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PauloF
09-02-2013, 03:22 AM
Hi, everyone.

I got a G750JX-TB71, no complaints about it.

I've seen some of you complaining about the bundled antivirus software.

So, as mine is about to expire, what antivirus software do you guys recommend?

Tks,
Paulo.

x70xchallengerx
09-02-2013, 03:32 AM
Personally, I just use windows defender. No need for any additional antivirus software really. I haven't used anything besides Defender in years, virus-free!

patros
09-02-2013, 03:33 AM
I use it on my desktop and laptop and they've recently developed a new technology that basically drops system impact of the Antivirus to nil.

Check out all the reviews of the program and get the 3 year license. You get all the updates and new releases as and when they're out. I have been using them now for a couple years and I must say, by far the best I've used.

McAfee himself posted a video showcasing how retarded McAfee Software actually is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKgf5PaBzyg

Clintlgm
09-02-2013, 03:37 AM
I use NIS and Malwarebytes

patros
09-02-2013, 03:43 AM
@Clintlgm

If you ever feel like making a positive change in your life, drop NIS altogether and switch to Bitdefender. I gave up on Norton, McAfee, even Kaspersky and switched to Bitdefender a couple years back, no going back. It's fast, effective, constantly ranked the highest in terms of detection and virtually has no impact.

Max Power
09-02-2013, 05:16 AM
I've run COMODO for years on multiple computers and never a problem its also free for home users.

Draetor24
09-02-2013, 05:28 AM
I used to use NO virus scanner, and made it through life just fine. Since Win 7, I've stuck to MSE, since it has no impact on anything. No popups, and no annoying BS.

cruzin_cruzing
09-02-2013, 06:48 AM
I've used Norton Internet Security 2013 since it comes with my cable subscription. I have felt no performance impact and regularly game with it running in the background.

patros
09-02-2013, 06:48 AM
I've run COMODO for years on multiple computers and never a problem its also free for home users.

Realistically, if you're smart about what you do on your PC, viruses shouldn't be much of a concern. Then again, better safe than sorry. The free options while 'okay', the paid options tend to work better and considering you're considering 2 Samsung 840 500 GB SSDs in tandem for your G750, for you, money seems to be no object.

Right?

patros
09-02-2013, 06:55 AM
ROFLMAO! NO Impact my ass!

I have a 3 year / 5 PC license for Bitdefender AV and I never use it. Reasons being:

1) it slows down my internet browsing big time due to its URL Checking

2) It modifies the master boot records and adds its own entry. This is good in a way as it prevents viruses from ever touching your boot files but it is very bad when you want to restore your system using a disk image you took earlier, the whole bootup will not work after you restore your image

3) it has more False Positives than I like

I use NOD32 it's the lightest and pretty decent on virus detections as well

Bitdefender is one of the best in terms of Virus protection but altogether, it is on of the buggiest products out there



1. What's your internet speed that the URL checking slows you down that much? Secondly, you can switch it off if you don't like it. I am on about 50 mbps and face no drop in Internet speed.
2. I do love a clean install. Nothing completes a Sunday for me like a clean install. It's like being revirginized :D
3. Total Security 2013 and 2014 have close to no bugs. I say that even though I have yet to face a single bug myself in the past 2 years of using their software, others might.
4. False positives are better than missed positives right?

Nod32 is good too, and I'm sure would meet most people's needs. I just figure, if you're going to use anything, use the best. Everything will have it's flaws and for the past couple years, Bitdefender has ranked consistently as numero uno.

That's why I suggested it.

Oh yeah, and the performance drop? What performance drop? My system honestly runs as though I don't even have an antivirus installed. It's breezy!

Liger
09-02-2013, 11:51 AM
I use Kaspersky Internet Security, have done for a good few years and have no complaints

Myroslav
09-02-2013, 07:27 PM
AVG. /10 characters

PauloF
09-02-2013, 10:00 PM
I'll make up my mind.

Tks, guys!

Flea0
09-02-2013, 11:24 PM
I have Avast in silent mode, otherwise it gives you more notifications than facebook.

Dream
09-02-2013, 11:28 PM
I use Kaspersky Anti-Virus. No problems thus far. I've used AVG in the past without much issue. I tried Bitdefnder Free and didnt like it.

Gamebouncer
09-02-2013, 11:48 PM
did you just read my post above or are u blind? Offcourse it has no impact because it DOES NOTHING! LOL

How come when you google MS Anti Virus there are are some pretty decent reviews on it? Dosen't jive with your lovely chart

patros
09-03-2013, 07:18 AM
C'mon, really? Microsoft Anti-Virus? That's an oxymoron. No wait, that's a paradox. Heck I don't even know what that is!!

