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Level 44: Clearly Talented
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Right antivirus reccomendations?

Since avg seems to have dropped the ball on me(probaly my fault as well) I have been infected with a beautiful bit of malware that's downloading new viruses to its hearts contentSmiley Sad currently running a bootable malwarebytes disk in the hope it catches it(fingers crossed).

Thankfully my backups stay true to their word and are in perfect working order (phew!!).

Unfortunatly I've now lost a days workSmiley Sad

Anyone got any good reccomendations? For a free firewall/antivirus? If need be ill pay but I've spent enough this month haha.
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Re: Right antivirus reccomendations?

Malwarebytes should catch it, why not use Microsoft Security Essentials to save time and money?

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Level 44: Clearly Talented
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Re: Right antivirus reccomendations?

I've always been under the impression Microsoft security were not to be trusted? (Probaly living in the past).

I sincerely hope it does avg only saw the viruses yet didnt detect the malwareSmiley Sad
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Re: Right antivirus reccomendations?

I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials alongside Comodo firewall and they seem to catch everything. Always run MalwareBytes once a week and it's always clean.

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Re: Right antivirus reccomendations?

MSE on the kids laptops and I've got Symantec End Point on my laptop - All clean, so far *touch wood*
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Re: Right antivirus reccomendations?

Well so far not so goodSmiley Sad 500,000+ objects scanned and no questionable files markedSmiley Sad.


Ill set mse up once I get it running again(clean sweap maybe)

CheersSmiley Happy
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Re: Right antivirus reccomendations?

I like norton myself

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Re: Right antivirus reccomendations?

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1 million file down and only issue its flagged is my not so legit copy of dreamweaverSmiley Sad

I've never got on with norton Smiley Sad
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Re: Right antivirus reccomendations?

Avast free. Rated #1 by CNET.

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Re: Right antivirus reccomendations?

avg dropped the ball years ago, mse is the best free one