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Old 25th April 2011, 18:02   #661
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I am using Avast Security. It is freely avaialble and till now (for the past 1 year) it has been going a great job. Not once has my computer crashed. If you do not want to spend money on an antivirus try out this.
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Old 2nd May 2011, 02:15   #662
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I have tried the free version of AVG but didnt find it to be very effective, then I purchased a Norton 2010 but this used to go off without notice.

My kids were using McAfee Internet Security but their laptops still got infected and we had to restore the OS

I am now using Microsoft Security Essentials on all our computers at home, this is a free Anti Virus by Microsoft and it seems to be doing its job.
The MS Security Essentials does an awesome job for WinXP but only for the legal copy users.

For Win7 and WinXP with SP3 I personally recommend AVG Business Edition to all my friends and clients.

Though AVAST does a good job too. Kaspersky is a baddie antivirus it slows down the PC like hell.

Check if you guys can get your hands on Quick Heal its Indian, its cheap, good support line and doesn't slow down the PC either.
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Old 2nd May 2011, 02:19   #663
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Can anyone suggest any free antivirus for a home user ?
Try these links :

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 - Reviews and free AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 downloads at Download.com

avast! Free Antivirus - Download Software for Virus Protection


I trust both these antivirus and personally recommend them to all my clients in the IT Industry.

If your copy of WinXP is legal or can be legalized then get yourself this one

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials
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The MS Security Essentials does an awesome job for WinXP but only for the legal copy users.

For Win7 and WinXP with SP3 I personally recommend AVG Business Edition to all my friends and clients.

Though AVAST does a good job too. Kaspersky is a baddie antivirus it slows down the PC like hell.

Check if you guys can get your hands on Quick Heal its Indian, its cheap, good support line and doesn't slow down the PC either.
Ritesh

situation might have chnaged now, but 3 yrs ago I tried Avast (free version) and that slowed down my computer like anything. Later I used Kaspersky (another friend was using it) and it was much faster/better than the other. Gradually it did become slower once the updates accumulated, but then Kas 2011 was launched and it was fast again.

At the moment I'm not using any (Microsoft defender only - with all firewalls etc. on) but by next week will install Kas again.
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Used to have McAfee on both my computers, one started giving issues after a system restore and could not get that to work after quite some efforts on troubleshooting. So have switched to Microsoft Security essentials on that box.
The other one continues to have McAfee.
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Old 12th October 2011, 00:47   #666
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Used to make do with the free anti viruses available online. But with the number of transactions one does online I decided I have to get myself a security suite.

Have been using Kaspersky for the past 2 years & since I have had no issues, I guess it's been doing a good job. Plus it doesn't slow down the system
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Looks like this thread has been dormant for exactly a year!

Well... My free Mcafee AV subscription has ended recently.

Looking for a good AV for Home use on my Lappy.

Any recommendations?
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Old 12th October 2012, 19:56   #668
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Get either Kaspersky , Bitdefender or ESET smart security ( Personal preference) .. If you are searching for free options then go for Avast free ..
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Looks like this thread has been dormant for exactly a year!

Well... My free Mcafee AV subscription has ended recently.

Looking for a good AV for Home use on my Lappy.

Any recommendations?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ity-essentials

Using this for 3 years now - it's free, lightweight & very good.
But you need a legal Windows version.
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Wow, Microsoft has really cleaned up their act. But Java is in real trouble.

http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2012...bilities-list/
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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ity-essentials

Using this for 3 years now - it's free, lightweight & very good.
But you need a legal Windows version.
I agree, if you are on legit windows use this. Windows 8 comes with its own builtin defender.
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Webroot. It's really light and does the job extremely well.

They were nice enough to offer me additional coverage under the license I purchased so I could extend that to family and dear friends.
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Guys, need your help.
I recently purchased kaspersky internet security 2013, with 3 PC key. Now I installed it on 3 laptops. One of them started crashing and I have to reinstall windows on that very laptop. What I wanted to know is if I can use the kaspersky key again on the new windows?

Ps- The windows I am using is not genuine
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Guys, need your help.
I recently purchased kaspersky internet security 2013, with 3 PC key. Now I installed it on 3 laptops. One of them started crashing and I have to reinstall windows on that very laptop. What I wanted to know is if I can use the kaspersky key again on the new windows?

Ps- The windows I am using is not genuine
I recommend that you get a licensed Windows 8, it costs just 1,999. It should be possible to use the key again on the same machine. I use QuickHeal and installed Win XP 2-3 times and now Win 8, I used the same key from QuickHeal.

My policy is to use licensed OS and anti-virus. For others, there are open-source/free versions.

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I have been using Eset Nod32 v 5.0.95.0 without any hassles whatsover. I have unchecked all popups and all warnings and have selected auto-update (viruses and threats directly go to Quarantine). So it's silently running in the background without much ado. It's not resource hungry and it detects pretty much all viruses, trojans and some malware too. Comes highly recommended.
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