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

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

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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    OH Smeg

    Advertising driving sales as apposed to what is technically better.

    Remember most people want Windows not because it's the best for their needs but because if they have a Computer they must have Windows. Or they would buy a Mac.

    As for which is the best this is way too subjective for me particularly if you are dealing with Domestic Users, you really need something that is light easy to use and not confusing.

    Different users find different apps better for their needs but what suits them may not be the best available at the moment.

    Col

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    Pocos

    To think that any one product is the best antivirus is putting all your S***on the line. I prefer to use hardware first IE: router, then OpenDNS, then Microsoft Security Essentials, I use Abine in my Firefox browser, along with Adblock and I get Norton via my ISP at no cost. All play very well together and I have never encountered an issue they did not detect and eliminate. So far so good and total cost is only for OpenDNS (which is free but I prefer to send them $$ to support their efforts, great product). Finally I use caution in where I go and what I download...just ttrying to be ahead of the curve. I'm sure many folks have their own winning recipes for staying safe.

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    TyDavis22

    is this all on 1 machine?

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    charleson

    The best Antivirus right now is Comodo Anti-Virus. It's free, easy and don't use much system resource.

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    Jetskier77

    Oh yeah, by all means, go with a FREE antivirus program if you want industrial grade protection. Are you kidding me? Keep it up, its folks like you that keep me employed in IT. By the way, thank you for your continued patronage :)

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    Any "Free" Anti-Virus or Firewall you get online or from someone is crap. In order to prevent viruses, trojans, and to keep your or your clients system and data secure, you need to do it the right way. Those free programs that you get online are bad. They only give you have the functions, thus leaving a system still vulnerable in being infected. The best option is to spend $30+ bucks on a program that in the long run will illuminate all system issues in the long run.

    Of course, if you have great business liability insurance, then go ahead and install those "Free" programs. Because if your clients system crashes due to illegal software or installing free programs with little options for securing a system will not only cost you big in either rebuilding the clients system and possibly will fry the hard drive. Your best bet is to pay for it. It will save you a little of time, money, and will make you look more professional. Good Luck..

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    lance.kotze

    I used another free product starting with 'av'. After switching to Avira I detected weird software (fortunately, not running) that was on my PC for at least 6 months.

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    drwain

    AV programs will more often than not detect other AV programs as 'suspicious'. This is why you cannot install 2 AV programs on one system. The original was not un-installed properly, possibly the fault of the authors.

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    More here:
    http://www.esetscandinavia.com/products/eset-smart-security/
    A bit costly but very good. But then it depends on peoples wallet and how much they are willing to spend to protect their data.

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    Spitfire_Sysop

    Indeed NOD32 is supposed to be the best

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    MeezerW

    Have relied on eSet NOD32 for years and it has never failed us. Easy, lightweight and bleeding-edge protection. The overall cost is over-ridden by the quality of the sleep you get when there is no DOWNTIME or issues!

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    Charrison2503

    I've been using NOD32 for 2 years. Great

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    dayen

    I also don not believe there is one best anti virus I have use almost every product I have found some very poor MEM hogs on others.. I also use ESET, AVG, AVAST, Spybot and Malwarebites I love combo, for search on the internet I run in VMWARE XP pro IE 8 with AVG and Spybot and yes I sent them $$ for their help

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    PittDaddy

    If you are looking for a corporate anti-virus, I would highly recommend Sophos' line of solutions. They are designed for extremely low overhead, are very flexible and are usually rated at the top of reviews. I have used them for years with excellent results.

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    Steve

    I totally agree, they have solutions for any business, and integrate full security -not just anti-virus -also 24/7/365 support, also they dont seem to affect the running of other applications.

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    I always tell my customers, "you can buy an executable for $100 or you can get it for free". Meaning if you click it you bypass any AV program.

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    a.portman

    Kaspersky is very good. There are several reviews, it is near the top. I like Avira. The free version at home, the network version at work. Works, light on the resources, free or cheap depending on the version.

    Why go round and round on this? Kaspersky is a quality product. Sophos, and Avira are as well. Unless you have a hard price or quality position, go with it.

    Now, McAffee and Norton/Symantec? I'd rather live with the viruses.

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    MeezerW

    "McAffee and Norton/Symantec? I'd rather live with the viruses."
    AMEN TO THAT!

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    Katieh77

    LOL! I TOTALY agree with the "I'd rather live with the virusus"!!! What IT person even THINKS to use them(at least at home anyway, because I do know some (IT) who do use them corporately) SMH... I use a combo of the FREE apps and hardware. Never had a problem in the last 10 years. I've never used Kaspersky, so I can't comment on that one.

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    drwain

    Ditto on the Mc & Sym.
    I am forced at work (government contracts in place) to use Symantec and the number of infections I have to deal with on clients machines is mind numbing.
    I also uninstall Sym, install AVG, scan, clean, uninstall AVG and re-install Sym. Job done.
    Sym can't even clean a Trojan. It cleans the infectioins but they just keep coming back.

