Which anti-virus software you like to use for your computer?

@youless (90498)
Guangzhou, China
April 23, 2007 9:39pm CST
Since everybody says it's essential to install the anti-virus software. Anyone has a good recommendation?
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9 responses
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
Hi youless! For paid version, you can try Kaspersky and Symantec antivirus. Both the two is very effective in terms of scanning and detecting malicious viruses. For free version, you could choose AVG, AVAST, and AVIRA. Currently, I am using Avira AntiVir Personal Classic Edition. I have been using this one for almost two years. Since using this software, I have never encountered any problems at all with regards to the overall function and system performance of my machine. Otherwise, I am very impressed and satisfied with this software. Its feature is to update regularly and this can be scheduled at your most convenient time. It is very light on resources and does not use a lot of memory. Hence, does not slow down your computer. It detects and deletes rootkits, worms, viruses, malwares, etc. Overall, it does its jobs pretty well. Hope this help to you in any way. Have a great day and GOD speed!
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@youless (90498)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Sep 07
Lately I was attacked by a serious computer virus and fortunately I got rid of it. Now I already installed anti-virus softwares.
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
Try nod32. I'm using it, very fast in scanning and detection rate is very good. Unlike any other antivirus software, nod32 uses less resources which won't affect the speed of your computer when it scans at the background. It is highly recommended for users with internet connection. trial version is 30days so download and try it first: http://www.nod32.com.au/nod32/download/download.html
@youless (90498)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Apr 07
It's new for me and I'd like to try it.
@santuccie (3375)
• United States
25 Apr 07
These days, I'm inclined to say that McAfee may be the best in terms of system monitoring and defense, but this doesn't come without a cost. Unless you have a fast, modern machine, it will take up a chunk of resources too large to be ignored. Personally, I depend on my IPS to block dangerous attacks at the network level. I use Windows Firewall for traditional SPI, anti-hacker protection, and FeeBe WebWall for defense against Internet application exploits. WebWall uses the positive security model, so it should theoretically be able to block destructive protocols years from now without ever needing an update. With an exceedingly powerful, yet light first line of defense in place, I am free to employ a conservative antivirus/antispyware suite which happens to have a footprint smaller than that of AVG Free Anti-Virus by itself! It's called CyberDefenderFREE. Rather than using heuristic scanning techniques, which are hardly useful against today's blended attacks, as well as not being above an occasional false-positive, CyberDefender uses a more reactive approach called the Early Alert Center. Any "suspicious" activities are reported immediately to the Early Alert Center, where machines automatically analyze the code using the patent-pending Universal Threat Scale. Once finished, anything that has been determined to carry a harmful or undesirable payload is relayed back to the original reporting client, which forwards updates to a number of its peers, which, in turn, update a number of their peers, and so on. By combining the speed of machine-based threat analysis with local bandwidth distribution techniques, the entire sequence of events from initial report to completion of the update distribution chain is completed in about an hour. Genius!
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@youless (90498)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Apr 07
It's in good details. Thanks a lot!
@santuccie (3375)
• United States
26 Apr 07
You're welcome. Thanks so much for the "best response!" :)
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@youless (90498)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Apr 07
You deserve it:)
@hmike_d (1529)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
I've been using Norton Antivirus and MacAfee for so long now. More often, i used the latter coz its more easy to track virus attacks in your pc. On the other hand, norton has lots of features to help you more on your software and hardware operations. Well, in line with this, please make sure to always have a regular update on your virus definitions to enable your antivirus to easily track virus attacks.
@youless (90498)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Apr 07
I downloaded Norton and killed some virus in my computer. I think it's OK, but mine version is a trail version for 15 days.
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@hmike_d (1529)
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
Well, i think you must, of course, have the licensed one. That would give exactly and even more safety and support.
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@cloud69 (113)
• Philippines
5 May 07
I am using AVG Free Edition + Avast Home. I think they are a great pair since when my AVG Free Edition starts to scan as scheduled, Avast will automatically detect any virus, malware AVG Free Edition missed. Although I know it is still not the perfect protection but with a good firewall like comodo personal firewall pro I think it suffices.
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@youless (90498)
• Guangzhou, China
5 May 07
Thanks for your suggestion, I will try it.
@ugotit (73)
• India
27 Apr 07
there are variety of antivirus softwares in market norton antivirus 2007 is good, avast as it is always updated automically is better, but both take more power from processor than simple quick heal total security antivirus.
@youless (90498)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Apr 07
Thank you very much.
@Island_Geko (3760)
• Canada
24 Apr 07
I use PC-Cillian and Adaware. PC-cillian does not use up a lot of memory and is easy to install and maintain. http://us.trendmicro.com/us/home/index.html
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@youless (90498)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Apr 07
Thanks a lot for your comment!
@Island_Geko (3760)
• Canada
24 Apr 07
I use PC-Cillian and Adaware. PC-cillian does not use up a lot of memory and is easy to install and maintain. http://us.trendmicro.com/us/home/index.html
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@youless (90498)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Apr 07
I ever used this software long time ago.
• Indonesia
5 Jun 07
i use AVG from www.grisoft.com
@youless (90498)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jun 07
Thanks for your share.