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Old 12-03-09, 02:14 PM   #61
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We use AVG at work and it really slows down the PCs, I don't like it.
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Old 12-03-09, 03:05 PM   #62
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Nothing beats my brain. The best antivirus ever! 100% success rate within last 10 years of using it to protect my PCs.
That's really interesting. Because there are many viruses that don't require you to do anything "stupid" other than be attached to an infected network. Remember Blaster in 2003?
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Old 12-03-09, 04:15 PM   #63
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It's quite an old and somewhat rusty model, but still works great. 100% success rate speeks for itself!

There are newer brains on the market, but most of them lack my efficiency.

@Q - I do remember Blaster. And I did manage to stay virus-free, having legal OS, all updates, and great firewall solution. Same as plenty of other people. Once every 3 months or so I do install antivirus, scan my PC (it never finds anything) and uninstall it.
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Old 12-04-09, 11:59 AM   #64
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Doesn't your brain get dusty when you rub it all over your PC?
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Old 12-04-09, 12:35 PM   #65
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@Q - I do remember Blaster. And I did manage to stay virus-free, having legal OS, all updates, and great firewall solution. Same as plenty of other people. Once every 3 months or so I do install antivirus, scan my PC (it never finds anything) and uninstall it.
If you trust your brain so much you would have no need to rely on antivirus scanning every 3 months.
While better than not doing anything, your plan is not very smart. Inbetween those 3 months your computer could get infected and crash or prevent you from even installing an antivirus later and scanning your system.

I suggest you install an antivirus program that has low impact on the speed of your computer and forget about it.
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Old 12-04-09, 04:37 PM   #66
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Microsoft Security Essentials

Free. Fast. Light weight. Does the job. No ads. No popups.

Why anyone would use anything else for Windows 7 is beyond me.
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Old 12-05-09, 04:20 AM   #67
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BitDefender Internet Security 2010 after I used BitDefender GameSafe that does not work properly in Windows 7 (have some kind of problems with firewall).
Bitdefender products I take primarily due to a very nice GameMode option, low prices and excellent support.
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Old 12-09-09, 11:20 AM   #68
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The new Avast beta3 looks good.
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Old 12-13-09, 05:43 AM   #69
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Microsoft Security Essentials

Free. Fast. Light weight. Does the job. No ads. No popups.

Why anyone would use anything else for Windows 7 is beyond me.

QFT.

Easily the smallest footprint, fastest, and least hassle of any AV i've used in a long time. Uninstalled BitDefender from my deskop and AVG from my laptop and never looked back.
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Microsoft Security Essentials

Free. Fast. Light weight. Does the job. No ads. No popups.

Why anyone would use anything else for Windows 7 is beyond me.
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I see here that Windows Defender gets disabled in Vista and Win 7 and uninstalled in XP when using MSE
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...f-0dcedb9ab9fd

So I guess that would be speedier and use less resources than what I'm running now. which is Antivir and Windows Defender. I may have to check it out.

In that link it says sometimes Windows Defender doesn't get automatically disabled after installing MSE, has anyone ran across this?
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I see here that Windows Defender gets disabled in Vista and Win 7 and uninstalled in XP when using MSE
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...f-0dcedb9ab9fd

So I guess that would be speedier and use less resources than what I'm running now. which is Antivir and Windows Defender. I may have to check it out.

In that link it says sometimes Windows Defender doesn't get automatically disabled after installing MSE, has anyone ran across this?
It was set to manual for me. Looks like I can still use it, but it isn't running in the background all the time.
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