Whats the Best Antivirus/ Security Suite??

william gunkel

Preacher Man
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i use avast internet security which has the antivirus, antispyware, antispam, and firewall in one suite. I also use ccleaner and defraggler for my registry and file cleaning
MalwareBytes would be a good addition to your system.
Malwarebytes
As I have stated before I use AVG Internet Security with all of the above and have now added MalwareBytes. Ran the quick scan, the system is clean. Thanks.
 

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Shadowjk

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I wouldn't recommend Having more than 2 Anti-virus on your Computer because your computer will Freeze
 

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    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP
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    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
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    AMD HD Radeon 6870
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william gunkel

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I wouldn't recommend Having more than 2 Anti-virus on your Computer because your computer will Freeze
Thank you I have removed MalwareBytes from my computer. I now realized you were talking about avast and AVG. I have added Malware back as I understand it is anti malware not anti virus. Again thank you.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    H P Pavilion s3120n
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 2.20GHz
    Motherboard
    M2Nc51-AR
    Memory
    Ram 2.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE Graphis
    Sound Card
    Realtex
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VX2035WM
    Screen Resolution
    1680X1050 pixels
    Hard Drives
    320GB 7200RPM Serial ATA
    PSU
    AC Bel Model#PC6012
    Cooling
    fan
    Mouse
    PS2
    Keyboard
    PS2
    Internet Speed
    10 down 1 up
    Other Info
    Computer has had the motherboard, power pak and tv tuner replaced. Using HP Deskjet F440 Printer, and IE9.

ilikefree

Vista Guru
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Yes if I were to remove any it would be the AVG as it is not as good as it was.


You can have more than one, just not running at the same time.
 
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    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
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    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

Chase

americano
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Yes if I were to remove any it would be the AVG as it is not as good as it was.


You can have more than one, just not running at the same time.
I'd use Avast over AVG.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Some Amount of Motherness
    Memory
    6.O GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Some Amount of Soundness
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 & 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    PSU
    Some Amount of Voltageness
    Case
    Hp Pavilion Elite Case
    Cooling
    Some Amount of Coolingness
    Mouse
    HP: M/N:M-SBQ133
    Keyboard
    HP: Model Number: KB0911
    Internet Speed
    Comcast: 20 MB/S
    Other Info
    I have two monitors! I play Call of Duty: Black Ops & Modern Warfare II - Both on PC. Contact me through my website: ChaseKurry.com

Shadowjk

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I wouldn't recommend Having more than 2 Anti-virus on your Computer because your computer will Freeze
Thank you I have removed MalwareBytes from my computer. I now realized you were talking about avast and AVG. I have added Malware back as I understand it is anti malware not anti virus. Again thank you.
I would also Advise using Microsoft Security Essentials

see http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/ For More Information
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP
    Memory
    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD HD Radeon 6870
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SMB1930NW ([email protected])
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA) + 250GB WD iSCSI attached Drive
    Case
    Novatech Night
    Mouse
    Dell HID-compliant mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard

william gunkel

Preacher Man
Member
I wouldn't recommend Having more than 2 Anti-virus on your Computer because your computer will Freeze
Thank you I have removed MalwareBytes from my computer. I now realized you were talking about avast and AVG. I have added Malware back as I understand it is anti malware not anti virus. Again thank you.
I would also Advise using Microsoft Security Essentials

see http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/ For More Information
What to do?? Here is where I am at present. I am running AVG Internet Security (paid version) that I just renewed for two more years. I am all so using the following in my toolbox. Windows Defender, CCleaner, Defagger, Recuva and Tune-Up Utilities. Can I add MalwareBytes and Microsoft Security Essentials? Is this going to cause a conflict with AVG or will everybody "Just get Along". I also get the once a month Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. Thank You.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    H P Pavilion s3120n
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 2.20GHz
    Motherboard
    M2Nc51-AR
    Memory
    Ram 2.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE Graphis
    Sound Card
    Realtex
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VX2035WM
    Screen Resolution
    1680X1050 pixels
    Hard Drives
    320GB 7200RPM Serial ATA
    PSU
    AC Bel Model#PC6012
    Cooling
    fan
    Mouse
    PS2
    Keyboard
    PS2
    Internet Speed
    10 down 1 up
    Other Info
    Computer has had the motherboard, power pak and tv tuner replaced. Using HP Deskjet F440 Printer, and IE9.

