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good lightweight antivirus

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832114048

good lightweight antivirus

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832114048
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i love my avast avg and malwarebytes until i die

i love my avast avg and malwarebytes until i die
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nod32 rules

i'm picking up 3 licenses lol

nod32 rules

i'm picking up 3 licenses lol
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shadow defender anyone?

shadow defender anyone?
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I haven't used any anti-virus software of any kind since I've built this machine YOLO :/ It's 3 years old this December. Buttt I'll look into it, my grandma has this really bad habit of downloading all possible viruses.

I haven't used any anti-virus software of any kind since I've built this machine YOLO :/ It's 3 years old this December. Buttt I'll look into it, my grandma has this really bad habit of downloading all possible viruses.
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AVG $0

AVG $0
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Too bad its not ESET Smart Security :(

Been using the ESET Smart Security + Spybot S&D + Malware Bytes combo for a few years and it's the best protection ever.

thrasherAVG $0

AVG has been one of the worst AVs in recent years, its not what it used to be, also those 0$ transform into hundreds in damages in case you get some worse malware.

Too bad its not ESET Smart Security :(

Been using the ESET Smart Security + Spybot S&D + Malware Bytes combo for a few years and it's the best protection ever.

[quote=thrasher]AVG $0[/quote]
AVG has been one of the worst AVs in recent years, its not what it used to be, also those 0$ transform into hundreds in damages in case you get some worse malware.
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yeah i use smart security too, but i just built a new desktop and was using mse just because i was only using the computer for games

for some reason a lot of people think just installing mse is efficient enough to keep their computers clean

the only shitty thing about paying for legit antivirus software is the fact that licenses eventually expire lol

yeah i use smart security too, but i just built a new desktop and was using mse just because i was only using the computer for games

for some reason a lot of people think just installing mse is efficient enough to keep their computers clean

the only shitty thing about paying for legit antivirus software is the fact that licenses eventually expire lol
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I use Common Sense 2013, it's pretty good.

I use Common Sense 2013, it's pretty good.
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PlatypusI use Common Sense 2013, it's pretty good.

Common Sense doesn't protect you from worms or exploits in legitimate software.

[quote=Platypus]I use Common Sense 2013, it's pretty good.[/quote]
Common Sense doesn't protect you from worms or exploits in legitimate software.
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Smart security is the best I've ever used. Never once has it conflicted with another program on my computer and it's been at least half a decade since I started using it.

Smart security is the best I've ever used. Never once has it conflicted with another program on my computer and it's been at least half a decade since I started using it.
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Foxyeah i use smart security too, but i just built a new desktop and was using mse just because i was only using the computer for games

for some reason a lot of people think just installing mse is efficient enough to keep their computers clean

the only shitty thing about paying for legit antivirus software is the fact that licenses eventually expire lol

MSE is ok but you always need a combo to be effective, if you have a antivirus only get a anti spyware/malware like spybot or the free version of malware bytes...

Of the ones I use I only paid for malwarebytes which is a lifetime license, so Im set.

[quote=Fox]yeah i use smart security too, but i just built a new desktop and was using mse just because i was only using the computer for games

for some reason a lot of people think just installing mse is efficient enough to keep their computers clean

the only shitty thing about paying for legit antivirus software is the fact that licenses eventually expire lol[/quote]
MSE is ok but you always need a combo to be effective, if you have a antivirus only get a anti spyware/malware like spybot or the free version of malware bytes...

Of the ones I use I only paid for malwarebytes which is a lifetime license, so Im set.
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avast + zonealarm :)

avast + zonealarm :)
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I download too much porn to not have anti-virus. Using Avast right now

I download too much porn to not have anti-virus. Using Avast right now
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You don't need antivirus if you are careful with what you do on your pc. Just like you don't need a condom if you are careful with what you do with your penis. Just make sure you browse clean websites and don't open filthy attachments. Just like you make sure to have sex with clean women and don't open their filthy attachments...

