Which Anti Virus you are using?

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@dio123 (1790)
India
October 3, 2008 5:10am CST
several AV software available these days, I am also looking to stable with one anti virus before I like to know your views also so that I can select an good one for my laptop, I am looking for an anti virus which will not slow down my system but still remain effective against day to day trojan effects, anti phishing and various spywares and virus, please suggest me which one to use thanks
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35 responses
@taffy26 (97)
3 Oct 08
Hi I used to use the free version of AVG and for a long time had no problems. Then "BANG" I got a biggie and I was in a mess, AVG did not remove the problem. I chased around a few forums and one suggested the Avast free version. You have to remove any other antivirus programs before you install. Having installed Avast successfully I did a scan and to my horror there were 46 trojan bugs that had not been found. That was a few months ago now and it is always there in the background and I have had no problems since. Hope this post was a help.
@dio123 (1790)
• India
3 Oct 08
Same things happened to me, that why I am seeking help from you guys, thanks a lot for your reply and suggesting this one
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• Singapore
4 Oct 08
AVG has messed itself up recently and I have been having corrupted ctf file and false positive issues so I am liking it less and less. If I can find and be convinced of an at least equivalent free alternative, I would think I would be quite inclined to switch.
• Singapore
3 Oct 08
I am using Kaspersky Anti Virus.It's fast on my laptop and it offers a good protection. You can surf the Web,communicate and play games easily and safely. It protects from Trojan,virus and worms. It also protects from keyloggers. So try it,it's free to try.
@dio123 (1790)
• India
3 Oct 08
one of my friend is also using the same AV you mention I will also look on this
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• India
3 Oct 08
if your computer in not constantly connected to net and your configurations r better than p4 2.8 Hz 1 GB Ram then go for latest nod32 otherwise for only spywares use spyware doctor 6 but i use kaspersky internet security 2009 (8.0.0434) as i have low configuration if your want then i can give you links of any software just message me your e-mail.
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• Turkey
3 Oct 08
avg free edition
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• China
3 Oct 08
i think NOD32 is very good and will not slow down you system.now my notebook is useing it. i think you will like it
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• United States
4 Oct 08
I use Avira anti-virus and Spyware Terminator for my internet security. I have them set to run every time I turn my laptop on or when it wakes from hibernation. I found the programs through this website: http://www.techsupportalert.com/ It's great for finding free, safe software to do the same things that most paid software does. The website is updated regularly. Hopefully this helps!
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@dio123 (1790)
• India
20 Oct 08
thanks all for suggesting so many useful things and putting your comments on this
@rowe0525 (677)
• China
4 Oct 08
oh....for my share ,,i do not have a laptop,,,so i can not help you ,,sorry for that
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
3 Nov 08
Do you have an anti-virus program on your desktop computer? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Bangladesh
3 Oct 08
Now a days, Only a good Anti Virus program does not ensure your security. You also need Anti Spyware and firewall program. So I suggest my client to use Zone Alarm Security Suite. Its a Firewall program with built in AntiVirus And Anti Spyware. I'm using Zone Alarm Security Suite for last three years. I'm Happy with that. Kasparsky and Mcafee also a good Anti Virus program but without a firewall, its impossible to ensure your security.
@virinchi (82)
• India
3 Oct 08
Hi i'm using AVG free edition and computer associates antivirus....They are working very good....I didn't face any variation in performance of system....Computer associates antivirus is working quite good....AVG free edition has only limited features when compared to AVG internet edition
@berp99 (25)
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
right now i am using MCAFEE anti virus, its one of the best it can easily detect a suspicious or malicious content once you log on the website. its a user friendly, can easily remove virus in your computer
• India
4 Aug 09
Mc Afee anti virus will not stop from trojan horse attacks. I once had to end up formatting my PC because of the trojan horse attack and Mc Afee did not detect. Instead of Mc Afee Anti Virus, I will suggest Mc Afee Internet Security.
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
i dont know which one is the best anti virus is the best.....? because there are so many anti virus in the world.........so that which one is the best....
@dio123 (1790)
• India
20 Oct 08
anyways thanks for the comment
@miryam (6510)
• Italy
4 Oct 08
i use avg , are ok for me........ myryam
@dio123 (1790)
• India
1 Nov 08
my experience with avg was not good it slows down the system
@Ayoosh16 (194)
• India
16 Sep 09
Eset Smart Security 4. Its is the best as well has a firewall. it also updates itself every hour. I am no problems whatso ever with it. Even it has the highest virus detection rate ( 97.62 %) among all other softwares. so, i prefer eset smart security
@madhuvamsi (1185)
• India
4 Aug 09
Hi dio, how are you? If you are willing to spend few bucks then I will suggest you to buy Kaspersky internet security. I bought this software for very reasonable price of INR. 500/- only(Indian rupees). My system never slowed down and I am loving this anti virus software more than any other. I had used Norton 360 is is the worst of all and later Mc Afee, but these two are very expensive. Then I tried AVG and was not happy with its protection. Avast is free open source Anti Virus but it did not give me good protection against the trojan horses and malware effects.. I recommend Kaspersky or Bit defender or Mc Afee or Anti Vira. Now the choice is yours.. all the best.. :)
@parthu28 (499)
• India
29 Jun 09
earlier i used the free version of avg but recently i got the orginal windows and K7 total security installed in my computer.........
• China
29 Jun 09
i have used Kaspaski antivirus software recently. i feel it doesn't slow down my pc. you may as well try it. by the way,you can also re-install the operation system regularly, which is told to me by a professional pc DIYer.
• India
27 Jun 09
i juzz know that, people are not suppose to use symentec. Avira, Pc tools and AVG are three good software that you can use..... Along with that regular updates of Antivirus is also necessary.
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
I have used a lot of antivirus and test every new software came out. I am currently using ESET NOD32 Antivirus and it performs so far very well. My previous software was AVAST.
@kunalvijan (3422)
• India
15 Jun 09
I am using Bit Defender Anti virus
• Philippines
16 May 09
it's avira antivir that aids me in preventing viral infection in my pc. it's the one with the umbrella really serves as a shelter. try that one. it also auto update once you logged into the net.