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    OH Smeg

    Advertising driving sales as apposed to what is technically better.

    Remember most people want Windows not because it's the best for their needs but because if they have a Computer they must have Windows. Or they would buy a Mac.

    As for which is the best this is way too subjective for me particularly if you are dealing with Domestic Users, you really need something that is light easy to use and not confusing.

    Different users find different apps better for their needs but what suits them may not be the best available at the moment.

    Col

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    Pocos

    To think that any one product is the best antivirus is putting all your S***on the line. I prefer to use hardware first IE: router, then OpenDNS, then Microsoft Security Essentials, I use Abine in my Firefox browser, along with Adblock and I get Norton via my ISP at no cost. All play very well together and I have never encountered an issue they did not detect and eliminate. So far so good and total cost is only for OpenDNS (which is free but I prefer to send them $$ to support their efforts, great product). Finally I use caution in where I go and what I download...just ttrying to be ahead of the curve. I'm sure many folks have their own winning recipes for staying safe.

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    TyDavis22

    is this all on 1 machine?

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    charleson

    The best Antivirus right now is Comodo Anti-Virus. It's free, easy and don't use much system resource.

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    Jetskier77

    Oh yeah, by all means, go with a FREE antivirus program if you want industrial grade protection. Are you kidding me? Keep it up, its folks like you that keep me employed in IT. By the way, thank you for your continued patronage :)

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    Any "Free" Anti-Virus or Firewall you get online or from someone is crap. In order to prevent viruses, trojans, and to keep your or your clients system and data secure, you need to do it the right way. Those free programs that you get online are bad. They only give you have the functions, thus leaving a system still vulnerable in being infected. The best option is to spend $30+ bucks on a program that in the long run will illuminate all system issues in the long run.

    Of course, if you have great business liability insurance, then go ahead and install those "Free" programs. Because if your clients system crashes due to illegal software or installing free programs with little options for securing a system will not only cost you big in either rebuilding the clients system and possibly will fry the hard drive. Your best bet is to pay for it. It will save you a little of time, money, and will make you look more professional. Good Luck..

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    lance.kotze

    I used another free product starting with 'av'. After switching to Avira I detected weird software (fortunately, not running) that was on my PC for at least 6 months.

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    drwain

    AV programs will more often than not detect other AV programs as 'suspicious'. This is why you cannot install 2 AV programs on one system. The original was not un-installed properly, possibly the fault of the authors.

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    4 Votes

    More here:
    http://www.esetscandinavia.com/products/eset-smart-security/
    A bit costly but very good. But then it depends on peoples wallet and how much they are willing to spend to protect their data.

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    Spitfire_Sysop

    Indeed NOD32 is supposed to be the best

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    MeezerW

    Have relied on eSet NOD32 for years and it has never failed us. Easy, lightweight and bleeding-edge protection. The overall cost is over-ridden by the quality of the sleep you get when there is no DOWNTIME or issues!

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    Charrison2503

    I've been using NOD32 for 2 years. Great

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    dayen

    I also don not believe there is one best anti virus I have use almost every product I have found some very poor MEM hogs on others.. I also use ESET, AVG, AVAST, Spybot and Malwarebites I love combo, for search on the internet I run in VMWARE XP pro IE 8 with AVG and Spybot and yes I sent them $$ for their help

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    PittDaddy

    If you are looking for a corporate anti-virus, I would highly recommend Sophos' line of solutions. They are designed for extremely low overhead, are very flexible and are usually rated at the top of reviews. I have used them for years with excellent results.

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    Steve

    I totally agree, they have solutions for any business, and integrate full security -not just anti-virus -also 24/7/365 support, also they dont seem to affect the running of other applications.

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    3 Votes

    I always tell my customers, "you can buy an executable for $100 or you can get it for free". Meaning if you click it you bypass any AV program.

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    a.portman

    Kaspersky is very good. There are several reviews, it is near the top. I like Avira. The free version at home, the network version at work. Works, light on the resources, free or cheap depending on the version.

    Why go round and round on this? Kaspersky is a quality product. Sophos, and Avira are as well. Unless you have a hard price or quality position, go with it.

    Now, McAffee and Norton/Symantec? I'd rather live with the viruses.

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    MeezerW

    "McAffee and Norton/Symantec? I'd rather live with the viruses."
    AMEN TO THAT!

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    Katieh77

    LOL! I TOTALY agree with the "I'd rather live with the virusus"!!! What IT person even THINKS to use them(at least at home anyway, because I do know some (IT) who do use them corporately) SMH... I use a combo of the FREE apps and hardware. Never had a problem in the last 10 years. I've never used Kaspersky, so I can't comment on that one.

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    drwain

    Ditto on the Mc & Sym.
    I am forced at work (government contracts in place) to use Symantec and the number of infections I have to deal with on clients machines is mind numbing.
    I also uninstall Sym, install AVG, scan, clean, uninstall AVG and re-install Sym. Job done.
    Sym can't even clean a Trojan. It cleans the infectioins but they just keep coming back.