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. mikeybc

    mikeybc Notebook Consultant

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    i've tried a few and my favorite is AntiVir personal edition...i'm suprised it wasnt in the poll.
     
  2. Jason

    Jason Overclocker NBR Reviewer

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    I voted for Avast Home version (Free) because its free and its decent.
     
  3. Jeeper94

    Jeeper94 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Same here, I like Antivir Personal Edition and it is currently what I use on all of my machines, except the old PII, which get the AVG treatment.

    I have tried Norton Corporate Edition, Kasperksy, and Avast! before and the only one I really disliked was Norton, go figure. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, I had Norton too that came preinstalled on my laptop, what a pile of crap! It didnt slow my laptop down too much but Installed norton 2005 on my older home comp, an AMD Duron O/C'd to 1Ghz it became painfully slow to boot up. Fortunatley I had no problems uninstalling it. But I needed to uninstall some symantec software for the updates and then delete some folders and registry entries.
     
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    sublime Notebook Evangelist

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    I haven't tried many anti-virus programs, but that's because I have never had a problem with AVG, so why switch??! It does its job just fine for me
     
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    maia Notebook Enthusiast

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    Where's Symantec Corporate Edition? Best AV ever :)
     
  7. dael

    dael Newbie

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    I have used AVG for a very long time , but avast! is just so much better , it needs more resources though
     
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    qwester Notebook Virtuoso

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    After some mentioned how light NOD32 is, I gave it a shot. WOW ... that is light.

    I used to consider anything bordering 40-50MB usage good enough, but NOD32 destroys that by a long shot! Pretty good. And I like that it is only an AV, no Firewall, Spamprotection or any of that.
     
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    I switched from Norton to NOD32 because of the performance issues and I don't regret it. The only way I can tell it's working is by the fact that my computer hasn't slowed down.
     
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    1. AVG
    2. Sophos
    3. Avast
     
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