May 26th, 2012, 10:48 PM #1
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Recommended Security Suite Software
I recently purchased an Acer Aspire netbook for traveling. The machine is great but it came with Mcafee and something along the lines of a 30 day free subscription. I've used Mcafee in the past on other machines and it's a nice package but quite a resource hog. I've also used Symantec and Microsoft Forefront protection - which weren't bad. So basically, I was wondering if anybody had any recommendations of software they like. I was thinking maybe Kaspersky or Trend Micro (I saw Trend Micro on another machine, it was nice).
I'm not doing any real downloading on this machine. Just checking email, watching IT training videos, and searching for other IT related things (i.e. Training centers in my area). Thanks for the recommendations!
May 26th, 2012, 10:58 PM #2
I highly recommend Avira. It has a small footprint and has a great malware engine to catch the bad stuff. Avira Free Antivirus - Download Best Antivirus Software
May 26th, 2012, 11:16 PM #3
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I have been running Microsoft's Security Essentials for a bit now and am impressed.Tyranny doesn't have to come at the end of a gun.
It also comes cloaked in compassion.
May 27th, 2012, 01:26 AM #4
I highly recommend you do your research. AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Comparatives & Reviews
Microsoft only has one star rating for their detection results.
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May 29th, 2012, 08:52 AM #5
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MSE only gets about an 85% or so detection rate but many people including myself like it because it works and doesn't bug you about anything.
November 7th, 2012, 09:15 AM #6
Back up the claim that AVG is "stronger."
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