what is the best anti-virus software

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  1. petty77

    petty77 Newbie

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    what is the best anti-virus software,for a laptop? I will be on verizon wirless network

    thanks
    mike
     
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    wolfraider Grand Viezir of Chaos

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    there is No best antivirus but if you want one i would reccommend

    nod 32
    kaspersky

    if free than
    avg
    avast

    just stay away from norton ;)
     
  3. TonyZ

    TonyZ Notebook Evangelist

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    I have been with McAfee for 5 years, never had a single problem with them, just ordered the new Security Suite 2008 for £24.99!!! from amazon.co.uk, ready for January when my 2007 Security Suite DAT updates expire. :)
     
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    MadHater Notebook Deity

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    Well, the NOD32 is mostly recognized as the best AV.
    But, you can get Avast Home or AVG for free, and it will do it part very good. I use Avast and I'm satisfied, doesn't take much CPU resources, it is simple and has a great result in destroying and stopping viruses, according to most AV sites on net. I have no problem with that, too.
     
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    orev Notebook Virtuoso

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    Please search. There must have been another thread about this yesterday, or the day before that, or the day before that, or the....
     
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    conejeitor Notebook Evangelist

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    Under testing, Norton and Kasperski catch more viruses than any other. But Norton uses a lot of resources so I'd go with Kasperski. Nod32 uses very few resources, but it doesn't catches some viruses that the other two do. It still fine though, same with Mcafee.
     
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    burningrave101 Notebook Deity

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    Kasperky and NOD32 are definitely the top two consumer anti-virus programs. I would rank Kaspersky a little higher though and in tests it has shown to catch things that NOD32 did not, especially concerning malware. Kaspersky Internet Security Suite would probably be a nice investment.
     
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    Padmé NBR Super Pink Princess

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    Amen to that. :D
     
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    B2TheEYo Notebook Deity

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    NOD32 is the best, last time I looked it caught 98% of things in this big benchmark of all the top Anti-viruses. Plus it's really lightweight and highly optimized - won't even know it's running.
     
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    burningrave101 Notebook Deity

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    Most recent tests I've seen show Kaspersky always ranking a little better than NOD32.

    http://neosmart.net/blog/2007/goodbye-nod32-hello-kaspersky/
     
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