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    2014 Antivirus choice

    I did a forum search and most were outdated or not informative. I am looking for opinions on what is the best antivirus to protect my newly built computer.

    I have read and heard from the head IT guy at my company that AVG is the best and is also free, but i have read mixed reviews (dated 2012 though)

    Any opinions on Bitdefender 2014 vs Kaspersky 2014 vs AVG 2014?

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    Norton has always been No. 1 on my list.

    MacAfee is No. Last.

    Kaspersky and Bitdefender are at 3 and 2, respectively.
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    Microsoft Security Essentials real-time, Malwarebytes scans, Kaspery rootkit scans.

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    Windows 8.1? It's Windows Defender.

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    AVG 2014 Paid is my choice. It's never let me down.. Scans fast..

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    Howdy Folks,
    I used to use Microsoft security essentials but not compatible with Win 8 So was going to use windows defender but on the Microsoft support site they recommend using something else. So being I am on Verizon Fios they offer Verizon internet security (VISS) so I got that so far all is good.
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    Norton's has my #1 spot but you can't go wrong with Kaspersky or Bitdefender..
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    Went with Bitdefender x 2 years (Promotion on Newegg is 55$ for Bitdefender + 55$ MIR = free)
    Did this because my M6H mobo came with 2013 Kaspersky for 1 year but cannot install on Win 8.1 and neither Kaspersky nor Asus will provide an activation key etc.
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    I'm using NOD32 and spybot.

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    My choices are Immunet and Panda Cloud. Norton is good too but since I play games on my PC so I always prefer to have a light weight antivirus that does not burns up too many system resources. Opting for cloud antivirus is the best option.

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