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. lkjhhjkl

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    AVG or Kaspersky?

    Which one is better?
     
  2. ooskong

    ooskong Notebook Geek

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    You could check out this http://www.av-comparatives.org/ and see how AVG and Kaspersky perform compared to each other. Personally I think Kaspersky is better but it does use a lot of resources. I have since switched to Avira which is just as good and quicker to me.
     
  3. qohelet

    qohelet Senior Member

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    kaspersky of course!!!!
     
  4. System64

    System64 Windows 7 x64

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    Avast! antivirus for my x64 system, AVG for my x86 system. kudos to both which are free...which equates to less system lag and no money spent.
     
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    Norton 07.

    You get what you paid for. Used to use free stuff for about 5 years (AGV ect)
    Usally get 2 virus updates a day with Norton.
     
  6. LapQuest

    LapQuest Notebook Consultant

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    Two questions. I want to use Kaspersky but it does not like my system. It crashes every time why would that happen? I uninstalled any conflicting spyware scanners or firewalls and no AV excpet KAV. Does anyone know how good AVK is? It ran on my system but was 2006 version not 2007 and no updates were able to be downloaded. Any experience with this one?
     
  7. Ethyriel

    Ethyriel Notebook Deity

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    Well, I have been using Bitdefender, for quite some time now, both installing it for clients and using it across the network I administer daily. It does a great job of finding viruses, thought not always such a great job of removing them. Unfortunately they really screwed up their Internet Security suite with version 10, the interface went completely to hell. Also scan speed and resource utilization has never been great. Professional Plus still has a nice, simple yet powerful interface, but scan speed and resource utilization still sucks. Also I had some fairly serious issues with Softwin as a company lately, they essentially tried to blow me off when their ordering system gave me one year but charged me for two.

    So I tried out a few alternatives, mostly looking forward to nod32 and Kaspersky, but also revisiting Norman and Panda. I have to say, Nod32 has incredible scan speed, and I really love the interface. But I don't think the interface is for everyone, so I'll only use it for my more knowledgable clients and the network I administer. For everyone else I'll use Kaspersky and it's more user friendly interface, even though it has a tendency to be almost as slow as Bitdefender with scanning, and sometimes taking a good bit of CPU.
     
  8. schleeb

    schleeb Notebook Consultant

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    CA works great for me and I got a free one year subscription just by signing up. Doesn't seem to have the overhead that McAfee and Norton have. Talk about performance killers...
     
  9. Omneus

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    AVK is a multi-engine product that uses engines like Kaspersky and BitDefender together to offer high levels of detection. However, since it combines multiple engines, it is resource consuming, can be prone to conflicts, and could easily be considered overkill. Unless your keen on keeping AVK 2006 (maybe somewhat viable without updates) or upgrading to 2007, switching to a single engine product like Kaspersky will probably be better.
     
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    Avira AntiVir PersonalEditon Classic

    Been using it for I don't how many years. Highly recommended.
     
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