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Can someone recomend a GOOD anti virus software?





Parkour_Jarrod
okay i have this virus that keeps poping up in my WTM and when its open it making the window that im in like its not open (you knwo when its not active) and i have Norton with all updates in and it doesnt work ive had PC-cillon it doesnt work. with all of the anti-virus ive had it keeps telling me that it cnat do anything about the virus because it doesnt know how when it should just delete it...
LostOverThere
Give Lavasoft's Ad-Aware a shot. The free version only searches and removes malware and spyware, so if that's the case it will get rid of that.

I've got Ad-Aware Plus which I would highly recommend, it does viruses as well and it's all I ever use.
silverdown
try free-av.com or avast they both ave free versions and there really good i use both on each computer (desktop and laptop). I don't recommend AVG Antivirus since experienced no protection in the past.
Parkour_Jarrod
thanks silver, lost i did use ad-aware but the virus i have still keeps attacking so im guessing i cant us eteh free one for what i have Evil or Very Mad THE VIRUSES SHALL NOT LIVE Twisted Evil
Idoru
I've been running Panda for a while now, and am satisfied with it.
Sometimes I also run Spybot, Search & Destroy, to remove malware, spyware and similar. That's a
good free one.
Also, there is nav32, that get good ratings in many tests. I have not tried that one myself, but it is said
to use very little of the systems resorces, and that's always nice =)
Another one I tried for a while was Avast! Liked it, for it has some nice feauters (like you don't have to care
about it - it just runs and updates on it's own. You don't even have to see any icons from it) but I didn't feel
I was getting the same results as I am now. Panda is really good on telling you what and where the error is.

Best of luck to ya!
Parkour_Jarrod
thanks for the advice for different controllers, are you able to put up URL as to where i can download when i Google search ATM it keeps coming up as error
k_s_baskar
Try AVG Free edition it works fine and even updates patches daily from internet.
Studio Madcrow
I've heard nothing but good things about AVG. I've also heard plenty of good stuff about Nod32, but it costs money. Really, though, the best antivirus is simple common sense. I ran a Windows box, on the internet, for a couple of years without any sort of antivirus and still managed to stay clean...
Arseniy
I have Avast! now protecting my 2 computers from viruses well for almost half of a year. It's really easy to use (auto-update and auto-scan) and its level of protection is very high too. Also it's free to download and install, there are almost all languages in the language pack.
I recommend it to you.
welshsteve
If you're willing to pay I would go with Kaspersky Internet Security or Bullguard. For free alternatives, try the following.

FIREWALL
Comodo Firewall Pro

ANTI VIRUS
Comodo AV
AVG Free 8
Avast

ANTI SPYWARE
Spyware Terminator
Spybot Search & Destroy
snowboardalliance
I'm using AVG free here and I think it's great. I like it a little better than Avast!.
rockacola
A total reboot is your best anti-virus Wink
Doing this often enough you'll also become good in backup and file managements.
[FuN]goku
I used to be a die-hard fan of Eset Nod32 but lately i've taken a big liking to
Bitdefender. It's great. Kaspersky is pretty good too, or if you want something free, Go with AVG.
Kelvin
Have you tried using the free online scanners offered by pandasoft and kaspersky? I used to use pandasoft online scanner which helped me to detect and kill some viruses norton wasn't able to kill or even detect. But that was lie 2 years ago. The new Norton 2009 seems to boast of being the lightest antivirus / firewall software now and has the highest detection rate as opposed to all other leading competitors. Second in line from the detection rate is Avast if i remembe correctly. Has anyone tried the new Norton 2009??

You should give the online scanners a go and see if they can detect and kill your virus. Else if you already know the name of the virus... go to any antivirus site and see if they have the removal tool available for that strain of virus.
Ankhanu
Studio Madcrow wrote:
I've heard nothing but good things about AVG. I've also heard plenty of good stuff about Nod32, but it costs money. Really, though, the best antivirus is simple common sense. I ran a Windows box, on the internet, for a couple of years without any sort of antivirus and still managed to stay clean...


