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Microsoft Security Essentials: Anti-Virus, Spyware Free
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Smile Microsoft Security Essentials: Anti-Virus, Spyware Free - March 18, 2012, 11:32 AM

Call me late, but I just found out a few weeks ago that Microsoft offers a free Anti-virus program.
I have been paying for "CA" since 2007 and its decent at best , but I got a few Virus that redirect search engines and online the solution was to go through a long process of cleaning things.

So I decided to test out he Microsoft products. Like it's firewall this anti-virus is good and solid. Id cleaned out all the viral problems I had.

So here is the link if you want to test it out for yourself. My dads computer is like a 60yo Russian whore. It is still using the original OS installed in 2003. No re-installs and basically 9 years worth of viruses. He installed this and it took care of everything...like penicillin for computers.

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+1.

No reason to pay mcafee or symantec either.


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Yep. I use Avast.
Caution, do not install two antivirus programs at once.
I see so many people that do this thinking they're doubling up on protection . Your computer will perform like a piece of junk and have more security issues not less.



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I had to remove bad malware from someones computer who had that. It did not stop, detect, or remove it. Nice for being free. One big thing you should do is run a registry fixer. Registry issues will slow down a pc just as bad as a virus.
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+1.

No reason to pay mcafee or symantec either.
Yuck....who uses them anyways.

NOD Smart Home Security. I will never run anything else. Been using it for 4 yrs now.


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It seems like half of these anti-virus programs are viruses themselves.

I could not for the life of me to figure out how to uninstall Norton on my computer and the best I could do is postpone their notifications that I need to upgrade. FTC needs to bitch slap half these companies.
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It seems like half of these anti-virus programs are viruses themselves.

I could not for the life of me to figure out how to uninstall Norton on my computer and the best I could do is postpone their notifications that I need to upgrade. FTC needs to bitch slap half these companies.
sooo true.
Then some virus that's actually created (I think) by a company for the sole reason that you buy their Anti-Virus to get rid of it.

The last virus I had was like that. Everything on the web lead me to their program to download then of course pay if you want full function that get rid of the virus.


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It seems like half of these anti-virus programs are viruses themselves.

I could not for the life of me to figure out how to uninstall Norton on my computer and the best I could do is postpone their notifications that I need to upgrade. FTC needs to bitch slap half these companies.
That's another reason why I will never use Norton & McAfee.
Once installed, they bombard your screen with intrusive reminders and upgrades. Constant touting "if you don't upgrade/renew then you know what that means...".
"your virus definitions are out of date...we have a sale."

Yeah, no thanks guys. Keep your spam platforms to yourself.



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My Security Apps...

Spybot SD
AdAware
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WinPatrol
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SpywareGuard
ESET NOD32 AntiVirus

The ones that run in the background are very light apps. The other ones are run only when necessary. Since I installed all of these it doesn't matter what browser toolbars you install or porn sites you visit you will not worry about viruses again. When I do a full sweep of the system a couple of times a year the only things that it ever finds is undesirable cookies.

Oh, and I have FlashBlock and AdBlock extensions on my browser.
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I had to remove bad malware from someones computer who had that. It did not stop, detect, or remove it. Nice for being free. One big thing you should do is run a registry fixer. Registry issues will slow down a pc just as bad as a virus.
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