You don't need antivirus if you are careful with what you do on your pc. Just like you don't need a condom if you are careful with what you do with your penis. Just make sure you browse clean websites and don't open filthy attachments. Just like you make sure to have sex with clean women and don't open their filthy attachments...
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shocka1You don't need antivirus if you are careful with what you do on your pc. Just like you don't need a condom if you are careful with what you do with your penis. Just make sure you browse clean websites and don't open filthy attachments. Just like you make sure to have sex with clean women and don't open their filthy attachments...

my view on antivirus is normally i dont get viruses, but it doesnt hurt to have it there incase something goes wrong.

[quote=shocka1]You don't need antivirus if you are careful with what you do on your pc. Just like you don't need a condom if you are careful with what you do with your penis. Just make sure you browse clean websites and don't open filthy attachments. Just like you make sure to have sex with clean women and don't open their filthy attachments...[/quote]

my view on antivirus is normally i dont get viruses, but it doesnt hurt to have it there incase something goes wrong.
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shocka1You don't need antivirus if you are careful with what you do on your pc. Just like you don't need a condom if you are careful with what you do with your penis. Just make sure you browse clean websites and don't open filthy attachments. Just like you make sure to have sex with clean women and don't open their filthy attachments...

It's really really hard... to be careful having sex. Wear a condom...

[quote=shocka1]You don't need antivirus if you are careful with what you do on your pc. Just like you don't need a condom if you are careful with what you do with your penis. Just make sure you browse clean websites and don't open filthy attachments. Just like you make sure to have sex with clean women and don't open their filthy attachments...[/quote]

It's really really hard... to be careful having sex. Wear a condom...
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fsXDmy view on antivirus is normally i dont get viruses, but it doesnt hurt to have it there incase something goes wrong.

although computers nowadays are powerful enough to handle many background processes, including anti-virus, I'd rather free up as much as possible to run THAT much more efficiently. And the risk is low if you aren't stupidly clicking on random links or going to websites that aren't safe.

[quote=fsXD]my view on antivirus is normally i dont get viruses, but it doesnt hurt to have it there incase something goes wrong.[/quote]

although computers nowadays are powerful enough to handle many background processes, including anti-virus, I'd rather free up as much as possible to run THAT much more efficiently. And the risk is low if you aren't stupidly clicking on random links or going to websites that aren't safe.
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smart security is the nod32 engine with a few extra features

smart security is the nod32 engine with a few extra features
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shocka1You don't need antivirus if you are careful with what you do on your pc. Just like you don't need a condom if you are careful with what you do with your penis. Just make sure you browse clean websites and don't open filthy attachments. Just like you make sure to have sex with clean women and don't open their filthy attachments...

I dont necessarily agree with this because there are still plenty of ways to get infected even not visiting "bad" sites directly or downloading cracked stuff etc...

Every site and software you use is exploitable, to the point where even if you dont necessarily visit harmful websites you can still get infected or have your computer broken because of some nasty malware.

Its better to be safe than sorry and an antivirus + antispyware nowadays is not very resource consuming unless you have a low specs pc.

Sites you probably deem "secure" have loads of 3rd party content etc, etc. You're never safe on the internet

[quote=shocka1]You don't need antivirus if you are careful with what you do on your pc. Just like you don't need a condom if you are careful with what you do with your penis. Just make sure you browse clean websites and don't open filthy attachments. Just like you make sure to have sex with clean women and don't open their filthy attachments...[/quote]

I dont necessarily agree with this because there are still plenty of ways to get infected even not visiting "bad" sites directly or downloading cracked stuff etc...

Every site and software you use is exploitable, to the point where even if you dont necessarily visit harmful websites you can still get infected or have your computer broken because of some nasty malware.

Its better to be safe than sorry and an antivirus + antispyware nowadays is not very resource consuming unless you have a low specs pc.

