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Which antivrus is best

I'm looking at either Norton or bit defender but don't know which is better. Any inputs are appreciated.

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Norton is pretty awful. My friend uses Bit defender and he likes it.

Also I use avast, pretty nice once you turn off all the annoying prompts.

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inb4 "common sense and malwarebytes."

 

I've used bitdefender in the past and it's quite nice. I'd go with that one.

 

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Just now, fasauceome said:

Norton is pretty awful. My friend uses Bit defender and he likes it.

Also I use avast, pretty nice once you turn off all the annoying prompts.

ok thx is there a particular reason it is bad or just personal opinion?

 

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1 minute ago, IMPNick said:

I'm looking at either Norton or bit defender but don't know which is better. Any inputs are appreciated.

What OS are you running? Windows Defender is pretty good already if you use Win 10. That and some common sense should work just fine.

I'd recommend getting something like Malwarebytes because as far as I know, defender doesn't protect against malware.

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1 minute ago, IMPNick said:

ok thx is there a particular reason it is bad or just personal opinion?

 

Norton is basically a virus itself. It's super intrusive and doesn't protect well.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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Just now, Cyberspirit said:

What OS are you running? Windows Defender is pretty good already if you use Win 10. That and some common sense should work just fine.

I'd recommend getting something like Malwarebytes because as far as I know, defender doesn't protect against malware.

I am running 10 but for feeling more secure id rather not go with just windows or a free software even if they are good.

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Just now, fasauceome said:

Norton is basically a virus itself. It's super intrusive and doesn't protect well.

ok thx

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Malwarebytes with window firewall/antivirus is less intrusive from experience, I always find other software slow down my machine(more resources use) or output alot of false positive.

 

16 minutes ago, IMPNick said:

I am running 10 but for feeling more secure id rather not go with just windows or a free software even if they are good.

If you want to feel more secure go install a uBlocker and go to filter and add malware and tracking list and stick with window defender and just don't download and run everything by default. If it from new source it better to scan it using window or virustotal(website or window plugin). All of these option are free, don't go looking to pirate security program please, as these are never truly up to date.

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1 minute ago, EMC said:

Malwarebytes with window firewall/antivirus is less intrusive from experience, I always find other software slow down my machine(more resources use) or output alot of false positive.

 

If you want to feel more secure go install a uBlocker and go to filter and add malware and tracking list and stick with window defender and just don't download and run everything by default. If it from new source it better to scan it using window or virustotal(website or window plugin). All of these option are free, don't go looking to pirate security program please, as these are never truly up to date.

I would never pirate it if i were to get one i would purchase 

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35 minutes ago, IMPNick said:

I'm looking at either Norton or bit defender but don't know which is better. Any inputs are appreciated.

Both arent good. Just use malwarebytes and windows defender.

 

Malwarebytes is now a full antivirus replavement, complete with exploit mitigations and ransonware mitigations. That is only for premium though, which is worth the money. 

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29 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Norton is basically a virus itself. It's super intrusive and doesn't protect well.

I used Norton and I have found it to do the job pretty well. it is only around $40 and does a great job. I guess its all personal preference I guess though, but as to the intrusions, there are setting you can configure to help this, like the email protection and such. I would myself recommend Norton. 

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4 minutes ago, MrReaver said:

I used Norton and I have found it to do the job pretty well. it is only around $40 and does a great job. I guess its all personal preference I guess though, but as to the intrusions, there are setting you can configure to help this, like the email protection and such. I would myself recommend Norton. 

You ever scan with something that actually detects malware? If youre relying on useless garbage like norton alone and assume because it hasnt detected malware that you have none, you should probs run some of the tests i outline here.

 

Ive had to help a lot of people with useless antiviruses like norton fix their computers...

 

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4 minutes ago, Amazonsucks said:

You ever scan with something that actually detects malware? If youre relying on useless garbage like norton alone and assume because it hasnt detected malware that you have none, you should probs run some of the tests i outline here.

 

Ive had to help a lot of people with useless antiviruses like norton fix their computers...

 

Yes, I use Malwarebytes as well as other programs to scan for rootkits and such, but he was just asking about Norton and BitDefender. 

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No need for an antivirus (Windows defender is fine), use common sense and don't download stupid things off the internet.

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2 minutes ago, MrReaver said:

Yes, I use Malwarebytes as well as other programs to scan for rootkits and such, but he was just asking about Norton and BitDefender. 

Either one is just paid bloatware that could be replaced with MBAM premium if hes going to pay for an AV though. Im not the only one advising him to avoid both AVs and just buy MBAM. Its really the best option.

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5 minutes ago, Amazonsucks said:

Either one is just paid bloatware tbat could be replaced with MBAM premium if hes going to pay for an AV though. Im not the only one advising him to avoid both AVs and just buy MBAM. Its really the best option.

Im not disagreeing, I was just stating that I like Norton as a personal preference and giving him my opinion of it. But to add, norton does scan again malware.

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Just now, MrReaver said:

Im not disagreeing, I was just stating that I like Norton as a personal preference and giving him my opinion of it. 

After all the headaches ive experienced because of people having norton or similar AVs, i have to ask: whyyyyy do you like it?

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1 minute ago, Amazonsucks said:

After all the headaches ive experienced because of people having norton or similar AVs, i have to ask: whyyyyy do you like it?

In all honesty, I have used it for a while and have never had anything bad effect on my PC. I also download a lot of sketchy files or programs from the web and any time there has been malicious content included it has informed me and removed it automatically. In all honesty, it isn't a bad program at all. 

My PC Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i7 8750H RAM: 16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti

 

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42 minutes ago, MrReaver said:

In all honesty, I have used it for a while and have never had anything bad effect on my PC. I also download a lot of sketchy files or programs from the web and any time there has been malicious content included it has informed me and removed it automatically. In all honesty, it isn't a bad program at all. 

Thats weird because ive had exactly the opposite experience tbh. Ill have someone ask for help, theyll have Norton or McAfee or something like that and ill run MBAM, hundreds of detections that the other AV missed.

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26 minutes ago, Amazonsucks said:

Thats weird because ive had exactly the opposite experience tbh. Ill have someone ask for help, theyll have Norton or McAfee or something like that and ill run MBAM, hundreds of detections that the other AV missed.

Weird, I mean I'm not saying that it catches everything, but it has caught a bunch of malicious files. I also run certain software to scan for rootkits, malware, etc. to remove anything else every so often, so that could also be a reason that I keep my pc clean. But I usually don't find much of anything with them. 

My PC Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i7 8750H RAM: 16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti

 

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