08-04-2014 12:22 AM
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  1. edbc00l's Avatar
    i prever avira
    RumoredNow likes this.
    07-12-2014 05:59 AM
  2. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    I use Norton 360 Multi Device for Desktop/Laptop 💻 /Tablet. Been using Norton since 2003. Extremely good support and updates. It uses only 6mb resources in ram(shown on task manager). Never had any virus problems.
    07-12-2014 06:16 AM
  3. The Skizzle's Avatar
    I don't know if I'm alone, or if others have experienced similar issues with antivirus software on Windows 8 and might be able to give me some advice. I've experimented with several different antivirus and security programs and always seem to have problems with live tiles not updating when using 3rd party security software. Most recently, I had this problem with Bitdefender Internet Security 2015. I had installed it after a clean install of Windows 8. Almost immediately some apps (Such as Bing Weather, News, and Sports) stopped updating, so I tried resetting the personal info on the tiles. After that, nothing popped up on the live tiles at all. As soon as I uninstalled Bitdefender, the tiles started updating, so I know for a fact that it was the culprit. I've noticed similar behavior when I've had other antivirus/security software installed in the past. I've tried contacting Microsoft and the various security software vendors in the past, but either side just blames the other which gets me nowhere.

    I'm really hesitant to just leave Defender as my antivirus, as it is known to perform poorly in independent AV tests. At the same time, Bitdefender is the consistently the highest rated, but does not seem to get along with Windows 8 at all (I briefly tried their "Windows 8 Security" suite, but appears to be a skinned version of their Internet Security suite that hasn't even been updated since their 2013 version). Basically, I'm hoping someone else who has had similar problems can point me towards an antivirus that's worked well for them, or if there's something I need to tweak in Bitdefender to get it to work properly.
    07-21-2014 07:37 AM
  4. D M C's Avatar
    Bitdefender know as the best Anti-virus.(You can check all the reviews on Antivirus)
    You can use it free version which only deduct & delete virus.

    Window Defender is not a good anti-Virus.
    2 months ago I got a virus in my Laptop and guess what Window Defender not able to detect it.
    I don't recall the virus name(which i deleted using another Antivirus) but it was a 'Thor' icon which keep duplicating itself in every drive and every folder.
    07-28-2014 11:15 AM
  5. sicnus's Avatar
    Blah, blah, BLAH! AV is generally useless. You need to be proactive not reactive. Oh Em Gee! How!? Simple. Dont use Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, etc. Use a browser other than MSIE. Tech kiddies will parrot out Firefox is da bestest evar! Fine, just avoid IE. Opera is good. I prefer Chrome. Don't try & get free stuff / downloads. Careful with email images, links, & downloads. Same with major social media sites. Avast, AVG, Avira, Norton, etc etc ETC... Suck. They are reactive, barely effective, & give a false sense of security. Most are bloated & just slow down your system for little gain/protection. We could go on & on but to sum it up. Leaver Defender on there, use a better browser. School is out. The End.
    07-28-2014 01:05 PM
  6. D M C's Avatar
    Blah, blah, BLAH! AV is generally useless. You need to be proactive not reactive. Oh Em Gee! How!? Simple. Dont use Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, etc. Use a browser other than MSIE. Tech kiddies will parrot out Firefox is da bestest evar! Fine, just avoid IE. Opera is good. I prefer Chrome. Don't try & get free stuff / downloads. Careful with email images, links, & downloads. Same with major social media sites. Avast, AVG, Avira, Norton, etc etc ETC... Suck. They are reactive, barely effective, & give a false sense of security. Most are bloated & just slow down your system for little gain/protection. We could go on & on but to sum it up. Leaver Defender on there, use a better browser. School is out. The End.
    Not all viruses comes from internet
    .Users normally connect flash drive or external hard disks(other users) to their computers which is another source of virus.

