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Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:32:09 AM | Virus software




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I had a lot of trouble with McAfee virus software and with McAfee tech support as well and finally gave up on them and uninstalled it.  In looking for a new virus software I found some that have a caution about use with Autodesk products....specifically, BitDefender.  I also found issues with McAfee as well that, had I known, I probably would never have purchased it.

I'm curious what folks here are using and whether or not performance is affected in R13..

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Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:43:24 AM | Virus software



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I am using Microsoft Security Essentials, a free download, seems to work well. Like you I had troubles with some of the purchased versions.

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Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 5:27:21 PM | Virus software



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I just use Avast. 


I've seen Trojans blast their way straight past Norton--which aging technophobes insist we buy--yet I've never gotten a scratch while using free versions of antivirus. 


It all boils down to internet usage, really.  If you're trying to find sites that stream your favorite TV shows before they're released on DVD, you're going to have a bad time. 


Also, the more expensive the software, or "better" it is, the more insinuated it must become with your operating system, which causes problems and conflicts with other legit programs from time to time.  Antivirus software is basically a massive benign virus in itself, that by being involved in all your processes, disallows malicious software to get a foothold.  Since it's already taken.


Anyway.  That's my layman's explanation.  So if you're moderately savvy about not visiting the armpit of the internet, any old anti-virus will protect you from the occasional threat you bump into without also having to endure the oppressive side-effects security suites cause your workstation.

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