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Default 07-16-2010, 05:35 PM

Hey, I don't want an iPad either. But if you're willing to wipe out everything on your Mini when you think you have a virus, then nothing you do on your Mini is important.


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Default 07-16-2010, 05:56 PM

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*According to a test by c't ($$). MSE scored about equal; it has even better heuristics and disinfection capabilities but update intervals are worse and you have to update manually, too easy to forget for me.
MSE does update automatically - several times a day, in fact.
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Default 07-16-2010, 08:34 PM

Avast Internet Security - 3 computers / 1 year on my mini 1012, mini 10v and Area 51


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Default 07-17-2010, 12:13 AM

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Current Norton products are very "light" on resources.
I've had so many bad experiences with Norton that I'm not even willing to give them another chance. Damage done, here.

As for BitDefender...the only time I had a serious issue with it was when they issued a bad update. I caught mine early enough that it didn't do any real damage to my OS, but I know many others weren't as fortunate.


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Default 07-17-2010, 02:55 AM

O.K. perhaps I can help with a simple question. As I said before I like AVG. So, has anyone had any bad experiences with AVG?
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Default 07-17-2010, 09:19 AM

AVG has a rather bad recent history of false positives that have crippled people's systems. It is also known to seriously slow down boot and shutdown times.


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Default 07-17-2010, 01:46 PM

hasnt this topic already been discussed to death already???.....AV pgm choices/opinions are like a**holes everyone has one....this really should be closed......


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Default 07-18-2010, 10:14 AM

I hadn't heard anything bad about AVG, that's interesting. The consensus seems to favour Microsoft Security Essentials. I for one, value other people's opinions on what has to be a very important choice. I've never looked at MSE, but I will now.
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Default 07-18-2010, 05:07 PM

I never used an anti-virus before (relying on common sense) due to a great deal of false-positives and an ability to cripple my computers, though I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials for the past year or so. It performs the function that I need from an AV exactly how I need - to work without become intrusive or obstructive to using my device.



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Default 07-19-2010, 05:14 AM

Sounds good.
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