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

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    0.1%
  5. Norton Antivirus

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

    46 vote(s)
    5.9%
  7. Virus Buster

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    0.3%
  8. AhnLab

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    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

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    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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    According to the latest issue (sept 2007) of Consumer Reports Magazine, the best antivirus software is Trend Micro. Here's the complete list from that article:

    1. Trend Micro ('PC-cillin') Internet Security 2007 (now referred to as "Trend Micro Internet Security 2007")


    2. Check Point ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 7.0

    3. McAfee Total Protection 2007

    4. McAfee Internet Security Suite 2007

    5. Microsoft Live OneCare

    6. BitDefender Internet Security 10

    7. F-Secure Internet Security 2007

    8. Symantec Norton 360

    9. Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007
     
  3. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe Mime with Tourette's

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    Consumer Reports has provided some value in the past as an additional information source; however, their reviews and ratings of the past decade or so seem to lack the depth and thoroughness of earlier times. I subscribed for many years and decided against renewal when I had several months remaining on my subscription and could not access the online subscriber site without re-upping and renewing early.
     
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    lua Notebook Consultant

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    There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    I am a little surprise Kaspersky's offerings are not in the list.

    Of all the software listed, I have tried the top 2 and found they are much inferior to Kasperky Internet Security in terms of performance and speed. And with the current major release of ZoneAlarm incorporating Kaspersky's AV engine, I am pretty sure Kaspersky is good enough for the no 1 spot.
     
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    minimalism Notebook Geek

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    AVG for life.

    And the list above mine has got to be a list of the 10 most bloated av-software, because it surely isn't a list of the 10 best ones.
     
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    C'mon, where is PC-Cillin????!!!?!??!??!??!

    That is by far the best! No viruses in 2 years, its got to be good :)
     
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    lappyhappy Notebook Deity

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    It's on their. It says "Trend Micro Pc-Cillin".
     
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    Ranoda Notebook Enthusiast

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    People still use virus scanners? After switching to Firefox, I haven't had problems with virus' since. Now that I've added the noscript extension few ads and popups/unders get through. Except for one nasty partypoker popup that still finds a way in. Other than that, its been smooth sailing since I stopped using IE a few years ago. :)
     
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    Gospodar Notebook Enthusiast

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    I haven't used an Anti-Virus on my desktop in a year, either. I scanned using (I think) Pc-Cillin's online thing a week ago because I was curious to see if there was anything on my computer after all this time. It found nothing except a low risk file that was a keygenerator that I downloaded a while back.
    Indeed, since I switched to Firefox, I haven't had any issues with viruses. I still use Ad-Aware for spyware just for good measure.
     
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    AKAJohnDoe Mime with Tourette's

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    I do still run an AntiVirus program on my PC just in case; however, FireFox is also in my toolkit
     
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