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Time to Renew My Antivirus Program

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Flutter, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Flutter

    Flutter Always Present
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    Currently am using Trend Micro Titanium. I am not unhappy with it. Just curious what you all think is best. Should I go with the deal they want to give me for a 3 user set-up or should I try something new.
    (I don't trust "free")
     
  2. DJAd

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    Microsoft security essentials. Been using it since it came out and (touch wood) never had any problems.
     
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    If the free anti-virus software, then he will give you recommend some junk software Otherwise, big companies rely on to make money, if there is no income-generating livelihoods, how they will give you free services?
     
  4. Flutter

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    Im sorry youxigamer I don't understand your question.
     
  5. Noldor

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    I used the "free" version of blocking/anti-virus programs for a while before I eventually bought the paid versions.

    I use several programs to secure my system...because using only 1 or 2 never catches everything:
    • avast! anti-virus
    • Spybot Search & Destroy
    • ZoneAlarm personal firewall
    • MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
    • Microsoft Security Essentials

    Avast!, Spybot, and ZoneAlarm load up on boot-up. I run all of them once a week, a boot-time virus can every other week, and a root-kit scan every week.

    So far, I've only been infected once...from grabbing a video file off a friends USB thumb-drive. The thumb-drive was infected and it infected my machine for about 2 minutes until Avast! saw its activity, shut it down, deleted the file, then notified me of the breach.

    TQQdles™
     
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