Ditto. On those odd occasions where I feel it might be a good idea to run an AV program, ya know, just in case, it's AVG. It's free, it's effective... what's not to like?
Kelcey
So AVG is supposed to be pretty good? I hate antivirus software. Never had a good relationship with McAffee or Norton.
toxictux
Try Norton AV 2009. they have completely changed the way antivirus work. it is the fastest and the lightest AV in the market rightnow.

installs in less than 1 minute and takes only 100MB of disk space, uses less 10 mb of memory..

give it a try...
Da Rossa
In the free software group, I heard good things about Avira, although it's known for reporting many false positives.

I'm trying Norton 360, and appears to be good. Doesn't hog your pc like previous versions of norton.

NOD32 is good also. It's only a little bit more difficult to operate and update, but once you get it, it's gonna be an excelent ally.

In time: the last version of AVG free is not good at all. It hogs a lot.
jdelfire
want to know the best antivirus?
infect your system with the lastest virus/spywares such as antivirus 2009, spywareguard 2008 with rootkit TDSS and let's see what your antivirus can do for your system.............

for those of you who some real infection email me and give your antivirus a test
thienxa1
You should use Bitdefender .IT strongly
deanhills
Here in the UAE and with my new computer in November, I was recommended to use Kaspersky from the United States, as more viable than Norton Virus. This is the shortcut of the Kaspersky Website:

http://usa.kaspersky.com/

When I asked the reason for this from the IT expert, he said that Norton Virus was getting too big in size for computers to efficiently cope with, and let in viruses as a result. Kaspersky is apparently much more streamlined, less invasive of our computers and more efficient as a result.
ainieas
I used to use Trend Micro anti virus earlier and it was really good. But it did hog my RAM but now i'm using NOD32 and its awsome. In terms of virus detection its Grade A and its really light, as in, it uses only minimal amount of the RAM. Its plain awesome.
driftingfe3s
In the past I've used Norton Antivirus, Trend Micro Antivirus, and Symantec Antivirus Corperate. Right now I'm using NOD32 and I think it's the best of all that I've tried. As ainieas said its light and very quick.
the_one111
I find that there's no single anti-virus software that gets the job done completely. Although it takes more time to keep up with and scan, I periodically use these:

Ad Aware SE
Windows Defender
McAfee
AVG Free
Spy Sweeper

Overall though, I've found AVG Free and Ad Aware SE to be the best at detecting lots of hidden threats.
WarhammerLeagues
Anyone using Windows Live OneCare? I have the trial but I do not play around much to see if it is picking up what it should be picking up.
internetjobs
very good antivirus for corporate is Sophos...
khanzin
- Here Comes!



Aladdin
Cat Computer Services
F-Secure Corp.
GFI
Symantec
Trend Micro, Inc.
VirusBuster Ltd.
AhnLab, Inc.
ALWIL Software
Authentium
BullGuard Ltd.
Computer Associates Intl
McAfee Security.
Panda Software



- These are the top-rated companies in antivirus protection and recommended by microsoft.
jsfdan
Ad-Aware 2008 is good and free!
madenotborn
If you get AVG you will be set for life I've been using this for quite a while and its AMAZING. Its simple you can schedule scans start a scan in 2 clicks automatic updates its truly amazing.
ParsaAkbari
Personally i reccoment avast antivirus.
bloodrider
ESET Smart Security, that's it Exclamation Wink
r4inm4ker
I'm using Avast right now. It's free for non-commercial use, and good one too. Besides, it doesn't eat too many CPU and memory resources.
n3k0
jsfdan wrote:
Ad-Aware 2008 is good and free!

Ad-Aware is a powerfull tool, but it is not an antivirus.

