Which is the best antivirus solution for Vista x64? Have tried Symantec...

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  1. channelv

    channelv Notebook Evangelist

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    Symantec in Vista (at least x64) cannot be unloaded which is a huge annoyance. In XP, you could easily unload it from the menu so that it wasn't a memory hog or resource when not wanted, and could be easily loaded when wanted - but in Vista there isn't such an option. What antivirus program do you guys suggest?
     
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    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    NOD32 (if you want to pay like $30)
    Or for Free... Avira
     
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    David NBR Random Reviewer NBR Reviewer

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    AVG is a pretty good one. Free too :)
     
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    THAANSA3 Exit Stage Left

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    Kaspersky Internet Security suite is the way to go. Otherwise, NOD32 is another great alternative.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    AVG is very good. It found some stuff on my system that Kaspersky couldn't. AVG is also less resource intensive and doesn't interfere with my games the way Kaspersky did.
     
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    Prasad NBR Reviewer 1337 NBR Reviewer

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    AVG is good.... till you experience the number of false positives it gives! Gonna try Avira myself :)
     
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    makaveli72 Eat.My.Shorts

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    stewie What the deuce?

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    Hmmm, looking at the website it does look pretty good. I've been using Nod32 and it's a great. Only downside is it causes my harddrive to constantly run because it looks at every file.
     
  10. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    I've been using BD products for many years now, it's really good compared to other AV software out there, they've been rated #1 for many years in different reviews. I know we cannot always trust reviews, but I do find it a very product.

    http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

    They used to be called AVX(AntiVirus eXpert), a Russian based company, then later was bought by SOFTWIN(BitDefender) from Europe.

    If you don't need all the features in Total Security, you can always just go with Internet Security or just the Antivirus. I don't use all the features in TS either, but I went with it because if the files shredder feature.

    http://www.bitdefender.com/site/view/antivirus-comparison.html

    If you have another XP machine, you can always try their free version first, just like AVG's free edition, it doesn't have any real-time protection. The free version doesn't support Vista yet.

    http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-14-en--BitDefender-Free-Edition.html
     
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