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Posted: 13 December 2012 07:47 AM   [ Ignore ]
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My MacBook Pro has stopped working. So I’m only using my Dell laptop for the moment. Has anybody got an opinion on Trend Micro antivirus software? That’s what the Dell laptop came with.

I was using Microsoft Security Essentials but I read that can cause the computer to slow down. My Dell laptop came with the WFBS version of Trend Micro software anyway.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 06:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Eh… Trend is… meh.

Myself, I use AVG Free. Works great, without too many issues.

Just stay the heck away from Norton or McAfee.

If you want to risk it, you can go with a web-based virus scanner. There’s a couple out there. THey have the advantage that there’s no monitoring program taking up system resources that are scares on a lappy. The downside is that there’s no monitoring program. It’s ONLY cleaning off the crud, not stopping it from showing up.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 09:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 13 December 2012 06:50 PM

Eh… Trend is… meh.

Myself, I use AVG Free. Works great, without too many issues.

Just stay the heck away from Norton or McAfee.

If you want to risk it, you can go with a web-based virus scanner. There’s a couple out there. THey have the advantage that there’s no monitoring program taking up system resources that are scares on a lappy. The downside is that there’s no monitoring program. It’s ONLY cleaning off the crud, not stopping it from showing up.

Where do you get your reviews from? Is there a comparison review you can recommend that’s on the internet? I have heard AVG is good.

Thanks.

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Posted: 14 December 2012 05:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Mostly word of mouth, from geeky friends.

AVG is very good, but you have to rummage a bit to find the free version.

http://free.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download

For on-demand web-scanning, I recommend Eset’s nod32. Very effective.

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Posted: 14 December 2012 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I also use AVG free and I can honestly say I haven’t had a problem since I installed it.  It may not have all the bells and whistles but for basic use it works fine.

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Posted: 14 December 2012 07:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I use Avira linky and aside from the pop-up ads asking you to purchase the premium version and other software they market I like it better than AVG (seems to be less boggy on my system) EDIT: looks like that is for the Windows OS

Here is the MAC page:Linky

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Posted: 14 December 2012 09:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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oppiejoe - 14 December 2012 07:38 PM

I use Avira linky and aside from the pop-up ads asking you to purchase the premium version and other software they market I like it better than AVG (seems to be less boggy on my system) EDIT: looks like that is for the Windows OS

Here is the MAC page:Linky

Does Avira have her own TV Show? Does she wear a Morticia Addams costume together with a large B52 hair-don’t? That’s my bad joke for the day.

As I’m forced to use the Windows OS now I’ll look at that one as well.

I just noticed the topic title was “Anti Virus Softtware”. I just took out the extra t.

EDIT: I notice Kaspersky has an office right here in Melbourne.

 

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