Need a Anti-Virus for my new PC

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Jordan_22

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I am looking for a fairly good anti-virus software for my system.
I always use to use AVG free, then about a year ago I purchased AVG 2011 and is about to expire.

After buying my computer and some games I really don't want to spend much more money.

So what would be a good choice
AVG 2012
I was also looking at kaspersky
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Microsoft security essentials
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AVG free.

I would say that I am fairly computer savvy and know do's and dont's of things that could possibly give you a virus.

I have never used Microsoft security essentials. Has any one had any experience with it?


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Jordan_22, get Microsoft Security Essentials or if u want to get a better one, get Avast.

Don't forget Malwarebytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Also don't forget the Comodo firewall, superior to the Windows firewall.
http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/
 

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Download & Install the following 3 freewares. It forms a free complete security suite for your system!
1. Microsoft Security Essentials - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-SG/windows/products/security-essentials/download
Microsoft Security essentials is best & light solution for excellent overall system protection & internet security with real time updates, .

2. Malwarebytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org/ .
Malwarebytes is one of the best & effective antimalware tool out there.

3. Ccleaner - http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download .
CCleaner is a system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool with an efficient & most useful registry cleaner.

The Best Security & System Optimization combo for all types of systems.
 

Jordan_22

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Yap I think that is what I will do I have almost always used Malwarebytes on all of my computers. I actually just bought a copy of it from newegg.com, it was a shell shocker deal and was 50% off. I also used to use cclean but have not used that in a while, dont know why though because I like it.

Another thought is what about ad-aware from lavasoft. For stuff like spyware adware and traking cookies and stuff like that or will one of the other three take care of that stuff too.

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nikorr

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Jordan_22, get Microsoft Security Essentials or if u want to get a better one, get Avast.

Don't forget Malwarebytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Also don't forget the Comodo firewall, superior to the Windows firewall.
http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/
 

Jordan_22

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I have two hard drives in my computer, a SSD for the OS and a 1TB for storage. Where would the best place to install my anti-virus and malwarebytes? I was thinking the SSD but I don't know if I should just leave the OS on there or if it would be good to have those on there too.

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Jordan_22

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I am Still looking and reading a bit to find a good AV. I have really never used anything else besides AVG, I have used Norton a long time ago as well as Mcafe (but don't like it). So Is AVG free still a good choice to go with? I will be using it along with malwarebytes.
 

nikorr

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Jordan_22, I would rather get Microsoft Security Essentials instead of AVG or if u want to get a better one, get Avast.

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