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Poll: *** The All New Windows AV Thread - Keep All AV Questions in Here ***

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by TheHitMan-1973, Feb 15, 2014.

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What AV do you use?

  1. Avira AntiVir

    2.9%
  2. AVG

    5.8%
  3. Avast!

    14.8%
  4. BitDefender

    4.7%
  5. Panda

    0.8%
  6. Microsoft Security Essentials

    19.7%
  7. BitDefender

    2.9%
  8. Sophos

    2.5%
  9. McAfee

    1.7%
  10. Norton/Symantec

    3.0%
  11. Eset NOD32

    12.0%
  12. Kaspersky

    10.1%
  13. Trend

    0.3%
  14. Other

    3.5%
  15. I do not run any AV other than OS built in (E.g. Windows Defender)

    15.2%
  1. Sliver

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 27, 2011

    Posts: 10,827

    Location: Darlington

    Red Tube.

    AVG is such a crap program. Why would people design it so that you can't uninstall it? I wish I never downloaded it.
     
  2. foster grant

    Soldato

    Joined: May 10, 2012

    Posts: 5,887

    Location: North London

    Hmm I've been ok with not getting any bugs from there lol, and yeah AVG is pretty crap, will it not even let you delete th programe files ?...I'm also thinking you may have to use an AVG uninstaller, I think you can get a tool to remove AVG from the AVG site ?
     
  3. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Jun 30, 2007

    Posts: 66,519

    Location: Wales

    Windows program manager, uninstall, avg same as everything else?

    You sure you downloaded avg and not a fake version that's another virus?
     
  4. Pawnless Endgame

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 10,741

    Location: Sunny Stafford

  5. Sliver

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 27, 2011

    Posts: 10,827

    Location: Darlington

    Yeah cheers that really helps.
     
  6. Pawnless Endgame

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 10,741

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    You're welcome :)
     
  7. jsmoke

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 8,584

    Take it you didn't score last night then?

    There's an app called revvo uninstaller or a similar name, try that.
     
  8. Sliver

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 27, 2011

    Posts: 10,827

    Location: Darlington

    No I didn't score. Tried revo and it didn't work.
     
  9. jsmoke

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 8,584

    Try safe mode.
     
  10. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2011

    Posts: 13,828

    Location: Miercna rīce

    Fooking prons.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. FloppyPoppy

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 27, 2012

    Posts: 6,973

    Location: The king of the north!

    When your brain knows that hottie on the side who is ready to meet you right now for a night of steamy passion is in fact malware.... but your sin stick makes you press it anyway.
     
  12. foster grant

    Soldato

    Joined: May 10, 2012

    Posts: 5,887

    Location: North London

    The free version of revo will only remove a few files, did you not go and get the AVG removal Tool ?..and if this is going to carry on for a few days...you might as well just do a windows clean install :)

    At least you didnt use a credid card on that site, that would be unwise lol
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2018
  13. SimonC

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 7, 2003

    Posts: 1,855

    Anyone else had an issue where Windows defender will close when trying to do a full scan?
    Quick scan works just fine.
    Same thing happens in safe mode.
     
  14. MaDMaX**

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 27, 2009

    Posts: 315

    Just wandered what anyone’s thoughts were on bitdefender internet security 2018 have pretty much always had Kaspersky Free from Barclays but no longer available

    I had put avast aV and zone alarm firewall both free versions on both the wife n mines laptops but to be honest getting sick of the pop banners

    Looking for a decent low drain on the resources package and bitdefender se ms to fit in

    All thoughts appreciated ,

    Ps I’m a pretty savvy pc person having worked for AOL previously so not shy to all things internet, and don’t think I’ve ever had a virus but don’t go to dodgy sites or download things 8 shouldn’t so realise I couple prob just rely on Windows to keep me safe, mainly surf n game offline

    But the wife although is more or less a saint, is not very savvy so it’s more for her really
     
  15. Gee

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 11, 2007

    Posts: 4,033

    Location: Nottingham

    I recently moved over to Bitdefender IS 18 and I'm pretty impressed to be honest (used Kaspersky IS before through Barclays).

    I just leave it on the Autopilot mode and let it do it's thing. No system impact as far as I can tell.
     
  16. MaDMaX**

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 27, 2009

    Posts: 315

    Thanks for the input , I’m def swinging towards it, I’m thinking I might put it on the wife’s laptop , and run mine with Windows defender but after some benching marking install it and compare, for me as long as it doesn’t impact on my games i’ll Be happy
     
  17. Fire_fly

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 18, 2012

    Posts: 3,708

    Location: Derbyshire

    What are peoples views on Kaspersky at present?

    My Licence expires at the end of them month so i'm wondering whether to stay with them or trying something different, probably Bit Defender. I've been happy with Kaspersky for the last 5 years I've been using them but the news about possible security issues has me slightly concerned.
     
  18. jpaul

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 9,631

    what are Avast playing at ?
    need to do some research, but, I assume they are trying to con me into moving from the free home(non-commercial) version I currently use

    [​IMG]
     
  19. ScoTTyBEEE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 1, 2004

    Posts: 1,990

    Location: London

    Go on ebay and buy an ESET nod32 license. You can get 3 year licenses for around £7-8. They're reseller licenses and shouldn't be resold, but I liken that to buying a single coke from a mulitpack, still does the job.
     
  20. Elevon

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 22, 2006

    Posts: 3,013


    No need just download Bitdefender Free version, you won't know it is there, very light on resources with great detection etc...