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Antivirus for customers...

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by thejellster05, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. thejellster05

    thejellster05

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    What antivirus/security software do you guys install on a machine after a reformat? I was thinking avast free..
    Thanks in Advance
     
  2. handyman

    handyman

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    I run the free avg with malwarebytes along with threatfire.
     


  3. GlockFanWA

    GlockFanWA

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    Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes.
     
  4. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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    Microsoft Security Essentials would likely have the fewest conflicts and it doesn't have any ads or popups trying to sell a paid version or require any registration. In order to get it to update everyday, set a daily scan time and set it to check for updates before scanning. Also set the CPU usage percentage for scanning very low and set it to scan even while the computer is "busy", otherwise it doesn't always get a daily update. Avast does check for updates more often and has more features.
     
  5. sappy13

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    I run AVG free for customers that dont want to pay for antivirus. But for those willing to invest in their antivirus, i use Eset Nod32. Costs us a buck a month per client at our cost, so its relatively cheap. It is the greatest. From my management console i can see everything it catches, which tends to be a decent bit. Only complaint i have about it is that the process of removing exceptions from their configurations requires a "Remove Exceptions" config to be pushed to them that has every exception you dont want any more marked for deletion. Seems like it would be much easier to just have the new config over write the old, but unfortunately thats not how it is.
     
  6. GEN3

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    MSE or AVG free supplemented by malwarebytes.
     
  7. Smithers

    Smithers

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    For most people - Avira Free and Windows Firewall

    I personally use Avira Pro and Comodo Free Firewall

    I also run Malwarebytes once a week or so.
     
  8. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    Antivirus -- avast free

    Software firewall -- I hate them. Usually just use the whatever the one is on Windows. I'd rather someone get and set up a properly configured router, than use a software firewall.
     
  9. abimelech

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    I like Avast free and used it at my former employer when I managed a server and 12 clients. We used AVG paid on server as it was the least expensive at the time.
     
  10. Skyhook

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    I run AVG free on my desktop and am happy with it so far... I installed it on my wife's laptop and it was a problem, but the BIG problem lies in trying to delete it from the computer.

    I click on 'Control Panel/ programs (she's running 7) and there's AVG. I want to delete AVG, so I click on it and I get a nasty notice to not believe my lying eyes because AVG is not installed.

    "Severity- error". Every time I have tried to delete AVG, I see it there on the list of programs in Control Panel, but when I try to delete it, I am told in a scornful manner not to believe what I am seeing..
     
  11. abimelech

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    Skyhook, go here and get the removal tool that is appropriate for your system (32 or 64 bit version) http://www.avg.com/us-en/utilities, install and run the tool. It should remove all traces of the program.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2013
  12. Skyhook

    Skyhook

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    Thank you for that!

    I'll wrestle that machine from her at first opportunity and do what you say.

    :beer:
     
  13. This.
     
  14. Linux3

    Linux3

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    OK, let me take off my Linux hat for a minute.

    I am really curious. I do not live in a MS world.
    Home:
    Atari 400
    Atari 800 XL
    Amiga 1000
    Amiga 3000
    Amiga 4000
    Linux
    Work:
    AS/400
    AIX
    HPUX
    IRIX
    Solaris
    Linux
    I deal in BIG IRON! $1Million gets you in the door.

    If Microsoft can't build a secure operating system in the first place why would you want to trust your system to Microsoft Security Essentials?

    Look, look, no flame war here. I really don't understand.
    Any and all software is imperfect. That's why there are updates. So is MSE just a fancy way of pushing updates and bug fixes? If so why would you use anything else?
    If it's just one more pay service why doesn't Microsoft test and check their code before they release it?

    I trust Red Hat's code and only Red Hat's code. I would not think of using someone else's... Well, anything.
    I get all bug fixes and patches from Red Hat and I have secure systems.

    So why not the same for Microsoft?
     
  15. W4CNG

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    I have all Mac computers and don't run anything. Have not had any issues in 4 years since I left the MS World.
     
  16. GlockFanWA

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    I've never had an issue in the Windows world either, been running Windows systems since version 3.1. All about safe hex. Don't do dumb things and bad things tend not to happen.
     
  17. Don H

    Don H

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    MSE and malwarebytes pro work well together!

    [ame]http://youtu.be/H_ppb5f8cCE[/ame]