Antivirus(AGAIN!)

@vittos (121)
Bulgaria
September 9, 2011 2:33am CST
I managed to persuade a friend of mine, who never wanted to use an Antivirus software to finally use one. He's one of those people who doesn't really care about the PC itself, just want's to use it. Enough for him, let's get to the point. Now the computer is not a very powerful one, I'm going to install the antivirus an I want it to be a good one suitable for an old machine. I stopped my choice on Avira with a reputation of the lightest one out there, but I wanted to ask you as well, because there might be a better choice.
9 responses
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
9 Sep 11
I've heard people swear by Avast saying that it's the best. I use AVG Free and have never had any problems for over 10 years now. It also catches malware. Sends me reports periodically of stuff it has blocked. Windows also has a free program but I don't remember the name of it. I'm sure you could find it on a search.
@vittos (121)
• Bulgaria
9 Sep 11
I've used AVG too, but I stayed with the impression that it's a bit heavy.
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
9 Sep 11
Nah...I haven't found that to be so. It has really been improved with the AVG-2011.
@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
9 Sep 11
Hi there Vittos! Well, I used to depend on my deepfreeze but it's such a pain especially when I'm working on a long document or something that needs to be saved every now and then. I thawed my deepfreeze that led to having a lot of virus in my computer because when looking for information on the net, I open a lot of websites. I looked for an antivirus and saw that AVG is the most downloaded so I downloaded it. When I had it on my computer, somehow, my Avira started working again so as of now, I am using those two and the SmadAV for flash drives that is infected with virus.
@vittos (121)
• Bulgaria
9 Sep 11
That's a pretty interesting case. Thanks for sharing.
@atulmalla (229)
• United States
9 Sep 11
I was also having the same problem as your dude! But one of my friend here at MyLot recommended me to use Sandboxing and Light virtulization. And in my view, they are really good. These softwares are easy to use and also are light to your system, increase your PC performance. Using real time anti-virus will slow down your PC and give large load to your system. So, use the software I mentioned above.
@vittos (121)
• Bulgaria
9 Sep 11
Hmm, maybe I'll try. Thank you for your opinion.
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
9 Sep 11
Avira will offer you a little too much protection .I used it for more than a year in the past and they will give you false warnings.Which is not that bad but sometimes there is nothing wrong with the website you want to visit or software you want to use.
@vittos (121)
• Bulgaria
9 Sep 11
Yeah, I'm familiar with the false warnings, but in that case that's even better, he visits all kind of websites, so it would be good to have a warning pop up window from time to time.
@damned_dle (3944)
• Philippines
9 Sep 11
I would suggest Avast. It is light and powerful.
• United States
9 Sep 11
I don't think Avast is a really good anti-virus. I used AVG-2011 Anti-virus and I think it is the best anti virus till now. Kaspersky is also good but using AVG is quite easy for me.
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
10 Sep 11
I am new comer in using of computer and there are always warning on the screen to install Avast the anti virus.It seemed to me costly,so I not installed yet..Thanks to you for this posting there are a lot of responses to it giving more details.
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
9 Sep 11
I should warn you that installing 2 antiviruses on the same computer e.g: Kaspersky and Avira will make the computer to stop working.So if you want to install another antivirus first remove your current antivirus. For those of you who don`t know how a real Internet security suite looks like you can download Kaspersky Internet Security and use it for free for a month.That`s real protection,Webroot and BitDefender are also great products...the rest are ages behind these 3 products.
@Olleenz (3400)
• Indonesia
9 Sep 11
All anti virus program that said by other lotters before me sound good but without combined with deepfreeze and cookies cleaner, .... we still gonna get virus. It happen to me once .... hiks
@waflay (2726)
• Nairobi, Kenya
9 Sep 11
I used Avira for sometime and it was not bad even though it use much hard disk space but it offers high quality protection. Now I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials, its good because its updated daily, free to download and powerful since int gives your computer a maximum protection.