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Author Topic: Anti-virus recommendation  (Read 389 times)
MelW
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« on: January 12, 2023, 01:38:05 AM »

New computer.  Thinking of trying a different anti-virus program.  I remember from this forum that some of them didn't play nicely with QU updates.  Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2023, 08:51:26 AM »

Malwarebytes, used this for years.
https://www.malwarebytes.com/for-home

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2023, 09:38:16 AM »

 
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Any recommendations would be appreciated.

My experience was finally getting rid of AVG, and getting ESET NOD32

Works like a charm.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2023, 11:51:30 AM »

NOD32 all the way!  Many AV programs these days have adopted a cry wolf policy where they mark everything "potentially malicious" if they haven't seen it before, giving a ton of false positives.  This allows them to claim 100% detection but it is useless because it is always crying wolf and you never know what is really malicious versus the guilty-until-proven-innocent assumption.  NOD32 has never slowed my computer down and never let me down.  I use Malwarebytes as a backup/second option but only to do an occasional full scan: I don't let that run real time (in the background) as it is also one of the cry wolf programs that gives a fair number of false positives.

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2023, 05:53:48 AM »

Thank you! NOD32 it will be.  Personal note - NOD32 comes from Bratislava; my Dad was from a village just a few miles northeast of there.
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