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. neenee

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    i use symantec client security as firewall/antivirus
    and i like how unobtrusive it is.
     
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    I use AVG, best virus scanner in my opinion.
     
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    i have had avg and it has worked well for the last year but last week i installed avast and my computer is running faster than ever. they are both great but avast uses less ram and allowed me to get rid of my zone alarm firewall which sped up the process. i kept windows defender as a backup just in case as it is one of the only things microsoft has ever done right.
     
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    As far as free stuff goes, I think AntiVir is the best. However, although a tiny, tiny bit resource intensive, Kaspersky is the most secure. Hourly updates and very good virus recogntion.
     
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    What if you install multiple virus protectors? I have AVG and AntiVir Currently.

    Mike
     
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    Shel Notebook Evangelist

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    Sorry if this is a lame question, but does Windows Defender come automatically on your computer if you have Windows, or do you need to download it?

    Thanks!
     
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    I use McAfee. If you haven't used VirusScan in a while, you should try it... Much improved.
     
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    diGit_S Notebook Guru

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    I've been using Avast! Home for 4 years on different systems, and it rocks! I especially like the fact it is very customizable and it has a great support forum.


    Actually, I don't use any scriptblocker and have had absolutely no problems at all. I do use Firefox and Thunderbird for surfing and emailing, maybe that has something to do with it as well.

    If you do want to use a scriptblocker, check out this one; AnalogX's Script Defender I use a lot of software from AnalogX, and it all works very good.

    edit; I voted Avast!
     
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    I was a big fan of Trend Micro 2005, but it failed on me about a month ago. I had to reformat my hard drive to clear out the problem. I switched to Eset's NOD32 anti-virus and everything's running smoothly, so far. I like how NOD32 updates itself automatically. TM 2005 constantly sent pop-ups to have me update its files. Highly annoying! :mad:

    NOD32 doesn't have a firewall, so I started using Zone Alarm's firewall. Again, no troubles.
     
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