1. jwinch2's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    Who is the best for the money in terms of virus protection for your PC. We currently use Norton 360 and really haven't had much in the way of problems. However since my subscription is running out, I thought it might be a good idea to see what else is out there. I would prefer to get something which provides comprable or better coverage for the price, and that provides access to more than one PC without additional cost. I have used McAfee in the past and was really not pleased with it for a number of reasons.


    Ideas and alternatives are appreciated.
    01-16-2014 02:37 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Personally, I use Windows Defender (built-into Windows 8) right now, it does the job well. Mainly because it works, is spartan, and i generally dont live dangerously with my computer..

    Avast! Antivirus has served me quite well since my Windows 2000/XP days and has some advanced bells and whistles. I would recommend that if Microsoft Security Essentials/Defender won't cut it.

    My sister uses AVG, she doesnt have any problems.

    All of those are free or have capable free offerings.
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    01-16-2014 02:43 PM
  3. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Malware bytes if I want to use freeware. Paid - kaspersky or bit defender.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    01-16-2014 03:51 PM
  4. jwinch2's Avatar
    Malware bytes if I want to use freeware. Paid - kaspersky or bit defender.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Thanks. Do you have any thoughts on Comodo? I will definitely take a look at both of the ones you mentioned.
    01-16-2014 04:24 PM
  5. 1MoreFord's Avatar
    Avast free version in conjunction with Malwarebytes paid version. Also use SpywareBlaster.
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    01-16-2014 09:36 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I use NOD32 from ESET.
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    01-16-2014 09:54 PM
  7. hopmedic's Avatar
    I've been a big user of Kaspersky for the past 6 or more years, and last year I had to uninstall it because it conflicted with the Windows Phone emulator, somehow. Since then, two of my computers are running just the Windows Defender that comes with Windows 8, and I've had no problems at all.
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    01-17-2014 11:37 AM
  8. JaiMento's Avatar
    On W8.1, I use Windows Defender for active protection and perform manual scans on files with MalwareBytes (free version).
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    01-17-2014 11:48 AM
  9. Pete's Avatar
    MSE/Windows Defender/AdBlock/Popup Blocker.

    And staying away from dodgy sites.
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    01-20-2014 10:19 AM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I personally use Windows Defender. I used to use AVG but it started to get too much bloat to it. Unless you have teenagers going on to sites or downloading from places they shouldn't then you should have little in the way of issues. Defender will be good enough and it's free. It sits in the background and does it's thing.

    It's doe the job well enough for 90% of people I would say.
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    01-20-2014 10:24 AM
  11. jmshub's Avatar
    I have used nod32 in the past, and found it worked fantastically. These days, I use MSE/Windows Defender.
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    01-20-2014 10:43 AM
  12. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Windows Defender all I need.
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    01-20-2014 10:44 AM
  13. Pete's Avatar
    Oh, and Internet Explorer. I don't much like the idea of my browser being coded by the unwashed masses.
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    01-20-2014 10:47 AM
  14. hopmedic's Avatar
    Oh, and Internet Explorer. I don't much like the idea of my browser being coded by the unwashed masses.
    For years I wouldn't use anything other than Firefox - from the time it came out. Hated IE. But I think it was about the time IE8 or 9 came out that I started shifting back to IE. Now the only time I use Firefox is when a site won't load correctly in IE11, and with the sites I visit, that's not often. Maybe once every couple weeks.
    01-20-2014 07:28 PM
  15. Corepc's Avatar
    Webroot secure anywhere I have been using since it came out. Family and friends use it has well since I got a great deal during black Friday 3 users for $4.99, bought 2 total of 6 PC are protected (4 win7, 2 XP install). Very light on resources, cloud based. I can manage all the licenses and configs from one pc even get notified when one of them is infected or if it has found something. Makes being a tech so much easer.
    01-20-2014 09:03 PM
  16. TaliZorah's Avatar
    Ccleaner + Microsoft Security Essentials.
    01-20-2014 09:12 PM
  17. berty6294's Avatar
    I don't use Antivirus (minus the built in windows defender) but if I did FREE: AVG and PAID: Webroot.
    01-21-2014 01:28 AM

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