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bittr

We already have a topic with more than 1000 replies debating the best anti-virus.
Unfortunately, though, I think that tone of dicussions is pretty useless.

I mean, no-one will go now over 100 pages of talking to see different opinions from different people and decide what anti-virus they should get.
So I decided to create a poll. I've put here the most talked-about anti-viruses.
People will see which are the most popular and appreciated choices.

Of course, you're also free to discuss and argument your decision.
VOTE OR DIE!



Links to the choices:
Avast
AVG
Avira
BitDefender
Kaspersky
McAfee
Nod32
Norton AntiVirus


Ash-Bash

AVG!AVG is the best Anti-Virus I have had yet!It lets nothing through!


Echo_of_thunder

AVG for sure, followed by Bitdefender. Both I feel are the best out there. since inalling them I have had ZERO Viruses or spyware on my PC in the last 6 months!


Ash-Bash

The only other thing with AVG is that not to install any other Anti-Virus with it or It will crash your pc or it will become very slow basically taking 5 minutes to load the start menu.... (Happend to me before) - Ash :D


Baniboy

The first one I ever used was F-secure, which is probably even worse than norton if it is to believe what I've heard.I use Avast now and I haven't yet used AVG. I don't think I want to, I use Avast and comodo firewall together and they've served me pretty well.I run a scan every week or two to find out that I have no infection ( the boring part). I also use linux and I don't even need any protection for that since it comes built-in.I think I'm just not one of those people who get infected all the time, I'm not saying avast is superpowerful against them but I don't visit sites that might have harmful content in them, like Xisto :D (OpaQue is gonna kill me for that one :P)I'm no expert in this but since avast has worked pretty well and it's free (heehee) I recommend it. I don't see any reasons to not use AVG tho.


ackotheadvertiser

I think AVG is good because it is free, and it really do goes along with the premium ones. Bitdefender is good too, and Kaspersky is not for the basket neither. The only one I didn't liked was Panda Antivirus 2006, because I couldn't install in properly. But AVG is used from the most of the users, and it does a great job, so I guess we can say that AVG is the best one, no matter the free or the premium version. But along with antiviruses, I suggest using TuneUp Utilities, it's a great software for cleaning up your drive and fixing the registries.


Veradesigns

There are downsides of AVG, it takes away more than 40% of the computers capacity when scanning, and and does not give the best scan, also its not updated regularly from its web virus list.

Kaskersky does, its updated daily, its fast, its very accurate and comes with all protection utilities its protection is

 

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Anti-Malware

files and memory, email and IM, Web Traffic

Online Security

Anti-Phishing

Network Attack Blocker

Anti-Dialer

System Security

Application Filtering

Firewall

Proactive Defense

Content Filtering

Anti-Spam

Banner Ad Blocker

Parental Control

 

 

as for avg its not much

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Anti-Virus

Anti-spyware

Licence<----why here

E-mail scanner

LinkScanner

Resident Shield

Update Manager

 

You tell me?

what do you perfer a program that updates regularly and takes very little memory of the cpu or a program that does not have many utilities for your computer to be safe and sow down the cpu by taking more than 40% of it.

Just my opinion i mean the facts are in there software not how you like them

even though i still perfer kaspersky

P.s

if anyone wants this program pm me i got 9 keys to give away.


Pankyy

I voted for NOD32 because it hardly ever failed for me as a resident protection. But I also have AVG anti-spyware to scan: obviously, I don't even have it turned on right now, else it wouldn't only mess nod32 but would take up all my resources :D


Veradesigns

I voted for NOD32 because it hardly ever failed for me as a resident protection. But I also have AVG anti-spyware to scan: obviously, I don't even have it turned on right now, else it wouldn't only mess nod32 but would take up all my resources :D

yes NOD32 is also a grate program free to use fast and very easy to understand also updates through virus list server same from kaspersky or similar grate choice in programs, specially since it takes less percentage of the cpu than avg and notron
I dont recomend you to turn it on at all just uninstall it and run regedit and delete avg from your regestration files that way it dont interfere with anything in future instalations.

Ash-Bash

There are downsides of AVG, it takes away more than 40% of the computers capacity when scanning, and and does not give the best scan, also its not updated regularly from its web virus list.

Kaskersky does, its updated daily, its fast, its very accurate and comes with all protection utilities its protection is

 

Posted Image

 

Anti-Malware

files and memory, email and IM, Web Traffic

Online Security

Anti-Phishing

Network Attack Blocker

Anti-Dialer

System Security

Application Filtering

Firewall

Proactive Defense

Content Filtering

Anti-Spam

Banner Ad Blocker

Parental Control

 

 

as for avg its not much

Posted Image

 

Anti-Virus

Anti-spyware

Licence<----why here

E-mail scanner

LinkScanner

Resident Shield

Update Manager

 

You tell me?

what do you perfer a program that updates regularly and takes very little memory of the cpu or a program that does not have many utilities for your computer to be safe and sow down the cpu by taking more than 40% of it.

Just my opinion i mean the facts are in there software not how you like them

even though i still perfer kaspersky

P.s

if anyone wants this program pm me i got 9 keys to give away.


Well what I do every friday night is to leave my computer on and scan it then come the morning at its finished...

So That doesn't really matter to me if it does use over 40% Computer capacity :D


fadillzzz

i think the best antivirus is AVGi've been using it for more than a year and my computer has never been infected by any virus


bittr

I tried to put all the anti-viruses I've seen used in the other 100+ pages topic.However, I see someone has voted for Other.So please, if I missed some anti-virus that you're actually using (and you are fond of it), do tell.I can add another option to the poll :D


Quatrux

I voted for NOD32, even though it's not free as some other anti virus software, but it really works when you configure it through the advanced options.. It never really failed, for example I know some office's where on one server they use NOD32 anti-virus software, which all computers are using, I think it's a network license, and it really is very safe there, no viruses and other stuff, and a lot of people who used NOD32 are really happy to living without viruses..Also, it depends of what you do with your computers, usually all the virus and spyware comes from cracks, keygens, warez and porno and stuff like that.. When you don't use such stuff, you usually don't have problems, unless through email or through servers, usb key, but most of anti-virus software deals with those. :D


Nabb

I voted for Avira. I'm not surprised that I'm the first, because I know that it is a somewhat obscure brand compared to the more common names like AVG. Avira is one of the best (if not the best) anti-virus software. According to av-comparatives.org, it has the highest detection rate for viruses. Of course using a 'poorer' anti-virus is only going to be a problem if you are the type of person who opens untrusted programs, visits websites which are likely to contain viruses, use Internet Explorer (because browsers such as Chrome immediately alert you to when a website you visit hosts malware), and other such insecure practices (also having known extensions not shown is pretty bad :D)


bittr

My vote went to Avast.I tried all the known freeware antiviruses (at least the free ones on this list) and Avast was simply the best.Better protection, better detection when I was de-virusing computers of friends of mine.And I really love that type of scanning you can do when it scans at boot time, so before Windows starts.Simple and good.


iGuest

Only nod32 (my reasons)

Compatibility with various applications Hour to be the anti-virus High speed scan Update this very comfortable anti-virus Identify types of viruses and worms and trojans The speed of the anti-virus installed Windows with the long term, unlike other anti-virus is not changed Kaspraskay of a problem I have is very large and itsIncompatibility with some of the anti-virus applications are like sqlServer Until now I used this anti-virus I:

Avira - Panda - kaspersky - avast - nod32 - norton - symantec - mcafee