05/27/2015 at 11:45 AM #86615primacyoneParticipant
Time to move to a new Antivirus Software application.
What is the best available currently, free or paid?05/27/2015 at 1:35 PM #86616highstickParticipant
Kaspersky…the paid version.
"Whomp 'em, Up, Side the Head"!05/27/2015 at 1:44 PM #86618MrPlywoodParticipant
OS X 😉05/27/2015 at 3:52 PM #86622Red BaronParticipant
There’s nuthin’ that’ll kill that virus in Chapel Hell!05/27/2015 at 4:13 PM #86623primacyoneParticipant
I’ve been a Norton Pro user for several years, but it has gotten to the point that it bogs down by computer to a point I can’t take anymore.
I was looking at Panda, Kaspersky, and bitdefender. This is for the home computers.05/27/2015 at 6:45 PM #86624
MalwareBytes. The home premium version is very low cost and it is the best out there bar none. Corporate has McAfee and the IT guys use Malwarebytes to recover the laptops when they get infected because McAfee didn’t protect them. It’s the only one I’ve seen that will absolutely kill the Root virus on the first get go. I’ve been using it for years on my home systems and my wife was notorious for getting bugs from emails from her friends and junk on facebook. MalwareBytes kills ’em all. IMO it’s the Raid of virus protection, it kills bugs dead!
Smarter than the average bear05/27/2015 at 7:29 PM #86625GowolvesParticipant
AVG is probably the best freeware on the market.05/27/2015 at 8:55 PM #86627tractor57Participant
I’ve been pleased with AVAST and also with AVG. Not so happy with Norton or McAfee.05/27/2015 at 9:44 PM #86629
Well I make my living with these things, and I can’t afford a virus especially when doing web pages and such. I had AVG installed and got the rootkit virus. Tried numerous ways to get rid of it but only MalwareBytes succeeded. There is a free version, but the cost is so low I like the extra features of the pro version. The lifetime version is 40.00 for the pro.
Smarter than the average bear05/28/2015 at 12:19 AM #86631ncsu1987Participant
I use Avast on OS/X. Has been great for the family herd of Macs.05/28/2015 at 7:01 AM #86632BassPackerParticipant
YogiNC, can you provide a link to MalwareBytes lifetime version? Only one I can find is a one year sub for $24.95.05/28/2015 at 8:08 AM #86634WolfmanBobParticipant
BassPacker, from MalwareBytes FAQ:
Can I buy a lifetime license of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium?
With the switch to a subscription license model, Malwarebytes will not be selling any more lifetime licenses. The new subscription model allows you to protect up to three PCs with one license05/28/2015 at 8:55 AM #86637tractor57Participant
As the model is to react rather than being proactive (probably reasonable but …) any AV system can be open. I like AVAST but also periodically use the various on line scanners as part of my plan. It seems all are subject to bloat. That has been espeically true with Norton and McAfee.05/28/2015 at 9:32 AM #86639
Amazon has them still. They are running low on remaining inventory though. their free version is pretty darned good though. One thing that theirs does that I have not seen many others do is download and run the software and installation even if you have a bug on the machine. Lots of viruses block the ability to download virus killers.
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