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    Old 04-09-2012, 01:30 AM
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    Question recommended antivirus protection?

    Hi I no longer want to use microsoft security essentials and would like to purchase a antivirus protection that is good and gamer friendly.

    I have no experience with anything other than microsoft security essentials

    I would like to pay a one time fee or a yearly fee but no monthly fees.

    thank you for all your recommendations and it would also be very helpful if you tell me why you like your anti virus protection and if you have notices any cons to them.

    I am running windows 7
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    Old 04-09-2012, 01:40 AM
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    I use ESET nod32 and never had a problem
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    Old 04-09-2012, 01:44 AM
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    Question nod 32?

    Im actually looking at that one right now, how long have you been using it and did it make your pc a little slow? because i game and worry about programs making pc go slow.

    Thank you for providing your recommendation. I Think i will go with what you recommended even though i don't really hear it at all that much i mostly hear about norton and macfee and other popular programs but never nod
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    Old 04-09-2012, 02:52 AM
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    Norton did a complete overhaul of their AV software to ensure it had a very small impact on your resources. It's what I've used for a couple years now and I've always been quite happy with it.

    You can check out the AV round up articles on maximumPC.com
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    Old 04-09-2012, 06:00 AM
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    Quote:
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    Hi I no longer want to use microsoft security essentials and would like to purchase a antivirus protection that is good and gamer friendly.

    I have no experience with anything other than microsoft security essentials

    I would like to pay a one time fee or a yearly fee but no monthly fees.

    thank you for all your recommendations and it would also be very helpful if you tell me why you like your anti virus protection and if you have notices any cons to them.

    I am running windows 7
    Sorry I don't have an answer for you but can I ask why you're ditching Microsoft Security Essentials? That's what I'm using now and I don't have a ton of experience with anything else either, other than AVG. I couldn't tell any difference between the two as far as how well it actually protects you. Neither ever found anything malicious.
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    Old 04-09-2012, 06:03 AM
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    Im actually looking at that one right now, how long have you been using it and did it make your pc a little slow? because i game and worry about programs making pc go slow.

    Thank you for providing your recommendation. I Think i will go with what you recommended even though i don't really hear it at all that much i mostly hear about norton and macfee and other popular programs but never nod
    Nope it didn't make my pc slow.
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    Old 04-09-2012, 11:46 AM
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    Nope it didn't make my pc slow.
    Also since the new version came out it has a gaming mode it enters when you start games.
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    Old 04-09-2012, 12:40 PM
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    Quote:
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    Hi I no longer want to use microsoft security essentials and would like to purchase a antivirus protection that is good and gamer friendly.

    I have no experience with anything other than microsoft security essentials

    I would like to pay a one time fee or a yearly fee but no monthly fees.

    thank you for all your recommendations and it would also be very helpful if you tell me why you like your anti virus protection and if you have notices any cons to them.

    I am running windows 7
    i would like to suggest going here:

    [URL="http://www.pcworld.com/products/software/antivirus_and_security.html"]http://www.pcworld.com/products/software/antivirus_and_security.html[/URL]

    and checking out their test reviews on the top 10 in security suites and paid a/v programs.

    you should be able to find something there that meets your needs.
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    Old 04-09-2012, 12:47 PM
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    Microsoft Security Essentials is actually pretty darn good.
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    Old 04-09-2012, 12:48 PM
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    Quote:
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    i would like to suggest going here:

    [URL="http://www.pcworld.com/products/software/antivirus_and_security.html"]http://www.pcworld.com/products/software/antivirus_and_security.html[/URL]

    and checking out their test reviews on the top 10 in security suites and paid a/v programs.

    you should be able to find something there that meets your needs.
    Strange how its a different order to the third party companies who specifically test security software.
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