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#119151 22-May-2013 11:56
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Hi

Looking for some advice on virus software. We have a HP Envy Netbook with Windows 7. We currently use the virus protection software through Vodafone called F Secure but it makes the computer run so slowly. It doesnt have much on it as we put everything on to an external hard drive. 

Can anyone recommend one that is free?

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  #823475 22-May-2013 12:02
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Microsoft Security Essentials

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  #823480 22-May-2013 12:17
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I've clicked [+1] but will post it: Microsoft Security Essentials.

Make sure you completely remove any other AV before installing it.




 

 

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  #823483 22-May-2013 12:20
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+1 for MSE, I wouldn't recommend anything else for home/personal use any more (paid or free).

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  #823526 22-May-2013 13:32
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We've actually found that Microsoft Security Essentials has gone downhill and it is missing stuff quite regularly.
We don't install it on any machines any more for our customers.
We suggest they buy Eset NOD32 or Smart Security as we've found it to be the best and have used it for years ourselves.
If they don't want it then we tell them it's up to them to decide which free AV they want and to install it themselves and in the mean time we put on a 3 month trial of NOD32. We have found that pretty much everyone buys it after the 3 months is up.

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  #823544 22-May-2013 13:55
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Kingsoft Antivirus

http://www.kingsoftsecurity.com/




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  #823550 22-May-2013 14:10
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I used NOD32 for years with no problems. I use MSE now as well. I took AV off my partners little old laptop, it slowed things down too much, I just told her to be careful with websites she visits and email attachments, and we keep a good backup of her machine and everything important on the network.

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  #823558 22-May-2013 14:21
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If you are using Telecom broadband (yeah yeah, I know...), you get a full version of McAfee (badged as Telecom Security Suite) as part of the "bundle"...

I have to say that I have had no problems with it at all, and it hasn't affected the speed of my 5 year old computer. You also get 5 licenses so you can load on all your home PC's.

 
 
 
 


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  #823637 22-May-2013 16:39
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There is nothing wrong with Telecom broadband. It is actually pretty good according to reports. So keep it on topic.




 

 

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  #824163 23-May-2013 15:08
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MSE hasn't come out that well in recent tests: eg http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-7/novdec-2012/

It was the only one that failed.

But meh

It's still decent

I also recommend avast free antivirus

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  #838835 18-Jun-2013 18:37
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Avast is a good free one and bitdefender is a paid software but it has a free version as well. I use the paid version bitdefender and it is really good.

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  #838842 18-Jun-2013 18:51
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Avast used to be good - I used Avast for years. but it really became bloated in the last few versions. I just use Microsoft Security Essentials these days.




 

 

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  #838891 18-Jun-2013 19:49
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MSE here too. I also like NOD32, but MSE is free.

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  #838895 18-Jun-2013 19:55
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Or if you get windows 8, it has MSE all built in, so no real need for any third party one.

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  #838915 18-Jun-2013 20:46
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If I had to use a free option i'd go with avast, failing the AV tests is something that doesn't sit right (MSE) and AVG free has always been useless.
I would rather use something like Kaspersky though.

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