official site here.
     
  10. Nikolay

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    Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 is one of the best.

    You can get the same thing for firefox and chrome, it's called Web of Trust.
     
  11. Ryukouki

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    With such a large internet, you can get so many different programs. I like to switch between antiviruses every month, but I'd recommend ESET4, using it right now, just finished installation. Really smooth and nice program to use.
     
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    I used Avast when I had Windows
     
  13. juggernaut911

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    Microsoft Security Essentials.
     
  14. Minox

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    As for paid alternatives - Eset NOD32 or Eset Smart Security.
    Free alternatives that are decent enough would be - Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials if you ask me.
     
  15. _Chaz_

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    Avira works well for me in combination with CCleaner.
     
  16. tKo HaXoR

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    Avast! FTW
     
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  18. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    I have Nod32 and I just got a nasty virus the other week...


    I had to use Malwarebytes to get rid of it... it took me 5 hours....

    crap
     
  19. Porygon-X

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    Well, I use AVG Internet Security. Google it. (AVG Internet Security)
    I think it's pretty good,
     
  20. 67birdman

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    Your better off using ESET, AVG doesn't detect shit and its slow.
    Just get ESET Smart Security 4, its good and lightweight (torrent that shit);)
     
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