antivirus?

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  1. cater

    cater Pen Pal - Newbie

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    do any of you use antivirus on your tablets? does it slow performance? do you notice things take longer to load?

    I cant decide whether or not I should install ESET NOD32 or not... let me know what you guys think !
     
  2. JackofVancouver

    JackofVancouver Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Definitely install ESET NOD32. If you have it, it's heuristics catches viruses before there's a definition for it. It should be much more powerful than Microsoft Security Essentials.

    It's also not resource intensive. It even has a gamer mode that reduces latency even further for gaming.
     
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    comodo antivirus. geat. free. complete
     
  4. guiri

    guiri Moron!

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    My nod goes to NOD32 and yes, pun intended. Great stuff. I use comodo firewall though :)

    Never get any virii :)

    Also, unlike Norton, NOD is VERY unobtrusive and doesn't slow my $hit down/
     
  5. Agent 9

    Agent 9 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    No, I do not use any Anti-anything. I think it uses up resources and NEVER has done anything for me but use up resources. I haven't even seen any of my friend's software catch anything that isn't obvious (like a single process taking up 50% CPU, and is named or created by something weird; which is simple enough to "eliminate"; usually it is the Anti-virus acting like a virus using up system resources and slowing you to a crawl)

    Smart browsing/ management routines for Windows 7, coupled with Linux OS for any other browsing of untrusted sites, ect... (Linux is completely invulnerable to everything :) ) is the perfect system.
     
  6. Kyle Porter

    Kyle Porter Veteran Moderator Senior Member

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    Personally, running a copy of Windows without any virus protection is a very horrible idea. As a technician in 3 different computer stores, the number one thing I see is virus removals. My preference goes as follows:

    Free: Microsoft Security Essentials combined with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Paid: Tough choice between Panda and NOD32

    I've had Panda catch viruses not even known by Kaspersky, NOD32, and MSE. Unfortunately it can be a little resource hungry at times.
     

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