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. Unicron

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    Norton Internet Security 2007
     
  2. Unicron

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    Use the "Norton removal tool" for best results...

    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039

    You should also check the run listings in Current User and Local Machine.

    Your Security Center may still find other remnants of Norton's software and list it as running in your "Firewall" heading.

    You may also want to use Task Manager or Process Explorer to kill any other Norton remnants.

    You may also find two other listings for "Symantec" located in your "Services".

    Go to Run, type services.msc and delete these entries also.

    Hope this helps


    Unicron
     
  3. kinkouin

    kinkouin Notebook Geek

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    I vote Kaspersky, since it's already saved my behind at least 20 times over, from downloading exploits/trojans.
     
  4. System64

    System64 Windows 7 x64

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    Format it along with other bloatwares from the computer manufacturer :eek:

    Just use the Norton Removal tool, it's effective.
     
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    ryanrich Notebook Enthusiast

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    Eset NOD32, best by far!
     
  6. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe Mime with Tourette's

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    Here is the link.
     
  7. riffjaff

    riffjaff Notebook Evangelist

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    Whenever I read about trying to find a good antivirus, I refer back to that one xkcd comic!

    Enjoy! and sorry if this has been posted before, but I'm too lazy right now to search first. You can always ignore this post.
    http://xkcd.com/c272.html
     
  8. bgh10788

    bgh10788 Notebook Guru

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    I can't seem to find the free version of AVG on their site. Does it even exist?
     
  9. iza

    iza Notebook Evangelist

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    Orlbuckeye Notebook Evangelist

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    How do we know? Do you have a good security suite if you never find any threats or if you get warnings all the time? You look at one magazines ranking and they rank one higher and the other mag ranks another higher. Do they rate the ones that advertise higher? I use PC-Cillin and I like it because it doesn't seem to be a resource hog.
     
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