    And not all users are smart enough to know about virus.
    07-29-2014 12:25 AM
  7. sicnus's Avatar
    Then " normally " you might question whether the source protected their own system, " normally ".
    07-29-2014 09:10 AM
  8. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    AVAST!
    But dont install all that bloatware. Uncheck everything apart from System/Web/Mail Scanner and youre good
    07-29-2014 09:16 AM
  9. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    Oh, i had no malware the last 3 years. Maybe some Potentially malware (so nothing to worry) and a few FPs.
    It doesnt really matter which AV you use. NONE of them is 100% save!
    Get a free one, with good Speed. AVs like Norton/Kaspersky/... slow down your PC, thats not worth it.
    Avast is super fast, free and quite good.
    07-29-2014 09:20 AM
  10. arvinxi's Avatar
    Blah, blah, BLAH! AV is generally useless. You need to be proactive not reactive. Oh Em Gee! How!? Simple. Dont use Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, etc. Use a browser other than MSIE. Tech kiddies will parrot out Firefox is da bestest evar! Fine, just avoid IE. Opera is good. I prefer Chrome. Don't try & get free stuff / downloads. Careful with email images, links, & downloads. Same with major social media sites. Avast, AVG, Avira, Norton, etc etc ETC... Suck. They are reactive, barely effective, & give a false sense of security. Most are bloated & just slow down your system for little gain/protection. We could go on & on but to sum it up. Leaver Defender on there, use a better browser. School is out. The End.
    IE is enough if your system is fully updated. Also activate enhanced protected mode.
    07-29-2014 09:26 AM
  11. sicnus's Avatar
    Enough to get you compromised maybe...
    07-29-2014 12:53 PM
  12. D M C's Avatar
    Then " normally " you might question whether the source protected their own system, " normally ".
    Normally my sis don't bother with this before using my PC.
    And
    Normally source can be stupid(I know few) that they claim they are protected but they are not.
    07-29-2014 01:02 PM
  13. realwarder's Avatar
    I would uninstall Java as no one really needs that these days. Also enable in IE Enhanced security protection mode. Make sure you don't hack the registry and disable UAC prompts as they rarely show and are a BIG danger sign otherwise.

    It's actually pretty easy to stay safe.. Install Windows Updates Automatically.

    Also Don't OK anything to install or update while browsing the web as nothing updates that way these days anyway.
    07-29-2014 01:05 PM
  14. mjrtoo's Avatar
    Avast!
    07-29-2014 01:06 PM
  15. sicnus's Avatar
    And that's the weak link - clicking OK
    07-29-2014 01:08 PM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    i prever avira
    Another Avira fan here... For freeware it always comes in on the top tier for recommendations / reviews. Anyone who says their Free AV is rated #1 is looking at just one review. Look at lots of reviews and you will see a short list of possibles emerge.

    I like Avira for the constant updates, ease of UI, real time notifications of issues and the sense they give me that they are seriously working for me even though it is free.

    I'll agree that staying away from IE is a big step. It's the most targeted browser due to the fact that the laziest, most unaware users click away on it at everything. Also there is the Avira Browser Safety extension / plug-in / add-on available for most major browsers. Don't forget to tweak your browser for safety, whether it is Avira or another route, you should be able to add those extensions that are most helpful with ease from your browser's control panel / settings.

    I do partner my Avira with Windows Firewall. Can't think of the last time I had a problem on my system. I'm sure it was before I adopted Avira though.
    07-31-2014 11:51 AM
  17. realwarder's Avatar
    I disagree with the staying away from IE. If you are on IE 11 make sure Enhanced Protection Mode is on and you'll be fine. IE also checks files downloaded as being trusted which makes it better than other browsers at protecting you.
    08-03-2014 10:43 PM
  18. chezm's Avatar
    08-03-2014 11:05 PM
  19. berty6294's Avatar
    Lols some of the responses on this thread. In my experience, Windows Defender and AVG are the better of the free AV. But best AV I have ever used is easily Webroot.
    08-03-2014 11:24 PM
  20. Gaurav Bhattacharjee's Avatar
    Comodo Internet Security is free and it works without fail. The reasons? A military-grade firewall. A very powerful IDS (Intrusion Detection System). Even if the antivirus scanner fails to detect a malicious object (which basically hasn't happened yet... At least to me, but then again I am super-paranoid about security), the IDS will certainly detect it and promptly stop it in its tracks.

    Been using Comodo since 2008, and not one infection.
    08-03-2014 11:32 PM
  21. pahutakz's Avatar
    I use ESET Smart Security and it did not fail me.
    08-03-2014 11:48 PM
  22. Makm's Avatar
    'Microsoft Security Essentials' (which is built in Windows 8) - Had no PC slow downs, small updates, cleaned every virus for me successfully and had no problems. I don't think any third party AV is needed.
    08-04-2014 12:22 AM
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