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Topic # 236201 23-May-2018 09:40
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I'm in need of some opinions rather than straight up help advice.

I have recently set up a new computer for myself and I am struggling to pick the least intrusive and most efficient antivir to buy and install.
Buying on Kinguin so the price is irrelevant in this comparison. What interests me is an antivirus that won't interrupt me with notorious popups, alerts or block access between software and games but mostly software.
I'm torn between ESET, Kaspersky and Bitdefender. Since websites with reviews tend to be biased and promote I figure I might ask for opinions from people that actually use the software and have some experience.
Previously I was running Avira then switched to ESET. However maybe it's time for a change. Appreciate any suggestions you may have.


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  Reply # 2020964 23-May-2018 09:48
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I use Microsoft Security Essentials. It works well and not intrusive and what's more is free.





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  Reply # 2020967 23-May-2018 09:50
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I didn't even consider it given that I've heard so many negative things about level of security Windows firewall provides. Still, something to look into, thank you.


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  Reply # 2020968 23-May-2018 09:52
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Malware Bytes is now a full security product. It's what I have on my folks PC, been good so far.


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  Reply # 2020974 23-May-2018 10:02
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I run Malwarebytes and Bitdefender on my desktop. When my susb for bitdefender run out I'll just remove it and run Security Essentials again.  


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  Reply # 2020982 23-May-2018 10:07
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For some time I have just relied on Defender with occasional checks with Malwarebytes. I have never had a problem.

 

 





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  Reply # 2021006 23-May-2018 10:52
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CypherExile:

 

I didn't even consider it given that I've heard so many negative things about level of security Windows firewall provides. Still, something to look into, thank you.

 

 

 

 

i have used it for years and now and again i use an online virus scanner , i have yet to find a virus on my pc. i dont use firewalls so not sure how good the microsoft one is.





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  Reply # 2021030 23-May-2018 11:13
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CypherExile:
Buying on Kinguin .....

 

 

so security and having 100% valid license & support is of no concern.

 

Perhaps ClamWin Free then




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  Reply # 2021033 23-May-2018 11:20
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Could you elaborate on that? I didn't have any issues when buying from there, be it a key for ESET or the occasional game.


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  Reply # 2021035 23-May-2018 11:24
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Common Sense 2018 just came out.

 

Otherwise Windows Defender and Malware bytes if you feel the need to scan something.
Common Sense has not let me down since 2007.

 





 


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  Reply # 2021039 23-May-2018 11:32
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Windows Defender for free.

 

Or between Norton Internet Security and ESET. 

 

Buying a license key from an after market supplier may seem cheap but it's probably a keygen thing - if you need help from the software developer you will end up with none.





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  Reply # 2021074 23-May-2018 11:58
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I had a look through kinguin and notice low price operating systems. What are you using? (not where you got it) If you are using windows 10 home windows defender works fine.

 

I understand earlier versions like windows 7 can run microsoft security essentials. Not sure about others you listed.

 

Gaming people are more up to firewalls than me.

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2021085 23-May-2018 12:16
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GEOMAX:

 

I had a look through kinguin and notice low price operating systems. What are you using? (not where you got it) If you are using windows 10 home windows defender works fine.

 

I understand earlier versions like windows 7 can run microsoft security essentials. Not sure about others you listed.

 

Gaming people are more up to firewalls than me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFAIK W7 comes with Defender on the latest service pack.






 


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  Reply # 2021087 23-May-2018 12:20
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I run the free versions of Sophos Home and Malwarebytes. Seems to work


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  Reply # 2021123 23-May-2018 13:07
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AFAIK W7 comes with Defender on the latest service pack.

 

from earlier replies in this post people are saying they use microsoft internet security so they must have old windows 7. I just want to see their starting point is windows 10 or whatever.

 

 



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  Reply # 2021127 23-May-2018 13:10
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In my case I'm using Windows 10 Professional with Malwarebytes free version for the occassional check up and ESET as main antivir software.


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