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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Your client is asking about

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Who can tell me which is ...

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.


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Best Anti-virus??

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

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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by TyDavis22 In reply to Best Anti-virus??

is this all on 1 machine?

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Comodo Anti-virus

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

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

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by Jetskier77 In reply to Comodo Anti-virus

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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by Technologyconsultant In reply to Comodo Anti-virus

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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by lance.kotze In reply to Who can tell me which is ...

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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by drwain In reply to Avira

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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I would go for ESET..

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Who can tell me which is ...

More here:
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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