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    Default What antivirus/security program are you using/recommending??

    I have seen a few previous threads but things can change fast in the security world so thought I would start a new thread.

    Basically I got virus'd up to fuck yesterday a real good one loads of malware being installed, loads of software and every time I removed it would all auto reinstall on a reboot. Nothing in startup etc.

    Had AVG on at the time which I normally wouldn't have used and forget why I installed it tbh, I normally relied on Defender and inbuilt Windows protection and tbf to MS this was all turned off by AVG.

    Anyway AVG let it all fucking through in the first place and couldn't even find or remove it, neither could Malwarebytes or Norton.
    Wasn't until I just tried Avast that it has finally given me a useable PC again.

    So what are your thoughts and preferences ?

    Cheers chaps.


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    Default Re: What antivirus/security program are you using/recommending??

    I don't if I'm honest.

    I visit the same sites, and don't really download anything these days.

    I think the chances are pretty slim?

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    Default Re: What antivirus/security program are you using/recommending??

    I use BT Virus protect(mcaffe)/Malewarebytes

    But I back up my PC every month, just in case and keep a 12 month set of copies on a caddy
    I use a USB thumbDrive to boot into Dos, then backup from there (Acronis)
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    Default Re: What antivirus/security program are you using/recommending??

    I had a virus clean me out a few years ago, & and since then my daily O/S is Linux mint. Its a dual boot, so if need win10 for gaming or Photoshop, its simply a quick reboot.

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    Avast and Avira are me go to AV's.

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    Default Re: What antivirus/security program are you using/recommending??

    When i needed a new security program, i googled best pc internet security and top of the list was Webroot, so i went to the usual places and got it.

    Not had any problems since.

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    Default Re: What antivirus/security program are you using/recommending??

    Comodo internet security.

    and backups are key
    speaking of which I haven’t done one in months.
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    Default Re: What antivirus/security program are you using/recommending??

    Sophos Home free edition [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] on my PC's but this doesn't install on Severs so I got full sophos on them ;-)

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    Default Re: What antivirus/security program are you using/recommending??

    Cheers guys. Never heard of webroot. Will have a look.

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    Default Re: What antivirus/security program are you using/recommending??

    Quote Originally Posted by piggzy View Post
    Cheers guys. Never heard of webroot. Will have a look.
    Bitdefender seems to be the top one now mate, with Webroot nowhere to be seen lol, but like i said it's been fine for me.

    Good luck

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    Default Re: What antivirus/security program are you using/recommending??

    Avast for me at home and Eset at work.

    Also use Sophos Virus Removal from time to time.

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    Default Re: What antivirus/security program are you using/recommending??

    I use Kaspersky Endpoint Secutiry since I can use work's licence key. Before that I didn't really use A/V since I didn't really do anything too dodgy and I've never really had anythign that valuable on the PC. Most of my software is pirated and photos are on the cloud.

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    Default Re: What antivirus/security program are you using/recommending??

    Been using ESet for the last 10 years or so at least, got a 5 pc bundle now shared among the family.

    Thanks to Northernbloke

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    Default Re: What antivirus/security program are you using/recommending??

    Eset for me too and all family's systems.

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    Default Re: What antivirus/security program are you using/recommending??

    I use Eset as it was recommended on here god knows how many years ago so stuck with me but I think Bitdefender is supposed to be really good too. Kaspersky is suspected to be state sponsored but that may just be "fake news", until that rumour started I recommended these three.


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