Anti-malware

Anti-malware
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#1

Can anyone please point me in the direction of some decent, free malware protection?

Thanks!


#2

Malawarebytes Free is excellent


#3

Thanks Steve. Does it offer real time protection do you know?


#4

Not sure, I only use it to do the occasional scan but I think so … not home at the mo so can’t check. Just Google it.

It’s pretty widely considered to be the best malaware sofware tho’


#5

I use malwarebytes too (& Avast antivir - paid for) Seems ok but I’m no expert…


#6

Nor me … I just take everything the internet tells me as gospel. Takes all the brain strain out of learning :lou_wink:

SOG … ignore that comment, Cob just brings out the smartarse in me. I stand by my recommendation


#7

Malwarebytes is indeed excellent. The free version scans but doesn’t offer real-time protection; for that you have to pay. Eset is very good as paid-for AV products go - well priced, light on processor and memory use and not intrusive either.


#8

What, are you saying the internet isn’t true?!

I’m now sitting here in complete disbelief that everything has been a lie…So Barry is really a closet socialist and loves the Southampton club scene, and more shockingly that Bletch’s beloved Brewdog is actually the best brewery in the world!!!


#9

How much is Eset?

Avast was good but now becoming more intrusive & offering “free gifts” to reduce the cost of additional services to resolve issues that I’m fairly sure used to come as part of the package … :lou_angry:


#10

Thanks guys!


#11

As with all these things, it varies. Cheapest is their anti-virus, which comes in at £30 for one PC for one year, but that reduces if you take it for two or three years (£63 for three years, £45 for two). And it drops further per PC if you buy it for more than one.

Their Smart Security offering gives you more and costs rather more, though not a great deal - £40 for one PC for one year. Best value is the multi-user package, where you can cover five devices for three years for £126. You can find full details here.

I work for an IT managed service provider, and Eset is our preferred AV product. I’m on the support/consultancy side of things, so I have a fair amount of experience of different AV products. Of the ones I’ve seen much of, I rate Eset most highly.


#12

Cheers Fowllyd!