[Info] Which is best?

By steelth
Feb 24, 2012
  1. Avg or microsoft essentials? I got a very very old computer i'm working on with very little storage so i only wanted 1. Years ago before microsoft essentials i always put Avg on computers now ,i'm wondering which would be best if you could only pick 1?
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,181   +411

    I would personally go with MSE these days. I've been moving my machines over to MSE during the last year or so. It's pretty light weight and does a decent job finding baddies.
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,476   +337

    There is not such thing as the best AV program.
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,181   +411

    Oh yeah, and I meant to say that too!
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,340   +36

    Might be better if a discussion like this would have been posted in the

    Software & Apps:
    Windows OS:

    or best of all:

    Using the search term best AV? in TechSpot search brings up 2,030 hits for this often asked question.

    And it always ends up with the same answers:
    There is no ]b]best[/b] AV.
    Of the two asked about, I no longer recommend using AVG.
    And for any computer, old or new, the AV is only part of the security- you need layered security:
    One antivirus
    One firewall (preferably bi-directional.
    Two or more antimalware programs

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