what's the best anti-virus software?

Philippines
August 12, 2008 6:21am CST
hi there, can you help me in choosing an anti-virus software? what's the best and the most reliable so far? got to protect my desktop from viruses, worms and trojan for they are a pain in the B_tt. :)
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15 responses
@riyasam (16578)
• India
12 Aug 08
i can understand .my pc was infected a few days ago with the trojan virus and it made my pc terribly slow.now i am using avg antivirus and so far my ppc is working properly.
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• Philippines
12 Aug 08
hi. i agree. trojans are nasty... wah:-( hate them!!! so does i hate worms, hijackers, etc.
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• Philippines
13 Aug 08
great to hear that.. did you re-format your PC before the installation of the anti-virus? sometimes the anti-virus doesn't work well if the Pc is not reformatted. what do you thing?
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• Philippines
13 Aug 08
well, before i didnt have kasperks installed so i had to have it reformatted but with it now, i dont have too... LOL...
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
12 Aug 08
i use and prefer avast! ... free registration online for home users ... really great antivirus program
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• Philippines
13 Aug 08
thanks a lot with the post. is Avast good with trojans too?
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• Philippines
13 Aug 08
hi there. i have heard about avast but i never tried it. is it light enough? i hate some other utilties that are heavy and slows down the computer. thanks
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
hi i have to save kaspersky... the best defense against trojans. as you plug in a flash or usb drive..it will automatically detect and quarantine the infection. what antivirus do you use?
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• Philippines
13 Aug 08
hi there. i used kaspersky before but the license key expired and i can't update it any longer so i got infected. currently i am using Avira Anti-Virus, heard of it?
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• Philippines
13 Aug 08
yup... that's the problem. buying a new license costs $55... woah.. though avg 8 is supposedly to be good too.. i havent' heard about that. is that a free software?
@virinchi (82)
• India
1 Oct 08
there are many antivirus s/w available in the market like AVG,Norton,NOD 32,Kaspersky and so on......U need to know that antivirus which provides internet security have more features compared to others....Even Avg is providing its antivirus free i prefer using AVG internet security which is working quite good....It also says which site is safe to surf...So get ur system protected
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• Philippines
1 Oct 08
hi there, thanks for pointing that out about AVG that is a very helpful information and and i can benefit from it a lot. thanks for the post and happy mylotting!!!
@douchrti (176)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Sorry to hear your puter is sick. Most users are happy with AVG or Avast. I usually recommend review sites like toptenreviews.com I myself use BitDefender, a all-in-one which works well with Vista to my surprise. Dont forget your Firewall settings and a good AntiSpyware product. Take care, hope this helps.
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
hi there thanks a lot for the post and the help that you are extending for me. i'll try to check everything on your notes. :) have a great day and thank you.
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@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Best by far is the Anti-Virus program put out by Norton. Norton is Memory intensive program and does use a lot of resources. Now I personally Use McAfee which is just as good. infact most anti-virus programs are good you just have to keep them up to date in order to be protected.
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• Philippines
13 Aug 08
hi there, i think that would be it. anti-virus will really work when it is updated but once you fail to update it that's where the viruses starts to get in and infect the memory. thanks for the post!!!
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• India
12 Aug 08
i think kaspersky will be the best pcik for this purpose. if you are willing to protect from virus then i recommend to use kaspersky. I also recommend avast and macfee as these are the best that will help you to protect your pc from virus.
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
hi there, thanks a lot for the post and the info that you share with me.. i'll try to check on these anti-virus software that you mentioned... and pick after i made my choice... thanks
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• Malaysia
12 Aug 08
i tink it is kaspersky. perhaps... its too good. =.= detect a lot of virus and even non virus also become virus for kaspersky. headache~
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• Philippines
13 Aug 08
i used to have kaspersky and it was really good.. the thing is the license expired and it wasn't updated so i got trojans in my PC and i have to reformat it again... thanks for the post!!!!
@Rintis (646)
• India
12 Aug 08
AVG would be a good one and its free. Nortan would be even better but it is costs.
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• Philippines
13 Aug 08
i'll go for the free and and working well... LOL. thanks for the post!!!
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@pratik888 (103)
• India
12 Aug 08
i've been using Quick heal antivirus ..........and it is pretty good .....i mean its detects almost all the viruses and i found it more useful then mcafee or AVG
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• Philippines
13 Aug 08
thanks for the post and the info.. i am going to check it over the net... :)
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• United States
13 Aug 08
I used both NOD 32 and AVG Free. Both of these have advantages and disadvantages. One of the disadvantages of NOD 32 is that it slows my computer once installed. One of the advantages of AVG Free is that it has a nice interface. I recommend you to try both of them and decide for yourself.
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
will it work if i install both anti-virus at the same time? thanks for the post!!
• United States
16 Aug 08
I didn't try to install them altogether in my OS. In my opinion, I think that install more than one anti-virus software will slow down the System.
• India
30 Sep 08
I feel AVG and NOD-32 are the good antivirus you're getting free version and free updates of these antivirus.
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
hi there.. thanks for that info... :)
@rohit_95 (19)
17 Aug 08
i have not used all till now but i think kaspersky is a good one
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
i have heard a lot of good comments about kaspersky and i have it now. thanks for the post and have a great day!!!!
• Canada
18 Aug 08
I heard AVG is really good
18 Aug 08
I think Quick Heal would be a good choice.....as it detects almost all kinds of viruses that are in PC along with trojan!!!!! I am using quick heal and its preety good. The thing i liked about it was it detects almost all kinds of viruses and also it does not affect my PC's speed..... Its only starting 10 to 20 seconds when my PC works a bit slow and after that its just the best....!!!!!