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Which anti-virus solution are you all using?


LastChip
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Many of the regulars here will know I am a huge Linux fan and hence have strayed away from Windows world for a number of years. So one could say, I'm out of touch!

However, my son's girlfriend has just bought a Windows 7 laptop for University and has asked me to install anti-virus software for her. Needless to say, as a student she's broke and so I need a free option.

So my question is, what are you all using now, that has a reasonable footprint (i.e. not a huge performance hit and bloated) and you find generally effective?

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Forum Editor

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Good old AVG - the free version - is the only anti-virus product currently installed on all my computers. I've used it for years, and haven't had any problems with viruses for as long as I can remember.

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rdave13

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Avast for many years.

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N47.

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Microsoft essentials for us on all our computers. Does a good job.

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sharpamat

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You do not state what security came installed on the Laptop ? many banks also provide free security which can be downloaded and installed.

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CurlyWhirly

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2013

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bluesbrother

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I completely agree with FE, there's none better than AVG. The free version is great but if you would rather pay you can get AVG AntiVirus 2013 for £7

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Strawballs

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Norton 360 on 3 machines (I got for doing the Beta test) and MS security Essentials on daughters old laptop.

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bluesbrother

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Re AVG link above. I just spotted a better deal on the same site.

AVG Anti-Virus 2013 [2-PC, 2-YR] includes 2-PC, 2-Year license £14.99

Actual price at the check out is £12.60. An extra £2.48 for 'Extended Download Insurance' gets you a free copy of CyberLink Media Suite 9

FE. Sorry if this looks like spam, but I do love a bargain.

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onthelimit1

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As always when you ask this sort of question, you get so many different responses. I wouldn't touch AVG with a bargepole having seen numerous computers that were suffering because of it. I'd opt for MSE or Avast.

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Border View

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Speak as you find. I have used AVG and Avast in the past, but now use Microsoft Security Essentials with Windows Firewall and the bought version of Malwarebytes.

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