Anti-Viruses

Frustrated by the Computer - Feeling frustrated as to finding out what to use as an anti-virus software. Tried others but they get to be so annoying after a point!!!
Philippines
November 25, 2009 5:15pm CST
Hey everyone! I'm curious as to what anti-virus software you all are using. I get annoyed by the anti-virus softwares that blocks the heck out of everything that I try to do on my computer. Let me know what you guys are using, I would appreciate it!
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4 responses
@dimsumz (143)
• Indonesia
28 Nov 09
I use Avira Antivir because its FREE!! The capabilities are also nice. I have user AVG and Avast! but I still like Antivir better, and from my experience, AntiVir can detect viruses that was undetected in AVG and Avast!
• Philippines
28 Nov 09
Thanks Dimsumz! I'll try Antivir, I've seen reviews about them too. As long as it won't slow my computer so much, that's great!
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 09
Hi rina, I like using Norton 360! It's not free but it's a good product to use I think, it does virtually everything from monitoring spyware, catching all forms of viruses including worms, trojan horses, dialups and everything else. I also like the fact that when I'm surfing the net it tells me about the security of any particular website before I open that website, fantastic! There is one thing about antivirus products that is quite common! When you are carrying out scans they do tend to slow the system down a little when you want to do other things. I scan my system once a week and my system works perfectly. I would recommend you use this product if you are thinking of using something different. Good luck. Andrew
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
Thanks Andrew, I might check that out! I hate it too when anti-viruses do their scheduled scans and it slows your pc and you can't do anything else. I'll look at reviews of Norton 360 though, thanks!
• Canada
26 Nov 09
I've always used AVG. It's free, and fast. That, and I've never had a problem with it blocking any of the programs that aren't viruses. I once used Norton, but for some odd reason, it started blocking my router from connecting to my PC, and that annoyed the hell out of me for 3 days while I figured it out.
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
Hi there, thanks for replying. I used AVG for years but then it started acting up. It kept saying I was missing a file to be able to update. I reformatted my hard drive, so you just reminded me of AVG. Might check it out again soon. Happy Thanksgiving!
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
2 Dec 09
Hello Rina. Yes, we need to have an anti-virus system installed. The virus interferences are really very disturbing and annoying. I use the "Norton" system. That works quite well. There are options there in the system, which you can turn on or off as you prefer.