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. benlg

    benlg Notebook Guru

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    Ive tried most of the popular ones - AVG, Antivir, NOD32 etc. but I just keep coming back to Avast. I guess because its free and easy to configure.
     
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    shaddix Notebook Consultant

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    kaspersky is the best AV i have ever used, it beats nod32 imo
     
  3. Overclocker

    Overclocker Notebook Evangelist

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    AVG all the way.
     
  4. T4House

    T4House Notebook Enthusiast

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    Check out this Independent test of the whole lot:

    http://www.av-comparatives.org/

    click on "comparatives" then click on "online results" for Feb 2007 AV on-demand comparatives and May 2007 Retro/proactive test.

    I personally like NOD32 not only because it performs well, not heavy on the resources, fast scanning but also because you can set it up in a completely quiet mode and not be bothered with it, not to mention you can set it up to only use the features you need i.e. system, documents, email, internet, manual scanning, etc.
     
  5. ReaperX

    ReaperX Notebook Consultant

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    I use either Kaspersky or NOD32 and never had a problem..:cool:
     
  6. Syntax Error

    Syntax Error Notebook Deity

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    Eset's NOD32, three years running, not a single virus. I've had a few alerts, opening up some bad RAR files but NOD32 zapped 'em before they even extracted. :)

    Great piece of software, I love its constant (almost hourly) virus definition updates. :D
     
  7. j-dogg

    j-dogg Notebook Evangelist

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    how can you go wrong with avast antivirus
    *its free
    *it updates everytime you run your pc
    *it scans email
    *it constantly makes backups of all your files so if you do get a virus you restore back to the backup
    *it terminates downloads it suspects are viruses
    *Best part pre boot scan scan for viruses before windows even starts


    i used to have avg its garbage compared to this
     
  8. eversman

    eversman Notebook Consultant

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    Cypher,

    Thanks for the mini review of Kaspersky, especially compared to NOD32, and AVG. I used AVG on my laptop before switching to Vista about two months ago, and when i made the switch to Vista, i decided to try the free copy of NOD32 full version i had laying around. Installed it, updated it and love it. been using it religiously ever since. I do still really like AVG though too.

    Its really nice to hear how the detection rates really were as advertised and it DOES find stuff and take care of it. thats a comfort to know. and i agree, it IS light on system resources, and doesnt slow my boot time down at all either.

    I am most glad you tried Kaspersky and then posted the results vis-a-vis the other two. I was seriously thinking about trying kaspersky out, but based on your review, i think i will pass and stick with NOD32. seems my initial decision was a good one and id probably end up switching back anyway. so, you saved me some trouble. thanks!

    ev
     
  9. StormEffect

    StormEffect Lazer. *pew pew*

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    I used Norton through about 3 different editions. It worked well in the early days, but as time went on things got more and more bloated. Don't get me wrong, it worked well, but it did a whole system health scan thingy at startup every time, which was irritating. It also installed a huge system bar thingamabob that was invasive. So, after years of Norton I tried out NOD32, and it worked great! The trial ended, and I had no antivirus until someone mentioned AVG. I switched to AVG and now it is on all of my computers. I think it works really well for free, I'd like detection rates as high as NOD32, but its fine for my kind of usage (safe, no crazy sites, no attachments, hardware firewall).
     
  10. bin

    bin Notebook Consultant

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    i used to use mcafee but the latest version got a little bulky.
    been using avg for a year now and happy with it :)
     
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