Sites you probably deem "secure" have loads of 3rd party content etc, etc. You're never safe on the internet
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Kanecorebuttal

For the average user that doesn't necessarily know what is or isn't safe, protection is very useful. I, along with many other people I know in IT (co-workers) and friends through STEAM, have not acquired a virus/malware in 4+years. And none of us use antimalware or antivirus software. I personally have never used antivirus or antimalware since Windows 7 came out.

Yes, I download torrents. I go to sites that are labeled 'high risk' more than the average user does, yet still do not get infected with Viruses. For many things I install, antivirus/malware will automatically quarantine[or delete] files I don't want it to. It also happens if I want to grab files off a friend's USB drive and it will start removing their files.

Again, in my experience, these things have been a pain in the ass and aren't worth the "protection" they provide. What's the point of using protection if you are only going to have sex with someone you know is clean[got tested] and is on birth control?

[quote=Kaneco]rebuttal[/quote]

For the average user that doesn't necessarily know what is or isn't safe, protection is very useful. I, along with many other people I know in IT (co-workers) and friends through STEAM, have not acquired a virus/malware in 4+years. And none of us use antimalware or antivirus software. I personally have never used antivirus or antimalware since Windows 7 came out.

Yes, I download torrents. I go to sites that are labeled 'high risk' more than the average user does, yet still do not get infected with Viruses. For many things I install, antivirus/malware will automatically quarantine[or delete] files I don't want it to. It also happens if I want to grab files off a friend's USB drive and it will start removing their files.

Again, in my experience, these things have been a pain in the ass and aren't worth the "protection" they provide. What's the point of using protection if you are only going to have sex with someone you know is clean[got tested] and is on birth control?
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use windows defender and mse and don't be retarded. ez

use windows defender and mse and don't be retarded. ez
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I'm confused does this come with a license and for how long?

I'm confused does this come with a license and for how long?
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1 year

1 year
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shocka1Kanecorebuttal
For the average user that doesn't necessarily know what is or isn't safe, protection is very useful. I, along with many other people I know in IT (co-workers) and friends through STEAM, have not acquired a virus/malware in 4+years. And none of us use antimalware or antivirus software. I personally have never used antivirus or antimalware since Windows 7 came out.

Yes, I download torrents. I go to sites that are labeled 'high risk' more than the average user does, yet still do not get infected with Viruses. For many things I install, antivirus/malware will automatically quarantine[or delete] files I don't want it to. It also happens if I want to grab files off a friend's USB drive and it will start removing their files.

Again, in my experience, these things have been a pain in the ass and aren't worth the "protection" they provide. What's the point of using protection if you are only going to have sex with someone you know is clean[got tested] and is on birth control?

uh, how do you know you've never had a virus if you don't have a virus scanner? You could have a Trojan or key logger root deep and never know it. I work in network security at a level I can't even talk about and I believe it's dumb to not have any virus protection. Any site can have an infected ad that they don't even know about. A good virus program will have gamer mode that will shut off when you go fullscreen. There's no reason to go around the internet raw.

[quote=shocka1][quote=Kaneco]rebuttal[/quote]

For the average user that doesn't necessarily know what is or isn't safe, protection is very useful. I, along with many other people I know in IT (co-workers) and friends through STEAM, have not acquired a virus/malware in 4+years. And none of us use antimalware or antivirus software. I personally have never used antivirus or antimalware since Windows 7 came out.

Yes, I download torrents. I go to sites that are labeled 'high risk' more than the average user does, yet still do not get infected with Viruses. For many things I install, antivirus/malware will automatically quarantine[or delete] files I don't want it to. It also happens if I want to grab files off a friend's USB drive and it will start removing their files.

