Which ANTI-VIRUS is the best in TOWN??

India
March 9, 2008 8:36am CST
I have NORTON installed ......I have heard before that it tends to slow down your pc to some extent, but isnt it the same problem with all other antivirus softwares available....which one do you use and recommend me as well???
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13 responses
@chris1314 (787)
9 Mar 08
Right, it says in mylot user guide thing, search for discussions before you post a new one to see if that SAME one has already been done, and if so dont start a new one on the same topic. I have only been a memeber just over a month, and i have seen this discussion two times already, and then you started a new one on the same thing! I would say AVG is the best, free and works. Please look in future! Chris
• India
10 Mar 08
thank you for responding, anyways!!!
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@apaiktos (158)
• Greece
9 Mar 08
Norton was my first antivirus software too in widows environment but since some good friends recommend me NOD32 i said to myself to give it a try and since today i haven't regret it. The most major reason which i made this change was the time that Norton need to load when i start/restart windows and some crashes later. Since i try NOD32 i do not have such problems. NOD32 is light weight(loads fast without crashes), small in size(approximately 30MB) and efficient in its operation(regularly updates).
• India
9 Mar 08
thank you so much for responding.....ill look forward to it.
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@r1mp2ge (263)
• Ukraine
9 Mar 08
I use NOD32 and it does not take up too much of your RAM so it's useful.
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• India
9 Mar 08
I ll try this one too....thanks
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• Rwanda
10 Mar 08
well it is ture that norton solw down your system but not in p4 and duall co all anti virus are almost the same but try kapaskey and see how it works with your system
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@punkpro (34)
• India
10 Mar 08
Guys probably you havent got to see Macfee..from the one's I have tried I found it to be most effective and more importantly it doesnt eats up your resourses like Norton does...Although I have an enterprise edition..I am using it in my home PC and it gets updated regularly..Even u can update the virus defination files in an offline M/C by downloading the superdat file from the website which is free.
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@aries_0325 (3062)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
For me, the best is Kaspersky, NOD32 and AVG. I am using kaspersky and AVG Free Edition. This 2 anti virus will help a lot to fight against various trojan virus in my computer. And help a lot to secure all my important files in my computer.
@accent (54)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I use AVG its great and it doesnt slow down my computer at all
@msmargo (362)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I use avasti. I am pretty satisfied. I have heard Norton gunks up your system. After reading the posts here I will be checking out NOD32 to add a second layer of protection.
@p_vadla (1687)
• India
4 Apr 08
Its o.K. Whatever it is we have to regularly download virus definition updates from the net and use. There would not be many problems.
• India
1 Apr 08
you are rigth norton slow down the pc , but if you have wise configuration of ur pc den it wouldn't effect much. i am using avg since 7 years(4rom 8th standard) , and i am quite satisfied with it , it not only popup for virus alert but very effective in removing all virus. also they are having one very good feature called virus vault which ensure that your corrupted file shouldn't get deleted and virus shouldn't effect.
• Philippines
20 Mar 08
Personally, I recommend ESET NOD32 antivirus. It is very effective in terms of detecting and deleting viruses, spywares, and other malware. It is also very light on resources. It updates silently without interferring your activity. It also blocks drive-by downloads. It also monitors your internet activity, which makes your machine more secured against this online threat. :-)
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
13 Mar 08
Norton is non-effective bloatware. I use Avira AntiVir: http://www.free-av.com/ It's effective, easy on the system resources, updates regularly, and the best part is that it's free!
@Guardian208 (1095)
• United States
12 Mar 08
I have used Norton for many years and have ALWAYS had problems with it using up way too much of my systems resources. That slows my computer way down and I run a dual core 3.0 ghz Intel chip with 2gbs of ram. Here's what I do. I have two Windows profiles set up, one with Admin priviledges and one without. I use the one without for my everyday activity. Without Admin priviledges available viruses can not permanently install themselves. They try but they can't write to any important areas of the file system. I use the Admin profile to install software and stuff like that. I have to admit that this is sometimes a hassle. But I also periodically install AVG free version and scan my computer, then I uninstall it. I do the same with anit-spyware software. I haven't had a virus in some time now.