Lets do a survey on best anti virus? punch your vote here
I use NOD32 antivirus, and it's awesome! Nice and lightweight.
I don't know that avast is the absolut best version but it has protected my friends and family quite well for over a year and it is free. http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
I don't use a antivirus, because, as someone said on a forum (maybe this one), it gives you a false feeling of safety. No antivirus is 100% (BitDefender was a few years ago...but I don't think it last).
I used AVG a while because it was light. Now I install Avast just to scan and then off it goes
What is the difference between ESET Smart and Nod32?
When I got my first computer in 1983 the only people who got viruses were doing something stupid. Now even if you are careful and smart you can and probably will get a virus here and there.
With so many free and effective anti-virus programs it doesn't make sense to not have one installed and working all the time. If not for yourself then for your friends and family who you put at risk by not having one.
That is my 2 cents.
Eset is a software firm which manufactures ANTI VIRUS .
they have introduces 2 anti virus
out of which Smart security is the latest anti virus and its usually called as Eset Smart Security
thats all nothing esle
I used AVG, but it didn't detect or removed most of the viruses, so I switched it with McAfee, and I am pretty happy with it.
was on AVG till it start spaming my desktop.
Now i'm on Avast!
I haven't detect virus for years on my personal desktop.. so I don't really know if it's working or not
My choice is Avast!. WOrks for me brilliantly, very fast, quick and reliable. Also I love his way of speaking ^_^
I had Kaspersky and NOD32 before and I must say that Avast! detected whole lot of viruses on my PC after its installing.
AVG is what I use.. AVG 8 free edition
I used to use McAfee, cause comcast gave it for free, but it was horrible, so now i use avira. The free version seems to do a better job and doesn't use a huge amount of ram/cpu when scanning/installing
i think, kaspersky it's the best choice. i've used kasperky for 3 years, and it's run so good
i dont use one and i know its secure. windows defender seems to good enough. clean ur startup and also check the removable drives whenever u use and avoid sites that might be a storeroom for viruses
I use Avira Antivir 8 Personal Edition for my antivirus, because of its fast response when it found a virus on my computer. When I plug a USB flash drive that contains a virus, it will soon detect the virus, before I even go to Windows Explorer. Besides, it's free!
Ive asked this question a lot of people and everybody have its own opinion the only thing they agree of is that Kaspersky is not good... Why? They dont know...
I like Kaspersky, never had any problem with it and will never change it!
Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 is so very fine, sleek and versatile... I bought it both for my home and work, and my friend. I bought a 3 user license for damn cheap here in india. its something like $11.
I however disable everythin except the firewall, core, antivirus, and proactive defense. I use the firefox inbuilt popup blocker to replace the kaspersky's one, and adblock plus to replace Kaspersky Content Blocker.
I love the new reporting system, however scan speeds are the only concern, otherwise a very very good and cheap antivrus.
Putting the daily popup that comes with it, I use the free Avira AntiVir Personal software for my anti-virus. It's effective in detecting virus, and doesn't consume much system resources. Works good for me.
I used McAfee before and I didn't like it so I switched to something else. I'm currently using AVG. I want to try NOD32 after I reformat.
I'm using kaspersky. Its ok as a virus guard better than AVG. I'm thinking about Nod 32 too.
I voted "Other" because mine it's not listed, I use Avirs Free Av Personal Classic (www.Free-av.com)
Don't use one. I haven't had a virus for 5 years.
Don't use one. I'm trying to build a controlled virus aquarium of only the biggest and most destructive viruses out there! Currently I've got 4 absolute monsters that seem to be eating the others and each other alive... it's really quite interesting watching their progress. I might delete them later (or whichever one survives the tussle, if some of them die) but for now it's just fun to watch.
I mostly use Linux without antivirus. But on my windows installation I use AVG
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I agree, that's the software I recommend and use on any Windows machines I run. My primary machine is a Mac so I don't have antivirus on that computer, but I do use NOD32 on my Boot Camp partition.
oh, i think BKAV is best, you can try
Avast, only cause my ISP said so. LOL. I used to use Norton but it effed up my computer. So, they "reccomended" Avast. They really don't know shit.
Which is best Antivirus of all time for virus, torjans, spyware, malware
You'll never get that answer. The Antivirus develop in a hourly basis, sometimes one is the best, some months later another one takes the poleposition, just like that.
Like Rossa said, you'll never get the correct answer. Instead, you will get multiple answers stating which antivirus the user thinks is best.
Personally, no antivirus is just enough. Having multiple security defences is way better than having just one central protection. For my suite, I have ESET Smart Security (NOD32 basically), Spybot Search and Destroy and MalwareBytes. I haven't been infected in some time, and I would recommend this to anybody. The only problem is that Smart Security isn't free, while the others are. Another great antivirus is Kaspersky, while not as slim as Smart Security it packs a punch. Again, Kaspersky is not free.