Again, in my experience, these things have been a pain in the ass and aren't worth the "protection" they provide. What's the point of using protection if you are only going to have sex with someone you know is clean[got tested] and is on birth control?[/quote]


uh, how do you know you've never had a virus if you don't have a virus scanner? You could have a Trojan or key logger root deep and never know it. I work in network security at a level I can't even talk about and I believe it's dumb to not have any virus protection. Any site can have an infected ad that they don't even know about. A good virus program will have gamer mode that will shut off when you go fullscreen. There's no reason to go around the internet raw.
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kuza uh, how do you know you've never had a virus if you don't have a virus scanner? You could have a Trojan or key logger root deep and never know it. I work in network security at a level I can't even talk about and I believe it's dumb to not have any virus protection. Any site can have an infected ad that they don't even know about. A good virus program will have gamer mode that will shut off when you go fullscreen. There's no reason to go around the internet raw.

a few times a year I do computer maintenance(Software+Hardware). As I do with my car and other things that require it. I install Malwarebytes, Sophos, and a few other programs to initiate a FULL system scan. And again, for the past 4+ years, it has found nothing. After I initiate the scan and it finds no threats (besides ones that are executables for my work, which aren't threats), I uninstall the programs.

But that's's just one of the things I do regarding software. I also do hardware related things, such as dust out my case and make sure everything is seated properly and test the components accordingly. I seldom run memory tests as well, but that isn't as much of an issue.

Again, why would I carry a gun (anti-virus) around in a community that has zero crimes reported (trusted sites) with cops (admins, developers, etc...) constantly patrolling the area?

If I were to ever suspect suspicious activity, I would most likely steer clear from it. I don't stupidly open attachments or click on ads. I don't install software unknown to me and anything I do install I take time to make sure it is something I (myself) initiated and downloaded. Surfing sites that aren't safe and clicking randomly is like walking the streets of Oakland at night yelling out racial slurs. You are going to need protection for that... You can also disable java-script/active-x in general, but allow for things you actually need. Such as banking sites.

There's so many things you can do without Antivirus/malware to prevent getting infected. The most important, being, don't open things that you don't recognize fully. Pay attention to what you click on (links, ads, programs, etc...). If you don't even want to bother with ads, get an Ad-blocker. Which I use in conjunction with a popup blocker. Read what you are installing (don't just click next 10 times speedily). Update windows/java/browsers frequently.

Is there anything else I should do Mr. Security, or do you still think I have a key logger?

[quote=kuza] uh, how do you know you've never had a virus if you don't have a virus scanner? You could have a Trojan or key logger root deep and never know it. I work in network security at a level I can't even talk about and I believe it's dumb to not have any virus protection. Any site can have an infected ad that they don't even know about. A good virus program will have gamer mode that will shut off when you go fullscreen. There's no reason to go around the internet raw.[/quote]

a few times a year I do computer maintenance(Software+Hardware). As I do with my car and other things that require it. I install Malwarebytes, Sophos, and a few other programs to initiate a FULL system scan. And again, for the past 4+ years, it has found nothing. After I initiate the scan and it finds no threats (besides ones that are executables for my work, which aren't threats), I uninstall the programs.

But that's's just one of the things I do regarding software. I also do hardware related things, such as dust out my case and make sure everything is seated properly and test the components accordingly. I seldom run memory tests as well, but that isn't as much of an issue.

Again, why would I carry a gun (anti-virus) around in a community that has zero crimes reported (trusted sites) with cops (admins, developers, etc...) constantly patrolling the area?

If I were to ever suspect suspicious activity, I would most likely steer clear from it. I don't stupidly open attachments or click on ads. I don't install software unknown to me and anything I do install I take time to make sure it is something I (myself) initiated and downloaded. Surfing sites that aren't safe and clicking randomly is like walking the streets of Oakland at night yelling out racial slurs. You are going to need protection for that... You can also disable java-script/active-x in general, but allow for things you actually need. Such as banking sites.

There's so many things you can do without Antivirus/malware to prevent getting infected. The most important, being, don't open things that you don't recognize fully. Pay attention to what you click on (links, ads, programs, etc...). If you don't even want to bother with ads, get an Ad-blocker. Which I use in conjunction with a popup blocker. Read what you are installing (don't just click next 10 times speedily). Update windows/java/browsers frequently.

