what is the most safe and effective anti-virus to use??

Philippines
September 28, 2008 2:23am CST
i need your help, there are many anti-virus to choose from and i dont know what to choose.
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13 responses
• United States
3 Oct 08
Best one I have ever used is Avira AntiVirus. Check out my post on it in my profile. It is fantastic! If you need a great Anti-Spyware, use one called SuperAntiSpyware . It has, by far, got to be the best AS out on the internet. BTW, both of these apps are free! And they work well! I also suggest running one called RegRun Reanimator. That is not very popular, but it really helps. Be careful, though. If you aren't the best with computers, I suggest you skip this one. It can get a little in-depth, since all the "suspiciuos" files may, by accident, be good ones. It does, however, offer you a "rollback" allowing you to put the apps/dll's back into the right folders, but remember: Editing/deleting a system file/folder can result in 1 of 3 things: A format, a file-recovery program, and french fries! (3rd thing isn't really necessary) For all you techies out there, I will be making a post shortly on Reanimator, so don't worry if you are unfamiliar with it. Hope this info helped!
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
thanks alot dude. i bet your really good on computers. thanks for sharing it really helps. im looking forward on your post for reanimator.
• United States
3 Oct 08
No problem, I enjoy helping with computers. I have my fair share of technology from family, friends, and the studying I do, since I am learning and studying to work in the technological field. Glad I could help!
@imspikey (20)
• Turkey
28 Sep 08
you know guys. I am having the feeling that antivirus programs are becoming very useless because of the fast grow of of the number of viruses that are accruing daily. i have tried some antivirus programs and they all can do some good job. but what i can see is most of the times they will stay unable to deal with a fair amount of viruses until some time. interen is getting less secured area every day.
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
i agree imspikey. thanks!
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
I also agree you guys. That's why my other option is to use DeepFreeze or Microsoft SteadyState. With these you actually prevent any changes to your system including modifications made by viruses when they infiltrate your system such as the registry. You can set your system to revert to the original settings by simply re-booting. I think this is the best protection against viruses especially for those without internet connection and cannot do a daily update of their anti-virus.
• Morocco
15 Oct 08
As far as I'm concerned ,I think that kaspersky is one of the best choices that you can pick , it is a strong anti-virus , it can protect your PC very well against any kind of viruses, trojans and bad programes ,.. I tried it and I liked it , he can update itself by itself , no matter , it scans your PC each time when it feels that there is something wrong , It helped me a lot specially when I had my machine plenty of damaged files , folders ,... I advice you to use it , because it is one of the bests at all.
• Morocco
15 Oct 08
I agree with you because kaspersky is the most number one he attacks the virus and he destoryed it really it's very good for you and you must use it if you want navique safally in internet
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@fsound (757)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
I'm using Antivirus as protection from virus in my computer. So far it's the best that I have used and I recommend it to you.
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
can you be more specific? there are many antivirus for our computer.. thanks...
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
The best anti-virus for me is avast. Why? it has many scanner and the best part of it is the ambience/voice/sound when it upgrade and detected viruses
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
thanks forum for your response.
• India
1 Oct 08
Kaspersky is the best anti-virus program that i have found..I have been using it from 2 years..It recognises almost all viruses..It is the only antivirus which has got every 1 hr updates.
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
is that so?.. nice! thanks alot chotutvgr.
@siroli (7)
30 Sep 08
Hi, There are many different types of anti virus. There are free ones and there are ones that you can pay for. A good free one that I use is called AVG security. There is also an option to pay for it and you get added security. A good one to pay for is Norton Internet Security. I got a free 90 day trial with my computer and i found it to be very good as it blocked all viruses. I hope this helped! Ollie
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
hello siroli!... it really helps, thanks alot siroli..
@zenki08 (700)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
Kaspersky is the best antivirus I've used. I have used a lot of antivirus software before and Kaspersky gives the best results.
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
ive heard kaspersky before and its a positive comment. thanks a lot zenki.
@badzvenom (102)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
If what you need is a free anti-virus, try avast or avira. For me these are better choices than AVG. Avast has more functionality coz it has web and network protection, and other protection services for email; which you can disable if you don't need them. Disabling those services will trim down memory usage. In my case, I combine avast with PCTools' ThreatFire. Or you can use COMODO firewall which can prevent access to your system files if there are trojans or worms trying to infiltrate your system.
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
thats nice, it gives me more idea on what to do. thanks badzvenom
@anup775 (54)
• India
28 Sep 08
I use avg 8.0 and avast both are the best and they don't require large space and memory I thing you choose between this two.they update easily and they give option online or offline updating it is best .
• Philippines
28 Sep 08
thank you most of the responses are on AVG 8.0 so i guess this one is good. thanks alot, cheers!!
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
28 Sep 08
Usually any Anti-Virus program is good as long as you keep the dat files up to date. the dat files hold the virus definitions so that the program can keep your system clean. I know McAfee updates those dat files about twice a week.
• Philippines
28 Sep 08
thanks mirage,
@amlegend (945)
• Pakistan
28 Sep 08
well dear i use AVG 8.0 and it is absolutely free anti virus and it has got all the features you can think of and it updates itself unless you don't have an active internet connection. it has a lot of definitions and can detect many types of cookies as well. can get it from download.com
• Philippines
28 Sep 08
thank you so much amlegend..
• India
28 Sep 08
For me NOd32 is working very finely without any problem and i am satisfied with its performance.
• Philippines
28 Sep 08
can i download it for free or i need to buy installer of it? hehe, thank you so much!