Antivirus expires next month and would just like to see what everyone is using?.....I use ESET NOD32 right now along with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
make sure u hit I just want the free one,, otherwise u will get trial
Customer is alWays opposite of Left
AVG2013 Free version and MalwareAntiBytes. After I saw 2 different IT guys running them I figured it must be OK. Never had a problem.
If sense were so common everyone would have it !
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Microsoft's MSE has been good to me. And it's free!
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Originally Posted by dapper
Originally Posted by MatrixTransform
Originally Posted by Cagey57
I use the MSE one on my work laptop also, and it has proven itself twice now. If we buy any AV we use Trend Micro. Works well, not a processor hog, and it's not a PITA to set up.
I hate antivirus software. I haven't run an antivirus in over 10 years just because they are a huge resource hog.
I keep a vmware image of an old XP computer I had years ago that I use to solely surf the web and mess around. If it gets infected, I delete it and fire up the original copy. Everything else I use for work only connects to control sites or absolutely trusted sites. With memory and storage being so cheap these days, there is no reason to not virtualize OS's. Try it, you'll love it.
Trend Micro on the work laptop and Bit Defender on the personal one at home using Windows 7 and Windows 8 respectively.
If you can't fix it with JB Weld, Duct Tape, and Ty Wire it has to be replaced.
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Ditto, I run bear back on most of my machines. I image every month or two and have custom scripts that zips up and FTPs important folders to a server every night. Something goes sideways, I restore the image and grab the current zip files and restore. I can get restored and be running in about an hour.
Originally Posted by noskilltech
Antivirus is almost useless these days. The exploits are put to use long before the virus definitions have them, leaving you totally unprotected.
Personally the only scanner I trust to work is the Microsoft offline scanner. You burn it a CD / USB and boot to it. If the nasty is on your machine, it could very well have disabled (or otherwise hid itself) your antivirus. Booting to a known clean CD eliminates that hassle.
Again though. If its a new exploit, no virus scanner will have it until its found and documented.
I've used AVG free version for a few years now and it's performed very well. I've used TrendMicro (paid) and Avira (free) in the past, and I was not satisfied. TM let some bugs in and Avira (free) is annoying. Also, they are both slow on scan compared to AVG. I've also seen MSE let bugs in that it could not clean.
I also agree with a lot of what orion242 says, I'm just not as tech savvy as he is yet.
Well I can save you some time, heres what I use.
Clonezilla - Good disk/partition imaging software. Works with windows network shares.
7zip - Full function zipper with command line interface. CLI is a separate application.
Filezilla - free FTP server, great client also
MS FTP - Plain windows standard command line FTP client. Commands can be fed to it via a .txt file.
I use the windows scheduler to run a custom .bat file that does some cleanup, zips select folders, then if a connection to the server is present it sends everything via ftp. Works on both XP and 7, 32/64 bit. Im sure there are simpler ways, but it works well for me, very flexible, no software costs.
At some point, if there is interest, I can comment and post my scripts.