Best Virus Protection

Discussion in 'Security' started by kristain, Apr 28, 2010.

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    kristain

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    Computer users are well aware of the fact that an antivirus is the first and the foremost necessity to keep their PC safe from any kind of virus threats, spyware and malware.



    ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4

    • Excellent detection and removal of malware

    • Performance overhauls are the hallmark of Norton Internet Security 2009

    • Pulse updates’ to deliver more frequent & smaller signature updates



    McAfee VirusScan Plus

    • Ideal for those seeking an antivirus/firewall combination without all the bloat of tra ditional Internet security suites

    • Removes adware and spyware, which not all antivirus products can do

    • SiteAdvisor service helps to guard against malicious websites



    Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal

    • Offers excellent antivirus protection

    • Unpacks and scans compressed files

    • Should be used in conjunction with a firewal



    BitDefender Antivirus Plus

    • Protects against viruses, spyware, and instant messaging threats

    • Offers firewall rules to block undesirable traffic and a privacy gateway to keep your identity and preferences private while surfing the Internet





    AVG Anti-Malware

    No matter whether you are a home or business computer user, download the free or demo version of any antivirus product mentioned in the list. If you feel satisfied with the performance of your computer, you can buy a licensed copy of it.
     
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    I have used Norton and feel fine to use that.
     
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    Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010

    * Real-time scanning of files, web pages and e-messages

    * Basic identity theft protection Improved!

    * Blocking of suspicious programs based on their behavior Improved!

    * Protection from hijacking of your PC

    * Self-protection from malware

    * Regular and emergency updates for always-on protection
     
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    I put my money on Microsoft Security essentials. Very effective (captured and deleted a couple of Trojans the other day), runs in real time without being intrusive and does a daily scan. You never know it's there. Very small footprint.
     
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    Avira Antivir best program I've ever used. Better than Kaspersky and NOD
     
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    avg 2011all the way
     
    joshuac, Jan 13, 2011
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    Not if you have Windows 7.

    I'm not sure how AVG is for Vista but AVG is awful for Windows 7.
     
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    My vote (surprisingly) is for Norton AV 2011.

    I say surprisingly, because I quit using Norton AV in 2005 when it became bloatware big-time. Switched over to ESET NOD32.

    But then with NOD32 2009, I noticed serious runtime performance problems in my tablet PC. I tried Norton 2010 -- and was really impressed. Not only did its scan find things that NOD 32 had not, it also had no detrimental effect on the runtime performance.

    I've upgraded to Norton AV 2011 and have replaced NOD 32 on all my PCs.
     
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    o rit never new we on bout win 7 as this is a vista forum not 7
     
    joshuac, Jan 14, 2011
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    Malwarebytes was kind to me
     
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    hi,

    i am using ClamWin.

    clamwin is gpl.

    so far i am pleased with it.
     
    oznola, Jul 23, 2011
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    hi,

    ClamSentinal is actually a realtime scanner and is reported to be better than ClamWin which only runs at a scheduled time or when it is run by the user.

    but they are based on the same scan engine.

    ClamSentinal may have more signatures in its database.
     
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    UPDATE: 23 July 20011

    i have uninstalled ClamSentinal because at this time it does not shutdown cleanly and it seems to make things run slugish.

    however future releases may work better and i am sticking with ClamWin.

    i am still pleased with ClamWin.
     
    oznola, Jul 24, 2011
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