What is the best antivirus?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by qohelet, Feb 23, 2006.

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What is the best antivirus in town?

  1. Alladin eSafe

    1 vote(s)
    0.1%
  2. Cat

    1 vote(s)
    0.1%
  3. Frisk F-Prot

    4 vote(s)
    0.5%
  4. GFi

    1 vote(s)
    0.1%
  5. Norton Antivirus

    99 vote(s)
    12.8%
  6. Trend Micro Pc-cillin

    46 vote(s)
    5.9%
  7. Virus Buster

    2 vote(s)
    0.3%
  8. AhnLab

    2 vote(s)
    0.3%
  9. Avast! Antivirus

    119 vote(s)
    15.3%
  10. BullGuard

    2 vote(s)
    0.3%
  11. CA eTrust

    15 vote(s)
    1.9%
  12. DialogueScience

    1 vote(s)
    0.1%
  13. F-Secure

    8 vote(s)
    1.0%
  14. Grisoft AVG

    178 vote(s)
    22.9%
  15. ViRobot Expert

    4 vote(s)
    0.5%
  16. Kaspersky Antivirus

    117 vote(s)
    15.1%
  17. McAfee Antivirus

    66 vote(s)
    8.5%
  18. Norman Virus Control

    4 vote(s)
    0.5%
  19. Panda

    18 vote(s)
    2.3%
  20. Protector Plus

    1 vote(s)
    0.1%
  21. Sophos Antivirus

    8 vote(s)
    1.0%
  22. Sybari

    3 vote(s)
    0.4%
  23. Zero-knowledge

    3 vote(s)
    0.4%
  24. Eset

    116 vote(s)
    14.9%
  25. eScan

    3 vote(s)
    0.4%
  26. Others

    82 vote(s)
    10.6%
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  1. ivar

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    Nod32 (a good candidate to be the best for me) and BitDefender are missing in the list!!
     
  2. Kiwibru

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    NOD 32 (ESET) for four years now. No Ting, no tong...
     
  3. Aerozolic

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    ESET's NOD32 is the best. Tried it once and now I've used it for few years. Recommending it to everyone - very configurable, virus definitions are up-to-date, it includes even internet security for spyware and torjans etc. Ever since I've used NOD32, I've had 0 viruses in my PC. (Y)
    PS. Never ever use Norton Antivirus.

    Check out this thread (tables and charts). The other text is in Estonian - sorry for that :p
     
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    I had set up a very simple test of NAV vs NOD once. I installed NOD32 and downloaded a Trojan which I knew Norton would catch. NOD32 didn't catch it. So much for "best".
     
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    AVG Free Edition, Zone Alarm Firewall which is free and Lavasoft Ad-Aware personal for spy-ware and ad-ware. It's all free and these three programs make an EXCELLENT anti-virus protection when used togeather. You guys should try it!
     
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    "I had set up a very simple test of NAV vs NOD once. I installed NOD32 and downloaded a Trojan which I knew Norton would catch. NOD32 didn't catch it. So much for "best"."

    What would have happened if the Trojan had been an unknown? Look at the NOD record for viral activity in the wild. Not one company has been able to match their record! Check it out, then decide...www.nod23.com
     
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    I'm not trying to claim that NAV is the best. My point is more like no one can really be called best.
     
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    I'd say whoever updates their virus database and program the most often is the best.

    Avast Pro for me baby. I get updates all the time. I turn on my laptop or desktop and a couple minutes later, POOF, some dude comes on and says, "Virus database has been updated." Sometimes there are more than one update a day, and program updates are pretty frequent as well.

    Uses very little system resources, user friendly interface, that's also attractive.

    I love it.

    I used to swear by Norton, but they're targetted by hackers and also uses up too much system resources.

    Cheers,
    Mike
     
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    I keep AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic on my keydrive and use it when troubleshooting systems, much more thorough than other portable solutions e.g. Stinger. I also kept it on my home computer before I got Cable internet which comes with McAfee. So, I use McAfee now because it's free with my internet.
     
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    I use avast. Best part about this program is that avast work and its free and doesn't hog memory like norton.
     
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