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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
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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jimmy1264

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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pcrepairguy08

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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techiesguide

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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bigpygme

started using Panda CLoud AV at home a few months ago. clients often are not good at keeping theeir AV up to date. Panda does that for them - a big plus in my mind. and it's effective. i'm not running MSE despite good press because you get to pick ONE AV - not two.
i have lots of anti-malware options at home: SAS, MBAM, Spy Sweeper ... what one misses the others pick up. for a tough infection i find i turn people on to MBAM first ... also have been recommending MS's new (?) System Sweeper, firguring if MSE is good, they probably haven't dropped the ball on their new sweeper.

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I use Microsoft's security essentials because its free and uses very little CPU power and resources. I used to use AVG free but its become bloated as of late. If your into porn sites and file sharing illegal stuff. Then a really good purchased Suite is probably better. But in the end a lot of malware never gets caught or defined until it gets on a bunch of computers. Then it depends on how fast the Anti virus program gets updated. I have cleaned several computers of malware which had a properly running and updated Anti virus suite running. Sometimes being careful is better then any program. Its like having more air bags in your car. That's great, but maybe driving more defensively is even better.

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Well for awhile I was using AVG, then I started noticing that it was a major resource hog, not only in my systems but my clients whose PCs I've worked on or rebuilt for them. I then started using MS Security Essentials, and noticed a major improvement, and a lot fewer issues.
NORTON/Symantec or McAfee, OMG come on will you.
Just like one user posted earlier. You'd be better off just dealing with the virus
as opposed to using any of the 3-stooges AV.

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serenitywizard

Have had good luck with Avast, although I also use ClamWin. I know that they say you should not use more than one, but it works for me! May be overkill, but no viruses.

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serenitywizard

I have a bad habit of trying different programs now and then. This sometimes screws up my computer big time. Acronis True Image has saved my sanity more than once! Great program...could not survive without it. Install on external or USB drive, and you are good to go...also, don't forget to make bootable disk for same.

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avinashreddy1090

According to me few of the best antivirus are
1.Bit Defender Total security
2.Eset Nod32
I tried many antiviruses to safeguard my pc with malware, torjans, etc.,. to test which antivirus is good. I found the above mentioned two are good and also Nortron which consumes a lot of memory(drawback).

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jbcnet

Well I would say that Keep Chaging and whichever works best is the longest to keep AV's differ so do viruses