Which of these AVs would you reccomend?

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  1. Saisei

    Saisei Notebook Deity

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    -Norton AntiVirus 2009 Gaming Edition(Tried 08 version)
    -NOD32 Eset(Never used ESet)
    -Avira(Never used)
    -Avast(currently have free version)
    -AvG(didnt like it)
    -Kaspersky 2009(havent used in like 2 years)

    I want which ever one has the best security and uses very little memory.Please reccomend a paid or free AV doesnt matter as long as the protection is good.
     
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    steelroots7xe Notebook Evangelist

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    Out of all the options you've mentioned, I'd personally suggest either Nod32 or Norton AV 2009 Gaming Edition.

    I think the AV with best security and the lightest footprint on your PC memory is ESET Nod32. It only takes up ~34MB of your computer whereas Norton takes up more. Also, Eset Nod32's performance has been the best as of this year as it has never missed In-The-Wild viruses. You can checkout some benchmark scores of Eset against it's competition here. You can see that Symantec is the second best, not trailing too far behind in terms of security.

    However, I currently use Norton Internet Security 2009 and if you've tried the 2008 version; the 2009 version is a significant improvement over its predecessors in terms of CPU usage, interface, and scanning abilities.

    Why not consider NIS 2009 over the AV Gaming Edition? It's only $20 more expensive but you get Identity and Networking Protection... The only advantage of the Gaming Edition is the stealth feature "Gamer Mode" avoiding interruption during gaming. But as an NIS 2009 user, I've never been "interrupted" while gaming. Just something to note...
     
  3. Rodster

    Rodster Merica

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    I personally like Avira because it has a high detection rate, it uses minimal resources (47MB) and it's free...woot !

    Avast is also a solid AV and it's also free.
     
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    I use AVG and the new 8.5 version is great in my oppinion.

    I have also heard a lot of Norton Gamer Edition, and I think it's great! My cousin uses it, and he thinks it's defeantly worth the money.
     
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    Paid: NOD32
    Free: Avira
     
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    usapatriot Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Paid: Can't say
    Free: Avira, sadly however, certain features do not work on x64 versions of Windows.
     
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    NAV09, hands down. But I would suggest getting a NIS09 triple-license, which can be found for $0.00 at Fry's Electronics after rebates.
     
  8. Convoluted

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    Avira, definitely.
     
  9. arjunned

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    Paid: Eset NOD32 or Norton. I'd recommend KIS.
    Free: Avira or Avast

    Kaspersky 2010 is actually the best security suite out there today IMO. But there are soo many options that you can tinker with, it might actually be a bane for some. But if you love a suite with lots of flexibilty, Kaspersky IS 2010 is the the way to go.
     
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    QFT!


    NOD32 is the lightest and most secure antivirus if you want paid


    the runner up immediately is Avira AntiVirs (Free)


    then comes Norton 2009
     
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