Solved AVG Ok, MacAfee Ok, Others?? Have read Kaperski V.G. Comment

September 13, 2015 at 16:22:04
Specs: Windows7HomePremium, AMD A8-5500 APU
Had AVG Ok, MacAfee Ok, Others??
I would like to hear from other users of either free or paid for programs to help me make a decision.
AVG plus point you can actually talk live to a technician if a problem arises.

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September 14, 2015 at 07:37:35
Not sure if its available in any other country, however in the UK you can use this link

http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/gg-d...

You must register first with the site.

The process for buying the item is easy but getting the code is a little more involved but if you follow the instructions its well worth the saving..

Start by registering with the site
Buy the product you want, Anti virus only or the Suite (with firewall)
the instructions are then emailed to you



#1
September 13, 2015 at 18:28:33
I use Microsoft Security Essentials ( MSE )
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/9be...
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...
System requirements
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/secu...
Check list for installing Microsoft Security Essentials
http://experts.windows.com/w/expert...
Can Microsoft Security Essentials ( MSE ) protect me from online banking and shopping.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...
If you choose to use Security Essentials, please follow the steps in this thread first, especially the part about removing all existing realtime antimalware:
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?pag...

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#2
September 13, 2015 at 20:38:41
Avast is OK for a free AV but it has gotten a bit annoying on its reminders, telling you it has updated, scans at start up or even wake from sleep, etc.
My preference is Webroot Secure Anywhere. It is a pay for AV, I believe it has an available free trial period, it uses system resources respectfully (you never feel any slow down when it is doing a routine scan), Manual scans are fast and efficient, and unless it finds something, you rarely know it is even there. Don't in my opinion go with more than the basic antivirus program, it is not necessary. Combine that with occasional manual scans with Malwarebytes and you have layered protection.
Avoid McAfee and Norton as both are system resource heavy and I feel that they are overpriced and based on an older technology.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
September 14, 2015 at 02:16:29
I have bought AVG from Groupon at a discounted price, 2 year for 3 PCs only £9.99. i used AVG for many years and it brilliant, iv never had any issues with it, its protected my pc from infected external devices. No annoying messages or pop ups just works as expected.

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#4
September 14, 2015 at 03:50:51
Avast also tends to block M$-Office/Outlook outbound mail... I have this to be so on both win7/win-8x and also a Mac system...

Disabling that (protection) in "shields" and mail goes out OK.

Avast is also somewhat of a resource hog at times; and as mentioned above the constant reminders/popups that it has "just updated definitions - is a little tiresome.


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#5
September 14, 2015 at 07:30:33
I have just looked up Groupon it seems very complicated- how would I start -
Always willing to learn.
billpool

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#6
September 14, 2015 at 07:37:35
✔ Best Answer
Not sure if its available in any other country, however in the UK you can use this link

http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/gg-d...

You must register first with the site.

The process for buying the item is easy but getting the code is a little more involved but if you follow the instructions its well worth the saving..

Start by registering with the site
Buy the product you want, Anti virus only or the Suite (with firewall)
the instructions are then emailed to you


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#7
September 14, 2015 at 14:13:27
Try BitDefender Free Edition. If you don't like it, you can always pay for one of the others.

http://www.bitdefender.com/solution...


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#8
September 16, 2015 at 12:39:18
I did consider other options, but in the end it came down to having used AVG Internet Security before, I was too scared to try another, The price I paid was £19.99 for their AVG Internet Security 2015 3pcs & 2yr licence. It was about the right price for my current single PC. It is supposed to have Antivirus included as advertised, but puzzling there are leads to Avg AVfree and tools and warnings as well as a list of viruses, a bit beyond me. Several years ago on telephoning AVG then in The Phillipines I was advised to try Malwarebytes that removed a problem that AVG could not fix for me at that time, I've had no trouble since.
Again I had to choose best answer from AlwaysWillingToLearn. for locating a good AVG offer. My Thanks to:
Johnw: The list you provided will be examined carefully.
Fingers: I will do more research on Webroot Secure.
Trvir: Your comments on Avast are noted for future reference.
Riider: Thanks Bitdefender had a very good write up on one occasion, I tried a cheap paid version a couple of years ago, gave up and used AVG afterwards.
I did read not too long ago of V.G. writeups on Kaperski. I Would have been an easy sale.
Bill Pool

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#9
September 16, 2015 at 12:53:24
Thanks for getting back to us billpool.

"try Malwarebytes that removed a problem that AVG could not fix for me"
Keep in mind, the badies are always ahead of the goodies, users have to be vigilant.

Go to any of the thousands of malware forums & you will see no matter what AV they had installed, they got infected.


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