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Most Reliable Antivirus Programme?


manrow

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Having recently purchased a new laptop, I received opinions from megastore and small independent retailer that AVG was no longer necessarily finding virus intruders. Has anyone experience of this, and if so what did you change to?

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northumbria61

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I have used AVG (paid for versions) for a number of years now and I wouldn't change. Does the job for me but it is down to personal choice and no doubt you will get other recommendations on here.

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EFC1878

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i use Avast and have been very pleased with it

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spuds

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I have used the free versions of AVG for a number of years, but then about four/five years ago, decided to use the free versions of Avast with regular updates on all my computer's. Never had any problems, and would recommend this product to anyone.

If it does the job, and for free, and as a wide choice of recommendations, then why not use it?.

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onthelimit1

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I've used MSE for years. However, interesting that when I tried to install it on my new W8 PC, was told that it's not compatible and that the Windows Defender (pre installed) is sufficient! So I put on Avast! free.

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Chronos the 2nd

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+1 for Advast.But the best defence is be careful what you download and particularly careful what you open sent to you as an attachment in an email.

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john bunyan

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I use free Avira on one PC and MSE on another. No problems.

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Jock1e

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MSE AV test.Test

At the bottom of the page it also points to Windows Defender being as poor as MSE.

But then again I think most of us have known that for years.

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Secret-Squirrel

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Following on from Jock1e's post regarding test results from the trusted and reputable German security firm AV-Test, here's their latest report for home anti-virus products. As you can see, AVG 2013 still scores very highly in the Protection tests so I still have confidence in that product.

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Strawballs

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I used to be totally anti anything Norton, but since doing the Beta test on the new Norton 360 I am a convert and now run it on all the windows machines in the house.

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Jock1e

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I used to be totally anti anything Norton and I still am.

No doubt it has got better but it will not go on my computers again even if it was free.

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