Honestly, I've used it, it's rather poor at detection. All is well if you use legal software and stay above the board. If you want to go down Pirate's way, you may find Microsoft won't protect you as much as say maybe a crazy Romanian or Russian. #Justsayin'


How come when you google MS Anti Virus there are are some pretty decent reviews on it? Dosen't jive with your lovely chart

patros
09-03-2013, 09:15 AM
@ibbi - Why thank you mate, you go too far. It's not rocket science to figure out that Microsoft ain't exactly crazy good when it comes to security.

Anyhow, my recommendation is still Bitdefender to those asking, and Total Security ideally. So far, so good, works like a charm and I got another 800 plus days left on my subscription!

Cheers!

Clintlgm
09-03-2013, 09:17 PM
Well I could probably work with out much Security, I aware and pay attention. However I have 3 WS and 1 NB the NB ends up on a lot of different networks some secure and some not. The WS are operated buy people that have no clue about security. I have trained them and they mostly won't click through a warning. I suffered through Norton from the beginning back in the 90's and finally the last couple of years NIS seems to run very low overhead and efficient. I don't have to retrain anyone including myself. I just started using Malware bytes since I found this forum. its seem to play well with NIS and I haven't noticed any overhead to speak of. I haven 't had a serious virus in the last 10 years. I guess it will be hard for me to change, with out a real track record that is that much better than NIS

schnurrbart
09-28-2013, 05:48 AM
Hello everyone,

Do you guys think Avira Free + Malwarebytes be sufficient? Should i just stick with the mcafee internet security (comes with bundle) till it expired before i switch to Avira Free or something else? :-)

I've heard AVAST 2013 slow down your computer's performance. Bitdefender as mentioned by patros was absolutely great as i found from the reviews on different sites :-)

Thank you

Pitcher
09-28-2013, 08:10 AM
Do you guys reckon Avira Free + Malwarebytes be sufficient for the matter? Should i just stick with the mcafee that comes with the laptop till it expired before i switch to Avira Free or something else? :-)

Thank you

McAfee itself IS a virus and should be uninstalled immediately!

Avira is full of ads. The best free are AVG or avast! Free Antivirus

Here is a table of AV results:

http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php

Zygomorphic
09-28-2013, 10:12 AM
McAfee is an excellent security product, having some of the best detection and cleanup scores around. It also isn't excessively bloated, though the installation routine is almost legendary for requiring too many reboots. I would recommend that you keep it, though Microsoft Security Essentials is getting a lot better too.

Pitcher
09-28-2013, 10:18 AM
McAfee is an excellent security product, having some of the best detection and cleanup scores around. It also isn't excessively bloated, though the installation routine is almost legendary for requiring too many reboots. I would recommend that you keep it, though Microsoft Security Essentials is getting a lot better too.

Here are Microsoft Security Essential's latest results, the worst antivirus in the world:

http://i39.tinypic.com/fucmxh.png


Another recent test result from AVLab:

http://avlab.pl/page/laboratorium_antywirusowe_podsumowanie_lipiec_2013

You don't find MSE or McAfee in the list even

schnurrbart
09-28-2013, 04:37 PM
hi Zygomorphic,

Thanks for your feedback really appreciate that. I've heard some people said mcafee wasn't that good for some reasons, but i'll keep it up till it expired (not sure when it's gonna expired either, couldn't find the expired date) and see how it goes, that'll be still a while to go :) My only concern was the Mcafee Internet Security does the same jobs as normal antivirus do or should i still need to install an AntiVirus software such as Avira or Avast (free ver.) to protect from different types of virus penetrations. Would you mind to share your opinion of that? :)

Thank you

kingfish
09-28-2013, 07:12 PM
McAfee comes with the unit...but i installed malwarebytes and going to use KIS 2013after McAfee's expiry...Im KIS user :)

schnurrbart
09-29-2013, 06:44 AM
Thanks fyi kingfish :-)

Zygomorphic
09-29-2013, 10:21 AM
I don't know about Internet Security, since I run the enterprise version through my work. If it is McAfee's program that they bundle with Java updates sometimes, then uninstall it. If it is the security suite, then that is enough. The best antivirus protection you can have is to use your head. :p (Nothing personal, just an observation of people).

DeltaActual
09-29-2013, 11:32 AM
ESET Smart Security 6 works best for me.

Pitcher
09-29-2013, 02:52 PM
ESET Smart Security 6 works best for me.

Same here, but only ESET NOD32 even though I have an Eset Smart Security License, the good thing that if you have the Eset Smart Security License, it is backwards compatible so you can actually install NOD32 Antivirus and use your same Eset Smart Security License to activate it. I have non eed for their firewall which allows most connections by default unless you choose interactive mode which is a pain to configure.