steelcity_ballin wrote:It may not be worth much, but I ditched AVG a while ago since they 'sold out' - the software became slower and more bloated, and I just got tired of it. Glad to hear you may have it resolved though.
2 babies, I can't afford paying for virus software right now. What do you use?
Well, I doubt that paying something like $40/year will have a serious dent on family budget... But, it's up to you.
I've been recently trying out the new version (2013) of Kaspersky Antivirus... It seems to be pretty good so far - much better in terms of performance compared to previous versions (which were notorious for causing system "slow-downs" for some people), with more simple interface but still with plenty of configurable options (I especially like that I can set it to run auto-updates and other scheduled tasks only during "idle" and don't run them at all and don't bother me with any notifications if, for example, I currently have a game running in full-screen mode). Not sure about its detection rates (according to http://www.av-test.org
it's very good) since I usually don't try to visit suspicious sites, but it did pop the warning once right after I have updated the "Planetside 2" client, about ps2.exe having a " potentially suspicious keylogger-like behavior" (which is somewhat valid, since it needs to submit your login information to PS2 login servers), I just marked it as "Exclusion" so it would never warn me about it again.
P.S: If you'll ever decide to pay for antivirus program (whatever it may be) - don't buy it directly from "official" site, there are plenty of stores (like Amazon and others) which sell the valid retail licenses/copies of same exact thing for much cheaper price. For example, Norton Antivirus costs $50 for a 1-year license at Symantec's own store, but it costs only $20 at Amazon (sold directly by Amazon) for same exact thing!
My subscription allows you people to exist on this site and makes me a better human being than you'll ever be