best free protection for viruses, spyware

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by ulanigold, Mar 28, 2009.

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What is the best antivirus?

  1. NOD32 AntiVirus

    24.8%
  2. Kaspersky AntiVirus

    17.8%
  3. Norton 2009

    14.0%
  4. McAfee Virus Scan

    3.9%
  5. Panda Anti Virus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. BitDefender Antivirus

    0.8%
  7. F-Secure Anti-Virus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. AVG Anti-Virus

    6.2%
  9. Avast! AntiVirus

    17.1%
  10. Avira AntiVir

    30.2%
  11. Other (Please specifiy)

    2.3%
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  1. Han Bao Quan

    Han Bao Quan The Assassin

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    I take pro-active over higher detection rates, plus it has more false detections.
    I used Avira for like 3 years before using kaspersky and now ESET.
    The thing is, Avira is quite good at stopping virus from getting into your computer. However, I purposely let a virus in to test Avira, and it couldn't do much once my computer was infected.
    Hence the switch.
     
  2. crash

    crash NBR Assassin

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    I voted for NOD32, Kaspersky, Norton 2009, and Avira. Either one of those choices is good.
     
  3. swelp

    swelp Newbie

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    I get Norton for free, and always liked it more than any other. But when I tried out AVG, I liked the resource load and the detection rate was great. Between AVG, Threatfire and Adaware, I haven't had a single security incident on this computer.
     
  4. dissembled59

    dissembled59 Notebook Consultant

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    So...Avira it is. How does it fare against rootkits/spyware?

    What are the 'best' free anti-spyware/anti-rootkits/anti-trojan?
    The sticked list is around 2 years old. Can it still be trusted?

    Thanks!
     
  5. qhn

    qhn Notebook User

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    For since how long that I can remember:

    . XP: Comodo, Avast, SpywareBlaster. Stopped using AdAware after they got fancy. Stopped using AVG and Zone Alarm when they decided to take their eye of the ball on what they were good at.

    . Vista: Avast, SpywareBlaster, Windows Firewall and Defenders. Dropped Comodo after they decided to expand their repertoire to play with virus scanner.

    . W7: Avast, SpywareBlaster, Windows firewall & defenders.

    And a touch of awareness when surfing works wonder together with the mentioned tools.

    I have experienced a few attacks during the year, but they all got stopped dead track.

    cheers ...
     
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    Tranquility Notebook Consultant

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    thetank256 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have only used AVG. What are some of the advantages to something like Avira AntiVir?
     
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