Shadowjk

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Gold Member
First of all Malwarebyts is a Anti-Malware Program and will work fine and Security essentials is a Anti-Virus and will take over Windows Defender so this will be alright but I wouldn't reccomend putting any more Programs on the computer because it will start to slow down your computer

Hope This Helps,
Josh
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP
    Memory
    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD HD Radeon 6870
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SMB1930NW ([email protected])
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA) + 250GB WD iSCSI attached Drive
    Case
    Novatech Night
    Mouse
    Dell HID-compliant mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard

william gunkel

Preacher Man
Member
First of all Malwarebyts is a Anti-Malware Program and will work fine and Security essentials is a Anti-Virus and will take over Windows Defender so this will be alright but I wouldn't reccomend putting any more Programs on the computer because it will start to slow down your computer

Hope This Helps,
Josh
In order to use MSE i would have to delete the AVG Internet Security as they both are anti-virus is this correct? However I can add MalwareBytes and use it along with AVG Internet Security and there should be no conflict correct? I am asking because I don't want a problem after installation. Thank You.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    H P Pavilion s3120n
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 2.20GHz
    Motherboard
    M2Nc51-AR
    Memory
    Ram 2.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE Graphis
    Sound Card
    Realtex
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VX2035WM
    Screen Resolution
    1680X1050 pixels
    Hard Drives
    320GB 7200RPM Serial ATA
    PSU
    AC Bel Model#PC6012
    Cooling
    fan
    Mouse
    PS2
    Keyboard
    PS2
    Internet Speed
    10 down 1 up
    Other Info
    Computer has had the motherboard, power pak and tv tuner replaced. Using HP Deskjet F440 Printer, and IE9.

Chase

americano
Vista Guru
Gold Member
First of all Malwarebyts is a Anti-Malware Program and will work fine and Security essentials is a Anti-Virus and will take over Windows Defender so this will be alright but I wouldn't reccomend putting any more Programs on the computer because it will start to slow down your computer

Hope This Helps,
Josh
In order to use MSE i would have to delete the AVG Internet Security as they both are anti-virus is this correct?
Any installation of more than one anti-virus program is going to cause some conflict.

However I can add MalwareBytes and use it along with AVG Internet Security and there should be no conflict correct?
Correct.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Some Amount of Motherness
    Memory
    6.O GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Some Amount of Soundness
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 & 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    PSU
    Some Amount of Voltageness
    Case
    Hp Pavilion Elite Case
    Cooling
    Some Amount of Coolingness
    Mouse
    HP: M/N:M-SBQ133
    Keyboard
    HP: Model Number: KB0911
    Internet Speed
    Comcast: 20 MB/S
    Other Info
    I have two monitors! I play Call of Duty: Black Ops & Modern Warfare II - Both on PC. Contact me through my website: ChaseKurry.com

Chase

americano
Vista Guru
Gold Member
I'm surprised nobody here mentioned avast free version 5.0.594. very user friendly interface. This is a great security program to have.
I agree. ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Some Amount of Motherness
    Memory
    6.O GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Some Amount of Soundness
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 & 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    PSU
    Some Amount of Voltageness
    Case
    Hp Pavilion Elite Case
    Cooling
    Some Amount of Coolingness
    Mouse
    HP: M/N:M-SBQ133
    Keyboard
    HP: Model Number: KB0911
    Internet Speed
    Comcast: 20 MB/S
    Other Info
    I have two monitors! I play Call of Duty: Black Ops & Modern Warfare II - Both on PC. Contact me through my website: ChaseKurry.com

ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member
It was talked about in earlier posts. I found it hard to remove again.
Avira I found was better.
I use ESet Nod 32 as my main protection
Not free but works how I like it and in the end it's what you are happy with that matters.
Microsoft Security Essentials is the top scoring FREE anti-Virus at the moment.
This changes as companies upgrade their programs.
Avast and Avira both score highly in tests.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

eldinv

Member

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    AMD/GIGABYTE
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    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ (2 CPUs), ~3.
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    Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 (rev. 2.0)
    Memory
    2048MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SyncMaster T220/T220G,SyncMaster Magic T220/T220G(Digital)
    Screen Resolution
    1680 by 1050 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST310003 40AS SCSI Disk Device
    Western Digital WDC WD50 00AAJS-00YFA SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    Thermaltake 500W
    Internet Speed
    VERY FAST>>>>!!!!
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD RW AD-7191S SCSI CdRom Device
I also use Avast! Internet Security anti-virus block. Avast! tells you when you are about to go into a website or something like that that has a virus. It updates itself so don't get annoyed if the voice says, "Virus database has been updated." It is not my fault it says that. LOL
 

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    IDK
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    IDK
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    IDK
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    2 gb
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    IDK
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    IDK
    Monitor(s) Displays
    IDK
    Screen Resolution
    Full screen
    Hard Drives
    IDK
    PSU
    IDK
    Case
    IDK
    Cooling
    IDK
    Mouse
    IDK
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    I like playing a LOT of video games. I also like to play with friends, study to learn, and learn new things. :)

Keithuk

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    Fujitsu-Siemens AMILO Li1818
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    Intel(R)Core(TM)2 CPU T5300 @1.73Ghz
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    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R)945GM Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1152x864 (Highest 32bit Colour)
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD1600BEVS-22RSTO
    Other Info
    DVD: HL-DT-ST DVDROM GSA-TION ATA Device

MasterNerd

Banned
well i actually changed my antivirus to comodo because it is free and it works better
 

My Computer

System One

  • Memory
    2 GB
    Internet Speed
    around 5 MBs
    Other Info
    it freezes a lot
Sorry. I now changed from Avast! to Comodo security. It is better and it blocks from almost every website and it scans faster so you are pretty much safe with Comodo.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    IDK
    CPU
    IDK
    Motherboard
    IDK
    Memory
    2 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    IDK
    Sound Card
    IDK
    Monitor(s) Displays
    IDK
    Screen Resolution
    Full screen
    Hard Drives
    IDK
    PSU
    IDK
    Case
    IDK
    Cooling
    IDK
    Mouse
    IDK
    Keyboard
    IDK
    Internet Speed
    Pretty quick
    Other Info
    I like playing a LOT of video games. I also like to play with friends, study to learn, and learn new things. :)

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    IDK
    CPU
    IDK
    Motherboard
    IDK
    Memory
    2 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    IDK
    Sound Card
    IDK
    Monitor(s) Displays
    IDK
    Screen Resolution
    Full screen
    Hard Drives
    IDK
    PSU
    IDK
    Case
    IDK
    Cooling
    IDK
    Mouse
    IDK
    Keyboard
    IDK
    Internet Speed
    Pretty quick
    Other Info
    I like playing a LOT of video games. I also like to play with friends, study to learn, and learn new things. :)

eldinv

Member
well i actually changed my antivirus to comodo because it is free and it works better

If you like bloatware, and constant annoyances.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    AMD/GIGABYTE
    CPU
    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ (2 CPUs), ~3.
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 (rev. 2.0)
    Memory
    2048MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SyncMaster T220/T220G,SyncMaster Magic T220/T220G(Digital)
    Screen Resolution
    1680 by 1050 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST310003 40AS SCSI Disk Device
    Western Digital WDC WD50 00AAJS-00YFA SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    Thermaltake 500W
    Internet Speed
    VERY FAST>>>>!!!!
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD RW AD-7191S SCSI CdRom Device
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