Which antivirus?

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by Joe511, Nov 2, 2015.

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    Joe511

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    Hi, would Panda Anrivirus run on Xp if not AVG
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    either will run, the problem is getting one that will be still updating for xp after 2016.

    I do not like either, I use 360 total security free, from qihoo.
     
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    Ok thx will try 360 when I get internet just wondering because I use Panda on my little win7 netbook
     
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    AVG quite heavy, always peak at 650MB vs Malware Byte only 350MB system RAM
    Unfortunately neither is free
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    malwarebytes from malwarebytes.org is a free malware scanner, BUT it is not an antivirus.
     
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    Avast, 'cause it's free, reliable and 'cause I'm a beta tester xD

    Anyway, with Avast free antivirus you will have the possibility to scan for outdated software and update them directly from the avast gui, a secure browser provided by avast and made from chromium sources, the possibility to save all your passwords and encrypt them and, last but not least, a sandbox where you can run every program you believe it's faulty or dangerous. ;)
    Oh, almost forgot, you can run a boot-time scan, which means avast will reboot your computer and run under DOS in order to remove even the worse threat (virus, spyware, rootkit, trojan, malware, worm, grime).

    Keep it simple, join avast! ^_^ Link
     
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    Use Microsoft Security Essentials version 4.4.304.0, if you can find it. Microsoft pulled it from their servers but this version will update itself (the definition files) until 2020.
     
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    Hi, I've read online that Panda is one of the perfect antivirus that is good for Windows XP. It is even free.
     
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    Been using Comodo's free AV suite for years. Never had any problems with it.

    Just make sure you disable all the dozy 'pop-ups', and uncheck 'Install GeekBuddy', and 'Install Dragon' ( or Chromodo, as it is now....their high-security version of Chrome, which runs like a slug), and you're good to go. Works well.


    Mike. ;)
     
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    I started using '360 Total Security' after 'avg' turned the comp into a major slug, Things are now much better!!
     
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