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Best security and virus software for PCs

by SPS901ab / March 15, 2015 2:41 AM PDT

About 15 years ago I was really on top of the "best" products for Microsoft PC based products, but that was a long time ago. Does anyone know where I can get reliable reviews of both anti-virus and security software for PC's operating under Windows 7? The generic searches I've done have yielded very conflicting reviews. All help would be appreciated.

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It's pretty much the same as before.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2015 2:48 AM PDT

"You remain the best security."

Not one of the security suites today block doucheware entirely. You can see the effect of these by reading:
http://www.howtogeek.com/198622/heres-what-happens-when-you-install-the-top-10-download.com-apps/

So far the security and anti-virus software houses are not tackling this problem head on. In fact some antivirus companies were sued for blocking such software.

This means you remain the best defense. Maybe you can avoid this by using Ninite. Here's an article and I'd use an antivirus that I installed with Ninite.
-> http://www.howtogeek.com/201354/ninite-is-the-only-safe-place-to-get-windows-freeware/

If you find a positive review on any security/antivirus software, they likely omitted the doucheware issue. Ed Bott said it at https://www.google.com/#q=ed+bott+doucheware

Yes, it's a thing now.
Bob

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Best Antivirus software
by alexstingmaster / April 24, 2015 11:40 PM PDT

Bitdefender seems to be one of the more popular choices. I hear good things about it.

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AVG Free
by LeonardKonrad / April 26, 2015 12:24 AM PDT

AVG Free is the BEST

Reasons,

1. 100% free PC protection and you can add Internet Security for very less cost

2. An option to enable immediate Automatic USB Devices Scan at plugging
When you plugged in a USB device to your PC, AVG will start to scan it automatically

3. Resident shield
Auto scan, files and folders when you open, (if you double click a virus, no harm to your PC, AVG will block it in a second with a warning and will ask from you to delete)

4. Auto update with less data usage
I use AVG Free. I have monitored its weekly auto updates and it use approximately 500KB per week for update

5. No affect to system speed
I haven't feel any affect from AVG Free to my PC speed (I'm using Core 2due, 2GB ram, Windows 7 ultimate)

6. Version update 100% free
When AVG release a new version, your older version will ask from you to auto update for free

If you need to add Internet Security (I think it is essential to a personal computer), You can buy it with 20% discount following the below link,

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