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#1 Vlad097

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:23 PM

After clean wiped hard drive and installation of Win7 64 I decided to try to save myself some times cleaning the comp from viruses and go and buy a good antivirus program. Now I've spent some times reading whats hot right now and wonder to hear some other opinions. From the tests I read about all the leading security software it looks like a BitDefender Security 2013 is a best pick. Anyone has it already? Do you have good experiences or bad? What other option works well for you?

sorry I just realized I was in the wrong tab...
made mistake nd posted it in a wrong forum :(

Edited by Vlad097, 15 September 2012 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:26 PM

We don't recommend paying money when there are first-rate free ones. We recommend Microsoft Security Essentials or free versions of Avast or Avira (which has ads). I personally use Avast and like it a lot. The free version is all you need.
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#3 Vlad097

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:47 PM

Thanx
Ok, sounds good. I had troubles with the infected pc where I had free AVG. It didn't help me much and I had to re install windows. Ok I will listen to your advice and try Avast. Now, can I also ask you for an advice on a good (free if possible) program to create a backup image of my computer (while it's clean and has all the necessary software on) so I can, if something happens just restore it as it is now. Checked Windows Easy Transfer that comes with Win7 but not sure if it is built for that or only for moving the files...

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:09 PM

You'll want a complete binary image of the disk, which will enable you to restore it exactly as it was.

Win 7 has a built-in: Control Panel > System and Security > Backup and Restore
Do both the 'Create a system repair disc' and the 'Create a system image' (on the left).
For just backing up files you can use the 'Back up or restore your files'

The Win 7 image maker can't mount the image, though. Mounting the image means loading it into memory and then accessing it just as though it was a regular drive. This is a handy way of making sure your image is usable. You'll want to be sure of that!

EaseUS Disk Copy Home is free. Here is a Review with pictures.
It supports mounting the image as a drive.
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#5 Vlad097

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:04 PM

That's GREAT to know. :clapping:
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#6 StevneGerrard

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:18 PM

Its depends on your use if you really want to see your computer secure then you have to spend money on good antiviruses .


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:24 PM

Matter of opinion, StevneGerrard.  We have observed free versions of Avast or Avira doing much better than Norton and other paid ones.


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#8 StevneGerrard

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:54 PM

Yes Admin you are right they work very well then why people purchase and trust on Other paid antiviruses i wanna know.. :)



#9 hackercombat

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:00 AM

My suggestion is Avast,  I am using avast antivirus past 2 years, is the best antivirus for secure your computer. 






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