Personaly I use Kaspersky, but every one has his own preferences.
Skye001
I would recommend you going to http://www.firewallguide.com/anti-virus.htm

The site has plenty of tests and comparisons of the latest anti virus programs. See which would meet your criteria and their security rating at tackling certain pests.
Dallas5150
If you have a infection already and can't get rid of it use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware there is a free scanner that works great just google it and as far as free AV, I have heard good things about avast. NOD32 best overall.
toxictux
you should check out Norton Antivirus and Internet Security. the 2009 version is a great improvement. it is fastest and lightest product in the market now. and you can buy it at fry's or some place for really cheap after rebates....
keane
Go for Avira, the free version. It's a great virus protection software. You can also try Avast! Free. It has more features than, like anti-spam etc.

I wouldn't recommend AVG, as I have experienced a couple of problems using it. Also it doesn't detect much virus as Avira and Avast do.
Ghost Rider103
bloodrider wrote:
ESET Smart Security, that's it Exclamation Wink
frenz
i recommend avira antivir personal light in memory its freeware, if your infected with virus and cannot delete or fix within windows use bootable anti-virus scanner like Avira AntiVir Rescue System, backup your important data first

download here:
http://www.free-av.com/en/tools/12/avira_antivir_rescue_system.html
Vova
Avast the best! I have not any troubles with it.
Possum
AVG has worked for me. Although the Sound Bytes Podcast have been recommending Avast lately.
xeitermz
i better choose av nod32...
its really smooth and dont slowing your start up....
Da Rossa
Just update you guys: I've been using Norton 360 for 3 months right now and no complications have arisen since then.
fladry
I use AVG. It is free and it is nice. I update it regularly. Previously i used to use Norton Antivirus. But it even can't delete an autorun virus. So, i turned to AVG and it is nice till today. Most of the viruses in my PC come through usb drives and i always have my AVG to look at them. My computer generally don't get attacked by some DANGEROUS viruses.
dickyzin
I use Symantec (Norton) Anti Virus corporate edition. It's much lighter than the Norton Anti Virus.
Ninjacide
I recommend Avast Antivirus easy configuration as well as protection, you can easily change its sensitivity as well
jackill
I'd recommend Comodo Antyvirus. Alongside with AV it installs firewall and defense system. And the major advantage is: free commercial license! I installed it on all computers in my work (small office).
Kashinilaya
Read the following review, if you have a Mac: http://antivirus.about.com/od/antivirussoftwarereviews/tp/aamacvir.htm
Possum
I have decided to use Microsoft Products

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
Microsoft Security Essentials and
Windows Defender

They allowed the problem to happen. Hopefully they can fix it...


However safe surfing is the best protection
rockacola
ParsaAkbari wrote:
Personally i reccoment avast antivirus.


To date, I also recommend to use avast! Anti Virus.
HalfBloodPrince
ESET Smart Security is good, though if you want a very very lightweight client use Microsoft Security Essentials. You read that right; MS is on some kind of drug rush causing them to make good software. Windows 7, then Office 2010, now this Very Happy

Of course if you're going to watch a lot of porn or blindly click on every other thing you see, you'd better stick with one of the heavy weight solutions like ESET. Rolling Eyes

dickyzin wrote:
I use Symantec (Norton) Anti Virus corporate edition. It's much lighter than the Norton Anti Virus.

Symantec? *Pukes all over keyboard* Embarassed
rockacola
HalfBloodPrince wrote:
ESET Smart Security is good, though if you want a very very lightweight client use Microsoft Security Essentials. You read that right; MS is on some kind of drug rush causing them to make good software. Windows 7, then Office 2010, now this Very Happy

Of course if you're going to watch a lot of porn or blindly click on every other thing you see, you'd better stick with one of the heavy weight solutions like ESET. Rolling Eyes

dickyzin wrote:
I use Symantec (Norton) Anti Virus corporate edition. It's much lighter than the Norton Anti Virus.

