I just installed Windows 8.1 and I haven't installed any anti-virus software. I usually use AVG free. A friend of mine just uses MSE.
I've heard great things about Avast. It has a free version which is one of the most effective AV on the market.
Thanks! I couldn't remember the name of the other one and Avast was it.
Windows Defender and Malwarebytes - anything else is bloat unless you're buying for a business rather than personal use.
FYI MSE is Windows Defender that's defaulted in windows 8. So you are using MSE AKA Windows Defender. And yes thats fine for home use but for a company id recommend something better. No reason people should be paying for a virus protection for home use unless you are running FTP or some type of cloud base software.
It's for home. I usually install AVG Free was more or less just wondering if I really need too. I have used Windows Defender along with AVG Free.
Well once you install AVG it disables Windows Defender. I just keep windows Defender and ditch AVG.
Did not know this. I guess I still had an older version of AVG.
I use a combination of Malwarebytes PRO and AVG Antivirus FREE. The Mb PRO only cost me $10 and its good for a lifetime (no annual subscription). Both programs do not hog resources either, unlike some full anti-virus suites like McAfee or Norton IS.
That could be true however I built a rig for my parents just last summer and got the PRO lifetime for $10 as well.
its 25 dollars now
I use Avast but Avira and AVG are good. Plus they all have free versions.
I use Avast, really happy with it.
I use MSE, always worked well for me -^
Every fresh install I do starts with Avast free.
Windows 8.1 has Windows Defender (MSE) built right in. I use it myself and quite like it. It's unobtrusive and resource light.
I'm on windows 7, and I use MSE.
I have used avast for like 4 years
MSE and Panda (not on the same computer).
Bit Defender Free Edition.
bitdefender pro, think i paid 30$
Kasperky Internet Security 2014 @ $45 or $50 for 3 licenses is probably the best deal you can find.
edit: split it with your family or a couple of friends and it's $15 for one of the best full suite security programs out there.
BestBuy sometimes has Kaspersky Internet Security on sale for around $20.00? for the 3 license version and Amazon had it on sale for $25.00? a few weeks ago during a weekend sale.
Well, it's seems the perfect choice then!
Any of the Antivirus programs listed below by other users are good just make sure you have Malwarebytes as well to run a malware scan :).
Bitdefender Total Security and Malwarebytes. Personally I think this is the best combination.
Avast free antivirus. Just turn off the notification and sound to not bloat the screen.
I am using norton currently. Used kaspersky before.
I have Immunet free antivirus - http://www.immunet.com/free/index.html
Try quickheal for that matter!Works fine for me :)
I use Avast along with Malwarebytes, CCleaner, and Super Antispy free. All free.
I haven't used anti-virus software in over a year and a half, and during that time, I haven't had a single virus plague my machine. It's a waste of time and resources. The 2014 version of Common Sense is the best anti-virus you can get. I supplement it with the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware just in case rogue malware finds its way on my computer.
I have Avast, It's pretty good. It's sort of like AVG a bit but I think it's better.
Apart from quickheal, I have also started using AVG dudes!
Avast free, and if I feel like something got on my system, I'll also run a scan sometimes in MBAM.
I use Common Sense 2014.
It's free, never slows down my computer, & it keeps out almost every virus that is known to exist.
I'd highly recommend it!
I use Norton Internet Security for 3 users. Four years in a row I have either got rebates or sales and the final price has been between 19.95 and 25.95. I have been very happy with it. Norton is not like it used to be it is very light weight with little or no impact on system performance. I use MSE on my media center pc and I have found that to be light weight as well. The last time I used AVG was probably 2009 and it put the bog on like nobodies business. AVG is probably different now. I am running Windows 8.1 as well.