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. Snookay

    Snookay Notebook Enthusiast

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    u guys all voted but how many of you actually have compared which program stopped(s) which viruses and which program lets viruses pass...

    I used the name im supposed to trust and im supposed to trust norton. Plus i get em for free.
     
  2. Yamaraj

    Yamaraj Notebook Enthusiast

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    On my ThinkPad, F-Prot is eating only 2252K (~2MB) of memory. I doubt anything
    beats that. I've used NOD32 in past, as well as over a dozen others, but its
    only F-Prot that I keep going back to.

    Give it a try.
     
  3. polish_jr

    polish_jr Notebook Consultant

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    So i always use AVG and am satisfied except I never really knowwhat it does. I'll run a scan, it'll find a fill, i right click it, check out its details, then my options are delete the file, or quarentine it. So i always move it into the vault, sometimes delete, but I never get that reassurance that makes me feel like my pc is clean. If I delete the main file, can' the virus still be active? And if I quarentine it, then Its still on my HD. Thats not very reassuring... but my system works... so it must be... I just wish AVG could say "AVG has found a virus, AVG has sliced and diced it and made sure it never sees the day of light again" :D
     
  4. Duckfart

    Duckfart Notebook Evangelist

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    Agree 100%
     
  5. Metamorphical

    Metamorphical Good computer user

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    I think the best. --waits to be shot.-- is the full version of the ZoneAlarm Security Suite with Antivirus. But its a little heavy on he resources I guess.
     
  6. 4W4K3

    4W4K3 Notebook Evangelist

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    AVG for me. Used Norton for YEARS, never had a problem or a virus. Got AVG...same story. So the free software works jsut as good as the really expensive stuff? Free gets my vote.

    It also helps being connected and behind and incredibly secure network, but that's a different topic. If I was not on my network and just floating round on the internet, I might look into something a bit mor secure than AVG. But for my uses it's perfect.
     
  7. otaku

    otaku Notebook Deity

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    pc cillin is trash. PCmag and pcworld recently had comparisons where avg (my favorite freebie) came in at tenth out of ten. I have had machines get viruses that used avg. I personally have used norton from 2002-2005 and this year I switched to mcafee which I find is much better than norton (and according to pcmag and pcworld one of the best antivirus solutions.) I am using the security suite. Along with spybot and ad aware.
     
  8. firestarter

    firestarter Notebook Evangelist

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    and how many resources is that suite using up?
     
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    omph Notebook Geek

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    AVG has always worked well for me and it's free!
     
  10. davidzvi

    davidzvi Notebook Guru

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    Always used Norton, came with the computers and I like using Ghost to create backups of setup images. But its getting really annoying. So my vote is not for Norton.

    Now I'm trying to decide between AVG and Avast!, free versions.

    One question for Avast! users, the free version does not have a script blocker. What do you use?
     
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