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09-Aug-2012, 01:59 PM #1
Good and easy to use Virus Protection
I am looking for a Good and easy to use Virus Protection. I have looked at kaspersky and it seems complicated to me. I have also looked at bitdefender and it too looks complicated. What is a good easy one for me to use?
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09-Aug-2012, 02:17 PM #2
microsoft security essentials is probably going to get the most votes.....I enjoy it, it is free and lightweight.......
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btw, I'm going to move this to general security. Once posted in the virus forum, only shielded helpers and mods can post here.
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09-Aug-2012, 02:27 PM #4
Microsoft Security Essentials

It's free, light on resources, and very good at its job.

It's the best out there right now - took the place of avast! in my opinion.
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09-Aug-2012, 02:31 PM #5
what about webroot secure anywhere? Is it any good and easy to use?
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not as easy as MSE, I believe........
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09-Aug-2012, 03:53 PM #7
You can find security tips and suggestions here
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11-Aug-2012, 05:06 PM #8
You might want to look and see if your Internet Service Provider includes antivirus with your subscription. For example Comcast provides Norton 360 to it's customers to install on up to 7 computers.

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14-Aug-2012, 04:52 AM #9
I have been using Norton for a while and it offers good antivirus protection and parental controls.
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16-Aug-2012, 10:51 PM #10
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what about webroot secure anywhere? Is it any good and easy to use?
Webroot is low rated currently by both Virus Bulletin and AV Comparatives. Honestly, I'd have to say that most AV software is "easy to use" because it's not like word processing software or some app that you run daily. Even the most intrusive products generally stay in the background and don't require a lot of attention. All the same, I'd say that some products are more annoying than others, and some present interfaces that are confusing. To a greater or lesser degree, they all provide a false sense of security. Regardless of your AV software, you are still vulnerable, and need to practice safe browsing.

I'd say, that anytime you see the phrase "free software" or the like, you should run for the hills. All those "free" toolbars, screen savers, wallpapers, coupon sites, desktop weather programs, etc. are suspect. If you want a simple guide to online security. start here.

If you want a top-tier product that doesn't require a lot of attention (but still provides a lot of options), NOD32 gets my vote. Avira and Avast are good freeware, but annoying. I'd rate the current versions of Norton as mostly useless, and probably the most annoying security product on the market. Just say no.

Right now, MSE is one of the most highly recommended AV solutions on the forum, but I'm still not a huge fan. I think most of the members who push MSE are expert users who don't need much in the way of AV protection, and probably don't spend as much time cleaning up consumer and small business systems as I do; and so don't frequently deal with the shortcomings of MSE (as well as AVG, McAfee and others) as I do.
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