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What antivirus program is the best for a computer?
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madinjeck



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:26 pm    Post subject: What antivirus program is the best for a computer? Reply with quote

I know that Norton might rock, but myself personally, I can't tolerate the way it uses all of my ram and slows my computer down. I use spy bot, but that isn't enough. Is there anyone out there who knows of an antivirus program that will not eat up my bank account or my computer's capacity to function at a normal rate? Thank you for your time......
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GweNDoLyNNe



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

been using Eset Node for long and it's so good..

try it..

Very Happy
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Alfred99



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys

I am using ESET NOD32 Antivirus4. and it is really awesome. you can give it a try.
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sherlock



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: What antivirus program is the best for a computer? Reply with quote

madinjeck wrote:
I know that Norton might rock, but myself personally, I can't tolerate the way it uses all of my ram and slows my computer down. I use spy bot, but that isn't enough. Is there anyone out there who knows of an antivirus program that will not eat up my bank account or my computer's capacity to function at a normal rate? Thank you for your time......



Hi have you tryed AVG it is free I find it very good

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JonS



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

of the free ones. Avast is currently way ahead of the others simply in terms of what is does. Far more powerful than the others - especially if you turn on the scanning for PUPs in the options menu - its off by default

However its my view that one AV program is never enough, so I always additionally install a secondary AV program, either Threatfire or Immunet. Threatfires anti-rootkit protection is especially useful

Its also worth installing a couple of antimalware products as well - as long as you are aware they need updating manually: Spybot S&D and Spyware Blaster

Just for completion, here are links for the various FREE preventative AV programs

Agnitum Outpost Security Suite http://free.agnitum.com/

Avast http://www.avast.com/en-gb/free-antivirus-download

Avira http://www.avira.com/

AVG http://free.avg.com/gb-en/homepage

Comodo Internet Security http://www.comodo.com/home/download/download.php?prod=cis

ClamAV for Windows http://www.clamav.net/lang/en/about/win32/

ClamWin http://www.clamwin.com/ (no realtime scanner)

Microsoft Security Essentials https://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Panda Cloud http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/

Sophos (for Apple Mac) http://www.sophos.com/products/free-tools/free-mac-anti-virus/

Threatfire http://www.threatfire.com/

Zonealarm (firewall only) http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-pc-security-free-firewall.htm

Following are free preventative antimalware programs

Spybot S&D http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

Spyware Blaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Windows Defender https://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx


There are a number of other free programs available on a trial basis eg Hitman Pro & Emsisoft Antimalware, but as limited trials these are really only suitable for clean-up use, not preventative use
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m2mwhite



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:49 am    Post subject: Best antivirus program Reply with quote

For many years, AVG Anti-Virus has been one of the best-known free antivirus software. While their free version served a lot of people well in the early days of antivirus software, today's threats require stronger protection and greater support.

Real-time antivirus protection with AVG Anti-Virus 2011 was just as good, or better than some of the competition.

Performing well in some of the most important virus protection areas, AVG Anti-Virus was actually among the best software of the year for real-time protection and even did well at cleaning viruses from our pre-infected test PCs, too.
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Thomas36



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello friends...!
Nice post.....Anti virus protection gives you excellent on computers where it installs completely...I think AVG Free Edition and Avira AntiVirus Personal both antivirus are best or a computer....!
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JonS



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

m2mwhite
thanks for that piece of advertising blurb. In fact AVG is probably the worst pf the current free AV programs due to its bloat. It hogs memory and also disables other security programs such as windows defender/

My current view of the best AV solution is to use a cocktail of:
Avast, Threatfire and Windows Defender. If the machine is powerful enough I'll also add Immunet as well. Together they'll pretty much anything/ For firewall I just use the Windows default - I've found too many customers turn pff 3rd party firewalls because they don't understand them
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andrew



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:35 am    Post subject: Hi Reply with quote

I have tried avast when I purchased PC till now it is working well, I am updating it periodically, I never faces any problem regarding virus.
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craigvib



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

McAfee is the best...........
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JonS



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McAfee is awful
Slow bloated memory hog with poor virus detection
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AlanWade



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vipre works for me!
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