Best AntiVirus Software

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  1. VroundS

    VroundS Ultrasonic

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    It's never easier to have two systems on the same machine than one. What do you mean by "long run"? I'm doing very well for 3 years now.
    Never had any problems. Win 7.
     
  2. Sylenth.Will.Fall

    Sylenth.Will.Fall Audiosexual

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    I have that installed on one of my computers too. A lot of people are put off because they hate using script though
     
  3. SineWave

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    I was suggesting that it's easier for an audio workstation. Running an audio workstation-studio computer with Internet, AV and Firewall is hindering the computer's [OS's actually] performance by a lot and you're exposing your precious data to possible infections and consequently losing it.

    I can't believe some people are even so lazy to install VirtualBox and another OS in it, to use it for Internet. Is it really easier to have to use an AV, Firewall, Antimalware? In my extensive experience all these apps are just more trouble than useful for anything and if you use your brain when you browse, you most probably won't get infected with anything anyway. However, better be safe than sorry. :wink:

    Installing VirtualBox - 5 minutes. Downloading and installing Debian Linux in it - 20 minutes. Then setup a shortcut on the desktop to it and now you can have Internet with two clicks instead of one. :wink: Well actually, you have to enable the network card, too. Damn, three clicks! I assure you that complete security of your production OS is worth it. :wink:

    Setting up all the security apps in Windows takes more time than that and it's annoying and usually causes all kinds of problems. Especially when you are computer illiterate. The less apps, the better.

    On my PC I have Debian Linux and VirtualBox with W7 and another Debian, and I have another boot with W7 for audio. As clean as it gets. I have my trusty, old XP on another HD, too. It's not really a hassle...

    Cheers!
     
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  4. midi-man

    midi-man Audiosexual

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    Scripts for what, to surf the internet?
     
  5. jynx

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    A really good standalone virus checker i personally use is called>>>
    "exterminate it"

    Its not free and you need to pay for a yearly subscription but thats like £10 -17$ a year or somethn small like that..
    Worth it too...It hasnt not even the once had a false positve whatsoever since i first got a licence last november...

    Finds some real difficult and hard to remove malware/adware too..
    Doesnt protect your system in real time though....
    Also you can send them a submit state request and they will promptly take a closer look at your system and send you the fix if needed..
    I had them take a look at my pc and the fact i had so many warez plugs etc made no difference and my system came bk clean...

    Tbh i only really came across it coz at the time i was struggling to remove certain infections and when i did find it ,itwas a life saver and it does not lie....

    If it tells your infected...Youre infected...
     
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  6. Jeen

    Jeen Producer

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_computer_viruses_and_worms
    if you producing music seriously on windows , better unplug your PC
    no web if you care about your work ....there is too much virus...
    if you want to be "carefree" mac os is more safe but there is virus too , but very less
    i use osx over 10 years and never had one virus or antivirus ...but i don't surf anywhere lol
     
  7. Sylenth.Will.Fall

    Sylenth.Will.Fall Audiosexual

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    Merely to make a permanent change to screen resolution and refresh rate.
     
  8. midi-man

    midi-man Audiosexual

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    Got you I have not had to do that with Linux MInt. So far it has worked better than windows.
     
  9. Sylenth.Will.Fall

    Sylenth.Will.Fall Audiosexual

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    Linux Mint is the Distro I'm using too. Cinnamon 10.4 I believe, but I don't make proper use of it like I should
     
  10. midi-man

    midi-man Audiosexual

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    Same one here. I like Cinnamon also.
    Gnome is to much animation and KDE is well wired at this point.
     
  11. No antivirus or shit like dat is better, If you make music, unless you go download and install crap from sites like softonic and get tons of shit installed then you need to start crying that an antivurs can save you from a brutal system format xD i havent used an antivirus in like 5+ years. still clean since win 8. antivirus will only slow it down. + you can still download porn without it. You will b fine bruv
     
  12. Moogerfooger

    Moogerfooger Audiosexual

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    Nothing beats common sense...
     
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    No antivirus. Just malwarebytes scanner because I got common sense.
     
  14. smys

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    Install kaspersky and forget the rest: it updates automatically every hour and in a totally silent way. Enjoy and also install Diskeeper: it defragments the disk in an automatic and also imperceptible way, and therefore with these two applications, the operation of the computer will always be more stable and smooth.
     
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    And, of course, it's not that expensive: an additional, dedicated, non-web-connected PC.
     
  16. Vader

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    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes + AdwCleaner + Brain and you are safe :winker:
     
  18. Pereira

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    Searching around net seems that Bitdefender is the best choice for security and speed....I would like to move from Norton AV (I hate it, I hate it, dont'ask me why I still use it) to this one, any further experience here?
     
  19. Caddell

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    Kaspersky works well with crcked daw stuff. I use the free version without all the extras of the paid versions that only seem to slow my pc down. I haven't read the whole thread so don't know if it has been mentioned before, so here is the link to download it. https://www.kaspersky.co.uk/free-antivirus
     
  20. DJK

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    all of them are the same, most detect R2R keygens as malware ( false positive ) i use avast internet security its very good and light, i dl the trial form avast then dl license keys from a torrent and have avast registered for 10 years lol, not sure how long ill have it before avast knows, but so far no probs for over a year
     
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