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Cuz413
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Member since Nov 2007
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Need recs for an antivirus
I've been a Chromebook user for quite awhile, but I need to fire up a windows laptop to run a program.

I'm looking for something I can download that can scan .exe file before installing programs. A plus would be one that also blocks malware.

TIA


gmrkr5
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Apex, NC
Member since Jul 2009
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re: Need recs for an antivirus
just use windows defender


Jimbeaux28
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2007
3722 posts

re: Need recs for an antivirus
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windows defender


This along with the free version of Avast.

Most of the other AV programs are memory hogs.


SG_Geaux
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re: Need recs for an antivirus
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This along with the free version of Avast.



They sell the frick out of your data. That's why it is "free"


OP... I suggest ESET or Bitdefender.


Inadvertent Whistle
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Member since Nov 2015
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re: Need recs for an antivirus
ESET all the way. Not invasive at all and protects well.


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XanderCrews
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Member since Mar 2009
734 posts

re: Need recs for an antivirus
Do not ever use avast.

engadget


Kracka
North Carolina Fan
Grand Isle, Louisiana
Member since Aug 2004
37415 posts

re: Need recs for an antivirus
I use Windows Defender, I never have any issues. Not a memory hog, and I don't get malware or virus'.


jimbeam
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Need recs for an antivirus
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Need recs for an antivirus


Just wear a mask. Plus the corona still hasn’t made it too far into the US.
This post was edited on 2/7 at 6:09 pm


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TigerinATL
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2005
52022 posts

re: Need recs for an antivirus
Malwarebytes has a free version that does on demand scans and a paid version that runs full time in the background. That plus Windows Defender should meet your needs.


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Jim Rockford
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Member since May 2011
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re: Need recs for an antivirus
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 I use Windows Defender, I never have any issues. Not a memory hog, and I don't get malware or virus'.
same, and I surf some really sketchy sites


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LSUGent
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re: Need recs for an antivirus
Just stop watching porn


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mdomingue
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Lafayette, LA
Member since Nov 2010
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re: Need recs for an antivirus
If you’re gonna buy something, ESET. If you want to go free, Windows Defender is more than adequate. I would also recommend Malwarebytes free version. It’ll let you run their full version for a brief period then you can manually check for malware as a backup to whatever you’re running ( I find they scan for the most comprehensive list of malware, generally).

I have an ESET subscription.


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notsince98
Missouri Fan
KC, MO
Member since Oct 2012
11505 posts

re: Need recs for an antivirus
bitdefender free is a great choice. It is simple and always has the best protection and detection scores.

You just install it and forget it. No settings or anything to deal with.


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EarlyCuyler3
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
4855 posts

re: Need recs for an antivirus
Windows Defender and common sense are the best options.


Presidio
Member since Nov 2017
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re: Need recs for an antivirus
No love for AVG anymore? I've been using it for years and it's saved me a number of times. Recently they've gotten a bit pushier than they used to be about upgrading to the paid version but not enough to make me switch.
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bluebarracuda
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
14633 posts

re: Need recs for an antivirus
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Windows Defender and common sense


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Will Cover
Kansas Fan
Topeka, KS
Member since Mar 2007
35252 posts

re: Need recs for an antivirus
I use Kaspersky. Light on resources, fast on detection and prevention. And I don't care if it is Russian owned.

It works.


AtticusOSullivan
Member since Mar 2016
592 posts

re: Need recs for an antivirus
I would also recommend Malwarebytes. Years ago I had pc Get wrecked by a virus. It was the only thing I found that would remove it. Bought the premium license and never looked back. I never have spyware, malware or virus problems of any kind. Its fantastic.


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TigerMyth36
River Ridge
Member since Nov 2005
38827 posts

re: Need recs for an antivirus
These days, most people have enough resources to cover AV. Back in the day, Kaspersky would kill my computer.

I've used them for a long time. I too don't worry about Russians hacking me.

I do get pissed that the renewal option is vastly more expensive than buying the program off of Amazon. I just renewed in January and the "deal" was $79. It was $89 on their website and it was $40 for a code on Amazon. That shite pisses me off.

I'm a long term customer. Don't make me go through the hoops of getting a code cheaper on Amazon. Give me the GD cheap price with the renewal option.
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Jimbeaux28
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2007
3722 posts

re: Need recs for an antivirus
Thanks for the tip about Avast! I didn’t know that


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