Is there anything else I should do Mr. Security, or do you still think I have a key logger?
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Sorry, but if you're using adblock or disabling javascript for certain sites then you are already applying some protection measures or using some kind of protection on your computer, that whole post is a contradiction within itself

You could even theoretically click nothing suspicious, all it takes is for a legit trusted site you visit having a javascript exploit or an ad which is exploited and you're infected. And you don't really notice malware injection as it's happening if you don't have any kind of protection against it, it might not even appear in later scans depending on the malware behaviour.

Bottom line, it's impossible to keep a computer fully secured when connected to and using the internet regularly, especially without any kind of protection.

Sorry, but if you're using adblock or disabling javascript for certain sites then you are already applying some protection measures or using some kind of protection on your computer, that whole post is a contradiction within itself

You could even theoretically click nothing suspicious, all it takes is for a legit trusted site you visit having a javascript exploit or an ad which is exploited and you're infected. And you don't really notice malware injection as it's happening if you don't have any kind of protection against it, it might not even appear in later scans depending on the malware behaviour.

Bottom line, it's impossible to keep a computer fully secured when connected to and using the internet regularly, especially without any kind of protection.
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KanecoSorry, but if you're using adblock or disabling javascript

gotta go adblock, noscripts and sandboxie x)

[quote=Kaneco]Sorry, but if you're using adblock or disabling javascript[/quote]
gotta go adblock, noscripts and sandboxie x)
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eset still has really weak detection rate against trojan, hijackbrowser and worms.

Even installing norton antivirus managed to remove some of the issues whle eset couldnt detect any of it
Kaspersky removed all the problems i had that norton couldnt remove.

eset still has really weak detection rate against trojan, hijackbrowser and worms.

Even installing norton antivirus managed to remove some of the issues whle eset couldnt detect any of it
Kaspersky removed all the problems i had that norton couldnt remove.
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Just FYI, you can still get attacked by worms even if the only thing you do is plug your computer to the internet. Having automatic updates prevents this, but for my security class we tried putting a computer on XP freshly installed with no updates. You'd be surprised how many bots there are just scanning for old shitty computers.

That being said, shocka you already have a lot of protection tools that you're mentioning. Granted, they aren't as resource intensive and extensive as virus scanners and what not, but they're very powerful tools. Without those options (ie you use IE6 or something) you can easily get problems.

That being said, I only run MSE on my laptop and computer right now. On my main computer I run Comodo, no anti-virus (because fuck, some versions of avast were fucking annoying). Most viruses nowadays are Trojans anyways since they want to make a profit and the ransomware generally doesn't get on your computer without downloading suspicious files (through browser exploits or bad torrents). Comodo's mostly useful for just closing unnecessary services that windows likes to run, but also occasionally protects against worms.

So yeah, anti-virus unnecessary with a decent firewall and browser protection plugins like noscript/adblock. Still, I'd run MSE just in case anyways, though maybe not out of the way to catch the advance stuff.

Just FYI, you can still get attacked by worms even if the only thing you do is plug your computer to the internet. Having automatic updates prevents this, but for my security class we tried putting a computer on XP freshly installed with no updates. You'd be surprised how many bots there are just scanning for old shitty computers.

That being said, shocka you already have a lot of protection tools that you're mentioning. Granted, they aren't as resource intensive and extensive as virus scanners and what not, but they're very powerful tools. Without those options (ie you use IE6 or something) you can easily get problems.

That being said, I only run MSE on my laptop and computer right now. On my main computer I run Comodo, no anti-virus (because fuck, some versions of avast were fucking annoying). Most viruses nowadays are Trojans anyways since they want to make a profit and the ransomware generally doesn't get on your computer without downloading suspicious files (through browser exploits or bad torrents). Comodo's mostly useful for just closing unnecessary services that windows likes to run, but also occasionally protects against worms.

So yeah, anti-virus unnecessary with a decent firewall and browser protection plugins like noscript/adblock. Still, I'd run MSE just in case anyways, though maybe not out of the way to catch the advance stuff.
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