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Recommendation for Antivirus/security/malware Programs for PC

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by MindMaster, 16th May, 2016.

  1. MindMaster

    MindMaster Well-Known Member

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    Just upgraded windows on my PC to give it a new lease of life and are a little confused on what free antivirus programs I should use.

    This PC is used for online banking so security is important.

    Have been using AVG, SpywareBlaster, Malwarebytes and IObit.

    Any recommendations from PropertyChat IT experts would be appreciated :)
     
  2. Mumbai

    Mumbai Well-Known Member

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    I use AVG and stay away from clicking on dodgy 'links' and attachments.
    No issues so far... have one windows laptop since 8 years (Yes, it still works great)
     
  3. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    I tried a few others a few years back but ended up back at ESET Nod32, which I've been using for years across all my machines (and my parents, in laws, sister, sister in law, etc).

    Malwarebytes too.
     
  4. hammer

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    If you want to go hardcore...install Ubuntu in a virtual machine and do your online banking in that.

    Virtual box and Ubuntu are both free...

    Whatever you do make sure you're not using windows as admin. Set up a user account and use that for day to day life.
     
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  5. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    That or Bit Defender
     
  6. Be Developer

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    I've been using Kaspersky for the last year or so. I really like it. It doesn't slow me down and just works away in the background without being totally annoying.
     
  8. wobbycarly

    wobbycarly Well-Known Member

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    I can recommend Avast for antivirus - have been using for many, many years and no issues. Apart from the occasional nag to "upgrade" it's been great.
     
  9. Nick Valsamis

    Nick Valsamis Well-Known Member

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    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit and Anti-Malware are probably the best on-access web protection you can use. They are supposed to block shellcode exploits and malicious websites, which many basic anti-virus programs don't do.
     
  10. marty998

    marty998 Well-Known Member

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    I use ESET as well... on laptop and phone. Easy to use, alerts you to any issues etc
     
  11. balwoges

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    I use Windows Defender that comes with Version 10, never had a problem.
     
  12. MindMaster

    MindMaster Well-Known Member

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    Thank you everyone for your tips and recommendations. I've installed a bunch of programs and my PC is now running smooth and safe :)