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Who can tell me which is the best Antivirus right now?

By elibarikikilewo ·
I had a heating argument with my client today about which is the leading antivirus today? She insisted that Kaspersky is the best Antivirus out there right now coz its selling which is a good point that's why i gave her what she wants.. But was she correct?.. cus frankly i got other products at top of my lists besides Kasper based on my little observation on various issues

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I like eScan and their support is good

by info In reply to Who can tell me which is ...

I have tried so many but currently use Vipre for enterprise and Bullguard & eScan for SOHO/Home users.

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How long is a piece of thread?

by TNT@support In reply to Who can tell me which is ...

You're question reminds me of another: "How long is a piece of thread?" There are so many variables the question is impossible to answer.

That said, for years Trend Micro and F-Secure have topped my list because they get results and have decent management consoles though, admittedly, Symantec Corporate and Microsoft ForeFront have better management consoles. If she has a large network a decent management console is a huge win for everyone.

I shy away from the top sales leaders because those are the anti-virus solutions most targeted by viruses. Symantec lets more viruses by not because it isn't a good antivirus, but because the virus creators know how to get around or defeat Symantec's approach.

Some good free anti-virus solutions have been mentioned, like Avira and even Security Essentials, but keep in mind there is no management tool for these and you are depending on clients to run scans and updates (never a good thing).

The very best anti-virus of them all, however, is education. Educate users how to identify bad software, to stay away from suspect sites, to not accept toolbars with other software downloads, how to identify phishing emails and links, and what to do if they think a virus is trying to gain access to their PC.

Another comment mentioned the need to start with good hardware configuration, which is paramount. Network security against malware really does need to be tackled from every angle. If Kaspersky fits your clients needs from a software perspective and is something you can support, then by all means don't give any push back. But if the network environment would be better served by another product, then help her understand why and she may just come around to your way of thinking.

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Eset Nod32

by gkclark In reply to Who can tell me which is ...

I started using Eset Nod32 about 4 years ago after Norton/Symantec decided it was more important to bring my PC to its knees than allow me to do anything. Price is competitive with Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro, and others. Overhead on the PC seems very small; I don't notice any slow downs since removing Norton and installing Eset. I am running version 4 now; it updates the virus signature daily and has caught several viruses/trojan horses during the download phase. I bought the 3-PC license and installed it on my wife's PC, my daughter's, and my own.

About 4-5 years ago we needed to replace our corporate security package and went through an evaluation of the packages available at the time. We chose McAfee over Eset only because of a dashboard interface that McAfee offered that Eset didn't. We still wished we had chosen Eset for its performance and track record but it costs a boatload of money to convert from one package to another in terms of license purchase and internal deployment costs. McAfee has been okay for us performance-wise and also in terms of catching viruses and malware before they make their way onto our PCs.

As for the customer chosing the security software... ask her this: GM used to outsell Toyota. Did that make GM the best car company in America? If you look at the quality of the products GM used to make it's clear to see why Toyota moved to the top of the list. I would think the same thing is probably truly with security software. Just because it sells doesn't necessarily make it the best.

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Eset Nod32

by dlmusun In reply to Who can tell me which is ...

Eset Nod32 is better. I have used it many years. It do much better then Kaspersky & Norton in speed.

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F-Secure

by mbsmt In reply to Who can tell me which is ...

Regarding to different test results, you can find your answer easily.
Take a look at this, and decide yourself.
http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart2.php
I've installed F-Secure recently, because I fount it much more better.

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Best Av Programs

by whiskey1441 In reply to Who can tell me which is ...

No matter which AV program is used, there are two things that should be done on a regular basis, keep it up to date and run a virus scan once a week or more often depending on the computer usage.

According to PCWorld: Top Free Antivirus Software

Avira AntiVir Personal
Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition
AVG 8.5 Free
Microsoft Security Essentials
PC Tools Antivirus Free Edition
Comodo Internet Security

To learn more about the above, check out:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/170587-2/can_you_trust_free_antivirus_software.html

From PCWorld, Top 5 Paid Antivirus Programs for 2011:

Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2011
BitDefender Antivirus Pro 2011
G-Data AntiVirus 2011
Kaspersky Lab Anti-Virus 2011
Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus Plus 2011

To learn more about the above, check out:

http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/collection/6706/top_paid_antivirus_for_2011.html

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some info about antivirus & selection, if you dont belive others

by prime177 In reply to Who can tell me which is ...

just remember crackers release malware in changing code so after relese of update only it can detect as virus waht i want to say only antivirus protects 75% remaing we should detect files they may use binders ,hiders lol , say example like a file photo.exe.jpeg its is a virus in windows by default you cant see extention we have to enable it from folder options .
to judge antivirus open virustotal.com or some similar to that upload a virus file and check how many detected observe result ,now upload virus free file observe the result ,now compare result and google on each efficiency and use it , dont think kaspersky ,comodo ,avg ,avasta,nod etc ae only anivirus there exist more than 65 hope it helps

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AV Programs

by jimmy1264 In reply to Who can tell me which is ...

I have made several hundred dollars over the last 6 months REMOVING Karpersky and installing Trend-AV with Internet Security. The K went away because the support calls where about slow machines and K was sucking all the CPU. A tech article I found described an issue with the product which required the user to remove the product via a tool from their site and re-install it. I've used Symantec Corp. Products for years and it's ok but like mentioned by others doesn't catch anything like some home users think. I have used Sec. Essentials with Malware Bytes Combo on some cheap clients as well. However if they can afford it I'm currently installing Trend.

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Best On-Demand Scanner / and PE Based Scanner

by pcrepairguy08 In reply to Who can tell me which is ...

Best lightweight scanner -- ESET Nod32 --
Not for PE based cleanup after a virus.
PE Based Cleanup -- I like VirusBlokAda
http://www.anti-virus.by/en/index.shtml

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Best Anti Virus

by techiesguide In reply to Who can tell me which is ...

Hey you can refer this article where the top 10 anti virus are listed down with its good and bad. So you can read this article http://www.techiesguide.com/10-best-antivirus-software-and-firewalls.html

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