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  1.    02 Dec 2015 #71
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 141
    Windows 10 Pro Edition Build 15063.13

    Hi All,
    I thought I'd give Avira a try, the good thing is it's free..who knows, I might actually like it. Previously, I had been using this :
    360 Total Security: Free Antivirus Protection | Virus Scan Removal for Windows, Mac and Android to be honest..it contained too much software for me.
    David

    Edit : I agree with what other user's have said in here..be careful & use common sense about your browsing.
    Last edited by Davy49; 03 Dec 2015 at 09:23.
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  2.    03 Dec 2015 #72
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,361
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc

    in past years I would intentionally let a rather nasty worm loose in order to test just how well any program would work and sad to say didn't find so many that good. The updated versions for some of those not so good doers however has looked a bit more favorable in recent years simply since they invested in better filtering processes which will put a hammer down once something tries to spread.

    Those are software types that will include their own form of firewall or process monitoring features over others however. They wouldn't allow the same bugs these days to run amock and recode loose files you have tucked away in different folder for self replication as you saw several years back as long as their definitions are updated on a regular basis.
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  3.    03 Dec 2015 #73
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 340
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32

    I've happily used AVG FREE, since it was first released, years ago. It always did a great job of keeping my PC safe.
    But lately it's been getting so overloaded with popups and their own ads, that it was driving me nuts. So I used the AVG Removal Tool to remove it, and I re-engaged "Windows Defender". That's a much better program than it used to be. When used with a few more Anti-Spyware and Anti-Malware programs, a decent level of security can be attained.
    I've found "Super Anti-Spyware" to be a 'Must Have'. I use the FREE version. (of course)

    Stay safe, and Happy Holidays!

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  4.    03 Dec 2015 #74
    Join Date : Apr 2014
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    I ran AVG for years but still found it lacked a great deal. The AVG Pro would be that company's better option over even their regular paid for 2yr. deal. While the program has always been well written it unfortunately had been lacking what is seen offered elsewhere.

    Overall most spyware and other removers only work after the fact and not before! This is why two leading factors always seem to come into play as far as having any actual preventative measures in place before the bugs arrive! The Common Sense factor will always be the Uno Numero #1 from the start regardless.

    Your second of course as far as software is concerned is getting into one that does actually filter things on the web. Little add on filters can seem cozy but lack integration into the much more effective preventative as well as detection and removal program. When you have to shut things down in order to get onto an even totally safe site then you know an "Overprotective Nanny" is working overtime for you! And it doesn't have to cost a fortune either.
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  5.    04 Dec 2015 #75
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 551
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Davy49 View Post
    Hi All,
    I thought I'd give Avira a try, the good thing is it's free..who knows, I might actually like it. Previously, I had been using this :
    360 Total Security: Free Antivirus Protection | Virus Scan Removal for Windows, Mac and Android to be honest..it contained too much software for me.


    David

    Edit : I agree with what other user's have said in here..be careful & use common sense about your browsing.
    Been there done that, but tried 360 Total Security Essentials instead. Basically a lighter version, take a look it may just be what you're looking for.

    Free PC Protection Internet Security Software | 360 Total Security Essential
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  6.    06 Dec 2015 #76
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10

    Since downloading Avira, my PC get gradually slower and slooower, only remedy is restarting
    Also, my screen keeps on freezing
    Not happy Jan
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  7.    06 Dec 2015 #77
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,487
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolffie View Post
    Since downloading Avira, my PC get gradually slower and slooower, only remedy is restarting
    Also, my screen keeps on freezing
    Not happy Jan
    I would just remove it and stick with Defender for now.
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  8.    06 Dec 2015 #78
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 141
    Windows 10 Pro Edition Build 15063.13

    Hi All,
    So far anyway...Avira seems to be work pretty well for me, I haven't my ( computer's-Yes, I have the free version installed on more than one )to have had any slowing effect's on my system's. I like the ability to go into setting's and actually have some control over what the software does. As I stated previously..security is VERY much a "common sense" type of issue.
    David
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  9.    06 Dec 2015 #79
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 75
    Windows 10 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by thegeriatric View Post
    Been there done that, but tried 360 Total Security Essentials instead. Basically a lighter version, take a look it may just be what you're looking for.

    Free PC Protection Internet Security Software | 360 Total Security Essential
    Unless you plan on playing just about any MMO ever. Norton is the bane of every online gaming community because it's too invasive firewall will send your ping skyrocketing, and tends to corrupt the clients from false positives. Before 360 it was annoying because it killed system performance overall. They fixed that in 360, but made it more invasive.

    BitDefender and AVG are on my top list. They detect pretty much whatever I throw at them, including malicious web code. Bitdefender has almost no impact on performance either.
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  10.    06 Dec 2015 #80
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,361
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc

    BitDefender Free is what I was hearing about from a former Symantec security analyst. Norton previously having the Symantec System Works was like installing the Encyclopedia Britanica as far as how that was labeled as total bloatware! Yet the Norton Internet Security updated over the years seems to get much better hearsay.

    Now for something non intrusive as far as resources that's where VIPRE comes in. It will show a quick popup notication when a schedduled scan starts and that's about it besides putting something into quarantine. You won't even notice it running with a video recording or pc gaming session going on as far as staying hidden in the background with very light feet!
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