Some good free antiviruses are Avast and Avira. I am not recommending AVG because it simply is crap. I had it installed on a 1.3 GHz 512 MB of ram and it slowed it down majorly, making it barely usable.
Remember, no matter how much somebody says an antivirus is great, you'll never be protected without additional measures.
Hope this helps.
You are the best antivirus. It doesn't matter if you put thousands of security measures but fail to spot a malicious program tricking you into turning off everything. Don't click "Allow" every time a popup opens. Don't blindly follow instructions from people you never know before. Don't use an administrator account for daily work. Don't use Windows.
(err... the last thing's a bit far-fetched, but being a minority means that you are not the target of virus makers. So get a Linux or buy a Mac )
True true. Switch to linux or mac, or just resort to noscript and teatimer on firefox for windows...
You asked for the best allround antivirus, and it is Kaspersky.
(I dint suggest alternatives, i answered your question )
the best Antivirus of all time for virus, trojans, spyware, malware is the one that allows them to run on your PC without interfering with them... LOL
I personally like NOD32... I used to be a big fan of AVG...
I also have Spybot Search & Destroy installed on my PC...
i use Eset's Smartsecurity whichi think is the 1 of the best in the market since its cheap and it detects all kind of viruses.It has Antispyware also hence similar to Kasper internet secrity
It's true, so true. But, I just get a bit of a problem when I have a cold..
Well, seriouslly spoken, I heard once that a big virus is the warning of viruses. Inboxes getting filled up with warnings,
and measures not needed beeing taken. So, the opposite is just as true, you are the best virus aswell, in a way.
Anyhow, to not make it totally meta, I answer the original question with Panda. I like it, and is also pleased with
Which is best Antivirus of all time for virus, torjans, spyware, malware? Easy and free! just unplug your computer and never turn it back on. If that is not an option well then you are out of luck. If some one build security for it some one has hacked it or can hack it if they want in bad enough. Just keep up to date with patches using a main stream protection and you should be ok for the most part. Just remember to back up the cridical stuff to DVD.
The best antivirus of all time is definitely Zonealarm security suite with Zone alarm forcefield.
Agreed that Kaspersky has to be good, and better at least than Norton Virus. When I changed my computer to a new one two months ago, my computer expert said that they were no longer installing Norton Virus in the UAE. Kaspersky was preferred as it is less heavy and intrusive. Norton Virus is much too big, and more chance for virus to slip in. Norton Virus can also interfere with the workings of the other software packages, creating a virus of its own with regard to your computer software applications setup.
My best experiences have been with Kasperky (I currently use the 2009 version). But the "Recommended" ones by magazines etc change all the time.
I'm just using AVG's free antivirus. Has anyone tried the new Norton's 2009 antivirus? Based on the reviews.... it's supposed to be the lightest antivirus around in terms of speed and resource requirements. It even boast of better dettection rates than any other antivirus in the market. Anyone can verify this?
nod 32 gives very good performance in scaning
nod doesnot slow down the operating system at the time of start and shutdown
nod provide better sevice of updating and which are very small in size
for free i recommend avira antivir personal, for commercial kaspersky is the best
visit av comparatives for 2008
why not included avira? avira is top according to av comparatives
Another Avast user here. It's not enabled though on startup to save system resources but if I download any program at all i'll make sure to manually scan it before opening just in case.
I use Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 on my home machine. I also have a laptop which is using AVG Free.
At work we use AVG Network Edition
Till now I only use Kaspersky antivirus. During I use it, my pc never infected by any virus. It done a very good job protecting my pc.
It's seem that many of us use avast antivirus... and me too...
Once I've ever used Mcafee antivirus for awhile but I've changed and have been using avast antivirus for two years it work very well for me, never found any problem with avast.
Usually none because I prefer Mac OS X or, when I setup other PCs, Linux. But when I want to scan for virusses anyway, I use ClamAV / ClamXAV.
On PCs with Windows, I'd prefer Avira Antivir.
I love Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
Perfect internet security + antivirus software
I use a combination of Common Sense (I don't open files in Windows from untrusted sources) and Linux (99% of what I do on the computer I do in Linux, which doesn't have viruses like Windows does)
I use Norton. I think that it is a great way to protect your computer, it seems to detect anything, even something as small as a tracking cookie! :o I also use McAffee, but I really prefer Norton over it. :)
I used almost all of them in the list but now I am settled with Eset Smart Security 3.0
The best ? --> www.bkav.com.vn <-- free and so strong. Try? never disapointed
Using McAfee as it comes with my broadband.
