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No idea how it compares to the one you're running, but I'm running a copy of Kaspersky Antivirus 2010 and it seems to be doing just fine - nothing's started acting funny yet...
It's not free, but IIRC my copy came in at under $25, so it's the next best thing, really.
Anti-virus software is one of the few things I am more than willing to pay for. I'd rather be safe than sorry.
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I currently run 3 different free softwares and i have never had a virus and when one does show up: bam. It's dead.
I'm currently running:
The first, Avast!, finds viruses and isolates them putting the into quarantine. You then run C cleaner which finds the isolated folder and completely destroys it.
Spybot stops phishing and cookie trackers doing their jobs and is run exacly like a anti-virus. It deletes data that is no longer used by your computer anymore.
When i ran the latter 2 programs for the first time, it delted 8GB, YES 8GB!, of data from my computer that wasn't even being used!
Other than those which you can get for free, on my girlfriends computer and others in the house, I run Microsoft One Care.
It's like £25 a year for 3 liscences, so if your like me and have a laptop and desktop as well as others in the house its insanely cost effective.
It also lets you set up an ad-hoc network of anti-virus. You choose one computer as the "base" and the others are "customers". From the base computer you can check what other people are doing to their anti-virus, turning this off and that off (which is good if your girlfriend is computer illiterate, like mine) because you can then turn what they've turned off back on.
It also warns you about whether certain people have not backed up for a while or whether they haven't scanned for a month... It's brilliant.
Unfortunately, if your running windows 7. Which I will be by the end of the week, microsoft have yet to release a One Care version for that operating system.
I have been looking at kapersky like someone above mentioned. I will tell you what it's like by the end of the week if you wish.
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Just another vote for Kaspersky Anti-virus 2010. It does cost, but it's not expensive as was already mentioned.
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Really depends on how important the machine it is on is to you and how you backup things. If you do imaging on a regular basis, the free avg or avast are good. I use both and haven't had a problem. If its a production machine and you want really good protection, then a payed version is good.
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I have used Avast for a few years now, it has done a great job. It gives all around protection, for free. The only thing it lacks in the free version is a scheduled scan. Avast also gets generally favorablly and high reviews.
In recent times I have also discovered Malwarebytes, which in my opioin is the best tool ever for scanning and destroying viruses. It is free, but the free version does not actively protect, you can use it for scanning as much as you'd like though.
So I use Avast for active protection. And when I feel I need a scan I use Malwarebytes.
I use ESET, its about £30 with discounts for multi comps and also when renew.
It comes with fire wall, scanner and sops viruses before they get in your pc. Detects anything that could be anything, as you would expect. The main benefit is how often it’s up dated! It can up date a number of times a day so you’re always protected.
It does viruses and malware etc. I would always recommend.
You can get the 30 day free trial and just keep using it free but it wont up date if you do, its worth a try.
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