Are You Normal?

Ask your question today!

Which antivirus to use?
Favorited (undo) 14 Comments

I am assembling a new PC for gaming. I have installed a few basic softwares which include an older version of Microsoft office with compatibility service packs, and a PDF writer.

I need help with antivirus software. I have some options but a suggestion will be helpful.

More vendors include Qihoo 365, Ahnlab, Bulldog, Comodo, Emsisoft, ESET, G Data, K7 Computing, McAfee, Malwarebytes, MicroWorld, ThreatTrack, Quick Heal, Sophos, Ashampoo, Baidu, Arcabit, Checkpoint, ClamAV, Drweb, Fortinet, eScan, Totaldefense, Virustotal and Zone Alarm Pro.

14
4
1
2
0
0
7
1
0
2
11
Skip & see results
Next >>
Help us keep this site organized and clean. Thanks! [Report] [Best Of] [Vulgar] [Funny] [Fake] [Weird] [Interesting]
Comments (14)
riffraffy
Windows Defender is good enough for most things. And Malwarebytes is great to run whenever you suspect trojans etc.
Comment Hidden (show)
-
No dear. With my past experience and many other's I can't trust Windows defender.
Comment Hidden (show)
-
riffraffy
Then I'd suggest Common Sense, it's a program that helps you avoid clicking links to shady downloads and torrents.
Comment Hidden (show)
Wouldn't the free download of Microsoft Security Essentials from the Microsoft website get the job done?
Comment Hidden (show)
-
@: McBean
No. I don't trust Windows defender at all. It's not even 50% efficient when compared to most free antivirus.
Comment Hidden (show)
When I last had one it was avast's free version and it worked well mainly because it didnt hoard resources. My belief is as long as you're knowledgeable about computers and smart about what you're downloading, and can see through the variety of dumb traps to get you to download/click/install shit, antiviruses are superfluous. I haven't used an antivirus in years now, neither has a buddy of mine, and in spite of a ton of torrenting neither of us have had any infections or malware yet.

Definitely don't pay for an antivirus unless you need or will use the extra features. Also, you might want to copy and paste this question on an actual tech/gaming forum for more specific responses.
Comment Hidden (show)
I like Malwarebytes for the fact that it doesn't get in the way. Some AV programs are almost as bad as a virus themselves with all the popups and warnings they throw at you.

I also recommend NoScript or equivalent plug-in for your preferred browser. It's not an AV as such, of course, but it will protect you from the vast majority of online threats.
Comment Hidden (show)
I've never even heard of any of these except Norton, but I guess I'm not computer saavy either. I actually clicked here to see what others might have voted/said! Good luck!! I'm going check back here when others vote :)
Comment Hidden (show)
-
Good luck to you too.. :)
Comment Hidden (show)
-
Thanks :)
Comment Hidden (show)
ShereKhan
i'd go with AVG and Kespersky, me and my dad use them both and they are really good, haven't had any problems or complaints so far and i've been using it for a few years
Comment Hidden (show)
sebastian2013
I have Sophos and it's been very reliable for me over the years.
Comment Hidden (show)
silkspector
I use comodo never let me down yet
Comment Hidden (show)

Sorry, you need to be signed in to comment.

Click here to sign in or register.