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sing_css
08-13-2012, 02:51 AM
Hi there, I am looking for anti-virus that won't slow down my laptop and good security~ So, any recommend??? Thanks
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MaXimus711
08-13-2012, 03:09 AM
If you have some money to spare, then Eset's NOD32 Antivirus is the best choice for gamers, it is amongst the lightest on systems you won't even feel you have an antivirus installed, yet it is very powerful at detecting/deleting viruses. Been using it since 8 years and never ever got a virus.

If you want a FREE one that is also light and good, maybe not as light but still very good, then avast! antivirus (http://forums.pctweakers.net/showthread.php/74-avast!-Free-Antivirus) is your best bet. You just need to make sure you turn off its notifications and click the "Do not show again" once the first ad to upgrade pops up on the bottom right and you're good to go.

TSC-Ops
08-13-2012, 03:25 AM
avast . . .

c_man
08-13-2012, 07:34 AM
I am using Comodo Internet Suite for years without a problem. It has antivirus, firewall, a defense system that will tell you if any program tries to change something and a sandbox to run things in a controlled environment.

I keep antivirus on stateful, firewall on custom policy, defense on safe mode, sandbox disabled.

HiVizMan
08-13-2012, 10:43 AM
If you have some money to spare, then Eset's NOD32 Antivirus is the best choice for gamers, it is amongst the lightest on systems you won't even feel you have an antivirus installed, yet it is very powerful at detecting/deleting viruses. Been using it since 8 years and never ever got a virus.

If you want a FREE one that is also light and good, maybe not as light but still very good, then avast! antivirus (http://forums.pctweakers.net/showthread.php/74-avast!-Free-Antivirus) is your best bet. You just need to make sure you turn off its notifications and click the "Do not show again" once the first ad to upgrade pops up on the bottom right and you're good to go.

Totally agree with this post.

I have also used the Microsoft Essentials to good effect on new OS installs.

kiba
08-13-2012, 11:11 AM
kaspersky, hes an insanely smart dude and hes contracted by vaious governments, if you look at the monthly av pdf's, kaspersky's always at the top. i used to use PandaGP because it was free for me from my work but recently got kaspersky for all my PC's. It also has a gaming mode setting. Make sure to also get something like malwarebytes as well.

TL-DR I use Kaspersky AV (non-internet security version, I prefer windows firewall) w/ MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Pro for malware, you can spend $20 and get pro for life.

DeltaActual
08-13-2012, 11:25 AM
Get Miscrosoft Essentials and forget about it

soulctcher
08-13-2012, 11:38 AM
Microsoft Essentials is largely targeted by virus and malware writers. I suggest a combination front of Avast and Malwarebytes. Using that combination, along with a COMPETENT operator, I've never seen a machine get infected.

berryracer
08-13-2012, 12:45 PM
Microsoft Essentials is largely targeted by virus and malware writers. I suggest a combination front of Avast and Malwarebytes. Using that combination, along with a COMPETENT operator, I've never seen a machine get infected.

Excellent advice there! I wouldn't touch Microsoft Security Essentials personally even if you paid me as I was infected with viruses twice with it on.

I now only trust NOD32 and avast! free antivirus

Shawnnepc
08-13-2012, 03:54 PM
MSE + Malwarebytes Pro

Techinstein
08-13-2012, 03:59 PM
My entire family uses Norton Antivirus. We trust them. They provide a good user interface, simple and easy to use. It does not slow my computer or any of my other family members. They also have a mobile app if you're an Android user.

kiba
08-13-2012, 08:47 PM
My entire family uses Norton Antivirus. We trust them. They provide a good user interface, simple and easy to use. It does not slow my computer or any of my other family members. They also have a mobile app if you're an Android user.

there are a few known problems w/ mcaffee and norton on g75's, i also had similar problems one of PandaGP's dll's, but there was a workaround for it on their forums.

ganji
08-13-2012, 08:51 PM
another +1 for NOD32 or AVAST as a free AV
after running NOD32 for quite a while i decided to try Kespersky out when i got this mobo. it did'nt even last a day b4 i removed it and put NOD back.