Which Anti-Virus is best kind to use?

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  1. bradzx
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    bradzx x-Darkie-x

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    I need buy anti-virus for anti virus and internet security. Please don't suggest me for Norton because bad*** virus. I just simple download my favorite fangame and some how it delete by it own cuz of Norton. So I wont pick Norton.
     
  2. DigitalDeviant

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    ESET NOD32 is one of the best, low memory impact, constant updates and reliable.
     
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    I suggest going with a free one, like Avast. If you want, you can even upgrade to a paid version.
    I have used Avast for years and loved it.
     
  4. bradzx
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    DD - I did download ESET NOD32 and install but it stop when install start.

    CatBoy - Avast...I hope it is not same as Norton.
     
  5. DigitalDeviant

    DigitalDeviant GBAtemp Addict

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    thats odd the copy I downloaded works fine and constantly updates I can email you the link if you want.
     
  6. Hells Malice

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    I use Microsoft Security Essentials.
    Free, and I haven't had any virus issues since I installed it years ago.
     
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    Not another "best anti-virus" thread :glare:
     
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    Avast/AVG + Microsoft Security Essentials + Malware bytes and you shouldn't have any problems.
     
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    hmm...I know they are free to download. What about store I need to buy?
     
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    No you can shoplift it :glare:
     
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    i use avg and i like it
     
  12. bradzx
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    *slap your back head* What kind foolish are you? You forgot one thing. They have camera security. I will not allow to listen your stupid advice to steal the item at store. Shame on you, boy.

    Adam - I did download but I need wise choice and see what people's suggest then I will do it for install.
     
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    *punches you in the face* I was being sarcastic but you obviously didn't get it.
     
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    I second avast, it is probably the best free AV you can get. I would recommend you stay away form AVG since it installs so much useless crap in the registry it is not even funny. Also avoid the virus Norton like the plague.
     
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    Microsoft Security Essentials + Don't Be Stupid On Internet

    Works every time.
     
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    1 - Why do you need to buy?

    2 - Any modern anti-virus has the potential to think something's an infection when it's not. It's called a "false positive" and it happens because of "heuristicss" Read the F.A.Q. in the sticky for more info.
    http://gbatemp.net/topic/298763-infection-removal-and-prevention-guide/
    If a program is detecting a bunch more than it should, change it's settings. Lower the sensitivity and/or change it's default action (so it'll ask you before deleting, for example).

    3 - I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast for free.

    4 - It's important to know that viruses/worms and such are not the only type of infection out there (and are dwindling), you need to have some malware removal tool as well like Malwarebytes.
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/
     
  17. bradzx
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    Really? I saw two choice for AVG. Anti virus or anti virus with internet security. If I pick anti virus, it will keep forever. if I pick anti virus with internet security, it will be 30 days.

    Pyro - Sorry, I don't take any sarcastic.
     
  18. clonesniper666

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    Like I said I would not recommend AVG because if you ever need to uninstall it for some reason it is almost impossible even using the guides that the company puts out for its removal.

    As for the 2 different versions the ati virus one is free but the AV+ Internet Security is a paid option that has a free 30 day trial.
     
  19. Jamstruth

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    Don't buy any kind of anti-virus. Seriously. Run Avast! or Microsoft Security Essentials. Both are free programs available from these links

    http://www.avast.com/en-gb/free-antivirus-download
     
  20. bradzx
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    bradzx x-Darkie-x

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    Wow...alot advice I got than computer guy gave me. I guess I should useful in my mind than store.