Im happy with it, took a while to get my internet working becuase of the firewall.
But works fine now.
I have used Norton for years and have not had a problem except that at times it really chewed up my cpu cycles and bogged the machine down. My new laptop had TrendMicro installed. I checked on its ratings and since it was rated as one of the top AV packages I left it on. Have not had the bogging down that Norton sometimes gave me and still no viruses (or spyware)
I don't use an antivirus, have had this exact computer for about 4 years. Never had a virus. My recommendations...
1. Download Mozilla Firefox and use it as your main browser
2. don't download stupid crap &/or porn.
3. DON'T open exe. files. They are executable and run auto.
4. Keep your firewall on.
Follow those steps ^ and you won't have to worry. Unless someone just rlly hates you.
manlear: Do you have a broadband connection and leave your computer on 24x7? Also which firewall are you using?
No i do not have Broadband, i have a local. And yes i leave my CP on all the time. I am using Windows Firewall.
If you don't have broadband then I assume you are using dial-up. If that is the case, your exposure to viruses is extremely limited compared to having an "always on" broadband connection that hackers can try to exploit 24x7. Good for you leaving your computer on all the time, but if you ever get a broadband connection my advice would be to get a good Anti-Virus program as well as Anti-Spyware. Recent releases of top AV programs have built-in Anti-Spyware as well.
I use Kaspersky, that is best anti-virus for me.
I wonder why Avira is not in the list? It's one of the top Freeware anti-virus. So I voted for others.
Avira is really tough on virus!
I use Symantec Antivirus. I'm very pleased with the program.
I've used a lot of antivirus programs but since I tried out the free version of AVG,
I didn't find any reason replacing it with another. It catches most viruses and threats and is very intuite to use. Free as well.
If you're looking for a free program, try using AVG Free. It is a really effective antivirus software and doesn't cost anything
I think KAV and KIS is the best, I am using it 4 now^^
"I use Norton. I think that it is a great way to protect your computer, it seems to detect anything, even something as small as a tracking cookie! I also use McAffee, but I really prefer Norton over it. "
100% agree with that. I'm using Norton since 2003 (NAV Professional 2003 - sold with a Gigabyte motherboard).
With the latest updates, this antivirus detect stuff that other software don't.
I guess I started another topic here with that Trojan.Brisv.A!inf Trojan... only NAV solved this problem!
People said that is slow up the system. I don't know with how much but I accepted this issue over the security.
Tryin Sunbelt Software VIPRE right now...
I personally use Kaspersky. It may make your system little bit slow, but gives you the feeling of total protection... Nothing will occure in your system without your attention... I recomment Kaspersky...
I use Kaspersky on my Desktop, it is the best Protection, but it's very ressource-hungry
On all the other PCs I use AVG 8, it's the best protection I've ever tested, it's lightweight, very efficient, it even has a built-in google weblinks scanner!
I personally advise NOT to use all the PCTools/Norton crap. It's just a software to make profits, (well actually that's the first goal of a software ) without even giving a real protection to users. And I even forget to talk about the bundled Norton offers, without the possibility of uninstalling it (otherwise, good luck, and do buy some paracetamol for fighting against headaches )
And No, Norton isn't much more secure than other protections. I admit I didn't use Norton for the last year, but I have a very bad remembrance of it. It's way too laggish, and It didn't detect things on a USB Stick that Kasperky did.
Maybe it changed, I don't know!
I swear by Comodo for an anti-virus/Firewall. It has never let me down. I don't think McAfee nor Norton anti-virus are very good though. I have yet to try any others, AVG is one that has been recommended to be quite a few times but I wasn't so sure.
Yes, Comodo is another great choice. I use it on my desktop (now) and my new laptop and I love it! It has HIPS detection as well as signature based. HIPS basically is behaviour based detection, which means that it can detect when things are trying to startup automatically, change / add registry values / add / modify / delete files in any important folder (program files / windows).
It's amazing, and FREE!!!
I use NOD32... Have been using it for years, and have no reason to change to another product. Started out with the trial version, but ended up purchasing a license for it. It's awesome, very lightweight (it's growing, but is not bloated). My mum's and sister's computers use the free version of Avast, it seems alright.
Sorry to tell you this but I personally accept the policy of Norton to make it difficult to uninstall the software directly. Due to the nature of my job, i have to use numerous antivirus programs and i have seen so many cases where antivirus programs automatically getting uninstalled due to virus infection.
Instead, this team (Norton/Symantec) gives you sepperate patches to uninstall the programs, depending on the version and product.
why they do like this is because of the simple logic that "i can handle my product, far better than others". I mean, the antivirus programs creates system wide changes during installation and Of course, uninstallations, like shared DLL issues. So i am suggesting, let them wash their utensils...
