which virus scan do you use

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by piecemaker, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. piecemaker

    piecemaker Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    Fixin' to change mine. What one do you like and why

  2. Squishy

    Squishy Songster

    Feb 2, 2011
    I like None.

    I played the game of trying out the various programs, macafee, norton, ect ect ect on other computers... and it seemed like they all caused their own set of problems, yet had the same annoying, continuous messages ALWAYS popping up and even freezing the computer because they wouldn't stop while you were trying to load something.

    Then I bought this brand new Toshiba laptop a year ago... love it... and I decided right then and there to not ever clog it up with any of those programs.

    I watch where I go... Delete any and all suspicious mail... and I have never used a better working PC. I can have as many tabs up as I want... have a netflix movie loaded and paused while I go play music... never had a freeze up... and my pc is still as fast a year later as it was the day I got it... and that's saying something compared to previous computers [​IMG]
  3. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    Middle, TN
    Norton. Does background checks for me and does not slow down my computer. and if the computer is acting funny I will do a full scan to check for viruses or any out dated cookies.
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I've always used Norton. It is a bit of a memory hog but pretty reliable.
    Nothing is 100% perfect. In addition to a good AV I also run spybot search and destroy. I also sometimes run ad-aware and hijack this.

    I haven't used it but bitdefender is supposed to be very good.
  5. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Songster

    Mar 9, 2009
    I use AVG free edition. Ihve been using it for years and have never had a problem.
  6. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

    Aug 25, 2011
  7. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    We use AVG , free version, along with CC Cleaner. Have had zero issues

  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

  9. zippitydooda

    zippitydooda Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Ottawa, Ohio
    Avast. Free version.

    I had Norton and got a virus that pretty much killed my hard drive. I have a computer tech friend who works on computers daily recommend the Avast and I haven't had a problem since. That was 3 years ago.

    It does update by itself on a regular basis, but you can set it to any time you want. Good luck.
  10. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida

    x4 In fact, I bought one of the name brand virus scans one time after using AVG for a while (and not having any problems) & ended up uninstalling it because of the conflicts & pop-ups that it created. I'm back with AVG after that BRIEF hiatus & will remain true forever more...

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