Symantec? *Pukes all over keyboard* Embarassed


*spit on the keyboard*

Symantec is the only anti-virus that I don't call it an anti-virus.
The false sense of security makes you think you are protected, but the fact is it's a prime target for attacks to cripple one's Symantec and make you think your anti-virus is running and checking your drives... Evil or Very Mad

*cleaning my keyboard*
menino
Eset Antivirus is overall good.
I saw that the newer version of Norton Antivirus 2009 is faster than its predecessors, but how well it catches viruses, is another story.
I used Avast and that was good as well, but after a while, the system went a bit slow, although it was quite strong in catching viruses.
joostvane
I use Bitdefender Total security 2009. It plans everything, from my updates, virus checkups, to tune my PC and even to take backups.

I recommend it to everyone. Their support is also flawless. You can contact them free 24/7 in a live chat.
tamilparks
i am running Kaspersky internet security 2010 in one system and in another i am using avast antivirus software
alex_cyber
I'm using avast home for a long time I don't have any problems with it.
misterXY
[FuN]goku wrote:
I used to be a die-hard fan of Eset Nod32 but lately i've taken a big liking to
Bitdefender. It's great. Kaspersky is pretty good too, or if you want something free, Go with AVG.

used too be a nod32 fan myself. but kept detecting WLM.exe as a virus?
nivinjoy
In my opinion Eset Nod 32 Anti virus or Smart Security is the best..It doesn't consume so much of system resources and doesn't make the system slow..!! I have been using it for a while and i have not got any problem till now..!!

You can get a free trial from the following link.

http://www.eset.com/download/free_trial_download_int.php

If you are satisfied you can buy the original version..!! Go for it because it's the best..!!
saratdear
Avast! Home edition works very well for me. I think it ought to do a good job.
loyal
Peace.

This will be really useful, i think, for everyone. (I hope no-one's posted it above).
Many anti-viruses were tested, and then their rankings were listed. Here's the top 3:

Quote:

1. G DATA 2009 20.0.2.1 - 98,89%
2. F-Secure 2009 9.00.148 - 98,72%
3. Kaspersky 2010 9.0.0.463 - 98,67%


It's worth noting kaspersky always does well.

Read the rankings here: http://www.virus.gr/portal/en/content/2009-08%2C-10-august-05-september
dickyzin
What's a good anti-virus for Linux (Ubuntu)? Is an anti-virus really necessary for linux?
madara
Try Kaspersky. I heard from a friend that it's very fast and pretty reliable to qurantine viruses too.
dude_xyx
Now i use ESET NOD32. Its more or less like Kaspersky. But less troublesome.
anasash
guyz wat i advise is to use a variety of programs to be completely free of malwarez.
wat i use is AVG anti-virus 9.0 free edition to remove the viruses, MalwareBytes to remove the other malwares, SpyBot Search And Destroy to remove spywares, Trojan remover to remove trojans and TuneUp Utilities 2009 to search and analize my system for any security holes. Once my AVG was not updated, and don't know how, but a virus got into my computer. The moment i finished updating AVG, it popped up, showing the virus. I do it like this for a long time and know what, it doesn't crash the system like anti-viruses in the same pc does and keeps me away from any kind of harmful softwares............!
Jean-Clod
Did anyone mention Microsoft Security Essentials? My personal favorite!
CompDude
I recommend either Spy Sweeper or Norton Anti Virus.
crossroads
I have to say that back in the day AVG used to be the champ in anti-virus. Now and days they are just a bloated software that slows your computer down with its multiple random virus scans. I live by Avast now and its never failed me yet. It runs in the background unnoticed and doesn't slow your computer down at all.

The file size is small and it is easy to understand. It isnt all the fancy shiny stuff like a lot of programs are. It is a rough and tough virus killing machine.
dickyzin
I'm currently using Symentec Antivirus. I'm looking forward to switching to Microsoft Security Essentials but I need to know if it is worth while. Anyone have any comments?
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