Dear friend, Can i ask you what should be done with the .exe files then? You can not simply tell to shutdown windows machines to escape from viruses... right? As far as i am concerned, i support your other points very much.
i like the nod32 ,it is very usefull
I will second the NOD32 suggestion, it works pretty well for me.
woah. i don't know why those are the softwares you put. I don't even know half of them. lol. but they're pretty good. I don't know why you didn't put up Zonealarm antivirus Security Suite. It's one of the best antivirus/ anti spyware and firewall software out there if not THE best.
Nice choices though.
You're right, then. The problem is that the uninstall utility didn't work. I don't know if it's a problem with my PC, it just fails! I thought they made this on purpose to avoid users changing their Antivirus when I saw many users complains (googling it).
Other antivirus are also hard to uninstall, you also need to download a separate patch (Avast for instance), but they do work, and they're very fast and efficient. Well, if the Norton uninstall problem was specific to my PC, I take back what I said.
Oh No dear friend... It happens, sometimes. As i have already told. The Antivirus programs are very much integrated with the Operating System. There are so many reasons for this.
May be you tried to uninstall and in between the process got stopped due to interrupts from user or other programs.
You, by mistake deleted any files.
Your hard drive is having bad sectors over antivirus' installed files.
You are using wrong patch to uninstall the antivirus that you currently have. etc.
I recommend you to ask for support from the vendor if you are still facing the issue ( approach with a a screen shot of the error that you are getting.)
I will cast my vote for Avira. Other stupid programs constantly nag you about updates and don't learn properly. Never had a problem with Avira, updates daily by itself, and doesn't nag. Of course, its free.
Avira or Avast. Avast is awesome because it doesn't nag you constantly about updating, and it actually learns properly.
I have pretty much use them all at different times, so far I have found
1. Nod32 from Esset to be the best in terms of virus protection and resource consumption
2. Avast is another one which very good and it is free. However I find that it is sometimes very slow.
3. Of course the opensource Clamwin for windows. Not as good in terms of protection as the above two bt it does the trick.
I use KIS 2009. It's really good and eficient... Don't never leave virus infect my machine!
Actually NOD 32.
Avast anti-virus free edition. It's quite reliable, and suitable for my needs. I recommend it for every home-user.
MalwareBytes got rid of one of those annoying scan scams when nothing else would. It's great.
I was a wee bit behind in updating my spyware detector. I've got it on automatic update now.
node 32 and avast avenger is best of all antivirus but in if you have a good and powerfull computer you should install panda antivirus which is most powerfull with campare to any other
I use AVG Free. Seems to work really well in detecting viruses and keyloggers - I'll usually find a few things each time I scan that other anti-virus programs just can't seem to pick up.
I've also found that Ad-Aware SE is pretty useful and seems almost just as good as AVG Free.
I've been using Trend Micro for a while. It's seems to be pretty good at protecting everything. but it has slowed down my computer and seems to be making firefox crash a lot. I'm ready to change.
Well, I decided to remove trend micro and install AVG but AVG was giving an error it can not write to the registry a firefox extension. It seems that trend micro changed the permissions on the registry to protect my computer more.
anyway, I found a script to reset the permissions and now it seem to be working fine. I'm happy now that my firefox isn't crashing
Avira very good
i changed to NOD 32 from AVG just recently. I hope i don't go wrong. seems like a great antivirus program based on the reviews.
AVG 8.5 it's good for the viruses but you'll need a malware program to cover that.
I love Avira. It's very good.
Avira Antivirus for free PC.
Bitdender 2009 for slow PCs.
Kapersky Internet Security for good and usable PCs.
Norton for the vage user.
so any programme has its plus and minus.
I now use the free version of AVG (downloaded here at CNET) and found it meet and exceeds my needs, it's easy to use. It works in the back round and auto updates. AVG works great for me.
I use norton, but it makes my computer very slow so i don't suggest anyone norton
Well, I'm using AVG right now, and I have no problems with it.
I've used NOD32 in the past, but I didn't like it. When the licence was ending, it started showing up new virus, just like a way to make you renew the licence. I just paid the license one time, and then removed the software...
I persolnally do not use any, because while using linux I do not need it. On second pc (which is being used by rest of my family) I use eset nod32. It seems to work pretty well...
Now using Microsoft Security Essentials. It is treating me well for now.
I use Microsoft Security Essentials. Coming from AVG Free 9.0, I feel that this is more lightweight as I spend less time waiting for my desktop to load. Also, I like an anti-virus that has a quick scan button that will scan those important areas for you without you having to choose the directories yourself.
I use Avast and AVG. I still have AVG, because I've used it for years. It's getting to the point where it's pointless to have, because Avast sees everything AVG does and more.