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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    I did a forum search and most were outdated or not informative.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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    Norton 360 works out fine on win8.1 64-bit. It slowed down the unigine heaven score by about 10 points when i forgot to turn it off on my machine but otherwise seems to be quite ok. Besides ofcourse catching viruses...
    It started with a VIC-20... and now it is. Maximus Formula VI Intel 4770K 4.6GHz ASUS GTX780Ti 3GB Corsair Platinum Dominator 16GB 2400MHz Raid Express 240GB Samsung EVO 512 GB SSD Corsair 900D EK watercooling Corsair RM1000 ASUS PB278Q



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    I'm using NOD32 and spybot.

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