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Icologis

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Tired of Norton & Macafee I've been using some free programs. I've heard about false positives, slow performance etc. So I'm Curious What works for you????

At this time using: Avira - spywareguard - stop zilla - & windows defender.
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rshaffer61

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Avast
SuerAntiSpyware
MBAM
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I just switched to avast! and I am loving it.
I have seen some folks complaining about
the mediaplayer-like interface, but I like it.
I read about false positives too, and decided
this was likely the best free-ware way to go.
I may upgrade and pay for the pro version, but
it hardly seems necessary? If I wanted to pay
I would also consider G-Data Internet Security.

Here is the page that convinced me to switch...
(That and the fact that what I had failed me.)

http://www.av-compar...iews/main-tests
23 On-demand Comparative August 2009 Report (PDF-english)
http://www.av-compar...vc_report23.pdf


I am also using SUPER Anti Spyware, Comodo Firewall,
and MalwareBytes Anti- Malware; as per rshaffer61's
suggestion. I am very happy with these so far. Cheers.

Edited by NomDeKeyz, 26 October 2009 - 08:39 PM.

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rshaffer61

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Thanks for the kind words and I'm glad everything is working out real good for you.
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bartblaze

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I'm using:

Panda Cloud Antivirus
MBAM
Spywareblaster
Script Defender


For other active protection, you can try:

S&D search and destroy (spybot)
It has a "teatimer" protection feature

Guard tools like Winpatrol eg.

Though I am only using the ones in bold.
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rshaffer61

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Never have more then one real time AV running. This can cause false positive readings and will slow your system down.
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I do not know if you are referring to my post, but you are absolutely right :) .
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Tea Timer has been shown to slow a system down and in most cases we have it uninstalled.
The big name AV's are system resource hogs and also will cause a slow down. The free programs are smaller and do just as good and in most cases better.
Avast I know since this is what I use updates almost everyday and IMHO is the best I have used.
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Indeed, from personal experience I also know the teatimer slows down your system.

I have tried the Winpatrol though and does not seem to slow your system down that much.

I also think Avast is one of the best free Antivirus solutions out there.
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I am using Avira. I did not like the Avast interface.
I have spywareguard on 1 computer (not sure I like it)(Doesn't seem to be any updates).
I have spyware blaster on the other computer.
I use zone alarm firewall.
I use MBAM on both comps.
I have found winpatrol to be program.
I also use spamfighter for my OE emails.
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