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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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yasser_khan

There are even other Anti-virus softwares than the ones mentioned so far (Like Panda, Trend-Micro). I guess it comes down to taking the initiative to do "something". If you don't have ANY virus-protection, at least get something on the machine quickly. Any protection is better than none. It will also give you time to research.

Usually it is a combination of AV Software on the machine, good firewall rules, Spam / Malware detection and general Internet Use principles that will help keep you safe.

Your client is asking about 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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bigpygme

thx for bringing up Panda. i like it for home use. no updating all the time (or forgetting to) - it's a cloud process, always up to date.
have used AVG, Avria (better) and Norton a loooong time ago.
cuurently use multiple anti-malware programs. after a good AV set-up, anti-malware is where the emphasis needs to be, IMHO. dropped spybot after years of use because it just wasn't keeping up. now use Ad-Aware, SpySweeper and paid MBAM. maybe overkill, but on the other hand i have no worries about infection - one will catch what another might miss.

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TyDavis22

I am currently running Security Essentials and Malwarebytes (free ware) Malwarebytes takes care of the files that I cannot find and Security Essentials does pretty well at catching some threats.

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louishelps

On my XP machines I use Microsoft Security essentials, Zonealarm free as wall, and SuperAntiSpyware to clean up. MSE is slow but uses little in way of resources, and has been efficient. Zfree has always done a good job for me, and SAS is the most agressive malware detection and removal tool of all I've tried. They pick up what Malwarebytes misses.
On my win7 machine I found zfree and mse to be incompatible, and caused w7 to shut down about every 20 mins. I broke down and spent 29.95 for Vipre's Suite and it's OK for low priced all around protection. But I still sweep with SAS on win 7 after a prolonged browsing session, or at the end of a day. The free version requires manual updates and has no realtime protection, but my Vipre suite takes care of that, and two real time protection applications is very likely to cause problems.

I've used avg in the past, before switching to MSE, and found it to be slow, buggy, and a resource hog..

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rogeremmens

It depends what you consider 'best' should be. Do you mean best technical solution? The most secure against viruses? The best value for money? I suspect the answers to these three are all different. And it will depend on the needs of the client - someone managing sensitive or financial information will want high security, but the average home user will want something that covers the obvious risks and preferably for free.

I've never found that one size fits all!

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thankaraj

Hi...
First of all, I want you to know that no Anti Virus can give your computer 100% protection.
I'm saying this 'cause I've worked as a Norton Support Associate. From the training class I got the info that "No Anti Virus can give your computer 100% protection".
However, Kaspersky is the best one, 'cause it works well with good config. Bit Defender is also good, however it slows down the PCs performance.

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awarren2002

I had trouble with Norton, Win 7 updates did not play nice with AVG, so now I use Microsoft Essentials and Malewarebytes. So far, so good, on my home PC.

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xeno.zentag

This rule is seldom wrong. If you don't pay, you're on your own. For your perusal:

Free AV as of July 2011 (Ranked by detection rates @ AV-Comparatives.org)

#1 Avira
#2 AVG
#3 Avast

Paid AV as of July 2011 (Ranked by detection rates @ AV-Comparatives.org)

#1 F-Secure
#2 Panda
#3 Trend Micro
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#6 Kaspersky

If you pay for antivirus, power to you. If you're a high risk user that enjoys downloading off of sites with gambling ads, foreign languages and/or other questionable activities, you probably need the full support of an antivirus company.

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niwhsa

It's probably Microsoft (since it's the same manufacturer of the OS). It's also free.

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jwsimeus

Forefront from Microsoft they have a free version which is called Microsoft Security Essentials .It's working fine on windows 7 , 32 and 64 bits