most reliable anti-virus
August 18, 2007 9:30am CST
i m using a computer i recently uninstall my anti virus which was frm norton . its not working properly or its a bit older. so i want to install new antivirus . there r too many company selling this product these days . so all of u plz tell me which one suit me best
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• Zaragoza, Spain
17 Mar 08
hello there to U...i'm currently using NOD32...and for me, this is the best anti-virus ever...it's really reliable, so cool, so effective, fast, always updated, and safe...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
16 Sep 07
There are lots of antivirus you could choose from, which are very effective in terms of scanning your computer against malwares and viruses. You just have to evaluate it by yourself and see what product satisfy you most. You could try Kaspersky and Symantec Corporate Edition. It is very effective in terms detecting viruses. In terms of free antivirus, you can try Avira AntiVir Classic Edition. I am currently using it. You can download this at www.free-av.com Since using this one, I never had problems at all and I am very much satisfied with it. You can update this regularly and you could schedule it at your most convenient time. One thing also, it is very light on resouces, and does not eat a lot of memory. Its primary function and advantages is to provide protection against viruses, worms, and trojans, protection against dialers and phishing, and detects and delete rootkits. More than 15 million users worldwide trust in the reliable protection of Avira Antivir. It has gained several awards. The product combines first-class detection rates and ease of use with a top performance that protects your machine safely. That's it. Hope this would help.
21 Aug 07
What's the most reliable out there, I'm not sure. But for me and what I have been using I'll recommend NOD32 anti-virus software. I use it together with spyware terminator from crawler and it has worked for me for a long time. Have had no problems with virus on my computer, of course you have to regularly update your virus defination files daily for it to work effectively. :-)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I used to use Norton and McAfee, but dumped them for the free version of AVG. It is better than either of the commercial programs were, but that can be said of a lot of open source virus protection programs try going to http://filehippo.com/software/antivirus/ for a look at what they have available. I like AVG but several businesses including my local libraries use others such as Antivir and Avast products which have free personal editions.
27 Aug 07
Yeah like others have said, AVG is probably one of the best free ones. If you wanted to go with a paid option, though, I would definitely recommend Kaspersky (kaspersky.com) There's also a free trial on their website so you can see just how well it suits you before committing to paying for it. Personally, though, I wouldn't have uninstalled nortons until i'd got my hands on a new one to put on... anything's better than nothing. It's a bit late for that advice, though :) Next time, i suppose...
18 Aug 07
Nothing ever suites the best, but I can tell you, what I am using. After beeing discouraged by NAV (like you) I switched to Antivir (www.antivir.de). But today I'm using a free Antivirus Avast (www.avast.com). It's in english and I'm very, very happy with it. -- Are you shopping online? I'd like to give you a free shopping mall, where you can buy with rebates: www.webshopempire.com
4 May 09
According to me, Kaspersky is the best one. It costs only Rs.500 or so. It is a 3 user licence pack. It means three of your friends can share the money and use it. 1 year free updation is available. It seems Norton 2009 also is good.
23 Sep 07
well for the last few months i too have been searchin for an antivirus and i found that NOD32 antivirus suits my needs very well than all the others... its is very efficient consuming very low memory space and also very effective in detecting and eliminating viruses...
• United States
31 Aug 07
Well if your willing to buy an antivirus, then Kaspersky or NOD32 would be the best way to go. If you want to save money and get a free antivirus, you have three solid options which I will list according to their ratings. 1. AntiVir 2. Avast 3. AVG I personally use Avast. It is very powerful and includes a boot scanner that can scan your system for viruses before Windows starts. This allows it to remove viruses before they mount their defenses. AVG is light on system resources, but if you test it out on an infected machine, you will see that it just isn't strong enough to clean out all the viruses you deal with. I tried AntiVir and just didn't like it. It had problems functioning on my laptop when I went in and out of hibernation.
• Costa Rica
30 Aug 07
well shekher, to be sincere, i disagree will all the posts. for me, avg, antivir, avast, nod32 and the others are good but not enough. i have used them and they are good, however if you have internet and use it all the time...it is better to have the best antivirus software. if you search on the net, you'll find that Bit Defender and Kaspersky are the the best. i have used the kaspersky internet security, and it is excellent. it functions as file antivirus, email antivirus,web antivirus, proactive defense, antyspy, antihacker and antispam. i really recomend you this one. if you can't get it, you want it, you can contact me whenever you want!
• United States
21 Aug 07
Are you sure you don't want to go with a complete internet security suite? There are so much more out there than viruses. I've used AVGs free anti-virus and found it good and easy to use. It doesn't take up much of the background resources. I currently have Norton 360 and find it to be good. It doesn't have a built-in parental control program, but has one as an add-on. I've had some problems with the add-on, but I'm trying to get them worked out. Stay away from Computer Associates. I put that on my new laptop and it crawled in everything from start-up to surfing the web, to shutting down.
• United States
18 Aug 07
If you are looking for a free one, AVG is definately the best, panda has a free scan too that is pretty good. If you have DSL internet your provider should offer one. We have bellsouth and ours is included with the DSL package and it is excellent, nothing gets past it. Windows Defender is free too and is pretty reliable