Is AntiVirus Worth it?

By shingshing
Nov 24, 2008
  1. Maybe it is just my computers, but does AntiVirus monitoring slow your computer down significantly? It is almost more trouble to me when it is protecting my computer.
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    It wont slow you down as much as most malware, and it wont steal your personal information - so I would say it is worth it

    What AV product are you using that may be a big part of the problem
  3. shingshing

    shingshing Banned Topic Starter

    Well Ive tried Norton and Then Mcafee. They both seemed slow although I agree with you about the consequences of having malware.
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Those are both the worst as far as using your computers resources.

    Uninstall either of them then run their removal tools
    Norton Removal Tool
    Mcafee Removal Tool


    Try this security setup it will use less resources then either of those:
    I suggest you run 1 Anti-virus program/ 1 Firewall/ and a combo of anti-spyware

    Here are some firewalls which are free for personal use and most commonly used:
    Comodo <-Vista Compatible
    Kerio (sunbelt) <- vista compatible
    Online Armor
    Zonealarm <-Vista Compatible
    I recommend this one

    Avast Free
    Avira Free <- My recommendation

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

    Additional Utilities
    Tutorial for Winpatrol

    Spyware Blaster
    Tutorial for Spyware Blaster
  5. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Oh yea, and everything I posted is free
  6. shingshing

    shingshing Banned Topic Starter

    Thanks Guys this really helped
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