What antivirus do you think is the best?
28 Sep 07
Hi iduidu.. At this point of time, I am using avira antivir personal classic edition. This can be downloaded at their official website at www.free-av.com I have been using this software for almost two years. Since then, I have never experienced any problems at all with regards to the overall function and system performance of my machine. Otherwise, I am so impressed and grateful with its performance. It udpates regularly and can be scheduled at your most convenient time. It is very light on resources and does not use a lot of memory. Hence, does not slow down your computer. It detects and deletes rootkits, worms, or viruses. For your questions, you can visit forum.avira.com Hope this would help. Have a nice day and God speed!
5 Feb 07
NOD32 is an antivirus package made by the Slovak company Eset. Versions are available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and other platforms. Remote administration tools for multiuser installations are also available at extra cost. NOD32 Enterprise Edition consists of NOD32 AntiVirus and NOD32 Remote Administrator. The NOD32 Remote Administrator program allows a network administrator to monitor anti-virus functions, push installations and upgrades to unprotected PCs on the network and update configuration files from a central location. NOD32 is certified by ICSA Labs. It has been tested 44 times by Virus Bulletin and has failed only 3 times, the lowest failure rate in their tests. At CNET.com, it received a review of 7.3/10. Most consider it the best anti-virus currently available to the public. NOD32 consists of an on-demand scanner and four different real-time monitors. The on-demand scanner (somewhat confusingly referred to as NOD32) can be invoked by the scheduler or by the user. Each real-time monitor covers a different virus entry point: * AMON (Antivirus MONitor) - scans files as they are accessed by the system, preventing a virus from executing on the system. * DMON (Document MONitor) - scans Microsoft Office documents and files for macro viruses as they are opened and saved by Office applications. * EMON (E-mail MONitor) - scans incoming and outgoing mail using the MAPI interface (e.g. Microsoft Outlook / Microsoft Exchange) * IMON (Internet MONitor) - intercepts traffic on common protocols such as POP3 and HTTP to detect and intercept viruses before they are saved to disc. NOD32 Virus Detection Alert NOD32 Virus Detection Alert NOD32 is written largely in assembly code, which contributes to its low use of system resources and high scanning speed, meaning that NOD32 can easily process more than 23MB per second while scanning on a modest P4 based PC and on average, with all real-time modules active, uses less than 20MB of memory in total but the physical RAM used by NOD32 is often just a third of that. In a networked environment NOD32 clients can update from a central "mirror server" on the network, reducing bandwidth usage since new definitions need only be downloaded once by the mirror server as opposed to once for each client. NOD32's scan engine uses heuristic detection (which Eset calls "ThreatSense") in addition to signature files to provide better protection against newly released viruses.
7 Feb 07
yeah norton does suck although its not the worst anti virus out on the market, its quite popular and they sell lots of it very year, its usually given away with computers when you buy one from a retailer in the uk, but it does take up resources and when its scanning your computer it does slow everything down quite a bit.
11 Feb 07
You guys make me want to play virus swapping just to see if you can walk the talk, I know I can :) But I have no viruses to send, I lost interest collecting the nasty things long time ago, this kind of talk is what got me started collecting and playing with collectors back then, lots of fun.
5 Feb 07
nod32 is the best i have to 100% agree with blaky2's reply he has given a thorough reply as to what nod32 has and what it does you dont even need to do a full scan of your pc because it is constantly slow scanning your pc taking up minimal resources. it updates daily and sometimes it updates 2-3 timesw a day i have used many anti virus programs as i have used the internet for over 10 yrs and i was reccomended nod32 about 9 months ago and its been the best one yet.
11 Feb 07
I never scan my pc as Norton stops viruses BEFORE they get in? Let me tell you this much, when I collected viruses I used to swap them with other collectors and we attached viruses to emails. ha ha ha that's the BEST way to know which virust detection works BEST. Opinions fall like flies then, lol.
10 Feb 07
Hi, I use AVG Free Home Edition. To me it's the best because 1) It's totally free where many softwares are shoppeable. 2) The system resource taken by AVG is much less than other anti-virus. When you install the Norton it takes the much specified system resource. 3) The updates are really nice though the program is free and small. 4) I cleaned my system with Norton and McAfee. But AVG removed many viruses and torjans that weren't cleaned by Norton. Hope I answered the question ;)
6 Feb 07
I use AVG Free Home Edition. To me it's the best because 1) It's totally free where many softwares are shoppeable. 2) The system resource taken by AVG is much less than other anti-virus. When you install the Norton it takes the much specified system resource. 3) The updates are really nice though the program is free and small. 4) I cleaned my system with Norton and McAfee. But AVG removed many viruses and torjans that weren't cleaned by Norton.
6 Feb 07
i think that AVG and norton both are very good antivirus but according to me AVG is best cause its free to install and it will not slowed down computer while norton will slow down the computer speed.so install AVG antivirus to protect your computer from virus,without any effect on speed of computer.