Q&A Which Antivirus to purchase?

Spawn

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#25
Buying an Antivirus/Suite software is a waste of time and money.
  • Improve your security knowledge and awareness
  • Implement a backup plan
  • If you want additional security, invest in non-AV security solutions
If you use Windows 10, upgrade to latest stable build for the most up to date security features that Windows Defender can offer.
 

DeepWeb

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#27
I hope it's not too late. None from the store. Go to Wilders Security or check the Giveaway section here on MT and get one with a big discount or even a 1 year free license. I think Zemana still has their 751 day license. Just use WD and ZAM and you're already at the level of protection of anything you have to pay for.

:)
 

RoboMan

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#30
Everything relies on what specifications your computer possesses. Since all those options are great, i would suggest you go with the lightest one that does not sacrifice your performance. Don't waste your money on poducts that may slow down your system.

My recommendation: download free trials for those programs and test how they perform on your system (one at a time!). Come to a conclusion by yourself.

If no problems are found with all of them, i would go with Kaspersky.
 

Weebarra

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#35
I'm confused between BitDefender and kaspersky!!!!!
Either one will serve you well but on a personal note, i have used both of them and prefer Kaspersky mainly because Bitdefender didn't perform very well on my system (W7) and you can configure more with Kaspersky if you wish so that gets my vote but please take the advice given above and test the trial versions first to see which suits you better then make your choice based on your own experience.
 

Umbra

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#37
Here is Emsisoft Anti-Malware , 30-days free trial.

Then:

- if you buy for more than one machine/year, it is cheaper , we have an actual promotion running Emsisoft | Buy Anti-Malware Software For Your Home
- if once you buy EAM, you persuade a friend/family to try it , your license duration is extended by one month; if they buy EAM; you gains 6 months ! i dont think other vendors does that. :)
 

Brie

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#38
i read that kaspersky is acting with russia against the usa and it's allies. it could have a back door in it. i will not pay for kaspersky. the money would help putin's aggression.

i got a deal for bitdefender total security for $20. i can not do any thing else, while doing a full scan. it takes all the PC power. i have a core i5 processor and 8GB of memory. Emsisoft emergency kit also takes all my PC power. i will do a full scan with zemana free, only.
 

roger_m

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#39
i read that kaspersky is acting with russia against the usa and it's allies. it could have a back door in it. i will not pay for kaspersky. the money would help putin's aggression.
You can't believe everything you read. There is no actual proof, to back up the claims.
 

Umbra

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#40
i have a core i5 processor and 8GB of memory. Emsisoft emergency kit also takes all my PC power. i will do a full scan with zemana free, only.
so you have a problem somewhere, because i have a old laptop (i5 3230 & 6Gb RAM) and Emsisoft is running smooth.
 
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