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I use AVG - Free version (also native to FatTails) without a problem.

I too have never had a virus etc since using it.

This is loaded on my trading machine. I leave it on while trading (never caused a problem).

I have never noticed it's automatic updates causing any performance issues with the machine.

I do however schedule the weekly scan to occur on a Sunday, outside of the trading week.

Highly recommended.

FatTails is from Germany, isn't he? AVG is Czech company as is Avast.
BTW on Windows I use nod32, which is Slovakian. however I do not think they have free version.


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Another vote for MSE, it has never gotten in the way whereas Trend, AVG, Avast, those all have got in my way in the past with various applications. So I just use MSE for the last few years to simplify.

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MSE is the best i feel.. especially on win 7 and im sure will be nice on win 8.. ms did a really nice job..

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Comodo seems to slow down the computer, and all processes quite noticeably.

may want to consider another service, fwiw

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+1 Avast

In the last 10 years I have used Norton, McAfee and Avast. I've never tried the other ones mentioned, so I'm not an expert here, but I can say I've had trouble with Norton and McAfee. I've been very happy with Avast and have never had any problems with it.

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MSs MSE is built into win 8.. if your smart on the interwebs you shouldnt need antivirus software, but having MSE makes it that much safer i guess..

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I recommend MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) over pretty much anything else.

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I recommend MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) over pretty much anything else.

Agreed ! I use it on my VPS as well and it's working just fine.

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I use MSE too. I don't think any of them will catch everything, but it works pretty good and does the best job of staying out of your way. Only complaints are the full scans are really slow on traditional drive and you can't pause and restart a scan, have to start from the beginning. SSD is ok.

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MSE Fails AV Test (worst protection out of 24 AV packages)


I disagree on MicroSoft Security Essentials.

There are known problems with detection rates recently. In October 2012 Microsoft Security Essentials was the only antivirus package out of 24 to fail the test. Here comes the problem:

Detection of a representative set of malware discovered in the last 2-3 months (AV-TEST reference set)
MSE: 90 %
Industry average: 97 %
Samples used: 272,799


For more information see:

AV-TEST - The Independent IT-Security Institute: Sep/Oct 2012

Just because MSE does not create problems, I do not conclude that it offers sufficient protection.


I had used MSE on my notebook (older processor and only 3 GBYte of RAM). MSE slowed down the notebook considerably, and I had to replace it with AVAST about a year ago. I have since banned MSE from all my PCs for good.

And of course Microsoft is one of the corporations spying for the NSA.

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