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I need to pick one. Any input would be appreciated. Not interested in Symantec or McAfee.
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Webroot (This would probably be my last choice)

BTW, 10 years ago I would not have asked this question but would have been answering it.
 

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I have been using Avast for 6+ years on 4+ machines, never even had a hint of o virus.
 

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Kenny, The free one?
 

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I run a small computer service business after hours of my regular job and have for the past 10 years. I have hundreds of customers. My goal is to make sure that my customers have no issues with their computers while trying to save them the most amount of money. I do not make any money on selling software. So, I try to find the absolute best free software out there and research and test it constantly. I really recommend Microsoft Security Essentials. It is absolutely free and comes right from Microsoft. It works seamlessly with the rest of the windows operating system (doesn't block programs or networks, etc.), is easy to operate, and does not use much in the way of resources. Everyone has their favorite, this is true, but I really recommend this product and encourage you to give it a try. Did I mention it is free?
 

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grnmchn,
I was looking at MSE, how does it do with malware and spyware?
I ordered a new computer and when and if it gets to the house I would like have things ready. The new computer comes with McAfee for 15 months but I am DONE with McAfee and I will remove it upon arrival. I won't say money is no object but I do not want to go down the road I just went down again. I just want some thing that WILL work and not kill the computer. I have been around the industry long enough that I know cost of antivirus software is somehow not at all related to how well it works. Tell me more!

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It does a really good job of detecting viruses, malware and spyware and the program seems to be very careful removing them. No antivirus software is perfect but this one seems to have a lot going for it. It works seamlessly with the other components of the operating system, rather than trying to re-invent the wheel (the firewall for example.) The updates even come in through Microsoft Update. The interface is really simple and easy to use. Did I mention it is free?
 

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grnmchn, Is MSE free? :lol:
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I run MSE on my computer. No problems here. It was free.

Norton and McAfee will not be back on any of my machines ever again...
 

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I need to pick one. Any input would be appreciated. Not interested in Symantec or McAfee.
BitDefender
Kaspersky
Webroot (This would probably be my last choice)

BTW, 10 years ago I would not have asked this question but would have been answering it.

I always had virus problems with my PC, and then I discovered Apple products. I have been using a Mac for 6 years now and it has been trouble free.
 

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I always had virus problems with my PC, and then I discovered Apple products. I have been using a Mac for 6 years now and it has been trouble free.
Same here... My Mac's been trouble free. Not exactly the answer to your question, but it's how I answered your question. There's things I miss about PC's, but without any virus trouble (without ANY anti-virus program) alone, I believe I've well more than made up for premium they cost to a comparable PC.
 

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Same here... My Mac's been trouble free. Not exactly the answer to your question, but it's how I answered your question. There's things I miss about PC's, but without any virus trouble (without ANY anti-virus program) alone, I believe I've well more than made up for premium they cost to a comparable PC.
MSE was free. :mocking:
 

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MSE was free. :mocking:
I never tried MSE (don't even know if it was available when I had a PC last), but I know that the couple hundred bucks I shelled out constantly to get virus' removed from my computer sure wasn't! I tried Norton, Kaspersky, Avast, McAfee and a bunch of other free programs as well as multiple brands of PC's... all of which failed me eventually. Now running without a anti-virus program and without a worry :drinks:
 

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I always had virus problems with my PC, and then I discovered Apple products. I have been using a Mac for 6 years now and it has been trouble free.
LOL! My older daughter keeps telling me the same thing. I just can't make the switch. Went from Dos to OS2 to Windows a loooong time ago and now I feel I am too old to learn anything new. Come to think about it when it comes to computers I don't want to learn much more about them. 37 years is long enough. That's why I'm counting on you guys.
 

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I never tried MSE (don't even know if it was available when I had a PC last), but I know that the couple hundred bucks I shelled out constantly to get virus' removed from my computer sure wasn't! I tried Norton, Kaspersky, Avast, McAfee and a bunch of other free programs as well as multiple brands of PC's... all of which failed me eventually. Now running without a anti-virus program and without a worry :drinks:
I was only pokin'. I have several Apple products. I just don't like being married to Apple for anything I need or to pay the Apple premium. :unknown:


I know several people in the IT world and they too have recommended MSE. And it's free.
 

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You have to stay off the Asian porn sites:mocking: I also run a Mac for my home computer and don't have problems. I have a company owned laptop with windows and have 2 or 3 major virus meltdowns per year.... It really sucks.
 

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:boring:Whoops! Someone say porn site? :munch:
 

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I really don't know squat about computer's inner workin's and I don't have a Granny Smith, so vote me as another satisfied user of Microsoft Security Essentials. I guess it's been about 4-5 months now as it goes along it's self sufficient and quiet way. Now and then I use Ccleaner to rid the stuff the automatic "cleanout on shut down" that IE misses.
 

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AVG makes a great product and it can also be used free for home computers. I have used it on my home and office machines for years and never had a problem.
 
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