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    Question Antivirus for my PC

    My PC has become abnormally slow for couple of days and i need a good antivirus software to speed it up, a friend of mine advised me to use new enetfix softwares, though i have never head of it before. Which antivirus will be most effective

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    I never recommend anti-virus to people, in my opinion it does more harm than good. It has killed 5 of my computers. So I haven't used it in over 6 years and never had a problem.
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    @georgen , there is a thread a few posts down about members preferred anti-virus, though again kaspersky gets my vote.

    @myfayt I have repaired and cleaned more computers than I have had hot dinners ... and not yet has one killed anything, required a reformat ...yes, but thats about it.

    luckily for my business many people feel the same as you which gives me lots of work or they use free products which in the case of security products is little better than none-at-all albeit better than nothing.

    Don't get me wrong I don't use an AV either but I run linux on my personal and work desktops and laptop, but our workstations run kaspersky and we install kaspersky on most client server installs as well though on a server Trend has its benefits (better anti-spam)

    Kaspersky like all AV's can have issues but overall IMO/IME less or at least less severe than others, mostly kaspersky's problems have been update related, though there is a combo of OS/SP/KAV version which can leave you without a mouse on upgrade thank heavens for system restore, note that does not affect Win7/8 and properly updated XP and Vista.
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    BTW @georgen , if your computer is already infected its often too late for many AV's to be of much use, even if you can install them they will possibly be compromised or broken, if you have the resources you should scan your hard drive from another computer or a boot disk of some description, at worst get into safe mode and run some of the cleaners out there combo/malware-bytes etc.
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    MVC is the current buzz in web application architectures. It comes from event-driven desktop application design and doesn't fit into web application design very well. But luckily nobody really knows what MVC means, so we can call our presentation layer separation mechanism MVC and move on. (Rasmus Lerdorf)

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    hj i always use avg antivirus to protect my computer

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    Microsoft Security Essential is one of the best anti virus that I trust.

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    Avira Free works for my needs. Best of all, the free version works great already.

    If your computer by the way is already filled with all these bugs from viruses, it is better for you to reformat it so you can start fresh.

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    Microsoft Security Essential is enought

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    Please Install the kaspersky antivirus in your PC & update it and then scan overall PC and if any Viruses were found in your PC then delete them, In this way your PC work smoothly and fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myfayt View Post
    I never recommend anti-virus to people, in my opinion it does more harm than good. It has killed 5 of my computers. So I haven't used it in over 6 years and never had a problem.
    worst advice ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanInMa View Post
    worst advice ever.
    I use Avast and I have never experienced the slightest problem.

    If you have a virus already try using the Sophos Virus Removal Tool.
    Last edited by Philip M; 11-25-2013 at 06:38 PM.

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    Try using NOD32

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    No AV has a 100% detection rate However Norton a good AV however its known to miss on some forms malware, therefore people run malwarebytes along side Norton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanInMa View Post
    worst advice ever.
    Not true, if you are smart and don't click on virus emails and go to websites with viruses and click links, then you are safer for the most part. I know how to get into msconfig and regedit and take care of any problems.

    It's said the AV programs can actually corrupt your system files because it thinks they are viruses. Also rumor is some AV companies actually put out viruses and their software fixes them, to get you to buy them.

    I don't know all the facts but I've been 9+ years without AV and loving it. I won't ever go back. Just be smart when using the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myfayt View Post
    Not true, if you are smart and don't click on virus emails and go to websites with viruses and click links, then you are safer for the most part. I know how to get into msconfig and regedit and take care of any problems.

    It's said the AV programs can actually corrupt your system files because it thinks they are viruses. Also rumor is some AV companies actually put out viruses and their software fixes them, to get you to buy them.

    I don't know all the facts but I've been 9+ years without AV and loving it. I won't ever go back. Just be smart when using the internet.
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