Which is the Best Anti-Virus and Why?

@thanzm (193)
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January 17, 2007 11:31am CST
Tell me which is the best antivirus software available in the market today and also tell me why you think so.
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@riyaj_r (75)
• India
18 Jan 07
I like McAffee its cool n morover its free too with all the latest updates available in time. its best if u want a anti-virus with firewall.
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@thanzm (193)
• Qatar
29 Jan 07
Thanks for the response. I use Mcafee at work. It keeps our server running without outside interference.
• India
17 Jan 07
Norton's good, but extremely heavy on resorces. if u have a computer with over 1 gb ram then u can go 4 it. else go for Kaspersky antivirus, it's light on resources and does blazing speed scans (it was even ranked as the best antivirus by a test by detecting over 97% of the viruses). However the Worst antivirus ever is Quickheal. That piece of crap could'nt even detect a single infection on my comp. Later when i switched to kaspersky i discovered that i had 432 infections which quickheal didi not detect.
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@thanzm (193)
• Qatar
20 Jan 07
Hey u can alwez stop processes, and being resourseful is gud rather than bad. But I agree with u, Norton is not as gud as it shud be with all the hype and all the so called inbuilt special features. Kaspersky is much better.
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• United States
17 Jan 07
Norton's because over the years it's picked up quite a few things that other virus programs didn't.
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• India
29 Jan 07
norton after that AVG i am using norton and i am happy with it but if you have less RAM than i will guide AVG because norton uses max of your system resources
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• Philippines
29 Jan 07
AVG it gives warning whenever you open the site,disk or cd which contains viruses
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@prasad1961 (5603)
• India
27 Jan 07
For the past one year, I'm using the Symantec Norton Anti-Virus. Due to my i-Net connection made with LAN facility, I encounter with many viruses. Norton protects me good and useful.
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@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
19 Nov 07
I'm using AVG its good and giving you warning directly when thier is virus. or try to check in cnet.com they are giving free download to anykind of anti-virus you want. HAve a happy downloading Mr. Thanzm.
• India
18 Nov 07
the best anti-virus according to me is NOD32 it is really very lite in the sense that it consumes very low system resources so you need not to worry about the speed and performance of your computer. if we check the reviews of various technical sites on it than the top most is bitdefender, second is kaspresky and the third is NOD32 so you see it is already in the list of the top 3 tools and the reason of being it at number 3 is only that it is a little difficult to be used by layman. but according to me if you can use mylot than you are not a layman atleast and you know how to operate computer so nod32 is for you on the other hand norton and avg and others are far behind or they don't even stand in the race they consume hell lot of computer resources, their updates are not frequently available. the only thing which is keeping them in and people are using them is rat race
@bowtieguy (5925)
• United States
13 Aug 07
I have Nortons, I don't if its the best but its working good for me.
• United States
31 Jan 07
I use Norton, and I have not had a problem. Thanks!!!
@n0d4m0r (22)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 07
I Think BitDefender. This antivirus have a rootkit detection. With this,you can detect and block virus without updating your antivirus definition file.
• United States
30 Jan 07
I am cureently using AVG, I wasn't happy with Norton. I used more than one anyways. I love visiting CNET, you can find the latest spyware and virus reviews and get plenty of free downloads.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
30 Jan 07
there is nothing called BEST. it depends on the configuration of your computer. so one may be best for me but doesn't really work for you. generally, NORTON, QUICKHEAL, MCAFEE are good. if you want to go for free softwares you can try LAVASOFT ADAWARE SE, ZONEALARM. download these from softpedia.com or dowmload.com. make sure to protect your computer with a licensed version of antivirus software first. good luck
@Soulistix (261)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
AVG by Grisoft - because it is free and does all the things that a "paid for" product would do! It has regular updates and upgrades, why pay for antivirus software??
• United States
30 Jan 07
Norton and McAffee are the two best. I have McAffee, right now. I like the way it works better. Nothing to do with it. Catches a lot of bad stuff right away.
@Eiloin (327)
29 Jan 07
I use AVG 7.5 free edition with Zone Alarm free firewall and Firefox as a browser and never ever had problems with viruses.